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Tu 26.05.

19:30
90 min

Gartenbaukino

Gala
Opening Ceremony

The community and its deconstruction are the focus of this year’s opening programme, which is more than a mere cross-section of the buzzing festival scene with great prize-winners, gems and premieres...

We 27.05.

10:00
bis / until 18:00

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Showroom
In cooperation with Wiener Festwochen

U/Tropia is a film installation and visual artwork whose overall effect results from the combination of two different viewing perspectives, i.e. the movement of running, or simply lying down. Brent...

13:30
60 + 45 min

Mobiles Stadtlabor

Industry Meeting
Panel: Shorts Online

During the past few years there has been a standard operating procedure for short film makers: first you wait until your film has been through all the festivals, then you put it online. In the...

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16:00
60 min

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Schauraum
Guided Tour

The curators Brent Meistre and Daniel Ebner talk about the arrangement of the display and the backgrounds of the film selection for the exhibition "U/Tropia".

16:30
77 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Animation Avantgarde

With regard to style and subject matters this programme forges a bridge from cinematic space and visions of the future to poetry. It all starts in darkness, just like that moment when you enter a...

17:00
69 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Fokus: State of the Art
Capturing the Dark
Zoom into the Cinema

A declaration of love to the cinema – and a cinematic answerto the question of why we are so fascinated by the “black box“. We examine the place that enables us to completely indulge in the illusion...

18:30
72 min

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Lie-Down-Cinema
Utopia - The New Vision (Ben Russell Trilogy)

Ben Russell’s films revolve around the historic and the ritualised, the mythological and the magical in a world that is ever changing. His works are ethnographic and fragmentary, inquiring and...

19:00
78 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Fiction & Documentary 1
Acts of Alienation

In the first competition programme five fictional and documentary works show the act of alienation and estrangement: estrangement as a problem of a restrictive society, alienation as a cinematic means...

19:00
65 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Focus: State of the Art
Fine Film: Painting on moving Canvas
About the Relationship between Fine Arts and Cinema

In the 1910s, cubist and futurist painters sought to recreate Motion in their works by juxtaposing multiple points of view on a single canvas. It was the natural step for fine artists to probe Cinema...

20:30
54 min

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Lie-Down Cinema
Tropia - The Deceptive Cinema

Lie down, open your eyes, let yourself go: whether one can always trust one’s own perception remains to be seen on this journey through optical illusions and hallucinatory visions, between digital...

21:00
72 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Special
Short Matters
European Film Award Nominees 2014

Facilitating networking within the European festival scene and promoting the short form is an important goal of the European Film Academy: Therefore 15 short films are nominated at 15 festivals for...

21:00
60 min

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Spotlight
Don Hertzfeldt 1
Shorts

To carve out a space that allows free thinking: three early, anarchic reflections on rules, conventions and standards – of the genre, of dating and of children’s entertainment – are followed by...

21:30
78 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

National Competition
Österreich Wettbewerb 1
Force of Nature

The nature of force is just as unpredictable as the force of nature. In the first part of the National Competition 1 we encounter people thrown off the track by physical and psychological force trying...

Th 28.05.

10:00
bis / until 18:00

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Showroom
In cooperation with Wiener Festwochen

U/Tropia is a film installation and visual artwork whose overall effect results from the combination of two different viewing perspectives, i.e. the movement of running, or simply lying down. Brent...

11:00
60 min

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

kijvis film education
Clear lines, crooked heads, loud (many) animals
Children programming

Within the framework of the project "Children programming", the children from class 1c (teacher: Melanie Trautenberger) from the Bundesrealgymnasium 4 Waltergasse curated a short film programme under...

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16:30
88 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Fiction & Documentary 2
Sense of Self

In the second competition programme four short fictional works and one documentary revolve around the experience and perception of the self and being human. First up this year’s Berlinale awardee Radu...

17:00
bis / until 21:00

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Meet the University
FAMU, HEAD & FAK

Again this year, the meeting of international film schools is dedicated to improvement and enhancement of the academic and applied exchange of three renowned film training centres in Europe:

FAMU...

18:30
54 min

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Lie-Down Cinema
Tropia - The Deceptive Cinema

Lie down, open your eyes, let yourself go: whether one can always trust one’s own perception remains to be seen on this journey through optical illusions and hallucinatory visions, between digital...

19:00
62 min

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Spotlight
Don Hertzfeldt 2
It's Such a Beautiful Day

Visual symphony in three acts – about every day life and the fears of a certain Bill, driven by his yearnings, which simultaneously threaten to paralyse him. With all available means of analogue...

