This fast-paced compilation of the latest Austrian productions reflects the wide variety and creativity of animation in this country. It presents experimental works on artificial identities and role expectations in the age of social media alongside a dreamlike film poem about the magical dimension of life and a poetic reflection on the dark sides of love.
Creatures on a very hot planet go searching for water. Their sweat is collected to be used for drinking.
The Fisherman and his Wife
2‘45 (Mozarteum Salzburg)
The original fairytale from the German Baltic Sea coast, written down ca. 1800 by the Brothers Grimm, now comes in a 2018 dialect version from the Tyrolean mountains.
Ani Zangocyan, Muriel Nona Schano, Valentin Olle, Vanessa Fabiola Liebminger
3‘26 (Universität Wien – tfm)
Völlig fraglich gives objects voices, that have been silent for too long, and opens up a world full of possibilities.
Isabella Horn, Lisa Mittermair, Julia Gruber
3’26 (FH Hagenberg)
The song ‘Broken Pieces’ from Camo & Krooked was the basis for our trip through an underground world.
A motley group of people indulge in their guilty pleasures in a gloomy bar.
The Darkest Valentine
2‘25 (Royal College Of Art)
Love has many very dark sides. It is best to whisper them very quietly to ourselves – and to those who are ready to listen.
4’28 (HTL Spengergasse)
Des is in her mid-twenties. All her life she has been accompanied by the voice of a narrator only she can hear. So far, their relationship has been peaceful and somewhat boring. Until he decides to tell her something she considers to be a MAJOR spoiler!
Taxi-driving gorilla Georg leads a simple life and dreams of adventure. But when he stumbles upon a crime scene, he hesitates…
The Joy Of Driving
Seemingly incoherent images flash up against the background of a pulsating bar chart: a face, the lower part of a man’s body with four legs, black smoke, a white cloud, a popsicle, railway carriages that cross the screen vertically.
5’ (FH St. Pölten&Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias)
In the 16thcentury an elephant called Süleyman travelled from Ceylon to Lisbon before a five-month march from Portugal to Austria. This is the story of his life. To be a living royal gift is not an easy job, and even in death there is no peace.
The Magical Dimension
‘You can always be in two places at once, did you know that? The real world and the magical world.’ The voice on the phone whispers in your ear – there is a way to alter reality. What we long for has been searching for us for eternity. It is waiting in our own underworld.
Giving birth, and the strength experienced in the process, is unique for every woman. Various women and their partners openly share their birth experiences.
Solar mechanix 1.1
An interplay of light and colour. Light phenomena turn into sensual geometric objects that interact with the soundtrack.
Living between two worlds, East and West, the filmmaker takes us on a poetic journey. An experimental arrangement of elements of her childhood and adulthood provides insights into her personal experience of gender-specific stereotypes in these cultures.
HOW TO ADAPT
How to adapt to today’s world as a human: these are the rules.
A reflection on the image we create of ourselves through social media, how we manipulate this ‘ethereal’ image, and how it affects our views of gender and the perception of both self and other.
Tricky Women - International Animation Filmfestival Vienna