Dassanowsky production wins at 2014 Indie Spirit Film Festival

Robert Dassanowsky
Robert Dassanowsky

“Felix Austria!” a feature documentary produced by Robert Dassanowsky, professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Department of Languages and Cultures, was awarded the Colorado Spotlight Award at the 7th annual Indie Spirit Film Festival at the event’s finale Oct. 19.

The film, directed by Christine Beebe and co-produced by Beebe’s company La Turista Films and Dassanowsky’s Belvedere Film celebrated its world premiere at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto, and its U.S. premiere was the winning screening in Colorado Springs. For the first time, the Indie Spirit Film Festival held its awards ceremony on campus.

The film was shot over a period of several years in California, New York, Florida, Vienna, Munich and Sarajevo, and with original music composed by Mark Orton.

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