Satel Privatstiftung

Commitment to the next generation of filmmakers in Austria

The Satel Privatstiftung (private foundation) was established to promote Austrian film and television in its cultural identity and diversity.

For four decades, Satel Film has been writing Austrian film and TV history with the production of high-quality television entertainment and lavish feature films. These include cult series such as “Kottan ermittelt” or the “Piefke Saga” to the TV crime series “SOKO Donau”, which won the Golden Romy in 2008. Among the cinema films, titles such as “Der Schüler Gerber”, “Das weite Land” or “Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald” are considered Austrian classics.

All these successes were and are due to the outstanding achievements of Austrian creatives. Innovation and the promotion of young talent are therefore at the heart of the support provided by the Satel Private Foundation. Because only if enough talent is encouraged, promoted and trained can the successful history of Austrian film and television creation be continued.

The purpose of the Satel Privatstiftung is to support Austrian filmmakers and other natural persons or legal entities active in the Austrian television and film industry. It is the intention of the Satel Privatstiftung to promote the cultural identity of Austrian film and television production by means of donations of any kind. Special emphasis is placed on supporting young talent.

With the Satel Privatstiftung, we want to ensure that austrophile cult and internationally marketable films and series continue to be made in Austria and with Austrian creatives in the future.

Heinrich Ambrosch
Member of the Board of Directors of Satel Privatstiftung

The studio house of Boris Podrecca at Linzerstrasse 375 - seat of the Satel Private Foundation

The Belgrade-born architect Boris Podrecca realises the interconnectedness of his diverse roots and sources with his work and integrates these influences in his distinctive buildings, which are dedicated to a space that stands for specific tradition and modernity: it is the geographical space of the Upper Adriatic and Austria.

In 1984 Boris Podrecca built a wooden studio building at Linzer Strasse 375 on behalf of the advertising agency GGK. The Satel Privatstiftung makes this wonderful building available free of charge as a venue for seminars, symposia and other events held in the interest of the Austrian television and film industry. The building can accommodate up to 80 people.