- , METRO Kinokulturhaus 65 min
The Austrian music scene is flourishing and a testament to this is the outpouring of music videos who’s often limited budgets only add to their unbridled creativity. Among the 15 selected music videos, you can find some great names and surefire hits as well as promising newcomers and insider tips. The tempo of the songs change as fast as the visual expression of the filmmakers responsible for selecting the videos. Whether on the beach, in the mountains, or in space: the protagonists in the Austrian Music Video competition always make a good impression!
In the presence of all filmmakers.
In cooperation with Poolinale Music Film Festival Vienna
Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel
AT 2015 07 min Austrian premiere Director Magdalena Chmielewska
What is pure imagination and what reality? Magdalena Chmielewska’s dream-like portrayals of beauty make it nearly impossible to differentiate. The video clip to Franz Schubert’s Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel mirrors Gretchen’s spinning and brooding in her love to Faust. Her love is a constant toing and froing between pure passion and panic desperation, between slowing down and accelerating – the principle upon which Schubert’s masterpiece rests.
Screenplay Magdalena Chmielewska Production Clara Maria Bacher, Michal Honnens Editing Magdalena Chmielewska Camera Chris Rudz Cast Stephanie Cumming, Nico Ehrenteit, Marta Kaczorowska, Denis Susljik, Janna Rottmann, Caroline Jestaedt Sound Ulrich Wagner Animation Lukas Kampichler
AT 2016 05 min Austrian premiere Director Daniel Moshel
In the vicinity of the Bavarian State Opera and for a bit of small change, August Schram interprets what is probably the most powerful lament in history – Carmina Burana. As Fortuna would have it, a random tourist captures the scene with his camera. In a reversal of roles well known faces perform in new costumes and new faces in well known costumes, until the surreal spectacle comes to an abrupt end as the initiators are picked up.
Screenplay Daniel Moshel Editing Christin Gottscheber Camera Arturo Delano Smith Cast August Schram, Elfriede Wunsch, Raul Bartosch, Felipe Jimenezand Sound Philip Preuss
AT 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 03 min 47 sec World premiere Director Matthias Peyker Christoph Schwarz
The new album by A Thousand Fuegos is a complete piece of music, the first single, Movement 1 (Love as Passion) an excerpt of this piece. Also the corresponding music video is comprised of excerpts and smaller entities. Spatially confined by rooms and the screen, more and more smaller levels of piled up screens, Shutterstock images and quotes are revealed. Feel free to give full scope to your associations to these melancholically hopeful synth-sounds.
AT 2015 No dialogue/lyrics 03 min 53 sec Director Fabian Schmidmair
A beautiful stranger rides through a post apocalyptic world on horse back, confidently stylish and in slow motion. The people she meets give her fascinating looks. Thanks to a patriarchal group of aggressive motor lovers she finds herself caught up in a car chase through the gloomy, black and white landscape.
Screenplay Fabian Schmidmair, Benedikt Missmann, Silvio Lenglachner Production Benedikt Missmann Editing Benedikt Missmann Camera Benedikt Missmann Cast Gina Adamu, Marie Noel N`twa, Celina Dollberger, Pferd romy, Patrick Preuner, Nikita Jeske, Alois Schmidmair, David Krichbaum Sound Wohnzimmer Records Animation Fabian Schmidmair
DE AT 2015 No dialogue/lyrics 05 min 07 sec Director Denis Mähne Nina Reble
Far away from norms and sexual stereotyping Bernhard Eder discards his old self and gives himself a new costumed identity. Thereby a feather boa becomes a symbol of hope for a new, more beautiful world. The Super-8 video impressively and cautiously reflects the emotions of the song Bird Away, lettings us partake in the changes of the music and the character amid a dynamic play of light and shadow.
Editing Denis Mähne Camera Nina Reble Sound Bernhard Eder
AT 2015 No dialogue/lyrics 04 min 39 sec World premiere Director Eyup Kus
In Hunter Limits the Hearts Hearts sing of the yearning for words of steel, which are meant to liberate us from the uncertainty of our own feelings. Eyup Kus takes up the lyric’s imagery and visualises it for us in actual images. The words become the space waiting to be explored and, together with a young woman, we embark on a quest for definitions with slow and steady movements.
Screenplay Eyup Kus Editing Eyup Kus, Hearts Hearts Camera Eyup Kus Cast Luzia Oppermann Sound Hearts Hearts
AT 2015 No dialogue/lyrics 00 min 30 sec World premiere Director Ulrike Swoboda-Ostermann
In just 30 seconds the basic principle of the single-family house is questioned critically, yet humorously. On a musical level Attwenger make sure that we are reminded of Austrian villages and suburbs. I built, therefore I am. The single-family home: a paragon of the failed, short-lived pursuit of individuality. Here the ones attempt to design themselves each against the other.
