Internationaler Wettbewerb

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  • , METRO Kinokulturhaus 55 min

From a claustrophobic hotel room to a large lake to a disturbingly familiar yet unknown metropolis: This year, the International Music Video Competition once again presents a journey through exterior and interior worlds and poses the question of where this progression and retrogression might lead. Private becomes public and vice versa when the protagonists of these ten works go on an expedition, come home, or deal with their identity. An audiovisual genre mix between the self and the world. (ce)

Daydreaming – Radiohead

GB 2016 06 min 26 sec Austrian premiere Director Paul Thomas Anderson

Thom Yorke and Paul Thomas Anderson go on a physical and mental journey to create a visual counterpart for the sounds of Radiohead’s melancholy ballad. They leave no doors closed and don’t even shy away from visiting the most uncomfortable places on earth to (re)construct the world that opens up before the listeners in this devastating piece of music. (ce)

Production Sara Murphy, Albert Chi, Erica Frauman Editing Andy Jurgensen Camera Josh Friz, Aaron Tichenor, Ryan Creasy, Drey Singer, Eric Anderson

Daydreaming – Radiohead

Territory – The Blaze

FR 2017 05 min 37 sec Austrian premiere Director Guillaume Alric Jonathan Alric

The tearful return of a young man to his family and friends in Algiers: The initial question of why he had to leave his home and what might have happened to him quickly becomes secondary. Big emotions in simple, well-structured shots of everyday life coalesce with scenes of dancing and playing, and we are granted a look at the protagonist’s attempt at finding a way back into his former environment. (ce)

Production Roman Pichon Herrera Camera Benoit Soler Cast Dali Benssalah

Territory – The Blaze

Live With Me – Massive Attack

IR 2016 05 min Austrian premiere Director Amirhossein Kotobzadeh

In order to cope with grief and loss, people sometimes divert their attention to inanimate objects, quickly trying to breathe life into them. Using her artistic abilities, the protagonist creates an effigy of her great love in order to spend a few more moments with him. In no time, she is experiencing several scenarios with her “lover” and, ultimately, finds that there is only one viable exit … (ce)

Screenplay Amirhossein Kotobzadeh Production Amirhossein Kotobzadeh Editing Meysam Azarzad Camera Atef Amiri Cast Ayrin Azin

Live With Me – Massive Attack

The Dockworker's Dream – Lambchop

PT US 2016 18 min Austrian premiere Director Bill Morrison

Using vintage photographs and images, Bill Morrison reconstructs a meditative, meandering journey through Portugal’s history of trade and artisanship. Images of work and transportation routes, extracted from their original contexts and now communicating with the propulsive music, are combined to form a hypnotic whole—a timeless journey that ultimately leaves viewers with the feeling of possibly having witnessed an entire lifetime. (ce)

Production Mário Micaelo, Bill Morrison Editing Bill Morrison

The Dockworker's Dream – Lambchop

Father – Rysy

PL 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 04 min 48 sec Austrian premiere Director Martyna Iwańska

With her calm, detailed images, Martyna Iwan´ska takes us into a world of physicality blurring the lines between humans, animals, and seemingly inanimate matter. By interweaving different textures, dreams and nightmares are brought to life—and fill the surrounding black, seemingly void space with a vitality that seems almost menacing in its perfect beauty. (ce)

Screenplay Martyna Iwańska Production Flota Filmowa, Chimney Poland Editing Tomasz Maczka P.S.M., Martyna Iwańska Camera Patryk Kin Cast Adrian Kraśko, Maria Cieślak, Helena Norowicz, Dominika Hull-Kazek, Milton Vicente, Stanisław Iwanicki, Mayu Gralińska-Sakai, Magdalena Fejdasz, Magdalena Dębicka, Sonia Egner, Barbara Tukendorf, Hanna Piekarska, Krystyna Olejniczak Sound Wojtek Urbański, Łukasz Stachurko Animation Chimney Poland

 Father – Rysy

Diamant – Love Hotel Band

DE 2017 03 min 52 sec Austrian premiere Director Elias Hermann

A rapper by day, Yung Hurn seems to have finally found a perfect outlet for his romantic side with his Love Hotel Band: Warm synth pads cast his spring fever into an acoustic form, while the soft focus does the rest for the languishing eyes of the adorer. Even the rare remainders of exaggerated masculinity are flushed down the drain by the time Lars Eidinger’s face appears on camera. (ce)

Production Lorenz Wirth Editing Elias Hermann Camera Johannes Orthmayr Cast Lars Eidinger, Fernandez Pepe Kristallo, Jean-Mule Taquère, Andreas Janetschko, Lorenz Wirth

Diamant – Love Hotel Band

Riparian – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

US 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 03 min 08 sec Austrian premiere Director Andrew Benson

A creature makes his way into life from a restless digital mass in order to inquisitively and outgoingly roam the expanses of a psychedelic, geometric world. In search of a peer, the creature meets mysterious dwellers and presences, some of which show little, some great interest in the newcomer, but all ultimately help him to find his way toward an unknown goal. (ce)

Editing Andrew Benson Animation Andrew Benson

Riparian – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Dust My Shoulders Off – Jane Zhang

CN TW 2016 03 min 40 sec Austrian premiere Director Jen Shuai Liao

Dust My Shoulders Off takes on twelve important works from art history to stage a whimsical journey through various eras and styles. We move at high speed through breathtaking landscapes, lovingly rendered clichés, and historical (half-)facts. None of the great masters is left behind here—from Edward Hopper to Vincent van Gogh to Mike Tyson. (ce)

Production Michael Feng, Beijing Showcitytimes Entertainment Co., OUTERSPACE Cast Jane Zhang, Stéphane-Albert Laville, Junior Caesar, James Hassan, Yurkova Olena, Cheng Kang Chen, Yi Ru Chen, David Malcolm Daugherty Animation Grass Jelly Studio, Muh Chen

Dust My Shoulders Off – Jane Zhang

Gosh – Jamie xx

FR GB 2016 05 min 22 sec Austrian premiere Director Romain Gavras

Romain Gavras’s dystopian vision seems to have found an all-too suitable home in the Chinese city of Tianducheng. Against the backdrop of the uninhabited skyscrapers of this copy of Paris, Gavras lets an army of nearly 400 young dancers choreographically explore the structures of this “historic” ghost town, leading up to a great showdown underneath the replica of the Eiffel Tower. What is also remarkable is that the video was supposedly shot entirely without CGI. (ce)

Production Edmond Tao Camera Myron Mance, Malan Thinus

Gosh – Jamie xx