As founder of the VoD service Flimmit, Karin Haager has a long-time experience in the areas of film production, marketing and financing and worked on more than 20 national and international motion pictures, TV films and documentaries. She holds a master’s degree in business & management at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and Technologies and was educated at the University of Theatre, Film and Television in Los Angeles (UCLA). Her international experience derives from her work in New York, London and Paris at companies such as A&E Television Networks (History Channel, Biography Channel), Promax & BDA and Disney. In 2008 she produced her first documentary “First Children of Israel” for the German Broadcaster ZDF. Since 2013 Karin is a jury member of the selection committee of “Impulse” by the AWS (Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH), a support programme for the Creative Industries throughout Austria. Karin is also an EAVE graduate from 2014. Company Description - FlimmitFlimmit is the only independent VoD-platform in Austria and today distributes over 2,600 films, documentaries, TV-series, art-house, independent and niche films, mainly of European origin. The company was founded in 2007 by Karin Haager, Uli Mueller-Uri and Walter Huber. With the content being available on various devices – cable networks & ISPs, online, Smart TVs, mobiles and tablets, Flimmit is able to deliver content technically simple: anytime, anywhere, anyhow.
2015 will be an all new year for Flimmit. With new strength merged from powerful industry partners as co-financiers, namely the ORS comm and the ORF-Enterprise (two commercial daughters of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, ORF) the Flimmit product and service will experience a substantial aid for future growth.
AMD11 “Next Generation Entrepreneur” Award (June 2011)
“Gewinn” Austrian Young Entrepreneurs (November 2010)
EU/ICT Finance Market Place Award (September 2010) – awarded by Vice
President of the European Commission Neelie Kroess
Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award (May 2010)
European Semantic Technology Conference Award (December 2009)
Flimmit is fully aware of its role for digitally distributing content in Austria, as Blockbuster VoD-platforms might not share the same interest nor share Flimmit’s efforts with all European partners. Keeping the pan-European film distribution within EU-territory ensures independent and strong support of the European film heritage. We share the trust in the European film industry with other VoD-platforms and have therefore teamed up with influential pan-European partners through the organization EuroVoD (www.eurovod.org).