Elfie Semotan, Photographer

Since the 1980s, Elfie Semotan, born in Upper Austria, has been one of the most sought-after and also idiosyncratic fashion photographers in the world. For more than half a century the now 77-year-old Semotan has been successful at the intersection between art, fashion and commercial photography, with many of her sophisticated arrangements having become legendary. Semotan's sometimes controversial oeuvre is characterized by her strong personality and a continuous opposition to anything mainstream. Elfie Semotan, Photographer is an hommage not only to a great artist but also to the passion of photography itself.

Director's Biography
Joerg Burger
Joerg Burger was born in Austria in 1961. He is an artist, filmmaker and cinematographer, has worked in New York and Vienna, and is also a teacher at the Schule für künstlerische Fotografie Friedl Kubelka. His photographs have been shown in various exhibitions in Austria and abroad.

Film Selection: Elfie Semotan, Photographer (2019, doc) - Un solo colore (2016, doc) - Focus on Infinity (2014, doc) - Way of Passion (2011, doc) - Wolf Suschitzky - Fotograf und Kameramann (2010, doc) Gibellina - Il terremoto (2007, doc, CE'08)
Local Artists · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2019
Joerg Burger
Austria 2019
80 minutes
German / English
Screenplay Joerg Burger
Cinematography Joerg Burger
Editing Dieter Pichler
Sound/Sounddesign Nora Czamler
Producer(s) Johannes Rosenberger, Johannes Holzhausen, Constantin Wulff
Navigator Film Produktion
World Premiere
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status