© "Ugly" - Nikita Diakur



Animation Avantgarde has a clear mission: the idea is to put together competition programmes of works from the fields of experimental filmmaking, digital media, video and animation, concentrating on works away from the beaten tracks. Innovation for us doesn't mean to repeat the common clichés present in the different genres (ranging from avant-garde to commercial), but to make new experiences accessible. We focus therefore explicitly on a variety of contents, intentions and techniques, always with a close relationship to the Fine Arts. Not least for the sake of our audience we wish for intellectual stimulations, emotional ups and downs, enjoyable screening adventures, acoustic sensations and, last but not least, a lot of fun.
In collaboration with ASIFA Austria.

Thomas Renoldner & Wiktoria Pelzer

the selection for animation Avantgarde 2018

For the international competition Animation Avantgarde – with films from the animation, experimental film, and digital media fields – 24 works from 14 different countries were selected this year:

Between Real and Imagined Worlds



Travelogue Tel Aviv Samuel Patthey, Switzerland 2017, 6 min
Digital Trauma (And the Crystal Image) Maria Molina, Netherlands 2017, 8 min
Moon Admir Selimovic, Austria 2017, 11 min
La Chute Boris Labbé, France 2018, 14 min
O Jezu Betina Bozek, Poland 2017, 4 min
Elastic Recurrence Johan Rijpma, Netherlands 2017, 2 min
Strange Case Zbigniew Czapla, Poland 2017, 14 min
Persistence of Vision III Ismael Sanz-Pena, Norway 2017, 2 min
Ugly Nikita Diakur, Germany 2017, 12 min

Humor and Despair



Haus der Regierung Herwig Weiser, Russia/Austria 2018, 11 min (out of competition)
Esmark – Husby-klit Bk. Robert Seidel, Germany2017, 5 min
Black Dog Joshua Tuthill, United States Minor Outlying Islands/USA 2017, 15 min
paris Billy Roisz, Austria 2017, 4 min
Splendida Moarte Accident (The Blissful Accidental Death) Sergiu Negulici, Rumania 2017, 15 min
Manly Mountain of Men Karolin Twiddy, Germany 2017, 4 min
Queere Tiere – Sookee Ana Angel, Germany 2017, 4 min
Min Börda (The Burden) Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden 2017, 14 min

Old Masters and the Future

Power Dana Sink, USA 2017, 2 min
The Battle of San Romano Georges Schwizgebel, Switzerland 2017, 2 min
World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts Don Hertzfeldt, USA 2017, 23 min
Pure White Sven Windszus, Germany 2018, 3 min
Momentum 142310 Manuel Knapp, Austria 2018, 15 min
DEATH VAN Michael Enzbrunner, Canada 2017, 6 min
Solar Walk Réka Bucsi, Denmark 2018, 21 min