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

Film ProgramTimetable | Directors


Wednesday, 06.04.
10:30, Schubertkino 2
Friday, 08.04.
17:30, Annenhof Kino 5

There was no one here before

Short Documentary Film, AT 2022, digital, 22 min, eOmdU
Program: Kurzdokumentarfilm Programm 1

Picking up a camera and looking at someone: being looked at by the camera and looking into it—at its core, filmmaking is much like those encounters that can lead to love: There was no one here before tells of this close relationship. Of love, of the love for film, cinematic love, and the uncertainty that this constellation has a part in producing. 

Director: Antonio Mérida
Script: Carmen Kirschner, Antonio Mérida
Cast: Carmen Kirschner
Camera: Antonio Mérida, Carmen Kirschner
Editor: Antonio Mérida
Location Sound: Carmen Kirschner, Antonio Mérida
Music: The Blue Danube, Johan Strauss II
Additional Credits: Poster design: Sophie Ortmeier
Producers: Antonio Merida, Carmen Kirschner