Again the Viennale Zentrale was situated in the rooftop of the Urania. At nights the Zentrale turned into a party location with DJs like Justus Köhncke, DBH or Tschamba Fii and live acts by Leafcutter John, Soffy O or Urlaub in Polen.
The popular series “Filmmakers at the Turntables” was continued and filmmakers like Raya Martin, Mike Ott, Hiroki Ryuichi or Stefano Savona rocked the Zentrale as DJs.
LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS
During the day the Zentrale was the setting for more philosophical and theoretical affairs. In discussions and lectures guests could debate with actors and directors like Paul Cronin, Valeska Grisebach, Stefan Krohmer, Romuald Karmakar, Ulrich Köhler, Viva or Agnès Varda. The talks with Viva, Kenneth Anger and Peter Whitehead belong to the highlights of the V’06 Zentrale Program.
GALAS UND PARTIES
Besides the two main frame events – the opening party at the city hall and the closing party (for the first time at the Palais Auersperg) with over 1000 invited guests each, the popular Lusthausfest took place in the Viennese Prater as every year.
The gala screening of Andera Eckert’s documentary film I’m about Winning. Der Filmtycoon Eric Pleskow in the presence of the director and the Viennale’s president Eric Pleskow was another cinematic and social highlight of the V’06.
The V’06 special "Tales from the Jungle" was a cinematic expedition, dedicated to the motive of the jungle. Through a selection of films dealing with the cinematographic space of the jungle the festival presented the variety of narratives, projections and realities the jungle has evoked in the history of cinema.
The motto of the jungle was amplified by the Austrian art collective Lichttapete ("wallpaper of light") with their impressing light set-ups: a thrilling jungle expedition from the screen into the urban space. During the festival, a selection of buildings in the inner city of Vienna were covered with wildly light sprawling projections and - as part of the jungle special - shined for one night in a new light.