19:00
90 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Gala
Night of the Light 2015
with Michael Ostrowski

Never change a winning team! Since Michael Ostrowski made such a lasting impression last year, we are delighted that the entertainer has agreed to come back and host the Night of the Light again. The...

20:30
72 min

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Lie-Down-Cinema
Utopia - The New Vision (Ben Russell Trilogy)

Ben Russell’s films revolve around the historic and the ritualised, the mythological and the magical in a world that is ever changing. His works are ethnographic and fragmentary, inquiring and...

21:30
81 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Fiction & Documentary 3
Under the Microscope

An ordinary family seeks relaxation in the countryside. On closer inspection, however, the apparent idyll turns out to be a façade that is only held together with the greatest of efforts. Then a...

23:59
73 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Midnight Movies - from the age of 16 up
Nightmares
New Horror Shorts: A Ride towards the Unease

The screech owl is waiting, the demons are here already. Let’s head in the direction of unease. Six recent horror shorts take us on a journey of trepidation. We start the horror trip on a lonely...

Fr 29.05.

10:00
bis / until 18:00

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Showroom
In cooperation with Wiener Festwochen

U/Tropia is a film installation and visual artwork whose overall effect results from the combination of two different viewing perspectives, i.e. the movement of running, or simply lying down. Brent...

12:00
58 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

kijvis film education
Young Animation Avantgarde
Modern storytelling in animated film

By means of four narrational animations, this programme demonstrates various strategies of the independent film d’auteur. Tik Tak (object animation and pixilation) by Ülo Pikkov takes place in the...

13:30
60 min

Mobiles Stadtlabor

VIS Academy
Panel: State of the Art

Breaking out of the cinema’s confines has always been especially appealing, particularly for the short film. The art space (and its proximity to the art market) serves as an auspicious venue for the...

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15:00
bis / until 21:00

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Screen Bandita
Bring your own Archive / Pop-up Gallery

Screen Bandita invite you to contribute to their participatory community gathering: a welcoming space in which to share, speak and see. Do you have any spools of 8mm film or old slides gathering dust...

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16:00
bis 21:00

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Keep the dream alive!
Carte Blanche: Cristina Picchi
Loop-Installation

Keep the dream alive!” is a series of short videos by VIS Artist-in-Residence Cristina Picchi, exploring the daily rituals and tasks performed by the people working behind the scenes of some of...

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16:30
77 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Fiction & Documentary 4
Daily Challenge

Roaring fire, collective rituals, bureaucratic harassment and bestial sensations – these are the day-to-day challenges met by the four professionals in this international competition programme. Tender...

17:00
74 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Focus: State of the Art
This Programme May Contain Traces of Art
A Tongue-in-Cheek Avantgarde Trip

Since the heroic days of the Dadaists and Surrealists, humour hasn’t exactly been avant-garde’s greatest strength. But this programme delightfully proves that the high art of artistic filmmaking...

18:30
59 min

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Lie-Down-Cinema
Zoetrope - The Cinematic Illusion

Film is movement. Or at least the illusion of movement. This is easily verified with the aid of a zoetrope, cinematography’s predecessor. One look through the slits of this mechanically revolving...

19:00
80 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

National Competition
Österreich Wettbewerb 2
Hunting Scenes

Young men on the lookout for second-hand cars and reusable scrap metal, followed by a keen look at and behind the walls of arms factories. Finally a reticle as the starting point for a shootout with...

19:00
83 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Focus: State of the Art
Political Film Rules!
Trends in Cinematic Art

 

In serious cinematic art there are many new tendencies. In this programme I tried to put a spotlight on some of these trends:

a) The barriers between genres are vanishing (a good riddance!);...

20:30
49 min

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Lie-Down Cinema
Dystopia - The Dark View

The fascination for dark stories is as old as time itself. Again and again we are mesmerised by dark visions of the future, we shudder, now and again we are even aghast. Every one of these eleven...

21:00
85 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Focus: State of the Art
The Infinite Ways of Narrative

Not being constraint by duration enables a story to be told in its own time, in its own way – in infinite ways. Thus it appears that there is more room for innovation in the short format, there are...

21:30
82 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Animation Avantgarde 2

Now that the allegedly looming end of films and cinema has been wildly discussed for years already, artists are once more grappling with this topic – this can mean anything from the gigantomania that...

22:00
70 min

Mobiles Stadtlabor

Peter Sellers Rediscovered
In cooperation with Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

For many, Peter Sellers, known for classics such as Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or the Pink Panther Series, is one of the greatest actors with comedic talent of all time. Little known, however, is that...

