For the eleventh year in a row, Shweiki Media is serving as the print sponsor for the Austin Film Festival, printing all materials for the event and also offering filmmakers a Film Festival Promotion with discounted prices on posters and postcards that is redeemable via one’s Austin Film Festival promotional code. (Click here for more information.)
The team behind buzzed-about film, Taking It Back—which premiered in the US at Austin Film Fest on October 24th–took advantage of Shweiki’s printing services and had their first US poster printed, which writer and director Andreas Schmied mentions excitedly in the following video:
An official selection of AFF, Taking It Back is described in the following manner:
Patrick Angerer is not especially impressed when his co-workers at Steelworks Falkendorf begin to protest the new wages set by Inneholm, a Swedish private equity firm that recently assumed responsibility of the factory. However, when his ex, Babs Brossmann, shows up in town with her new partner and arrogant boyfriend, Ulf, on behalf of the workers union, Patrick decides to take action. As negotiations take a dive and replacement workers are assembled, it is up to Patrick and his FC Steelworks football team to save the factory for the shady corporate sharks, whose only concern is draining the last few profits out of the business. Taking It Back is a whimsical look at corporate politics, blue-collar perseverance, and reconciling old love.
(For more information on this romantic comedy, set in Austria, visit Facebook.com/takingitbackmovie.)
Austin Film Festival is an annual film fest and conference–this year, running October 23-30–with the mission “to further the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film and television to tell a story.” Known by many as “The Writers Festival,” AFF is a nonprofit organization funded and supported by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services/Cultural Arts Division with the belief that an investment in the Arts is an investment in the city’s future.
Shweiki is excited to assist both the festival and its featured filmmakers by providing their high-quality, hassle-free printing services. For information on Shweiki’s poster printing, click here.