Matter Out of Place

A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
A 2022, 106 min.


Waste on the shores, waste on the mountains. On ocean floors and deep down in the earth. MATTER OUT OF PLACE is a film about rubbish, which has spread across the world, to the most remote corners of the planet.

Nikolaus Geyrhalter follows the traces of our rubbish across the planet and sheds light on the endless struggle of people to gain control over the vast quantities of waste.    



Director & Photography:
Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Assistant Director:
Sophia Laggner

Sergey Martynyuk
Nora Czamler
Camera Assistant:
Alfred Zacharias

Samira Ghahremani
Michael Palm

Colour Grading:
Lukas Lerperger
Sebastian Arlamovsky
Sound Design:
Florian Kindlinger
Flora Rajakowitsch
Sound Mixing:
Alexander Koller

Production manager:
Antonia Bernkopf
Teresa-Saija Wieser

Executive producer:
Michael Kitzberger

Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Michael Kitzberger
Wolfgang Widerhofer
Markus Glaser

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

With support of:
Österreichisches Filminstitut
Filmfonds Wien
ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen
FISA - Filmstandort Austria


Please be aware that these photos are available exclusively for work associated with the film, duplication for use elsewhere is prohibited without express permission.
© Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH


Pardo Verde WWF Award, Locarno Film Festival, Concorso internazionale (2022)
Best Director – Más Allá Competition, Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, México (2022)


Locarno Film Festival, Concorso internazionale, 2022
Camden International Film Festival, 2022
DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. International Competition, 2022
IDFA, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, 2022
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, Goyang, South Korea, 2022
Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, México, 2022
Magnificent 7, Belgrade, 2022
Film Fest Gent, 2022
Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, 2022
Leeds International Film Festival, 2022
Festival International du Film de La Roche­-sur­-Yon, 2022
Cork International Film Festival, 2022
Festival dei Popoli Florence, 2022
Jihlava, International Documentary Film Festival , 2022
Talinn Black Nights Filmfestival, 2022
Film Festival Cologne, 2022
L’Alternativa, Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, 2022