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23:15
50 min

Mobiles Stadtlabor

Video library of unseen films
An interview marathon by Julius Deutschbauer

“He who has one [a sense of possibility], wouldn’t say, for example: this or that happened here, will happen, has to happen; he just invents: here […] could happen; and if you explain to him that...

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23:59
72 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Très chic
A night of abstruse humour

Last year Très chic celebrated its 10 th birthday, but we haven’t grown up one bit – at least not with regard to our tastes. Once again, in the middle of the night, we will celebrate the abstruse...

Sa 30.05.

10:00
bis / until 18:00

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Showroom
In cooperation with Wiener Festwochen

U/Tropia is a film installation and visual artwork whose overall effect results from the combination of two different viewing perspectives, i.e. the movement of running, or simply lying down. Brent...

12:00
bis / until 21:00

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Screen Bandita
Bring your own Archive / Pop-up Gallery

Screen Bandita invite you to contribute to their participatory community gathering: a welcoming space in which to share, speak and see. Do you have any spools of 8mm film or old slides gathering dust...

Admission free more
13:00
150 min

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Spotlight
Masterclass Don Hertzfeldt

Don Hertzfeldt’s most recent short film, World of Tomorrow, marks his transition to the digital medium. His master class, presented by Abigail Addison, features selected examples of his work and...

13:30
57 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

kijvis film education
Water Fire Earth Air

A high diving giraffe, objects that come to life and trees dragged through houses: atmospheric images, affectionate animations and absurd storylines bridge the gap between the worlds of children and...

13:30
60 min

Mobiles Stadtlabor

VIS Academy
Panel: Music Video Copyrights

Online platforms like YouTube and Vimeo offer a host of music videos and are their primary medium of distribution. The more clicks a video gets, the quicker it is circulated on the small screens. For...

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14:00
79 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

hosted by Kinecko film magazine
New Balkan Shorts
Spinning between Past and Future

It's the Balkans, so of course it has something to do with the past. The societies of countries of former Yugoslavia and their cultures often seem hopelessly drowned in history. Some of the films in...

16:00
61 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

International Competition
International Music Video Competition
Are You Lonely Too? High Five!

You could describe the focus of this year’s selection of 12extraordinary international music videos as the exploration ofthe (own) body in real and fantastic spaces. Hypnotic states ofintoxication...

16:30
75 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

National Competition
Österreich Wettbewerb 3
Seeing Again

In the third programme of the National Competition, five Austrian short films grapple with meetings and reunions, perception and memory: we start off with a deeply personal, poetic found footage piece...

17:30
45 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Screen Bandita
Reels from Life Two: Or How We Learnt to Love Postmodernism
An Analogue Live Performance

Reels From Life weaves into existence, before your very eyes, an evocative film-poem, crafted from recovered 8mm reels salvaged from junk shops, flea markets and dusty attics. The glimmering,...

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18:30
49 min

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Lie-Down Cinema
Dystopia - The Dark View

The fascination for dark stories is as old as time itself. Again and again we are mesmerised by dark visions of the future, we shudder, now and again we are even aghast. Every one of these eleven...

19:00
77 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Animation Avantgarde 3

The programme brings together classic (analogue) animation techniques like cartoon animation, cut-out or puppet animation and code-generated worlds of images, CGI and 3D techniques. It all starts...

19:00
70 + 15 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Competition & Award Ceremony
National Music Video Competition
Made For the Future
20:30
59 min

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Lie-Down-Cinema
Zoetrope - The Cinematic Illusion

Film is movement. Or at least the illusion of movement. This is easily verified with the aid of a zoetrope, cinematography’s predecessor. One look through the slits of this mechanically revolving...

21:00
75 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Screensessions
CinemaSessions
Live: Philipp Quehenberger x Josephine Ahnelt

He has been ranked among Austria’s most experiencedmusicians for years. She already created several films oftimeless beauty at a very young age. At the CinemaSessions,Filmarchiv Austria’s series of...

21:30
87 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Fiction & Documentary 5
Heartbeats

Cardiology deals with the functions, science and diseases of the heart – and, in a way, so does this programme in the international competition. The heart is the golden thread here. The four films in...

23:00
50 min

Mobiles Stadtlabor

Video library of unseen films
An interview marathon by Julius Deutschbauer

“He who has one [a sense of possibility], wouldn’t say, for example: this or that happened here, will happen, has to happen; he just invents: here […] could happen; and if you explain to him that...

Admission free more
23:59
68 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Midnight Movies - from the age of 16 up
PopPorn
Viennas Most Exciting Porn Night

The Art of Sex and Nakedness. PopPorn turns on and takes off! The most exciting porn night in town promises to be a lusty adventure in its third year going. Men dancing naked, women singing to their...

