International music videos

VIS Vienna Independent Shorts 2015 awards the best international music video for the third time. This years competition includes many well-known artists and prominent filmmakers.

The Screensessions, the series of musical film programmes within VIS, goes into its third year. Once again we have put together the best national and international music videos, which we will show on the big screen, while also offering a platform for young and established musicians and film makers alike to set their works free from the constraints of computer and tablet screens.

International Competition with well-known artists

You could describe the focus of this year’s selection of 12 extraordinary international music videos as the exploration of the (own) body in real and fantastic spaces. Hypnotic states of intoxication brought about by psychoactive substances, exuberant dancing or substantial and synthetic husks carry us away into a world of audio visual stimulation that has defined the music video genre since its creative unleashing through web 2.0. The human body is the focus here, executing the most precise movements of joy, only to subsequently deconstruct completely, leaving a naked husk to relate suppressed needs and desperate resignation. A cycle of destruction and reconstruction, heartache and ecstasy. Are you lonely too? High five!

The chosen videos in detail:

Zia Anger for Angel Olsen: „Hi-Five“, US 2014, 03:10
Garrick Lauterbach for Audio Dope: „Solar Soliloquy“, CH 2015, 08:35
Angie Reed for Candie Hank: „Elevator Life“, DE 2015, 03:37
Kahlil Joseph for FKA Twigs: „Video Girl“, GB|US 2014, 04:36
Hiro Murai for Flying Lotus: „Never Catch Me“, US 2014, 04:46
Bruno Derksen for Friedrich Liechtenstein: „Belgique, Belgique“, DE 2014, 10:20
Choi Jin Woo for Hitchhiker: „11(ELEVEN)“, KR 2014, 03:51
Hugo Arcier for HNN: „Je Pars“, FR 2014, 04:44
Isaiah Saxon, Sean Hellfritsch for Panda Bear: „Boys Latin“, US 2014, 04:42
Charlotte Rutherford for Perfume Genius: „Fool“, GB 2014, 04:07
Pedro Maia for Vessel: „Drowned in Water and Light“ DE|GB 2015, 05:18
John Carlucci, Brandon Laganke for Zebra Katz: „Tear The House Up“, US 2014, 03:17