Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

Film ProgramTimetable | Directors


Thursday, 07.04.
14:30, KIZ Royal 2
Saturday, 09.04.
21:00, Schubertkino 2

Masking Threshold

Feature Film, AT 2021, digital, 90 min, eOmdU

A computer scientist who suffers from phantom sounds encapsulates himself in his room, cut off from the world, to find out more about his illness. Johannes Grenzfurthner stages the ensuing self-experiment as an escalating YouTube horror video and questions modern nerdiness and the insufferableness of existence. An endless case, a permanent noise, a lament. A film like the devil’s ladder into the prison of our era. 

Director: Johannes Grenzfurthner
Script: Johannes Grenzfurthner, Samantha Lienhard
Cast: Ethan Haslam, Katharina Rose, Johannes Grenzfurthner
Camera: Florian Hofer
Editor: Johannes Grenzfurthner, Florian Hofer
Location Sound: Lenja Gathmann
Music: Tina "Tina 303" Grünsteidl, Mathias Augdoppler
Sounddesign: Lenja Gathmann
Production Design: Johannes Grenzfurthner
Additional Credits: Casting: Julianne Gabert Digital FX: arx anima Praktische Effekte: Martin Nechvatal, Steve Tolin, Roman Braunhofer, Thomas Kranabetter, Franz Ablinger
Producers: Günther Friesinger, Günther Friesinger, Julianne Gabert, Jasmin Hagendorfer, Johannes Grenzfurther
Production: monochrom OG