Österreichischer Musikvideopreis

Words You Can't Spell Screensessions

  • , METRO Kinokulturhaus 124 min

Heroes of (fictitious) music history, dystopian outlooks, and robots in love. The growth of the Austrian music (video) scene seems to know few bounds, as these heterogeneous but coherent works impressively demonstrate. Even if most of these productions were forced to make do without a “big budget,” the myriad forces involved in the process—from the filmmakers and animation artists to the musicians and bands—nevertheless managed to push the boundaries and open up new vistas, ranging from vintage aesthetics to high-gloss products. (ce)

Supported by: AKM & austro mechana
In the presence of Daniel Prochaska, David Kleinl, Florian Senekowitsch, Mike Kren, Patrick Schabus, Sebastian Mayr, Florian Kindlinger, Peter Kutin
Followed by: MuVi Award Ceremony
Hosted by: Carmen Gray


WM8876 – RADIANT – Wattmarck

AT 2017 No dialogue/lyrics 02 min 47 sec World premiere Director Lorenz Tröbinger Yuri Konakov

The details Lorenz Tröbinger provides about the myth of “Wattmarck” go back a long way. With video footage and his own film, we enter a well-researched universe that might as well have flown from H.P. Lovecraft’s pen. The only music video about “Wattmarck” shows the sequencer WM8876 – RADIANT, specifically developed for the album and part of Wattmarck’s Orama sound system. This is any retro-enthusiast’s wet dream. (ad)

Screenplay Lorenz Tröbinger Editing Daniel Gottschling Camera Lukas Swatek Animation Jeanne Nickels, Karin Schäfer, Zoe Marvie, Sophie Jäger, Almut Schäfer-Kubelka

WM8876 – RADIANT – Wattmarck

Heite grob ma Tote aus – Voodoo Jürgens

AT 2016 04 min 10 sec Director Florian Senekowitsch

In his grandmother’s bourgeois living room the singer Voodoo Jürgens welcomes reporters for interviews and makes a big announcement. He subsequently drags them into his world, the Viennese underworld. Flanked by dubious characters, he dances like a small-time pimp through the Viennese nightlife in the sewers, celebrating the Viennese version of laissez-faire, to the great frustration of the reporters featured in the video. (vk)

Screenplay Florian Senekowitsch Production Julia Zisser, LiaArts Editing Rupert Höller Camera Alex Haspel Cast Adele Salome, Florian Senekowitsch, Erika Reimer, Helge Stradner, Markus Egger, Christina Scherrer, Nicole Radeschnig, Birgit Radeschnig, Lukas Fürsatz, Matilda Europa, Diem, Christian Öllerer, Michelle Karussell, Marion Griesmayr, Harald Winter, Josef P.

Heite grob ma Tote aus – Voodoo Jürgens

Moving Water – Gudrun Von Laxenburg (feat. Eloui)

AT 2016 05 min 44 sec Vienna premiere Director Sebastian Mayr

In a dystopian future people live in overcrowded megacities. The establishment controls and oppresses them. Hoping for the last remainder of freedom, the people go underground to dance to the tune of the last available forms of rebellious expression—until, in an impressive sci-fi manner, the physical boundaries of the space ultimately disintegrate and merge with the dancing bodies. (ad)

Screenplay Daniel Helmer Production Theresa Winkler, Daniel Helmer Editing Sebastian Longariva Camera Alexander Dirninger, Anselm Hartmann Cast Wei-Da Chen (DaDa Jv)

Moving Water – Gudrun Von Laxenburg (feat. Eloui)

Wie 1 James Bond Song – Mascha

AT 2017 04 min 10 sec World premiere Director Mascha Peleshko

Mascha dedicates her song and video to the only true James Bond: an undercover muse from Bruck an der Mur. She creates her own secret-agent story with public-domain footage in black and white, reveling in the deconstruction of the nostalgic narrative of the passionate spy and savoring the fact that she accomplishes this with more versatility than the famous films would let on. With myriad references to youth culture the artist makes the dream of “James Bond” look quite outdated in the end. (ad)

Production Mascha Peleshko Editing Mascha Peleshko Camera Public Domain Footage Sound Mascha Peleshko Animation Mascha Peleshko

Wie 1 James Bond Song – Mascha

Handkuss – Worried Man & Worried Boy

Kiss on the Hand – Worried Man & Worried Boy

AT 2016 03 min 40 sec Director Beniamin Urbanek Stefanie Sargnagel

A young woman maneuvers through everyday life. By day she busies herself in detox heaven and backs up her actions with life-affirming lore. Carpe Diem! Off to the bars! Because there’s one thing the young woman is sure of: as long as the zits keep sprouting, she is alive. Lunch money is invested in beer; capitalism rejoices in escapism. A few animal types and a lizard in tow, she dances herself into an intoxicated mix of alcohol and tristesse. (ad)

Screenplay Sebastian Janata Production Worried Boy Productions

Handkuss – Worried Man & Worried Boy

N_I - Paul Gründorfer

AT 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 07 min 25 sec Austrian premiere Director Patrick Schabus

Massive mountains, rolling streams, and a cumulating fog are accompanied by the experimental music of Paul Gründorfer, part synesthetically, part contrapuntally. With his images, Patrick Schabus refers to early photographic works in which nature was depicted as a mighty, transcendental force. The interplay of music and image create a discomforting scenery; the idyll of nature is destroyed. (ad)

