Di 28.5.

19:30

Gartenbaukino

Opening

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We invite you to see ten short films which allow an insight into the festival?s various sections. And this year we have quite a few big names at the ready - including two Cannes-winners!

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21:30

Philiale

Strange Nights: Opening Party

hosted by bubble club, DJs: weise, raw:land, giorio
Visuals by: 4youreye
Free admission

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Mi 29.5.

14:30 59 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Political Filmmaking:Jarmusch in the Middle East

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For their 30-minute films Beirut Blend and Another Night on Earth, Austrian director Fritz Ofner and Spanish filmmaker David Muñoz drew on films by Jim Jarmusch, citing and changing them, as a kind of homage with a topical-political message.

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17:00 86 min

Künsterhaus Kino

National Competition 1 - Taking the rough with the smooth

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In the first of the three programmes in the National Competition, we will swim against the current and lose the odd hair or two at the hairdresser?s. We fight against suffocation, risk a fresh start, go on a hike with a Schlager star.

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19:00 67 min

Filmmuseum

Spotlight on: David OReilly

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Irish animation artist and VIS star guest David OReilly presents his independent work.

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19:30 70 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Night of the Light

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The five winning movies of our short film competition (initiated with Wien Energie) get premiered and the best ones are being awarded.

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22:00 77 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Fiction & Documentary 1 - We Can't Cry Much Louder Than This

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Breaking and crossing boundaries, the individual quest for a language for expressing one?s own feelings and thoughts ? this is the focus of the five short films in this programme.

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00:00 62 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

PopPorn

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Jazzy, cheeky and boozy ? welcome to VIS Vienna Independent Shorts? first ever porn night. It took 10 years ? and the waiting has certainly paid off!

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22:00

Morisson Club & Bar

Strange Nights: 3 Jahre Klub Fraktal

DJs: Sebastian Oberst (Klub Fraktal), Fabian Moos (Klub Fraktal), EinerWeniger (antime / molten moods / lewdandloud; München), Pyjamas (Circle Music/ Estrela)
+ Special Guests

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Do 30.5.

13:30 120min + Q&A

Filmmuseum

Masterclass: David OReilly

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Irish animation artist and VIS star guest David OReilly presents his independent work.

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14:30 75 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Fiction & Documentary 2 - We Will Never Be Alone Again

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We will never be alone again. A risky promise the second programme in the international fiction and documentary competition makes here.

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17:00 86 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Strange Days - Hamburg: A Different Point of Views

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A world upside down. A heart goes out. The perspectives are shifted and quite crazy, nothing seems as it was, and nothing was ever as it was conceived.

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19:30 83 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Fiction & Documentary 3 - About Happiness

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The quest for individual and collective happiness is the leitmotif of the five films in this programme.

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22:00 71 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Animation Avantgarde 1

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The unconventional use of existing materials or objects with a strong visual attraction makes itself felt in this programme.

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21:00

Transporter Bar

Strange Nights: FILM QVIS

You think you?ve got the best film knowledge in town? Prove it! The Quiz 3000 and VIS Vienna Independent Shorts present the Filmqvis 3000, the ideal opportunity for all smartasses to show off their useless movie knowledge and win amazing prizes.

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Fr 31.5.

14:30 45 + 50 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

AnimaDoc: Lecture & Film program

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For this year?s edition of VIS, Italian culture journalist and essayist Thomas Martinelli will take a closer look at documentary material in relation to animations and also ?re-enactments?.

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17:00 76min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Animation Avantgarde 2

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Fantasy creatures made of plugs that have come alive, desolate industrial sites in Iceland?s vast wilderness dying a slow death; these contrary images kick off the second Animation Avantgarde programme.

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19:30 85 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

National Competition 2 - Break from the Crisis

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Between threat and boredom, austerity and overcoming, the second programme in the National Competition takes a break from the crisis with six short films ? even if there seems to be no getting away from the crisis.

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21:00 70 min

Filmmuseum

Found Animation: David OReilly

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"Found Animation is a playlist of bizarre, brutal and beautifully weird animations that should never be seen at a film festival." - David OReilly

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22:00 80 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Fiction & Documentary 4 - No More Boring Films

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No more boring films ? the title says it all. Here material is reconstructed, recycled and decontextualised. One tries to recapture what was lost, raise the dead, make parting pictures dance.

