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AASFF WINNERS @FRAME[O]UT FESTIVAL / MQ VIENNA
FRIDAY JUL 14, 09:30 PM
Don’t miss this one and only chance to see the AASFF 2017 winners in Vienna, Austria!
The Austrian American Short Film Festival is pleased to collaborate with frame[o]ut festival Vienna, hosting a special program showcasing the winning films of this year's Austrian American Short Film Festival, as selected by the international jury headed by celebrated Austrian filmmaker Virgil Widrich.
Initiated and co-founded by ACFNY Director Christine Moser and Stephanie Falkeis, the Austrian American Short Film Festival took place for the second time from March 22 to 24, 2017 at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
The frame[o]ut-festival with its open air screenings in the hot-spot summer location in Museums Quartier Wien is one of the highlights of the cultural summer programs in Vienna.
The Austrian American Short Film Festival is an annual three-day festival presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. The festival features short films in all forms and genres by promising young artists and filmmakers from Austria and the United States. The mission of the AASFF is to increase intercultural dialogue and to foster interconnectivity and the exchange of ideas between Austria and the U.S. by providing a platform for young, emerging filmmakers. The festival also aims at introducing emerging Austrian talent to the U.S. film community as well as showcasing work by American filmmakers in Austria. Austrian and American films will be presented together, with prizes awarded in two categories: Best Narrative Short Film, Best Experimental/Conceptual Short Film.
ABOUT VIRGIL WIDRICH
Virgil Widrich, born 1967 in Salzburg, works on numerous multimedia and film productions. He is one of the founders and Managing Directors of the multimedia company checkpointmedia GmbH, University Professor of Art & Science at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and owner and Managing Director of Virgil Widrich Film- und Multimediaproduktions G.m.b.H. His first feature film is Heller als der Mond (Brighter than the Moon). His short film Copy Shop won 35 international awards and was nominated for the Oscar. Fast Film premiered in Cannes 2003 and won 36 awards until today. His newest film is Night of a 1000 Hours. Virgil Widrich lives in Vienna.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Stephanie Falkeis is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and filmmaker based in Vienna, Austria. She is currently a magistra candidate at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the class of Transmedia Art (Studio Brigitte Kowanz) having studied Directing and Screenwriting at Harvard University (Harvard Summer Program 2011) and Fine Art and Critical Theory at Newcastle University (2014). Her art installations were shown at Lenikus Gallery, Vienna and Broadacre House, Newcastle, among others, while her filmic work screened at festivals such as the XWRA Video and Media Art Festival in Greece and the Vienna Content Award. Her short film 100 Years of Votiv Cinema was selected to screen in cinemas for several weeks in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Vienna Arthouse Cinema Votivkino.
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