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Factory to the Workers

HR 2021, 105 min, Srdan Kovacevic

“Here, the cleaning lady and the director are both workers”

Croatia, 2005. A machine tools plant is taken over by its workers. It turns into the only successful example of a factory occupation in post-socialist Europe. Ten years after this revolutionary turning point, the rebellious employee behind the occupation now strives to prevent a production shutdown. Sustainability depends on the sacrifices of the workers protecting their livelihood from the threats of a ruthless economy. For 5 years, director Srdan Kovacevic follows the inside story of the people who struggle to keep the once prestigious factory running. A decade later, the question remains: can the slogan “Factory to the Workers” be kept alive, or is it just a utopian dream?


Sheffield Int. Documentary Festival 2021, UK | Sarajevo Film Festival 2021, BA | DocLisboa 2021, PT | FilmFestival Cottbus 2021, DE | Triest Film Festival 2022, IT | True/False Film Festival 2022, US | Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival 2022, SI | Crossing Europe 2022, AT | DOK.fest München 2022, DE | Beldocs IDFF 2022, RS | Underhill Film Festival 2022, ME | DokuFest Prizren 2022, XK | globalE Film Festival 2022, DE | Tirana International Film Festival 2022, AL


Best Documentary Award (Triest Film Festival 2022) | Best Documentary Award (Crossing Europe 2022) | Best Regional Film Award (Underhill Film Festival 2022)




ab 7.10. in den österr. Kinos!

7.10., 18.00 Uhr - KIZ RoyalKino, Graz
9.10., 13.00 Uhr - Metro Kinokulturhaus, Wien

Filmstudio Villach
Volkskino Klagenfurt
Metro Kinokulturhaus, Wien
KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Moviemento, Linz
Leokino, Innsbruck
Actors Studio, Wien

10.10., 19.00 Uhr - Kulturni dom Bleiburg
25.10., 20.00 Uhr - Star Movie, Tulln
3.11., 15.30 Uhr - Filmfestival Radstadt
16.11. - Filmklub Wieselburg

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Ab 14.10., CineCenter Wien

in Anwesenheit des Regisseurs
Max Gruber:

14.10., 20.00 - CineCenter Wien
19.10., 20.00 - CineCenter Wien
23.11., 18.00 - KIZ RoyalKino, Graz


Actors Studio, Wien

in Anwesenheit der Regisseurin
Sabine Derflinger:

29.10., 20.00 Uhr - Kino Freistadt
22.11., 19.00 Uhr - Kino Gmunden

Kinostart in Deutschland:
15. September 2022

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will be screened at

Riga IFF, LV 2022
7.00 pm, 16th October
+ online: 7.00 pm, 16th October 

DOK Leipzig, DE 2022
2.30 pm, 20th October

Ukrainian FF Berlin, DE 2022
7.00 pm, 27th October
7.00 pm, 28th October

Nepatogus Kinas, LT 2022
8th - 30th November


will be screened at

DOK Leipzig, DE 2022
5.30 pm, 18th October
2.30 pm, 21st October

Ukrainian Film Festival Berlin, DE 2022
8.00 pm, 28th October
7.00 pm, 29th October


Foça Film Days, TR 2022
5th-9th October

Backstage Vienna State Opera

will be screened at

Foça Film Days, TR 2022
5th-9th October


will be screened at

Innsbruck Nature FF, AT 2022
7.00 pm, 17th October

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