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00:00 71 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Très chic

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A selection of the admissions that made it into the first league of trash: culinary (cooking and copulating) and cultural, educational and meaningless, vodka and vandalism, Frank Stronach and Marko Arnautovic ? something for everyone!

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22:00

Club U

Strange Nights: Fête Très chic

DJs: Agathe Bauer, EcleKtric, Da Ildar Da
Free admission

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Sa 1.6.

12:00 75 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

VISitors from the Past: Highlights of 10 years

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With a highlight programme of audience favourites and insiders? tips, we ring in our 10th birthday!

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14:30 82 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Strange Days - Vienna: Crisis, Uprising, Revolution

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The crisis is omnipresent and won?t let us go. But why not fight against it? And why not do so by cinematographic means?

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17:00 72 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Fiction & Documentary 5 - But Love is Important

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From the first awkward beginnings to the dramatic end of a relationship. From the self doubt that plagues one in a situation of imposed isolation to the remorse felt when faced after many years with that great love one spurned in youth.

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19:30 74 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Animation Avantgarde 3

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The third Animation Avantgarde programme is all about various concepts of filmmaking: it plays with contradictions; thus photography as a storage medium becomes a medium for forgetting, the future points to the past and nudity is presented in fluffy materials.

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22:00 77 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Österreich Wettbewerb 3 - The endless city

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The infinite city ? in this case Vienna, the global village, the place of endless possibilities for stories. In this 77-minute selection, six films each take a different perspective on the city: from the inside, from the outside, from the past.

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00:00 67 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Strange Days: Horrific Animation

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Animation, as these films demonstrate, is particularly adept at unmasking the invisible, unwelcome, everyday monsters that stroll around inside the most terrifying and real horror: the human mind.

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16:00 58 min

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Screensessions - National Music Videos

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The first national music competition at VIS brings out Parov Stelar against Kreisky, Nana D. against Koenig Leopold. Brought to you on screens hanging from the ceiling: The best music videos as "expanded cinema" experience!

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17:15

brut-Bar

Scopitones

The predecessors of music videos from the 60ies in 16 mm, presented by David Landolf

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18:00 63 min

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Screensessions - International Music Videos

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The international music video showcase brings you big names from Woodkid to Sigur Rós and Animal Collective. Brought to you on screens hanging from the ceiling: The best music videos as "expanded cinema" experience!

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19:15

brut-Bar

Scopitones

The predecessors of music videos from the 60ies in 16 mm, presented by David Landolf

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20:00 58 min

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Screensessions - National Music Videos

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The first national music competition at VIS brings out Parov Stelar against Kreisky, Nana D. against Koenig Leopold. Brought to you on screens hanging from the ceiling: The best music videos as "expanded cinema" experience!

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22:00

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Screensessions on stage

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Right after the second screening of the Austrian music video competition, two bands represented in the competition will honour us with live performances: we look forward to Koenig Leopold and Julian & Fux live!

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00:00

brut-Bar

Strange Nights: Birthday Bash

Finishing off a day of "expanded cinema" experience and a live concert, we ring in our 10th birthday! Hosted by Bebop Rodeo, DJs: Laminat, Anna Leiser

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So 2.6.

13:30 - 18:00

Kiosko Calypso

Tanz durch den Teich

VIS All-Stars + Da Ildar Da + Special Guests
Free admission

14:30 80 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Strange Days: Ceci n'est pas un film.

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The ten films in this programme feel unreal, dreamlike, strange, trying to get to the bottom of the contradictions of unreality and reality, the depths of the subconscious.

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17:00 79 min

Künstlerhaus Kino

Strange Days - Winterthur: The Oddness of Being

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Perhaps it is a paradox of the digital age: we share and share, yet still we always feel alone.

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19:30

Künstlerhaus Kino

Award Ceremony and selected award winning films

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The festival?s glittering culmination, the awards ceremony, will take place at the Künstlerhaus Kino where we will honour this year?s prize-winners. Following the awards ceremony, there will be a screening of selected award winning films.