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VIS ANIMATION AVANTGARDE: The Subject

“You can only see it by looking and looking and looking…” On June 3, the 2017 VIS Animation Avantgarde programme block titled “The Subject” offered us a total of 11 short films. The programme booklet of the festival promised a

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VIS ANIMATION AVANTGARDE: The World

The World block of Animation Avantgarde started of with the Mexican film Y. by Adrian Regnier Chavez, and The Fifth Wall by the Austrian duo Peter Kutin and Florian Kindlinger followed. Next were the French artist Boris Labbe’s Orogenesis  and

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VIS NATIONAL COMPETITION: Heat/Wind

Do you know those moments when you have a feeling that something is going on and you don’t know what it is? Or, how would it feel to be in someone else’s shoes? Films have a power to immerse a

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VIS – ZubrOFFka: Generations. At the Crossroads

Trust, the elusive theme breezing in here and there at various VIS film programmes, is transformed by a selection of five top films in cooperation with the Polish film festival ZubrOFFka and is presented as a sometimes misguided instinct of

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VIS NATIONAL COMPETITION: Stage/Lights

The second bunch of the national selection has presented four films under the title Stage/Lights. Hence, according to the programmers, the main motivation of the protagonists would be the fostering of their image among family, friends, as well as the

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VIS FICTION & DOCUMENTARY: The Origin of the World

The Cult of the Form Walking around Vienna on 2nd of June of the year 2017, a random image appears: a gay couple kissing at the Landstraße U-Bahn station. Their love seems desperate, strong and audacious. One of them is

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VIS ANIMATION AVANTGARDE: The Medium

The first section of this year’s Animation Avantgarde competition at Vienna Shorts deals with media and their shapes, qualities and inherent manipulability. But since media represent only one third of artistic and communication processes, the films also tackle themes of

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VIS FICTION & DOCUMENTARY: You’ll Never Walk Alone

It is not clear if You’ll Never Walk Alone, the title of the first block of shorts for the Fiction & Documentary section of VIS, is a dark, cynical and somewhat cruel perspective on the world and the human race,

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VIS 2017 Festival Preview

TRUST US! The 14th edition of VIS Vienna Shorts, taking place June 1-6, will present 347 short films, consolidated into 45 programmes. The core of the festival is the competition with altogether 100 short films and videos, divided into four

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Nisimazine VIS 2017 Open Call

We’re happy to announce the second VIS Nisimazine workshop! It will take place during VIS Vienna Shorts in Vienna, Austria from June 1 to 6. The largest short film festival in Central Europe, VIS Vienna Shorts is also Austria’s first “Academy Qualifying

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