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Contemporary Austrian Film

You Will Never Understand This1

Martin Bruch, Sigfried A. Fruhauf, Johanes Hammel, Andreas Horvath, Timo Novotny, Anja Salomonowitz and Lotte Schreiber...


From September 24 to 30 we offer an insight into the contemporary Austrian documentary and experimental filmmaking. Martin Bruch, Sigfried A. Fruhauf, Johanes Hammel, Andreas Horvath, Timo Novotny, Anja Salomonowitz and Lotte Schreiber; each represented by a number of short or feature length films to illustrate the Austrian film production of the last two decades.
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Films for the event

home.movie1

home.movie

home.movie (Orig.) / 2008 / Austria / 10 min

home.movie is an extremely mobile film. The camera pans, scans, jolts and races through Martin Bruch’s apartment, never standing still for a moment, and every shot is a pan or tracking shot...

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window / three movements

fenster / drei sätze (Orig.) / 2006 / Austria / 12 min

Experimental short film in three parts:
1. The dancing crane
2. My window to the courtyard
3. The parapet

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handbikemovie

handbikemovie (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 99 min

The brake cables of Martin Bruch’s handbike –the handlebars of which serve at the same time as a manually operated driving-pedal appear and disappear in a regular rhythm at the lower edge of the screen...

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Palmes d´Or

Palmes d´Or (Orig.) / 2009 / Austria / 6 min

Blurred silhouettes, where otherwise big stars stroll, gray streaks where glamour normally reigns, iconoclasm where strict attention is usually paid to visual staging...

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Night Sweat

Night Sweat (Orig.) / 2008 / Austria / 9 min

The sky´s blue hanging above the black of a forest. Lightning flashes over a clearing. And the white ball of the moon with dark spots...

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Ground Control

Ground Control (Orig.) / 2008 / Austria / 2 min

Ground Control is a rough video miniature. It begins with the simplest and most fundamental thing the electronic moving-image machine has to offer...

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Exposed

Exposed (Orig.) / 2001 / Austria / 9 min

Translated literally "exposed" means "to make something visible" or "uncovered". In photography it means to subject photographic film to light...

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Mirror Mechanics

Mirror Mechanics (Orig.) / 2005 / Austria / 7 min

The film as a mirror and, as a further consequence, the phenomenon of identification primarily inherent in feature films, condense to a type of essence of film's potential...

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Structural Filmwaste. Dissolution 1

Structural Filmwaste. Dissolution 1 (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 4 min

Fruhauf, whose earlier works were also made as a kind of "handicraft", succeeded in embedding a paradigm switch in his homage to film art...

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La Sortie

La Sortie (Orig.) / 1998 / Austria / 6 min

The first film of cinematographic history shows workers leaving a factory. Over a hundred years later Siegfried A. Fruhauf has made a fourth version of the film...

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REALTIME

REALTIME (Orig.) / 2002 / Austria / 4 min

All that film is can be reduced to two elements: light and (proportionately structured) movement. And there are many possible answers to the question of what light and proportionate movement are...

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Blow-Up

Blow-Up (Orig.) / 2000 / Austria / 1 min

The raw material used in Blow-up comprises two shots from an old educational film about first aid...

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Mountain Trip

Mountain Trip (Orig.) / 1999 / Austria / 4 min

Mountain Trip is a cinematic myriorama constructed of hundreds of Austrian postcards, which reflect a country's hackneyed trappings as no other medium can...

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Jour Sombre

Jour Sombre (Orig.) / 2011 / Austria / 8 min

When filmmakers use existing footage as a raw material for their work and subject it to, for example, physical and chemical processes, the original material’s narrative remnants resist deformation and abstraction, thereby producing a new subtext.

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Follow Me

Folge mir (Orig.) / 2010 / Austria / 109 min

Mrs. Blumenthal lives with her husband and both her sons in a bleak, dockside neighbourhood. She develops an intense social phobia, caused by her worries about the severe accident suffered by her oldest son, Roman...

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Last Supper

Abendmahl (Orig.) / 2005 / Austria / 9 min

A white field dominates the picture, which is bordered by narrow black lines. Slowly an image of a fruit basket moves up from below...

