An Austrian woman, whose years in Israel have an important impact on her life. Five friends, who couldn't be more different in life experience and view of the world and who are connected only by their friendship with Birgitta.

From Muhammad, in Palestinan resistance since his childhood, to Noah, holocaust survivor and conservative Zionist. A meeting, a “naive” plan - “Birgitta's Friends”,

a documentary film by Christian Kogler (E-Mail).

Filmseiterl podcast

There is a full episode of the film-podcast with interesting facts about “Birgitta's Friends”.

Also available on Apple Podcast and Spotify.

Filmfestival „Der Neue Heimatfilm” in Freistadt

Thank you, Filmfestival Freistadt, for letting us being part in your great event!


Premiere at Crossing Europe Filmfestival

We are very happy about the great success of the world premiere of “Birgitta's Friends” at the Crossing Europe Film Festival! The audience in a full house obviously enjoyed our film and we had an exiting and engaging film talk afterwards. Thank you Crossing Europe for this great opportunity!

Crossing Europe


Concept, Production:
Christian Kogler, Eric Schirl
Unicorn FilmsMeni Elias
Sound concept and mixing:
luftrauschThomas Voglreiter
sesamediaUdo Somma
Post Production Colour:
Flynn Wiesenberger
The “Birgitta's Friends“ project would not have been possible without a lot of support:
Birgitta Kogler, Noah Stern, Bob Mark, Michal Mark, Sigalith, Muhammad Jaradat, Ingrid Jaradat, Tomer Blayer, Christoph Haderer, Roland Freinschlag, Natalie Halla, Josef Kogler, Noah Kogler, Eva Thue-Vold, Wendy Reid, Margit und Erich Maunz, Markus Vorauer, Maria Scheller
Land Oberösterreich - KulturLinz - KulturWahat al-Salam Neve Shalom

We've made it!

Our “Kickstarter” crowdfunding campaign was successful.

Thanks to our financial supporters:
Hilde Weckmann Stiftung, Friends Associations of Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom (Germany, Switzerland, Austria), Patty Ann Woods, Martin Wiesenberger, Hania Fedorowicz, Gernot Weber, Elisabeth, Lukas Voglmayr, Albert Pappenheim, Christian Wollanek, Sahini Hatixhe, Selina Kohl, Niklas Dutzler, Gebhard Donnenberg, Sergey Kochergan and all the others who chose not to be mentioned by name!