Encounters 2023

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Encounters 2023

  • 27 Sep 2023 — 1 Oct 2023

Rooted in Bristol, a UNESCO City of Film, each September this short film festival supports and nurtures new talent in filmmaking by providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. As in previous years the festival will feature several Austrian filmmakers including:

Crater, Directed by Adina Camhy // Austria // 2022

The film approaches the phenomenon of a crater as a metaphor as well as a concrete physical shape by unfolding a narrative around the Ramon Crater in the Negev desert and its counterpart on the moon.

Hardly Working, Directed by Total Refusal // Austria // 2022

Currently comprising of Susanna Flock, Robin Klengal, Leon Muller, and Michael Stumpf. Total Refusal explores and practices strategies for artistic intervention in contemporary computer games. Their films and performances were presented among others at Berlinale '20 and at the MoMA in NYC and they recently received the award for the best Austrian short documentary (Diagonale'20, Graz). A laundress, a stable boy, a street sweeper and a carpenter are observed with ethnographic precision. Hardly Working continues their machinima practice through radical and political interventions in blockbuster video games.

NYC RGB, Directed by Viktoria Schmid // Austria // 2023

This gentle trip from Viktoria Schmid surveys the architecture of Manhattan in a series of fixed-frame compositions. Born in 1986 in Neuhofen/Ybss, Viktoria is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Vienna. She is working at the interface of the cinematic and exhibition space. Schmid studied at the Friedl-Kubelka-School and received her BA in film theory from the University of Vienna and MA from the University of Art in Linz. Her installations and films have been shown internationally.

Issues with My Other Half, Directed by Anna Vasof // Austria // 2022

A true story about the other halfs.
An architect, media and time-based artist, Anna Vasof studied architecture at the University of Thessaly in Greece and Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2004 her videos and short films have been presented in several festivals. In 2020 she finished her PhD thesis about a cinematographic technique that she developed with the title Non Stop Stop Motion. She is now working on designing and building innovative mechanisms for producing critical films, actions and installations.

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NYC RGB, Directed by Viktoria Schmid, 2023