Nationaler Wettbewerb

Image/Worlds Österreich Wettbewerb

  • , METRO Kinokulturhaus 61 min

The emergence and destruction as well as the interpretation and reinterpretation of (moving) images are the common thread of this highly diverting competition programme. These seven films range from geometrical traditions to art- and film-historical studies to political and socio-critical perspectives, reminiscent of Goya and Loriot, including a side blow to certain inglorious representations of Austrian domestic policy. An instructive and diverse, distinctive and amusing look at images and the world. (de)

In the presence of: Christoph Schwarz, Siegfried Alexander Fruhauf, Veronika Schubert, Alexander Gratzer, Anna Vasof


AT 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 02 min World premiere Director Katha Schaar

Goya’s, at the time, provocative female nude The nude Maja (1797) and its counterpart The clothed Maja are the starting point of Katharina Schaar’s work. In one shot the two images are re-staged as a tableau vivant and extended by changing gender roles. A reflection on identity, sexuality and pictorial traditions. (gh)

Screenplay Katharina Schaar Production Katharina Schaar Editing Philipp Hezoucky, Christian Ernst Camera Katharina Schaar Cast Uschi Rainer Sound Felipe Duque


When Time Moves Faster

GR CA AT 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 06 min 32 sec Director Anna Vasof

Anna Vasof revives a fascination with moving pictures from a time before the cinematic apparatus with unusual experiments. She uses everyday objects or processes to conjure mechanisms that create a cinematic illusion. Watching her prepare for the four literally animated sequences only increases the charm. A film to marvel. (gh)

When Time Moves Faster


AT 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 05 min Director Siegfried A. Fruhauf

Right angles and squares in black and white form the basis for Fruhauf’s recent experimental film. He dissolves the inherently regulative strength of line structures in a thunderstorm of grids. It irritates the view and, at the same time, draws it into the screen. “FUDDY DUDDY takes up the motif of the grid in order to blow it up and to disorder order.” (Siegfried A. Fruhauf). (gh)

Screenplay Siegfried A. Fruhauf Production Siegfried A. Fruhauf Editing Siegfried A. Fruhauf Camera Siegfried A. Fruhauf Sound Siegfried A. Fruhauf Animation Siegfried A. Fruhauf



AT 2016 05 min 21 sec Director Alexander Gratzer

“Waiter! Another espresso please.” The order is in, but nothing happens. The sound of a guitar accompanies time passing and adds to the sense of stillness. In this melancholic-minimalist as well as pointedly-film-analytical coffeehouse skit the love and attention are in the black and white details. Precision à la Loriot meets Viennese deceleration. A true pleasure. (av)

Screenplay Alexander Gratzer Production Alexander Gratzer Cast Alexander Gratzer Sound Alexander Gratzer

Espresso Audience Award - Shortynale Klosterneuburg, Audience Award - One Day Animation Festival

Circular Inscription

DE AT 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 06 min 50 sec Director Lukas Marxt

The El Mirage dry Lake in the Mojave Desert in California is a popular filming location for Hollywood movies, venue for car races and also closely connected with the art-historical movement of land art. Lukas Marxt condenses these traditions by allowing a car to draw circular tracks in the sand against this magnificent desert backdrop. A transient spectacle. (gh)

Circular Inscription

In erster Linie

First and Foremost

AT 2016 05 min 30 sec Director Veronika Schubert

Elusive shapes, reminiscent of geographical borders, pass by our eyes. These are imaginary maps resulting from cloud formations engraved on more than 3,000 glass plates and recorded in time-lapse by Veronika Schubert. The soundtrack is a collage of political platitudes and media clichés regarding the refugees who arrived in Austria in the summer of 2015. A documentation of overburdening. (av)

Screenplay Veronika Schubert Production Veronika Schubert Editing Veronika Schubert Sound Veronika Schubert Animation Veronika Schubert

In erster Linie Audience Award - One Day Animation Festival


AT 2017 29 min 59 sec Vienna premiere Director Christoph Schwarz

In his new film Schwarz oscillates once again between realistic documentation and fictional narrative, without masking his critical and ironic look at current developments in contemporary art: In Lass Die Anderen Entscheiden (Let others decide) the director develops a participatory television format in which the web community can influence filming processes. In retrospect, he describes how the project soon got out of hand. (de)

Production ARGE Schwarz Cast Mel Merio, Constanze Winkler, Natalie Assmann, Michaela Schwarz, Monika Hammerler