Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Fr 23.05.

Sa 24.05.

13:00
75 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

European (S)elections
Short Matters!
European Film Award Nominees
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Each year 15 international festivals (including the A-list festivals in Venice, Locarno and Berlin, as well as the renowned short film festivals in Oberhausen, Tampere and Clermont-Ferrand) nominate...

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14:30
26 + 40 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

European Co-Production
Film & Lecture
About Miguel Gomes' "Redemption"
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Redemption by Miguel Gomes is not only one of last year’s most fascinating and clever films, which in four episodes cannily reconciles the personal and the political memories through Gomes’ unbridled...

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17:00
79 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Animation Avantgarde 1
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The first programme deals with every-day scenes, peripheral matters and situations that don’t seem particularly significant at first. At inner-city locations, in an artist’s studio or in images devoid...

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19:30
82 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

National Competition
Österreich Wettbewerb 1
Signs of Disintegration
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A society unwilling to take on responsibility and no longer has any awareness of its own actions is a society in disarray. What remains is the quest for solutions – or salvation. The five films in the...

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22:00
72 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Fiction & Documentary 1
The Song of the Misfit
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Independent and idiosyncratic nonconformists are the focus of the first programme in the Fiction & Documentary competition. This Song of the Misfit is dedicated to all who like to perceive the world...

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23:59
61 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Midnight Movies
PopPorn
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It’s getting hot again! Vienna’s most exciting porn night goes into its second round. Seduction is in the air – amusing, explicit and lusty means of arousal take centre stage. Clothing seems totally...

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Su 25.05.

11:00
75 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Matinee mit Wiener Festwochen
Nicolas Mahler / Momoko Seto / Matt Porterfield
hosted by Claus Philipp
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Which short film is of special significance to you? We put this question to three film makers, who are all established in different areas of the audio-visual spectrum. Comic artist Nicolas Mahler (A)...

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14:30
68 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

European (S)election
Balkans Beyond Borders
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Balkans Beyond Borders is a nongovernmental organisation formed by young professionals from Southeast Europe. With its head office in Athens and official representatives in all Balkan countries, the...

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17:00
73 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

National Competition
Österreich Wettbewerb 2
Sense of Time
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A silent documentary miniature, the sensual portrait of a painter, who is slowly losing her sight, and a dynamic architectural study made up of individual images. Furthermore, an art manifesto, freely...

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19:30
88 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Fiction & Documentary 2
Tales of Love and Loss
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Searching, doubting, fighting; finding one another, falling in love, breaking up. In the second programme in the Fiction & Documentary competition, six films deal with the topic of love and loss,...

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22:00
69 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Focus: Radical
Universum Brillowska
Animations by Mariola Brillowska and her students
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Mariola Brillowska occupies an extraordinary position within the international world of (animated) film and arts. Often described an “enfant terrible”, she cuts a dazzling figure with many artistic...

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Mo 26.05.

17:00
85 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Fiction & Documentary 3
Stormy Waters
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Enthusiastic ornithologists, who brave rain and wind to observe rare bird species. A young fisherman fighting with being different and growing up in contrary surroundings. A frightening insight into...

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19:30
75 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Gala – mit Wien Energie
Night of the Light
hosted by Michael Ostrowski
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Crisp, clever and to the point – few formats are more popular then the short clips circulating the internet that often go viral at breakneck speed. Few formats, however, are also as difficult in their...

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22:00
77 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Animation Avantgarde 2
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The films in the second programme take on a surreal and eccentric, even performative air: singing performances exaggerated to a climax (Holy F#&%), quoted apocalyptic moods from the web 2.0 world by...

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Tu 27.05.

12:00
65 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

VIS Academy
Young Animation Avantgarde
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The opening film Whoops ! proves just how exuberantly lines and dots can dance to lively music in animated films. Then we will take a look at the results from the animation workshop with Hana Repše,...

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14:30
70 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Focus: Radical
Film & Lecture: Mariola Brillowska
Comic, Animation, Performance
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Disregarding authority, technological independence and immunity against possessive systems are the principals by which Mariola Brillowska lives as an artist and teaches as a professor at various...

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17:00
82 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Fiction & Documentary 4
Game Over
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The world as a playground, where events have long since left the playing level. Four experimental documentary studies sharpen our perception of life’s hidden realities: memories of riots in a Romani...

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19:30
79 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Focus: Radical
Girls with Guns
Female Radicality, Physicality, Sexuality
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Female radicalism on the big screen – what it’s all about? Visual experimenting with individual and collective sexuality, deviation from social norms, breaking taboos, plunging into surreal worlds and...

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22:00
87 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

National Competition
Österreich Wettbewerb 3
Headlock
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Five Austrian short films that explore the limbo between youth and adulthood, responsibility and independence, stagnation and awakening, each in its own way: a miniature about “being sexy” in the...

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We 28.05.

13:00
90 + 50 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

VIS Academy
Film & Talk: Meet the University
Filmakademie Wien & Notre Dame University – Lebanon

For the first time VIS invites you to an international collegiate meeting, which aims to introduce the philosophies and characters of two acclaimed institutes of film education by means of talks and a...

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17:00
31 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Focus: Radical
2ANNAS Riga: Cyclopes TV
Artist Film in Latvian TV 80's and 90's
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Cyclopes TV (orig.: Ciklops TV) is a phenomenon in the history of Latvian National Television. It was the first time that experimental content was broadcasted as a separate show. As the director of...

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19:30
75 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Animation Avantgarde 3
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Reworking different materials to create a new piece is a common motive of experimental works. Film makers find their ideas, pictures and inspiration in landfills (Recycled), projectionist’s cabins (Op...

