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3. Vienna Shorts

At the third edition of VIS Vienna Independent Shorts, 83 films were screened in the international competition. Two prizes were awarded: the Golden Shorts (the audience award of the international competition) and for the first time the diemelange Short Film Award for the three best Austrian contributions.

The retrospective was dedicated to the Austrian avant-gardist Mara Mattuschka, and a regional focus to Southeastern Europe. As part of the festival, the short film program “The Mozart Minute” celebrated its Vienna premiere—a compilation of 28 one-minute contributions by Austrian artists, produced by the Vienna Mozart Year on the occasion of Mozart’s 250th birthday.

Behind the scenes:In January, VIS presented the short film program “Film frei” for the first time on the Viennese community channel Okto, which will accompany the festival from now on. Starting in the fall, filmmakers from Vienna will be invited every two months to present their latest works in the New Directors’ Lounge at the Schikaneder Kino.



VIS Trailer 2006

(Jacob Groll, AT 2006, 01:38 min)

For the 2006 edition, a cinema trailer was shot with renowned actress Mareike Sedl. The drama of a movie night was to be shown in the form of a trailer; the filming location was Vienna’s Top Kino, the festival’s main venue at the time.