ARTos Foundation in collaboration with the Austrian Embassy in Cyprus welcomes the screenings of the Austrian Short Film Series 2017 – a cooperation between the Austrian Film Academy and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. The Austrian Short Film Series is touring throughout the world for the fifth year, showcasing young talented Austrian filmmakers with a rich selection of short films, documentaries, animation, experimental films and music videos.
The screenings are taking place within the framework of the Weeks of the German Language which are organised by the Embassies of Austria, Germany and Switzerland and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus.
Screening programme and Synopses:
Wednesday, 8th of November 2016
Total duration: 84 min
Pitter Patter Goes My Heart
21‘- Christoph Rainer -2015
The hopelessly romantic Lisa takes drastic measures to win back her former lover. But the fact
that he already has a new woman at his side and that Lisa needs to bring her alcoholic father
to an anti-varicose-vein photo shooting, without informing him about this, is not particularly
6‘- Gudrun Krebitz- 2015
Bare feet in the snow, a thought dialogue whispered by female voices. Darkness, coldness,
loneliness, melancholy - atmospheres and emotional states mediated by the animated film
EXOMOON through expressively drawn, filmed, and over-painted images, as well as through
a poetic, enraptured soundtrack. An eerily beautiful walk through the ordeal, an odyssey
through the expanses of a remote inner and outer space. "Because she has been alone for a
really long time and there’s just no one else, she might as well be living on the moon."
Zuhause Ist Kein Ort (Home Is Not A Place)
14’- Clara Trischler - 2015
14’- Clara Trischler - 2015
HOME IS NOT A PLACE tells the story of a small Slovakian family that lives in Kenya and
Bangladesh during the turmoil of the Prague Spring in the 1960s and 70s. Eventually they have to choose between a life in freedom and a reunion with family members who were left behind.
Wald der Echos (Forest of Echoes) 30’- Luz Olivares Capelle-2016
A teenager, Christina, loses sight of her friends in the forest. While looking for them, she finds
the bodies of three drowned girls lying motionless on the banks of a lagoon. During a summer
holiday, deep in the woods, three children, cousins are playing around a lake, when they discover
a young drowned woman drifting in the water. Games, lies and rituals unfolding into a
circular time frame where even death loses its ultimacy. What is real and what is a mirage?
Who is dreaming and who is being dreamt of?
13’- Siegfried A. Fruhauf - 2015
A photographic landscape scenario begins to move to the rhythm of crickets chirping, jumping back and forth, and in course the work runs through various mutations that originate from both the cinematic and digital medium. The encounter with Vintage Print resembles a high-frequency permanent vacillation of audiovisual affects, which causes dizziness and at the same time radiates the calm of a landscape: bathing in the swirl of medial phenomena, we hear people talking and laughing, a helicopter tearing up the sky. The pounding noise of its blades brings to mind horses galloping from afar, and thereby once again, the acceleration of the individual images by means of the apparatus. (Alejandro Bachmann)