BSX Schmölzer GmbH

BSX-Schmölzer GmbH develops and produces film, media, cultural and municipal projects. The company was founded in 1990 by Hansjürgen Schmölzer as a sole proprietorship. Since then, we have developed, supervised and produced a large number of international cultural projects, films and print media products.

The marketing and communications management of “Graz 2003 – European Capital of Culture” was a major development step for the company and laid the foundation for the networking of our activities all around Europe.

In 2007, BSX took over the location-management for a creative park on the site of a former blinds-factory in the Annenviertel district of Graz in addition to the operational business areas. In 2012, BSX expanded the site by a second location in Idlhofgasse. Today, theatre groups, film and media production services, editorial and planning offices as well as film studios and event rooms are accommodated there on a total usable area of more than 5,000 m².

We have been awarded numerous international awards for our work: from the Globe Award for the world’s best marketed cultural project to the National Prize for Marketing.

The project CREATIVE AUSTRIA, which is developed and managed by BSX, was presented as Best-Practice-Case-Study by the OECD in the international study “Tourism and the Creative Economy” in 2014. Furthermore, CREATIVE AUSTRIA was presented as a worldwide example for the mediation and internationalisation of contemporary cultural and creative offerings by the UNO in 2015 at the first joint world conference of the two UNO agencies UNESCO and UNWTO.

The aim of our work, in all our fields of activity, is to make a constructive contribution to an open, democratic, tolerant and integrated society through our films, publications and projects. We seek to intervene creatively and critically, where we consider it necessary, to create a society in which freedom of expression and freedom of the media, respect for human rights and human dignity are not put at risk .