Soldat Ahmet

A film by Jannis Lenz
Country: Austria
Year: 2021
Length: 76'

Stills/Poster/Portrait Director

Ahmet is the son of Turkish immigrants, a tough boxer, a dutiful soldier “serving the people of Austria”. But the more he strives to fulfil the expectations of each role, the stronger his desire grows to break out of the stereotypes cast upon him.

1. Visions du Réel (Switzerland, April 2021)
2. Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film (Austria, June 2021)- Award for Best Sound Design Feature Film/Documentary
3. Biografilm Festival (Italy, June 2021)
4. Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina, August 2021)
5. Filmfestival Kitzbühel (Austria, August 2021)
6. FIDBA - International Documentary Film Festival Buenos Aires (Argentina, December 2021)
7. This Human World Film Festival (Austria, December 2021) - Best Austrian Film Jury Award
8. SANFICI - Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (Colombia, February 2022) - Special Mention
9. Bolzano Filmfestival (Italy, April 2022)
10. Zagreb Dox (Croatia, April 2022)
11. International Film Festival of Uruguay (Uruguay, April 2022)
12. Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (USA, April 2022) - Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award
13. Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (USA, April 2022)
14. Beldocs (Serbia, May 2022)
15. Dok.fest Munich (Germany, May 2022)
16. Europe on Screen Film Festival (Indonesia, June 2022)
17. Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer (Russia, August 2022)
18. Docu.emme (Italy, December 2022)

Ahmet Simsek, Margot Vuga, Andreas Simma, Adriana Salles

Director & Script: Jannis Lenz
Production: David Bohun, Lixi Frank | Panama Film
Cinematography: Jakob Fuhr
Sound & music: Benedikt Palier
Dramatic Advisor: Tizza Covi
Editing: Jannis Lenz, Roland Stöttinger, Nooran Talebi