Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine

Direction
Year
2005
Country
  • Austria
Duration
17min
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The hero of Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine is easy to identify. Walking down the street unknowingly, he suddenly realizes that he is not only subject to the gruesome moods of several spectators but also at the mercy of the filmmaker. He defends himself heroically, but is condemned to the gallows, where he dies a filmic death through a tearing of the film itself. Our hero then descends into Hades, the realm of shades. Here, in the underground of cinematography, he encounters innumerable printing instructions, the means whereby the existence of every filmic image is made possible. In other words, our hero encounters the conditions of his own possibility, the conditions of his very existence as a filmic shade.


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Details

  • Original title
    Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine
  • Direction
  • Sound
    Dirk Schaefer
  • Duration
    17 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2005
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Production
      • SIXPACKFILM
      • Neubaugasse 45/13
      • 1071 Vídeň
      • Austria
      • tel: 00 43 1 526 09 90
      • cell: ---
      • fax: 0043 1 526 09 92
      • e-mail: office@sixpackfilm.com
  • Distribution
      • SIXPACKFILM
      • Neubaugasse 45/13
      • 1071 Vídeň
      • Austria
      • tel: 00 43 1 526 09 90
      • cell: ---
      • fax: 0043 1 526 09 92
      • e-mail: office@sixpackfilm.com
  • Festivals
    • Ankara - Festival on Wheels 2005
    • Austin - Cinetexas - Int. short film&video&new media festival 2005
    • Barcelona - L’ALTERNATIVA - II Mostra Internacional de Cinema Alternatiu 2005
    • Belford - Entrevue, Festival Int. du Film 2005
    • Brest - Festival du Film Court 2005
    • Brisbane - Int. Film Festival 2005
    • Cannes - Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2005
    • Cork - Int. Film Festival 2005
    • Denver - TIE Int. Experimental Cinema Exposition 2005
    • Fantoche - Animationsfilmfestival Baden 2005
    • Helsinki - Avanto Media Art Festival 2005
    • Imola - Corto Imola Festival 2005
    • Jihlava Documentary Film Festival 2005
    • Leeds - Int. FilmFestival 2005
    • Ljubiljana Animateka - Int. Animation Film Festival 2005
    • London - BFI International Film Festival 2005
    • Madrid - Semana de Cine Experimental 2005
    • Melbourne - Int. Film Festival 2005
    • Milano Aiace - Invideo 2005
    • Montrèal - Festival International du Nouveau Film et de la Video 2005
    • New York - Film Festival 2005
    • New Zealand Int. Film festival 2005
    • Olympia - Film Festival 2005
    • Paris - L'Etrange Festival 2005
    • Pesaro - Film Festival 2005
    • Rio de Janeiro - Mostra Curta de Cinema 2005
    • Sao Paolo - Short Film Festival 2005
    • Sarajevo - Int. Film Festival 2005
    • Seoul - SeNef Net & Film Festival 2005
    • Sitges - Festival de Cinema Fantastic de Sitges 2005
    • Taipei - Golden Horse Film Festival 2005
    • Toronto - Int. Film Festival 2005
    • Uppsala - Int. Short Film Festival 2005
    • Vancouver - Int. Film Festival 2005
    • Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival 2005
    • Vila do Conde - Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens 2005
    • Zagreb - 25fps Film & Video Festival 2005
    • Athen - Synch Festival 2006
    • Barcelona - Sonar Int. Festival of Advanced Music 2006
    • Basel - VIPER Festival für Medienkunst 2006
    • Clermont-Ferrand - Festival de Court Metrage 2006
    • Edinburgh - Kill your timid notion 2006
    • Gran Canaria - canariasmediafest 2006
    • Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films 2006
    • Hamburg - Int. Kurzfilm-Festival & No Budget 2006
    • Hong Kong - Int. Film Festival 2006
    • Istanbul - Int. Short Film Festival 2006
    • New Jersey - Black Maria Festival 2006
    • Oberhausen - Int. Kurzfilmtage 2006
    • Onion City - Film Festival Chicago 2006
    • Osnabrück - European Media Art Festival 2006
    • Paris - Némo Festival 2006
    • Paris - Tout Court Festival 2006
    • Regensburg - Kurzfilmwoche 2006
    • Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival 2006
    • Seoul - EXis (Experimental Film- & Videofestival) 2006
    • Singapore International Film Festival 2006
    • Sundance Film Festival 2006
    • Trencianske Teplice - Int. Art Film Festival 2006
    • Utrecht - Holland Animation Film Festival 2006
    • Utrecht - Impakt Festival 2006
    • Victoria - Antimatter Underground Film Festival 2006
    • Weimar - back-up festival. new media in film 2006
    • Wiesbaden - exground on screen 2006
    • Windsor - Media City 2006
    • Zürich - VIDEOEXperimental; Video & Film Festival 2006
    • Brighton - Cinecity Film Festival 2007
    • Norwich - AURORA International Animation Festival 2007
    • Amsterdam - Sonic Acts Festival 2008
    • Lyon - Les Inattendus Film and Video Festival 2008
  • Awards
    • Gecko Award. Austin - Cinetexas - Int. short film&video&new media festival 2005
    • Grande Premio Experimental. Vila do Conde - Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens 2005
    • Main award at Zagreb - 25fps Film & Video Festival 2005
    • Special Mention of the jury. Clermont-Ferrand - Festival de Court Metrage 2006
    • Director’s Choice Award (3rd place). New Jersey - Black Maria Festival 2006
    • Grand Prize. Utrecht - Holland Animation Film Festival 2006
    • Honorable Mention. Windsor - Media City 2006.

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