A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY was initiated in 1995: Ten young filmmakers from all parts of Europe meet with several prolific members of the European Film Academy over a weekend. The private atmosphere guarantees a platform for inspiration and for an open-minded encounter. It is an exchange between different generations of filmmakers from various cultural backgrounds – most important for the future of rising talents and the future of European film. From June 22 – 25, the event was organized by the Academy of Austrian Film and the European Film Academy and took place in Yspertal, Lower Austria. Participants include Raitis Abele (Latvia), Josef Aichholzer (Austria), Jakob Brossmann (Austria) Jessica Woodworth (USA/Belgium), Luz Olivares Capelle (Austria), Luis Lòpez Carrasco (Spain), Nora El Hourch (France), Ulla Heikkilä (Finland), Amanda Kernell (Sweden), Marlene Ropac (Austria), Jonas Rothlaender (Germany), Florian Pochlatko (Austria), Clara Stern (Austria), Florian Weghorn (Germany), David Pinheiro Vicente (Portugal). The event was made possible through the support of VdFS – Collecting Society of Individual Authors. Thanks to Managing Director Gernot Schödl!