Production Ulrike Swoboda-Ostermann Animation Ulrike Swoboda-Ostermann
AT 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 03 min 31 sec World premiere Director Andreas Rosenthal
A colourful planet of monsters, animals, vast jungles and children. Here there is room for everybody between mating rituals and feasts, for life is just one big party. We think. A lonely watermelon man just won’t be accepted by the planet’s inhabitants, even though, seen from the outside, he would fit in so nicely. Finally, maybe because he is just too beautiful, he is assimilated by the natives.
Editing Andreas Rosenthal Animation Andreas Rosenthal
AT 2015 No dialogue/lyrics 06 min 08 sec World premiere Director Barbara Zerlauth
Barbara Zerlauth slows down the images in this video to the point when each image stands on its own for a short perceivable moment. They are atmospheric, slow moving still lifes. Like the video itself the reduced and gentle music by Schmieds Puls is concentrated on the essentials – the combination makes us stop for a moment, intensively and hypnotically bringing us to the depicted resignation until we feel it ourselves.
Screenplay Barbara Zerlauth, Carlos Barreto Nespoli Editing Barbara Zerlauth Camera Benjamin Skalet Cast Mira Lu Kovacs, Jimmy
AT 2015 05 min 32 sec Director Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel Anselm Hartmann
The two fearless heroines Caty Cosmos and Judy Jupiter are on a mission to save the vast universe from all evil. They are not alone in their quest – Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel and Anselm Hartmann supply them with the kind of team that one could only dream of even in Star Trek. In a 60s retro look the fighters face terrifying monsters, accompanied by one of the finest of Fijuka’s synthie-pop songs. We are eagerly awaiting the next episode.
Production Anselm Hartmann Editing Roland Stöttinger Camera Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel, Anselm Hartmann
AT 2015 No dialogue/lyrics 04 min 07 sec Director Arne von Nostitz-Rieneck
What came first, the chicken or the egg? Viech and Arne from Nostitz-Rieneck attempt to answer the question of all questions with Zentrale – and they take on quite some effort on the way. Vegetables dance a kaleidoscopic choreography, a chicken empties itself and the band plays in the water. The combination with the partly bizarre text allows us to find our own associations and just enjoy a colourful music video off the beaten track.
Screenplay Arne von Nostitz-Rieneck Production Gerfried Guggi Editing Arne von Nostitz-Rieneck Camera Gerfried Guggi Cast Paul Plut, David Reiterer, Stephan Paulitsch, Christoph Lederhilger Animation Lisa Schmölzer, Florian Grünberger, Dina El Heliebi
AT 2015 No dialogue/lyrics 04 min 39 sec World premiere Director Sophie Hundbiss Tanah Freitag
In his very presentable apartment a young man makes himself equally presentable and dons a fur. We observe him with equal amounts of disgust and lust as he narcissistically indulges in his own body. Totally wrapped up in his compulsion for self-display we eventually find him dancing in an underpass, despite a blister on his foot and his meagre audience. According to the song nobody really knows what’s going on either – and the small gathering of viewers dissolves again.
Screenplay Sophie Hundbiss, Tanah Freitag Editing Frank Rottmann, Sophie Hundbiss, Tanah Freitag Camera Frank Rottmann Cast Kaan Necati Özemek Sound Moritz Nahold
AT 2015 No dialogue/lyrics 03 min 18 sec World premiere Director Doron Nadav
In perfectly drifting images we observe an old man on a mountain hike as he plants flowers in locations, which probably are not their natural habitat. We climb the mountains with the man, accompanied by the driving electro beats by MOUNT and Nicolas Haelg, finding ourselves in such breathtakingly beautiful images of landscapes with such ease, that in our imagination we are already climbing the next mountain ourselves.
Production Mateusz Szmalec Editing Konrad Milan Camera Konrad Milan
AT 2015 No dialogue/lyrics 04 min Austrian premiere Director Florian Pochlatko
The unusual collaboration between Florian Pochlatko and Zebra Kath with Leila resulted in an intense and extraordinary video. In three parts we are drawn deeper and deeper into the spell of eerie scenarios and gloomy hip-hop. Zebra Katz as an ominous missionary and dancer Ernesto Edivaldo succumb to their ecstasy more and more, carrying the oppressive feeling to the extreme. (In the screening we will only show part 3.)
Screenplay Florian Pochlatko Editing Florian Pochlatko Camera Serafin Spitzer, Anselm Hartmann Sound Zebra Katz, Leila
AT 2015 No dialogue/lyrics 03 min 53 sec World premiere Director LWZ
Inspired by old-school shooter games and the never-ending scrolling through newsfeeds, we fly from one animated world to the next from a bird’s eye perspective. The video critically examines the way in which we perceive our reality through media filters and everyday routine with the mass of information at hand, without a moral pointing finger. To music by Ogris Debris we find ourselves in a perpetuum mobile of consumerist details.
Production Martin Lorenz Animation LWZ