All Films in Competition

The Arscientic Andism - Denise Schellmann

The Arscientic Andism – my romantic manifesto

Denise Schellmann | 2020 | 14 min 37 sec | AT

Radar Vienna AUSTRIAN Competition

My romantic manifesto of the Arscientic Andism is an unofficial pronouncement directed only at myself.
It manifests my path to access the indefinable area between art and science. „Arscientic“ is a composition of the terms „art“ and „science“. „Andism“ originates from the word „and“. It is the literal conjunction between art AND science, which provides their fusion. In this interspace, neihter categories nor limitations guarantee certainty and stability. A non–category defines this indefinable area.
In this video performance I refer to the transitory validity of principles, of rules. My inner voice guides me towards my 13 oughts of my romantic manifesto of the Arscientic Andism. I explore several intimate options of constructing and deconstructing it.

The Benefactors - Christophe Lopez-Huici

The Benefactors

Christophe Lopez-Huici | 2022 | 8 min 49 sec | CH

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

A weary young man thinks he found the perfect patrons for his rickshaw tours, but he soon finds out that his new customers can be very demanding.

The blind writer - Georges Sifianos

The blind writer (L’écrivain aveugle)

Georges Sifianos | 2021 | 10 min | FR

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

The drawings of this film were made blindfolded, that is, without looking at them while drawing but using only tactile cues. This constraint deconstructs the individual drawings, which are then assembled into a whole in the viewer’s mind. The film gropes along like a blind man. This reflects the writer’s perplexity, who questions dogmas and certainties. Faced with the complexity of the world, eternal questions concerning the relationships among people, political and metaphysical questions arise:
– Who created the universe?
– God.
– And who created God?

The Interrogation - Marisa Cohen, Peter Issac Alexander

The Interrogation

Marisa Cohen, Peter Issac Alexander | 2022 | 6 min 9 sec | US

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

Set several decades in the future, The Interrogation is a cat and mouse game between a corporate media executive performing a “loyalty test” and a savvy news director harboring a potentially game-changing secret.

The Interrogation explores a mind-bending and often-psychedelic world where an all-powerful media company sets all the rules and demands religious like devotion from its employees. In just 6 minutes, this short animation takes the audience on an unexpected ride full of twists and turns.

Based on the award-winning The Cloaked Realm Universe created by Peter Issac Alexander and Marisa L. Cohen, The Interrogation features hand-drawn animation, an original score by John Baxter, and sound design by Dara Crawford.

The Land of Milk & Honey - Isabelle Nouzha

The Land of Milk & Honey

Isabelle Nouzha | 2022 | 11 min 14 sec | BE

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

After a series of massive destruction the inhabitable territories left are protected by huge walls of separation. In between this walls, there is on one side a population of destitute survivors and on the other, elites with the aim of transforming the popular rage into a workforce.

The Mirror Neuron - Tommy Becker

The Mirror Neuron (poetry mix)

Tommy Becker | 2021 | 10 min | US

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

The Mirror Neuron (poetry mix) is an art rock film divided into three vignettes that investigate complexities of interconnection beneath an awakening of the sun. Mirror neurons activate when we observe the actions of others. They allow us to empathize through feeling, not thinking. Their discovery confirms our evolutionary path to see others as similar to ourselves. The Mirror Neuron celebrates our biology through a series of musically driven gestures intended to activate our neural networks.

The mourning chair - Mariana Frandsen

The mourning chair (La silla del duelo)

Mariana Frandsen | 2021 | 3 min 23 sec | CA

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

This work is focused on the theme of grief and the leftover vestiges following destruction. A polaroid series altered with rum, lemon, oven and hot water is brought together with digital photographs and video that document the same space over different days. The sound design is created from field recordings and analogue tape manipulation.
Both the digital space –photographs, video and field recordings- as the analogue space –polaroids and analogue tape- are subjected to destructive processes. Image and sound are manipulated in an exploration of daily space as a space charged with subjective sense.

The Music that you play - Nikolaus Jantsch

The Music that you play

Nikolaus Jantsch | 2022 | 3 min 54 sec | AT

Radar Vienna AUSTRIAN Competition

‘The music that you play’ is a song by Austrian band Yellow Mellow, the music video is created by animation artist Nikolaus Jantsch using a technique called “direct animation”, or “drawn on film”. The footage was produced by painting, drawing and scratching directly on 16mm film. With the help of nowadays software, this century old technique supports the character of the engaging music with a fresh approach, turning great sound into a rousing visual imagery.

“You say, you have no feelings for this world outside your room. You say the only healing is that the music is going on.”
This first two lines of the song beautifully describe the feelings of many: seeing music as a sanctuary from the uncomfortable, daily life.

The Raft - Marko Mestrovic

The Raft

Marko Mestrovic | 2021 | 13 min 46 sec | HR

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

The water reached up to our necks, and very soon, over our heads. The mountains became islands and the islands became hills in the darkness of the deep. The palms became sea anemones and the sea anemones remained what they were. The Wall Street was still full of sharks. Venice floated a while longer, and then…
If a global catastrophe is a state of mind, then music is the raft.

The Wish - Silvia Knödlstorfer

The Wish (Der Wunsch)

Silvia Knödlstorfer | 2022 | 10 min 25 sec | AT

Radar Vienna ANGEWANDTE ANIMATION Competition

Nora wants to save insects from extinction, but she owes a magical creature a debt. In order to get closer to her goal, she has to face her fear and free herself from misconceptions. The confrontation with the magical creature puts her in an unfamiliar situation and finally gives her an important insight. The realisation that it is important to stand up for your own wishes and dreams.

The Zoomed in Photo - Simay Yigit

The Zoomed in Photo

Simay Yigit | 2022 | 1 min 57 sec | TR

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

Image and mind are intertwined. But where does the zoomed in photo stand?

There Alone - Erin Malley

There Alone (Baker score)

Erin Malley | 2022 | 8 min 24 sec | US

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

What happens to us in the moments of our lives when we go in one direction instead of another? How small a motion would create waves in our lives?
‘There Alone’ takes a magical realism turn and asks: What happens if we split apart at that moment, and became two?
And how does that sound with two scores?
Version 1 score by Elizabeth A. Baker

Things In Between Other Things - John Fadeff

Things In Between Other Things

John Fadeff | 2022 | 5 min 50 sec | US

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

Chasing flops of gauze,
Ostensibly knotted, amuck,
Things in between other things,
Clean up as best they can.
Will they make it in time?
Probably not.

Three Pride Flags - Tom Bessoir

Three Pride Flags

Tom Bessoir | 2022 | 2 min | US

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

Pride and Permutations.
Inspired by the joint Jasper Johns retrospective exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Philadelphia Museum of Art, I created three permutating pride flags.

Til We Meet Again - Ülo Pikkov

‘Til We Meet Again

Ülo Pikkov | 2022 | 14 min 9 sec | EE

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

Animation short “‘Til We Meet Again” talks about the tragic history of a small Ruhnu Island. Fearing for their lives, its entire population abandoned their homes while escaping the war in 1944. Decades later they had a chance to finally return, only to find out that the strangers had settled in. In addition to the twists and turns of the history, “‘Til We Meet Again” looks deeper into the meaning of home – is it merely a location or a place that gives one a peace of mind.

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