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The Lovers

Die Liebenden (Orig.) / 2004 / Austria / 7 min

The Lovers is the second part of a small trilogy, dealing with the extinction of memories...

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MAZY1

MAZY-systems of transitions

MAZY-systems of transitions (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 9 min

What is the human body able to sustain when subjected to devices that record sounds and images? And what can be done with the human body when it tends to evade the representational codes of these devices?

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The Bathers

Die Badenden (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 4 min

An exhilarating dance of spots of color and traces of wear and decomposition. The abstract earth-colored texture is reminiscent of Stan Brakhage’s work...

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Black Sun

Die Schwarze Sonne (Orig.) / 1992 / Austria, Switzerland / 26 min

Black Sun is based on a short novel by the American Science-fiction author Samuel R. Delany which tells the story of the meeting between a "spacer" and a "frelk"...

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The Silence Of Green

The Silence Of Green (Orig.) / 2002 / Austria / 48 min

Mass murder! It's a mass murder!”, one of the farmers questioned by Andreas Horvath cries out in desperation. At the beginning of 2001, the foot-and-mouth disease was headline news on television and in the press.

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This Aint No Heartland

This Aint No Heartland (Orig.) / 2004 / Austria / 105 min

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Views Of A Retired Night Porter

Views of a Retired Night Porter (Orig.) / 2006 / Austria / 38 min

Awarded the BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM UNDER 30 MINUTES at 41st Karlovy Vary IFF.

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Neon

Neon (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 5 min

This unpretentiousness of this video’s title is equals the simplicity of its underlying structure...

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Sempre Semper

Sempre Semper (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 2 min

An ode to the Semper Depot in Vienna, which was built in the late 19th century as a storage space for backdrops used at the court opera and theater...

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Can I get a witness

Can I get a witness (Orig.) / 2002 / Austria / 4 min

A timelapsed camerashot (24 hours timecircle compressed to 4 minutes) shows the daily life in Europe'’s smallest bar...

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Sofa Rockers

Sofa Rockers (Orig.) / 2000 / Austria, Japan / 4 min

Each beat has its own speed, each tempo suggests certain images: Timo Novotny'’s video for Richard Dorfmeister’s Sofa Surfers remix, which was shot in Japan on Super-8 film, begins with an aerial view of a construction site and a crane...

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Sofa Rockers #2

Sofa Rockers #2 (Orig.) / 2001 / Austria / 4 min

Everything is transparent, everything is structured: The scaffolding is echoed in the picture’s frame, which rolls across the screen in a way similar to a poor film projection, offsetting the illusion of movement...

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Wirehead1

Wirehead

Wirehead (Orig.) / 1997 / Austria / 22 min

In our vision of the future, everyone has received a neuronal interface, also called a brainchip. This chip enables direct mental interaction with external computers...

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You Will Never Understand This1

You Will Never Understand This

Das wirst du nie verstehen (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 52 min

Three elderly ladies are sitting at the table with cakes and coffee. But when it comes to questions about the past, a seemingly ordinary family meeting turns to a strategy of telling stories and being silent...

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Carmen

Carmen (Orig.) / 1999 / Austria / 23 min

A documentary about the wondrous passion of Carmen Martinek, who takes movie theaters as her lovers...

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Borgate

Borgate

Borgate (Orig.) / 2008 / Austria / 15 min

It was originally intended to be modern Italy’s showcase urban project after WWII: the Don Bosco housing project on the southern edge of Rome...

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Domino

Domino (Orig.) / 2005 / Austria, Italy / 12 min

As Robert Smithson said, if you trigger specific associations from a site, if you deal directly with its visual appearance, with that which Roland Barthes calls the "simulacrum of the object," then the goal is to understanda new type of structure as a whole, which generates new meanings.

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I. E. [site 01-isole eolie]

I. E. [site 01-isole eolie] (Orig.) / 2004 / Austria / 8 min

Stromboli appears briefly, as though lifted by a flash from out of the darkness into which it once again disappears...

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Quadro

Quadro (Orig.) / 2002 / Austria, Italy / 10 min

The video quadro (italian for square, picture, frame) is a film portrait of a monumental 1960s apartment block built in the italian coastal city of trieste...

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Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

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Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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