Editing Patrick Schabus Camera Patrick Schabus

N_I - Paul Gründorfer

Behemoth – ZAPP GALURA

AT 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 06 min Director Mike Kren

When the doors to a well-kept one-family home close, a dramatic love story unfolds. Two machines come to life and catch sight of each other through the window. The vacuum cleaner robot then skillfully makes its way into the yard toward the lawnmower robot, but soon finds that this is not its world. An unusual love story that comes to its preprogrammed tragic end. (vk)

Screenplay Mike Kren Production Mike Kren, Rafael Wagner Editing Michi Hatzenbichler Camera Stephanie Leitl Sound ZAPP GALURA

Behemoth – ZAPP GALURA

Butter – Leyya

AT 2016 03 min 36 sec Director Martina Trepczyk

Colours, landscapes, and power struggles between man and woman, and human and machine, are the themes governing Butter. The rich blue of the ocean at the beginning is soon replaced by the bleak brown of a stony, dusty island, where a tired young man struggles to make his way across the terrain toward a wide road. A young woman in an orange sportscar is waiting for him there—and an incredible race begins that even lets gold bars melt like butter. (vk)

Screenplay Martina Trepczyk Production Martina Trepczyk Editing Martina Trepczyk Camera Gabriel Hyden Cast Sophie Lindinger, Marco Kleebauer Sound Leyya

Butter – Leyya

Bulletproof – VENTIL

AT 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 10 min World premiere Director Florian Kindlinger Peter Kutin

Under the moniker VENTIL, Florian Kindlinger and Peter Kutin combine their music with visual formats. Bulletproof is a spinoff of their new film project The Fifth Wall, which stages a bulletproof glass panel as a media display, behind which social struggles are unfolding. In the video the panel is also relentlessly attacked, the bulletproof protection holds up for the time being, but the destruction attempts still leave their (scratch) marks … (ad, de)

Screenplay Peter Kutin, Florian Kindlinger Production Peter Kutin, Florian Kindlinger Editing Edward Chapon, Johannes Gierlinger Camera Martin Putz Cast Conny, Victoria, Domokos, David, Suma, Flo Sound Peter Kutin, Florian Kindlinger Animation Conny Zenk

Bulletproof – VENTIL

Linz bei Nacht – FLUT

AT 2017 03 min 58 sec Director Manuel Hauer

A suspicious figure in a trench coat is roaming Linz at night. The panoramic view across the Danube river of the smoldering smoke stacks make the city look like a menacing swamp. The detective story catapults us into the 1980s, portraying the authentic aesthetic of a thug’s game of hide-and-seek. The analog production is reminiscent of wellknown TV shows about detectives and commissioners. Together with the accompanying song, it paints a picture of an idiosyncratic yet strangely familiar world. (vk)

Screenplay Manuel Hauer, Jakob Ecker, Florian Voglmayr, Sebastian Voglmayr, Johannes Paulusberger, Jakob Herber Production Jakob Ecker Editing Manuel Hauer Camera Manuel Hauer Cast Johannes Paulusberger, Paul Plut, Patrick Stürböth, Julius Süß, Paul Süß, Florian Stadler, Josef Schreiner

Linz bei Nacht – FLUT

Last Summer Forever – Black Palms Orchestra

AT 2016 05 min 03 sec Director Daniel Geronimo Prochaska

Jean-Luc Godard and Laura Palmer meet on their summer retreat on the island of Capri. The setting brings Greek mythology to mind; tensions are inevitable. Against the backdrop of the deep blue sea, the protagonists are torn between loneliness and passion. They wish to die out of love and, at the same time, want to let love die. Emotions run hot, until eventually even the palm trees catch fire. (ad)

Screenplay All Most Famous Production AMF, Das Rund, 1964 Films Editing Christian Feldes Camera Andre Mayerhofer, Christian Flatzek Cast Charlotte Reiter, Christian Fuchs

Last Summer Forever – Black Palms Orchestra

Little Hell – Ankathie Koi

AT 2016 04 min 40 sec Director David Kleinl Antonin Pevny

Love becomes hate, which in turn manifests as threats of violence. In a relationship from hell, Ankathie Koi plays a bloodthirsty queen. In her music video Little Hell, the singer lives out revenge fantasies and displays her power with much symbolism and tongue firmly in cheek. Exaggerated by the meticulous purism of the modern concrete architecture and a gruesome pumpkin assassination, the video underlines the battle cries of a strong woman. (vk)

Screenplay Antonin B. Pevny, David Kleinl Production Pevnyfilms Editing Antonin B. Pevny Camera Antonin B.Pevny Cast Ankathie Koi, Powernerd Paddy

Little Hell – Ankathie Koi

Palmen am Balkon – Granada

AT 2016 02 min 49 sec Director Bernhard Kaufmann

For his band Granada, the musician formerly known as Effi personally posed for the camera, but he only shows his head—the rest of his body takes a journey through the world of television. Despite the rigid setup of the perfectly timed one-shot video, zapping through the channels produces crisp images in which the singer assumes various roles at lightning speed. Who knew a hymn to staying at home could be so eventful? (vk)

Screenplay Bernhard Kaufmann Production Raffael Hollitzky Editing Philipp Hafner Camera Raffael Hollitzky Cast Thomas Petritsch, Roland Hanslmeier, Jürgen Schmidt, Lukas Custos, Alexander Christof, Nelly Sound Granada

Palmen am Balkon – Granada