Film Archive

Post-Angst 2017
#theircatsaswell Lisbeth Kovačič

Stations of an animal refugee story in which, thanks to Social Media, the cat gets a German passport sooner than its owners.

#theircatsaswell

Animated Film
Austria
2016
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Lisbeth Kovačič
Lisbeth Kovačič
Matija Schellander
Lisbeth Kovačič
Lisbeth Kovačič
Matija Schellander
Stations of an animal refugee story in which, thanks to Social Media, the cat gets a German passport sooner than its owners.

Franziska Bruckner
Post-Angst 2017
Don’t Touch Me When I Start to Feel Safe Brigitta Bödenauer

Systems of security are challenged by abstracting manipulations when sound and image oscillate between confidence and irritation.

Don’t Touch Me When I Start to Feel Safe

Animated Film
Austria
2003
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Brigitta Bödenauer
Brigitta Bödenauer
Ivan Pavlov
Brigitta Bödenauer
Brigitta Bödenauer
Brigitta Bödenauer
Brigitta Bödenauer
Systems of security are challenged by abstracting manipulations when sound and image oscillate between confidence and irritation.

Franziska Bruckner

Gwendolyn

Documentary Film
Austria
2017
85 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Jürgen Karasek
Ruth Kaaserer
Serafin Spitzer
Joana Scrinzi
Ruth Kaaserer
Tong Zhang
Gwendolyn Leick is a master of countenance. It’s no coincidence that the retired anthropologist, writer and weight lifter quotes a passage from a poem by Gertrude Stein that refers to this: “If can in countenance to countenance a countenance as in as seen …” Gwen was born in Austria. She went to London in the mid-1970s to write her thesis on Babylonian curses. At the age of 52 the petite woman began to lift weights and has since won a number of international titles. While Gwen is preparing for the European Championship in Azerbaijan with her long-term coach Pat, she copes with unilateral facial paralysis and her third cancer operation.

After portraying female boxers in “Tough Cookies” in 2014, Ruth Kaaserer once more enters an athletic environment that has little to do with the familiar images of muscle building, grinding workouts and sweat. More restrained and graceful scenes were rarely scene at a gym. “Gwendolyn” pays the same direct attention to the everyday life of this unusual woman: visits to the doctor, life with her much younger husband Charlie, conversations with her son about what writing and sewing have in common. Sometimes there’s no choice – the seams must be unstitched.

Esther Buss

Hands up Mr. Rasnitchi

Animated Film
Austria,
Germany
1967
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Hal Clay, Flo Nordhoff
Hal Clay, Flo Nordhoff
Sam Spence
Hal Clay, Flo Nordhoff
Charly Fugunt
Hal Clay, Flo Nordhoff
Hal Clay, Flo Nordhoff
Everything is possible in this surreal chase across a collage landscape. Even the protagonists aren’t always what they seem to be.

Franziska Bruckner
Post-Angst 2017
Ich kann es mir sehr gut vorstellen Daniel Šuljić

In a touching and simple coffee animation a father imagines the desperation he would feel at the loss of his daughter.

Ich kann es mir sehr gut vorstellen

Animated Film
Austria,
Croatia
2003
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Daniel Šuljić
Daniel Šuljić
Daniel Šuljić
Daniel Šuljić
Daniel Šuljić
Daniel Šuljić
Daniel Šuljić
Daniel Šuljić
In a touching and simple coffee animation a father imagines the desperation he would feel at the loss of his daughter.

Franziska Bruckner

In erster Linie

Animated Film
Austria
2016
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Veronika Schubert
Veronika Schubert
Veronika Schubert
Veronika Schubert
Veronika Schubert
Veronika Schubert
A mental satellite film about the refugee situation in autumn 2015. A low-pressure system bringing politically provoked rough weather and diffuse fears hangs over Austria and Europe. Time lapses show outlines of cloud formations moving across the screen, laboriously etched into and animated on 3,000 glass panes by Veronika Schubert. Meandering without borders, they are accompanied by flashes of soundbites in which politicians and newscasters clearly discern migration problems in the fog.

André Eckardt
Post-Angst 2017
Le Meat Wolfgang Matzl

An allegory on the power of the financially stronger, expressed by eating and being eaten. Pitch-black and not for weak stomachs!

Le Meat

Animated Film
Austria
2014
3 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Moana Rom
Wolfgang Matzl
Wolfgang Matzl
Wolfgang Matzl
Wolfgang Matzl
Wolfgang Matzl
Ilya Kaplan
An allegory on the power of the financially stronger, expressed by eating and being eaten. Pitch-black and not for weak stomachs!

Franziska Bruckner
German Competition Short Film 2017
Making Off (Germania Dreamland) Istvan Gyöngyösi

Berlin-Tempelhof airport: built by the Nazis, defended as a free space against commercial interests after it was shut down, turned into one of the biggest emergency shelters in Berlin during the refugee crisis.

