INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD FOR TYROLEAN AGENCY

13 Jan 2021

Every year, the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards honour the world’s best business films, online media, documentaries and reports in one of the most important film centres in the world, Cannes, France. Among the award-winning films this year was also an entry from Tyrol: the new image film of Geschützen Werkstätte Tirol was awarded a silver dolphin. “We are of course delighted that our production was chosen from 840 entries from 41 countries as one of the prize winners. But it also shows that with the right idea and the right people, you can also be in the international mix, regardless of budget,” say the managing directors of the ueberall agency. Clemens Joast and Johannes Rofner. The film was directed by Gregor Perle from Tyrol, who has already worked on many major film productions at home and abroad and currently works as a cameraman and director in Vienna.

ABOUT THE FILM

The film tells the story of three people who, after strokes of fate, find their way back into life and make a career in various fields at the sheltered workshop. The film was shot in the production facilities of the Sheltered Workshop Tyrol in Vomp and Imst. The film celebrated its premiere on 3 December, the International Day of People with Disabilities. It will reach a large audience on 24 December at the latest, when the production will be broadcast on ORF2 as part of the “Licht in’s Dunkel Gala”.

THE PROTECTED WORKSHOP TYROL

Geschützte Werkstätte Integrative Betriebe Tirol GmbH sees itself as a company that has established itself primarily as a supplier and contract manufacturer for well-known companies. People with disabilities are helped into working life and enabled to lead a self-determined life. Approximately 300 people (84% with disabilities), including 30 apprentices, are currently employed at the two production sites in Vomp and Imst as well as in two shops. 

This film showed us one thing in particular, the world is not black and white, it is colourful …

Special people, special achievements in a special workplace. Because life writes the most diverse stories. Thank you to the Sheltered Workshop Tyrol and all those who have made this project so SPECIAL …