Su 31.05.

10:00
bis / until 18:00

Künstlerhaus

U/Tropia. Showroom
In cooperation with Wiener Festwochen

U/Tropia is a film installation and visual artwork whose overall effect results from the combination of two different viewing perspectives, i.e. the movement of running, or simply lying down. Brent...

14:30
80 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

30 Jahre ASIFA Austria
Austrian Animated Experiments

To mark its 30-year jubilee, ASIFA AUSTRIA has put together a show of Austrian artistic animations. Works by the association’s members and other animations relevant to the institution were collected...

14:30
bis / until 21:30

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Screen Bandita
Bring your own Archive / Pop-up Gallery

Screen Bandita invite you to contribute to their participatory community gathering: a welcoming space in which to share, speak and see. Do you have any spools of 8mm film or old slides gathering dust...

Admission free more
17:00
78 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Fokus: State of the Art
Planet Art
Mysterious Dimensions of our reality

A version of the future that might not even be as futuristicas it may seem: discontent and uncertainty creep in whensoldiers play badminton with ventilators, fighter jets shootbroccoli on a plate and...

19:00
60 min

METRO Kinokulturhaus

Award Ceremony

The highlight for all nominees and the festival's glittering finale: the awards ceremony. The awards are collectively endowed

with over 20.000 euros again this year and the trophy is a small but...

19:30
80 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Award Winning Films
Audience Award Winning Films

While the newly decorated award winners celebrate their success with a glass of Champagne, the award-winning films will be shown on the big screen once more.

21:30
80 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Award Winning Films
Vienna Short Film Award Winners

While the newly decorated award winners celebrate their success with a glass of Champagne, the award-winning films will be shown on the big screen once more.

VIS Nights

Tu 26.05.

21:30
Eintritt frei / free admission

PHILIALE im Gartenbaukino

VIS Nights
Opening Party
DJs: Sebastian Oberst / Fabian Moos / Ken Hayakawa (Schönbrunner Perlen)

Visuals: Lampenschirm

 

Our friends from Klub Fraktal and Schönbrunner Perlen will serve us with electric gourmet, while the collective Lampenschirm turns the cinema foyer into a playground.

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We 27.05.

22:00
Eintritt frei / free admission

Mobiles Stadtlabor

VIS Nights
10 Years YouTube
Kathi Seidler (FM4) x Frank Tocarne (Klub Fraktal)

On Wednesday night we’ll be celebrating 10 years of YouTube at Mobiles Stadtlabor in Resselpark, where Kathi Seidler (FM4) and Frank Tocarne (Klub Fraktal) will send their birthday wishes through the...

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Th 28.05.

22:00
Eintritt frei / free admission

Mobiles Stadtlabor

VIS Nights
Nightmares on Vinyl
Disco Frisco aka Jenny ¥ohn + Giorgio x Visuals by Opto Pussies

On Thursday, at the witching hour, we will be screening Nightmares in the form of short films, before and afterwards we will dance the night away under the motto Nightmares on Vinyl at Mobiles...

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Fr 29.05.

22:00
Eintritt frei / free admission

Club U

VIS Nights
Fête Très chic
Agathe Bauer x Eclektric x SamSalabim Sgftd

We invite you to join us once again at Club U for our Fête très chic, which has meanwhile gained legendary status. Our DJs combine trash and tragedy, cult and kitsch: dance factor: 110%

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Sa 30.05.

22:00
Eintritt frei / free admission

Club U

VIS Nights
¡Pornos Noches!
Klub Renate x VIS

At Club U we are hosting a party together with Klub Renate under the motto ¡Pornos Noches! – dancing until the small hours and bodies dripping with sweat are guaranteed.

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23:00
Eintritt frei / free admission

brut im Künstlerhaus

VIS Nights
Fête brut mit Wiener Festwochen
KIDS N CATS Live x Davi dB und Der Fux (Salopp!/Jhruza rec.)

The hottest Austrian electro pop quartet of the hour, KIDS N CATS and DJs Davi db and Der Fux (“Julian & der Fux”) will liberally release electronic & house gems into the air.

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Su 31.05.

21:00
Eintritt frei / free admission

Mobiles Stadtlabor

VIS Nights
Festival Closing Party
DJs: 13A & Die Discobuam Smacs (Zirkus Abnormal) & Frank Tocarne (Klub Fraktal)

And when all prizes have been awarded and the festival draws to a close, we invite you to our Closing Party at Mobiles Stadtlabor. You might as well just cancel Monday.

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