Making Off (Germania Dreamland)

Documentary Film
Austria,
Germany
2017
23 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Istvan Gyöngyösi
Istvan Gyöngyösi
René Feldmann, Marcus Bronst, Kaleb Wentzel-Fisher, Oscar von Hoffmann, Istvan Gyöngyösi
Istvan Gyöngyösi
Istvan Gyöngyösi
Istvan Gyöngyösi
Berlin-Tempelhof airport: built by the Nazis, defended as a free space against commercial interests after it was shut down, turned into one of the biggest emergency shelters in Berlin during the refugee crisis. It’s the starting point of a few loosely connected stories, narrated from off-screen by the director as a script-reading that automatically pushes its way into the images in the viewer’s head. An associative contemplation of the history of present-day Germany.

Frederik Lang
International Programme 2017
Namrud (Troublemaker) Fernando Romero Forsthuber

The conversation between Jowan and Don, father and son, keeps turning into a Socratic slacker dialogue. A rebellious Palestinian family in Israel.

Namrud (Troublemaker)

Documentary Film
Austria
2017
94 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Jürgen Karasek
Fernando Romero Forsthuber
Jowan Safadi
Jakob Fuhr, Martin Putz, Falko Lachmund, Rabia Salfiti
Wolfgang Auer
Ari Yehudit Richter, Jürgen Karasek
Feras Shehadeh
Jowan Safadi’s 15-year-old son Don came to Israel from the US. Fernando Romero Forsthuber introduces this encounter rather abruptly with Don simply lying in his bed one morning and complaining that he has to go to the beach with his father. Nobody likes the beach after all! The friendly and aggressive verbal exchanges between father and son shape this film, though both of them like to exchange blows in other directions, too: Jowan is a musician whose songs are about the life and sufferings of a Palestinian living in Israel – provocations he searches and finds. Don has just started boxing training.

Fernando Romero Forsthuber shows two men caught between the pressure to adapt and rebellion. “I don’t feel anything real about being anything that I didn’t choose”, Jowan states at the beginning. “Including being Palestinian or being an Arab or being anything.” Jowan and Don both feel the need for self-empowerment, each in his own way. But they share the impulse to challenge, in a critical and easy-going way, all those who in their eyes submit too easily or force others to bend the knee.

Carolin Weidner
Post-Angst 2017
Ogris Debris – See the World Markus Wagner, Martin Lorenz

This music video flies over a series of worlds “like a bird …” A critical look from a bird’s eye perspective that never loses its light touch.

Ogris Debris – See the World

Animated Film
Austria
2015
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Markus Wagner, Martin Lorenz
Markus Wagner, Martin Lorenz
This music video flies over a series of worlds “like a bird …” A critical look from a bird’s eye perspective that never loses its light touch.

Franziska Bruckner

Re-Animated Sparta

Animated Film
Austria
2014
5 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Holger Lang
Holger Lang
Holger Lang
Holger Lang
Holger Lang
Holger Lang
What happens when a whole movie is condensed into a few minutes? It is transformed into something only machines can decode.

Franziska Bruckner

The Family

Documentary Film
Austria,
Slovenia
2017
106 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Erna Gorše Biček, Rok Biček
Rok Biček
Rok Biček
Rok Biček, Yulia Roschina
Julij Zornik
The name “Rok” keeps coming up. Give him my regards, we hear from the phone while Matej is standing on the Eiffel Tower with his new girlfriend. Rok Biček seems to have become part of the family he followed with his camera for over a decade – which also explains Matej’s natural behaviour. In a way, he is the centre of this film which shows him leaving his original family and founding his own. It’s not easy for him in either. Matej was born into a family whose members, unlike him, are mentally and physically limited. The tone is rough and marked by misunderstandings. The special insurmountabilities cause pain.

In the new family he founds with his first girlfriend a man is present from the start who is to become Matej’s successor. The couple still produce offspring, though Matej starts to think about sterilisation early on. In his film Rok Biček alternates between footage that shows Matej as an adolescent and footage that shows him as a young adult and father. Some questions that are open at first are answered step by step, others never touched. The confidence of the narrative and its sense of situations make this film stand out.

Carolin Weidner


Nominated for MDR Film Prize
Post-Angst 2017
Time Travel Anna Vasof

Anna Vasof’s patented “Non-Stop Stop-Motion” technique creates an unusual time loop which leaves every type of virtual reality far behind.

Time Travel

Animated Film
Austria
2017
2 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Anna Vasof
Anna Vasof
Anna Vasof
Anna Vasof’s patented “Non-Stop Stop-Motion” technique creates an unusual time loop which leaves every type of virtual reality far behind.

Franziska Bruckner