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28.5.–
2.6.2024

16. Vienna Shorts

Courage!

Under the motto COURAGE!, the 16th edition of VIS Vienna Shorts was all about bravery and the will to change. With 300 courageous short films, animations and music videos—to be seen over six days in four Viennese cinemas—we were on the lookout for positive visions for the future as well as social utopias.

The 2019 festival was co-directed by Daniel Ebner and Doris Bauer for the first time. Also new: Selected films were not only entered into the race for the Oscars, but also for the European Film Awards. We had OFF Odense International Film Festival (Denmark) and Motovun Film Festival (Croatia) on our side as partner festivals, while the Spotlight programs were dedicated to three masters of the short form: video artist Bjørn Melhus, documentarian Alex Gerbaulet and shooting star Anna Vasof.

Catalogue 2019

Program folder 2019

Annual report 2019

60 Seconds Opening Night by SAE

FIDO FICTION & DOCUMENTARY – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Publikumspreis
fr 2018, 21 min 14 sec

AA ANIMATION AVANTGARDE – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

ASIFA Austria Award
fr/dk 2018, 12 min 7 sec
Preis der Jury
cn 2019, 9 min 21 sec
Lobende Erwähnung
gb 2018, 6 min 32 sec
Publikumspreis
fr/dk 2018, 12 min 7 sec

ÖW AUSTRIAN COMPETITION

Preis der Jury
at 2018, 6 min 40 sec

MUVI AUSTRIAN MUSIC VIDEO AWARD

VIENNA SHORTS SPECIAL AWARDS

VIMEO Staff Pick Award
gb 2019, 4 min 48 sec
Prix très chic pour le film le plus extraordinaire
gb 2017, 2 min 19 sec

TRAILER & ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

María Molina Peiró (ES)


Corina Schwingruber Ilić (CH) & Nikola Ilić (CS)


Alla Kovgan (RU) & Hanna Pajala-Assefa (FI)

TRAILER

The Astronaut

(Anna Vasof, AT 2019, 01:00 min)

The 2019 trailer was created by the Austrian-Greek filmmaker Anna Vasof, who was also present at the festival with a masterclass, a workshop, a spotlight program at the Austrian Film Museum and a film in competition. In the trailer, standing all alone, in front of a high wall, is an astronaut in a spacesuit. Ready for immediate takeoff, ready to lift off to get over the wall—or far beyond it. After all, the future is made of courage! The fuse is set on fire, and on the sound level the sound of a drop heralds the countdown, as it were. The start is imminent—but the body is inert and only the mind is free.