Imagine Or Hallucinate Fiction & Documentary 2

  • , Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus 88 min Ticket

The program Imagine Or Hallucinate revolves around the politics of images, constructing specific images of reality by using drone footage, 360-degree cameras, satellite images, camera phones, live-streams, and computer-game aesthetics. It hopes to look behind the veils of these technologies: refugee crisis, civil courage, a sociopolitical initiative, and real-time hacker attacks raise the question of whether we are still imagining things or hallucinating. Is something being withheld from us? What is real, what is fiction? See for yourself and draw your own conclusions! (db)

The Astronaut (VIS Trailer 2019)

AT 2019 01 min World premiere Director Anna Vasof

Completely alone, in front of a tall wall, stands the astronaut in a space suit. Ready for liftoff, ready to take off and go over the wall—or far beyond. The future, after all, is forged in courage! The fuse is lit, the sound of a long fall rings in the countdown. Liftoff is imminent—but the body is weary and only the spirit is free. (de)

The Astronaut (VIS Trailer 2019)

The Migrating Image

DK 2018 28 min 58 sec Austrian premiere Director Stefan Kruse

The images of the so-called refugee crisis of 2015 served to make policy changes. The Migrating Image shows images that were not the focus of the media’s immediate attention but still closely connected to the subject. We follow refugees via a flood of footage taken by drones, military personnel, 360-degree cameras, and even satellites. Stefan Kruse is interested in exploring these images, not in explaining them. An unusual, illuminating critique. (db)

Stefan Kruse will be present.

Screenplay Stefan Kruse Production Stefan Kruse Editing Stefan Kruse Camera Found Footage

The Migrating Image

Rapaz

Raptor

CL 2018 13 min Austrian premiere Director Felipe Galvez

It can happen in a heartbeat: A mob assembles around a supposed cell-phone thief in the middle of the street. The young man is accused, yelled at, threatened, beaten, but also defended, guarded, protected. What is true, what is a lie? And which side am I on? Felipe Galvez leaves us no room to breathe; we are smack in the middle of this melee filmed with a camera phone. Intense. (db)

Screenplay Felipe Galvez Production Fernando Bascuñán, Giancarlo Nasi Editing Felipe Galvez, Andrea Chignoli Camera Matías Illanes Cast Benjamín Westfall, Roberto Farías, Andrew Bargsted, Claudia Cabezas Sound Carlos Sanchez

Rapaz

There Is Joy in This Struggle

FR 2018 22 min 07 sec Austrian premiere Director Jean-Gabriel Périot

Music is a form of resistance for the participants in this project—a way out of isolation. Supported by musicians of the Paris Opera, they establish a choir that sings about freedom and thus acts as a liberative force. With this documentary, Jean-Gabriel Périot offers a sharp portrait of a group of people who gather all their courage to get up on stage together and sing. (db)

Screenplay Jean-Gabriel Périot Production Dimitri Krassoulia, Philippe Martin Editing Jean-Gabriel Périot Camera Denis Gravouil, Amine Berrada Sound Dana Farzanehpour

There Is Joy in This Struggle

Swatted

FR 2018 21 min 14 sec Austrian premiere Director Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis

Gaming, streaming, swatting—the film Swatted offers an unforgettable look at how the digital world breaks into real life, how games and fantasy intersect and open new spaces. Online gamers dominate their opponents by finding out their names and addresses, placing a fake emergency call, and sending SWAT teams to other gamers’ doors. What is real and what surreal fiction in this documentary? (db)

Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis will be present.

Screenplay Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis Production Luc-Jérôme Bailleul Editing Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis, Maël Delorme, Céline Perreard Camera Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis Sound Alban Cayrol Animation Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis

Swatted