Mister Universo

a film by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel

with Tairo Caroli, Wendy Weber, Arthur Robin

Austria/Italy / 2016 / Fiction
Color /  1:1,85 / DCP / 90 min
Shooting format: Super 16mm
Original language: Italian


October 2018
The Gijon International Fim Festival pays a tribute to Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel's cinema.
At the opening they will receive the Honour Award of the festival.

August 2018
Tizza Covi is a jury member of the international competition at the Locarno Film Festival.

July 2018

Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel receive for their exceptional work in independent cinema the Underground Spirit Award at the Palic European Film Festival.
A retrospective will be dedicated to them during the festival.

March 2018
Tizza Covi receives the Carl Mayer Screenplay Award for her script  "article 640" (current working title: "Vera").

July 2017

"Mister Universo" will be released for a week on July 21 in the Anthology Film Archives in New York.

May 2017

 MISTER UNIVERSO  will be released in Switzerland on May 11th.

May 2017

MISTER UNIVERSO is still released in France.

February 2017

MISTER UNIVERSO will be screened at the closing ceremony of the FICUNAM
film festival in Mexico City.

January 2017

The next festival invitations for MISTER UNIVERSO:
Trieste Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Göteborg International Film Festival

December 2016

MISTER UNIVERSO wins the Jury Award in Marrakech!

November 2016

The next festival invitations for Mister Universo:
AFI Fest Los Angeles
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Marrakech International Film Festival

November 2016

The ExtraVALUE Film Award 2016 goes to Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel for MISTER UNIVERSO.

October 2016

MISTER UNIVERSO will be released in Austria on November 11.

October 2016

MISTER UNIVERSO is selected for the competition of Seville European Film Festival.

October 2016

First screening of Mister Universo in Austria:
October 26, 18:00 

screening with English subtitles: 
October 28, 13:30
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

October 2016

The 45th Montréal Festival Nouveau Cinéma awards Mister Universo with a Special Mention.

October 2016

MISTER UNIVERSO coming soon!

release date in Austria: November 11th  2016,  Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Here is the Trailer!

August 2016

Mister Universo has been selected for the Toronto International Film Festival.

August 2016

Mister Universo picks five awards in Locarno!

Special mention of the main competition
Europa Cinemas Label

Prize of the Junior Jury

Special mention of the Ecumenical Jury

July 2016

"Mister Universo" - the new movie by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel is selected for the competition of the Locarno International Film Festival 2016.

February 2014

Film release of  "The shine of day" in France. 

January 2014

Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel receive the Austrian Art Award for Film 2013.

October 2013

next festival invitations of "The shine of day": Sao PaoloOsnabrückStrasbourg

October 2013

Oct. 7: "The shine of day" will be screened at the Festival of German Film in Los Angeles.

September 2013

Film release of "The shine of day" in Germany! www.peripherfilm.de

July 2013

"The shine of day" will be screened at the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw (july 18 - 28).    

July 2013

July 12: New York theatrical premiere run of "The shine of day" at the Anthology Film Archives. 

June 2013

"The shine of day" receives two awards at the Tarkovsky Film Festival in Russia:
Special Jury Mention and Prize of the Russian Guild of Film Critics

June 2013

Next festival invitations for "The shine of day": VII. Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival Zerkalo16th Shanghai International Film Festival

May 2013

Let’s talk about scripts: Der Glanz des Tage/The shine of day
Tue, 7.5.2013, 19.00 p.m.
with Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
Depot,  A-1070 Vienna, Breite Gasse 3

April 2013

screenings of "The shine of day" in Vienna:
18:15  Künstlerhaus, Akademiestraße 13, 1010 Vienna, Tel. 01/505 43 28 
19:45 and 21:30 Stadtkino, Schwarzenbergplatz 7, 1030 Vienna
Tel. 01/712 62 76

April 2013

April 2013

The next festival invitations for "The shine of day": Buenos Aires, BolzanoSelbZypernTrient

March 2013

March 2013

"The Shine of Day" will be screened at the New Directors/New Films Festival in New York.

Saturday March 23, 3pm (MoMA)
Sunday March 24, 8:30pm (Film Society of Lincoln Center)

February 2013

"The shine of day" is invited to the Berlinale section "Perspektive Deutsches Kino".  screening date:   February 17  -  7:00 pm  -  CinemaxX3

screening European Film Market:  February 12  -  9:15 am  -  CinemaxX 17

January 2013

Next festival invitations: SpokaneMexico City

January 2013

"The shine of day" wins the Max-Ophüls-Prize.

January 2013

"The shine of day" will be in the competition of the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis and will be screened in Göteborg.

January 2013

"The shine of day" will have its US premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
screenings: 1/10/2013  8:30 pm Regal   
1/11/2013  2:00 pm Regal  
1/13/2013  10:00 am Camelot

December 2012

"The shine of day" will have its French premiere in the competition of the Festival d'Angers.

December 2012

"The shine of day" wins the Award for Best Film and Walter Saabel wins the Award for Best Actor in Sulmona.

November 2012

Next festival invitations: MilanoSulmonaTbilisi

November 2012

The MehrWert Film Prize  – consisting of a residency grant in New York – went to Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s The shine of day.

October 2012

The Austrian premiere of "The shine of day" is on October 31, 6 p.m. in Vienna, Gartenbaukino.

September 2012

Next festival invitations of "The Shine of Day": 
ReykjavikVancouverValdiviaMontrealViennale, KievLeedsThessalonikiSevillaLisbon & Estoril

August 2012

Locarno`s Silver Leopard for best actor went to Walter Saabel for his performance in The Shine of Day by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel.

The shine of Day is also awarded the Don Quijote Prize of the International Federation of Film Societies and a Special Mention of the Ecumenical Jury.

July 2012

First screening: August 6, at 4.15 pm at the Fevi theatre (followed by a discussion with the public at Spazio Cinema next to Fevi) 
Repetition 1:  August 7, at 9 am at Fevi theatre  
Repetition 2: August 8, at 6.30 pm at Palavideo  
Press screening: August 6, at 9 am at Kursaal

July 2012
"The shine of day"  is selected for the International Competition of the 65th Locarno Film Festival.

July 2012

"Babooska" will be screened at the Anthology Film Archives in New York, July 20 at 7:00 pm.

June 2012
Tizza Covi will be jury member of the documentary competition of the 47th International Film Festival of Karlovy Vary (June 29 to July 7, 2012).


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