All year round, VIS Vienna Independent Shorts hosts guest programmes and screens films at institutions such as film festivals, museums, symposiums and cinematic events.
Being the shortest day of the year, December 21st was announced International Short Film Day (KurzFilmTag) in France in 2011. Two years later, VIS Vienna Independent Shorts brings the popular event to Austria for the first time.
Starting at 10 pm at Votivkino in Vienna, we will show selected award winning films from this year's festival edition as well as (collaborating with the Akademie des Österreichischen Films and Shortynale Klosterneuburg) the three short film nominees for the Austrian Film Award, as well as the winning short film of the European Film Awards.
We have been invited by Lebanese Notre Dame University to present a few of this year's Austrian short films at their student film festival. Our program coordinator Marija travelled to Zouk Mosbeh to talk about VIS and present "Trespass" (Paul Wenninger), "Familienurlaub" (Kurdwin Ayub) and "I Can't Cry Much Louder Than This" (Robert Cambrinus). Thanks to Geri from sixpackfilm for his support and to Sam and Nicolas from NDU for the invitation - hopefully the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
Our friends at Vienna based women's film festival FrauenFilmTage (February 28th - March 8th, 2013) are celebrating their 10th festival edition this year, too. Naturally, we are happy to screen a short film programme consisting of extraordinary films by female directors that were shown at VIS before.
Date: Saturday, March 3rd, 9 pm at Filmhaus Kino
The complete list of films can be found on frauenfilmtage.at
VIS is more than happy to present its very own special Short Film Punk Night at the avantgarde festival Donaufestival (April 25th to May 4th, 2013). Explosions and destroyment, rebellion and dissolution are the topics of the eight films and videos being shown.
De(con)struction Symphony: A Short Film Punk Night, May 4th, 3 pm
Once a year, VIS rises high: The visual art, music and performance festival Cineastic Gondolas shows animated short films between 1,444 and 2,350 metres high up in the gondolas of the Ruefikopfbahn in Lech (Tyrol).
For the second time in a row, we're happy to contribute selected animations to the festivities on December 14th, 2013.