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28.5.–
2.6.2024

10. Vienna Shorts

Strange Days

VIS celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013 with about 260 films at four venues as well as a big birthday party with Expanded Cinema and live concerts. For the first time we moved into our new main venue, the Künstlerhauskino (Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus), and cooperated with the Austrian Film Museum.

Because a festival always represents a strangely enraptured time in a parallel universe, we were thematically inspired by Kathryn Bigelow’s sci-fi film Strange Days and varied the title as a leitmotif: there were programs on revolution and uprising as well as surreal cinema and animated horror. In addition, there were spotlights on Michaela Grill/Billy Roisz and David OReilly at the Film Museum as well as Midnight Movies with pop porn and trashy chic. And: The first triangular cooperation celebrated its premiere at the festival and subsequently took us to Hamburg and Winterthur.

Behind the scenes: In keeping with the anniversary year, VIS brought the Cat Video Festival to Europe and reached more than 1,500 people. The first Austrian Music Video Award was presented on the initiative of VIS and Poolinale and awarded at the festival from 2015. And: On the initiative of VIS and the Shortynale Klosterneuburg, the best short film would be chosen at the Austrian Film Awards from now on.

Catalogue 2013

FIDO FICTION & DOCUMENTARY – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

AA ANIMATION AVANTGARDE – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

ÖW AUSTRIAN COMPETITION

MUVI AUSTRIAN MUSIC VIDEO AWARD

VIENNA SHORTS Special Awards

NIGHT OF THE LIGHT Special Awards

TRAILER & ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Momoko Seto (JP)


Alexei Dmitriev (RU)


TRAILER


Two Papers


(Mirjam Baker, AT 2013, 01:10 min)

The utopia of love overcoming all boundaries and the failure of insurmountable hurdles: An experimental couple dance in light brown tones is created here only by means of two sheets of paper, whose superimpositionand thus the greatest possible closenesslead to a darkening, as it were to dark shadows over the close togetherness. The seemingly familiar dropping could also represent a slipping away, an exhaustion in the everyday life of the relationship. This poetic, very emotional work was made as part of the Casinos Austria Short Film Scholarship awarded by VIS and was screened in arthouse cinemas throughout Austria to promote the festival.

Created with the kind support of Casinos Austria.