All Films in Competition

TURBULENCE - Telemach Wiesinger


Telemach Wiesinger | 2022 | 14 min 59 sec | DE

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

The film poem TURBULENCE stands in the field of tension between surreal fantasy and multi-layered reality.
Telemach Wiesinger’s photographic recordings of aeroplanes from the perspective of the traveller encounter kinetic wing objects by the composer Alexander Grebtschenko.
In the congenial collaboration of the two artists, the electronically controllable “Chimera’s” – elegant bird wings with megaphone – unfold expressive “acting” presence.
The dialogue between the sound level (Grebtschenko) and the visual level (analogue film workshop Wiesinger) opens up space for emotions, thoughts and interpretations. (Thomas Spiegelmann, 2022)

Tyranny - David Adamko


David Adamko | 2022 | 12 min 8 sec | HU

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

A dysfunctional society controlled by a toxic leader results in the reality of illiberalism and the sole autocratic EU member state is leading the way. Recently, an angular black hole appeared in the centre of this nation’s main square, which proved invisible to Hungarians. The analysis of this dark object offers a short glimpse at tyranny from the angle of anxiety.

U-Trip - Maria Naidyonova


Maria Naidyonova | 2021 | 5 min 50 sec | DE

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

The animated film U-Trip is the story of a day in the life of Berlin’s metro system, the U-Bahn. Train cars and stations become the meeting point of a vast array of characters drawn from the rich and tattered fabric of 21st century Berlin.
The story starts at 4:00 a.m. as the U-Bahn opens, with only a cleaning person and homeless woman on the otherwise deserted platform. A ticking clock builds the accelerating rhythm of the film as passengers begin filling the station, each in a hurry to fulfill their morning’s destiny, all under the watchful eye of the video surveillance camera, which is always present, but cannot intervene.
The characters interact, inadvertently or purposefully, changing each other as they go, while the U-Bahn rumbles and trundles along, carrying with it moments of subterranean atmosphere and isolation from the streets above. The U-Bahn, the underground train, is its own world.

umkreisen - Geeske Janßen

umkreisen (revolve)

Geeske Janßen | 2022 | 7 min 10 sec | DE

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

For years a wanderer steered clear of his home village but now the time has come to get closer again. However his old homeland welcomes him in silence. After bumping into an old acquaintance the silence might be broken.

Unsettling Dust - Tineke van Veen, Barbara Prezelj

Unsettling Dust

Tineke van Veen, Barbara Prezelj | 2022 | 8 min 49 sec | FR

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

Unsettling Dust, a collaborative short film project, explores the lived, bodily experience of radiation by focusing on the relationship between post-nuclear landscapes, radioactive dust and breathing. It draws attention to Fort de Vaujours, a former nuclear weapon testing site on the outskirts of Paris and asks what it means to be living with the threat of contagion, with doubt cast upon your every single breath.

Upscoring my father - Clara Jacquemard

Upscoring my father

Clara Jacquemard | 2022 | 4 min 48 sec | AT

Radar Vienna ANGEWANDTE ANIMATION Competition

footage from an employee training at the end of the eighties. The picture is professionally lit, sound is good, a recruitment scene is being reenacted. A middle aged white man, is talking about the overall young approach the alcohol enterprise he works for has. In the background, a mural painting from the fin de siècle. He takes a couple of turns rehearsing from different camera angles, change of tape.
Change of costume, soft tweed instead of the shoulder padded suit.

What appearance gives the best impression of leadership?
The performance is clear: no time for long pauses or insecurities in a corporate setting, unless.. let‘s try again.

Us - Nelson Fernandes


Nelson Fernandes | 2021 | 5 min | PT

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

“Us” is a short film of animation which mixes several Stop Motion techniques, proposing a journey through the conflicted human condition. War, loneliness, nature, crossings, fallen dreams are some of the recurring aspects in this animated poem on paper.

voyage with an unwritten letter - Nicole Aebersold

voyage with an unwritten letter

Nicole Aebersold | 2021 | 5 min 14 sec | DE, CH

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

The composition “kleine winter” by the sound artist meinin is based on the playback process of a vinyl record, in which the quill of a pigeon’s feather acts as a pickup. The initial level of noise is gradually structured metrically by the steady rotation of the record, resulting in multi-tone motifs and finally repetitive melody. There are also pictures taken with old mobile phones, fragments of personal memories. The piece of music was the inspiration for connecting the images filmed on different trips. In the confrontation of the filmic and musical material, a RailroadSong gradually emerges.
Nicole Aebersold (Video) & meinein (Audio)

Water and more water - Francesca Svampa

Water and more water (Agua y más agua)

Francesca Svampa | 2022 | 6 minutes 12 seconds | ES

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

A dreamlike portrait of Barcelona, shot in double exposure on reversible 8mm film, is interwoven with an intimate “I remember” voice, creating a collage of memories à la Brainard and Pérec.

The director’s personal micro-memories, as a woman, filmmaker and immigrant, evoque the spirit of a time that may never return, constructing a communal heritage.

The act of making this film, involving the hazardous double exposure and the fragility of the physical film itself, becomes a metaphor for the perpetual tension between memory and oblivion.

We make home movies - Clara Jäschke

We make home movies, therefore we are

Clara Jäschke | 2022 | 10 min 39 sec | DE

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

A meditation on home movies, vlogging and the power of ennui.

Wildfire - Semi Kwon


Semi Kwon | 2023 | 4 min 15 sec | AT

Radar Vienna ANGEWANDTE ANIMATION Competition

The protagonist, ‘M’ encounters an unusual light while being mellowed out in the water and gradually gets attracted to it. The light is enchanting but seems quite daring at the same time.
The search for the light begins, and so does the unexpected spread of the fire commences.

Wish you were here - Shaun Clark

Wish you were here

Shaun Clark | 2022 | 7 min 14 sec | UK

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

A journey through a characters imagination as he digs in the sand discovering objects left by others who he can only imagine.

Women's Business - Jennifer Gartler

Women’s Business

Jennifer Gartler | 2022 | 8 min 34 sec | AT

Radar Vienna AUSTRIAN Competition

A short story about a diverse group of people who, at first glance, do not have much in common, but who are all confronted with the modern conflicts of being or being perceived as women, whose paths cross in the ladies’ room of a club one evening, one way or another.

The short movie touches upon topic such as gender identity, sexuality, civil courage, sexism, drug abuse and violence against women.

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