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22:00
75 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

International Competition
Fiction & Documentary 5
Lives Less Ordinary
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Insights into a Serbian corner shop that has become a regular meeting point for all who have not yet migrated. A group of bathers in a mountain stream, between pebble banks and a motorway bridge. Life...

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23:59
63 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Midnight Movies
Très chic
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At last! This year Très chic celebrates its 10th birthday. Since 2005 we have shown 121 master pieces from the short film genre that don’t take themselves all that seriously. This year we will once...

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Th 29.05.

14:00
67 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Focus: Radical
VIS Vienna: Trips and Trance
Ideas of a subcutaneous cinema
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At the beginning we see a woman – and she sees us. Her hands are fettered over her head, the look in her eyes goes right under our skin, until she becomes unconscious after countless blows. It won’t...

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16:00
64 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Focus: Radical
Encounters Bristol: Know your Enemy
A Journey in Radical Filmmaking
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Being asked to create a programme on radical film immediately resonated with Encounters and our home, Bristol, where activism, street art and counterculture are defining elements of the city’s...

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19:30
85 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Gala
Preisverleihung
Awards Ceremony
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For its finale the festival will pull out all festive stops. The Vienna Short Film Awards, which will come in the shape of a small but solid “V” cast in concrete, are endowed with over 20.000 EUR this...

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21:30
80 min

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Final Curtain
Selected Award Winning Films
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As the festival draws to a close and the prize winners wash down their success with some champagne, we will screen a selection of the award-winning films (presenting all 15 winning films would simply...

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Other Locations

Fr 23.05.

19:30
90 min

Gartenbaukino

Gala
Opening Ceremony
Prize winners, gems and premieres
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A surprise film, a musical live experience, prize winning films and world premieres – and Harmony Korine too! This opening has all you could wish for the 11th festival’s first programme. A music video...

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21:30

PHILIALE im Gartenbaukino

VIS Nights
Opening Party
smashed by VIHANNA DJs: Casual Clay, dervvahrejakob, Gvbbv, Radio Raheem, $ham-Oh!

Sa 24.05.

12:30

HEUER am Karlsplatz

European Co-Production
Panel: Barriers and Attractions of Co-Producing Short Films
hosted by Laurent Crouzeix
21:00
64 min

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Spotlight: Penetrating Surfaces
Apparitions in digital space
Fragments of an eternal future
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The selected works are precise studies in friction of the metaphors of the digital techniques available at the respective times of their creation. It becomes obvious to which extent new tools have...

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22:00

brut Bar

VIS Nights
Fête brut
Klub Fraktal Live feat. Austrian Apparel DJs: Sebastian Oberst, Fabian Moos

Su 25.05.

12:30
57 + 60 min

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Spotlight: Penetrating Surfaces
Masterclass Robert Seidel
hosted by Tina Frank
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Berlin artist Robert Seidel works between the conflicting poles of digital experimental films and their extended use in installations and projections. His abstract-organic works have been shown at the...

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19:00
63 min

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Spotlight: Penetrating Surfaces
Apparitions in digital space
Contradictory material boundaries
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The second screening challenges the boundaries of art-historic terms of every description, be it with regard to techniques, form, material or tools. Yves Netzhammer’s out-of-focus locations and...

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22:00

HEUER am Karlsplatz

VIS Nights
Random Records
Filmmakers on the Turntables

Mo 26.05.

16:00
61 min

Schikaneder

Screensessions
International Music Videos
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Colourful “sandscapes” swallow up their protagonists, only to spit them out again in various different forms. Accompanied by a fox, mother and daughter dance through their pastel coloured suburban...

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17:30
61 min

Schikaneder

Screensessions
National Music Videos
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A journey from a sports hall to a private bathroom, from a scrap yard to Vienna’s rooftops and from a concert hall to a changing cubicle. On this journey we will encounter cannibalistic poultry,...

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19:30

HEUER am Karlsplatz

Screensessions live & open air
Velojet (A) und BRNS (BE)
Announcement of Austrian music video award
22:00

HEUER am Karlsplatz

VIS Nights
Screensessions After Party
Philipp L'Heritier

Tu 27.05.

19:00
61 min

Schikaneder

Fokus: Radical
Innocence is Kinky
A Pleasure Seeking Music Video Trip
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This programme deals with breaking away from well-known patterns and ever recurring aesthetics in music videos. The protagonists embark on a careful quest for the roots of their yearnings and...

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21:00
86 min

Schikaneder

Special Program
Adam Yauch – Homage to Homeboy
hosted by Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
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Many of you will know Adam Yauch as a co-founder of the successful American hip-hop band Beastie Boys. However, it is not very well known that he also directed many of the group’s music videos under...

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21:00

Transporter Bar

VIS Nights
QVIS 3000
The (short) film quiz
22:30

Schikaneder

VIS Nights
Kinky Beats
Eoae DJ-Set

We 28.05.

19:00
75 min

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Spotlight Peter Konlechner
"Because nobody else will do it!" 1
Peter Konlechner and the Internationale Kurzfilmwoche 1962
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„Why us? [...] The answer is provokingly simple: because nobody else will do it!”, Peter Konlechner explains his pioneering achievement in 1962: his “Internationale Kurzfilmwoche” in Vienna made many...

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21:00
102 min

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Spotlight Peter Konlechner
“Because nobody else will do it!“
Peter Konlechner and the Internationale Kurzfilmwoche 1962
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„Why us? […] The answer is provokingly simple: because nobody else will do it!”, Peter Konlechner explains his pioneering achievement in 1962: his “Internationale Kurzfilmwoche” in Vienna made many...

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22:00

Club U

VIS Nights
Fête très chic
DJ Agathe Bauer, DJ Eklectric, DJ 13A

Th 29.05.

22:30

Ludwig & Adele

VIS Nights
Festival Closing Party
Smashed by Tiefentanz DJs: k:sun, Fabe