V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

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BALANCE OF THE VIENNALE 2011

Coming to an end with a screening of the closing film THE IDES OF MARCH by George Clooney, the Viennale 2011 continues on its path of success. With an attendance of 96,700 at the 2011 festival as compared to 2010, the Viennale saw a slight increase in the number of visitors, less so than in previous years but at the same time an important and wonderful confirmation of the Viennale’s steadily growing popularity. The festival’s overall attendance figures also rose slightly from 79.80% in 2010 to 79.90% at the Viennale 2011. The number of film screenings remained more or less the same as last year’s with a total of 347 screenings, and so did the number of sold-out screenings, which totaled 120 this year. Contributing significantly to the 2011 festival’s success were the numerous fully booked screenings and gala events at the spacious Gartenbaukino, the almost completely sold-out special program Home Run featuring new Austrian films, and the unexpected popularity of films such as ALPIS, TERRI, DRIVE, TOMBOY, TAKE SHELTER, SUBMARINE, HESHER, BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU’DA, AMERICANO and BÉ OMID É DIDAR to name but a few.

 

TRIBUTES & SPECIAL PROGRAMS

While the Tribute to Harry Belafonte was extremely successful, as expected, the first international homage to Soi Cheang did not quite meet our expectations.

RETROSPECTIVE - Chantal Akermann

Realized in collaboration with the Filmmuseum, this year’s retrospective was dedicated to Chantal Akerman and was a huge success with 4,500 visitors.More than 500 viewers enjoyed the premiere of Akerman’s most recent film at the Gartenbaukino.

In summary, we can once again point to the Viennale audience’s exceptional curiosity and zest for discovery. They received the festival’s cinematic complexity and wide variety of extremely different works, styles, genres and stories with great interest and incredible openness,” says festival director Hans Hurch. “This is wonderfully promising for the great 50th anniversary of the Viennale in 2012.

Trailer

DAVID LYNCH: THE 3RS

The 3 Rs may be a reference to the three basic educational skills Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic; cultural techniques that, as Lynch’s dense school nightmare makes quite clear, are simultaneously techniques of manipulation, restriction and control. The question posed at the beginning regarding the number of stones in Pete’s hands is not trivial. Why two? Why not three? Or 14? In accordance with the Lynchian dissolution of cinematic narratives in an associative tangle of terror, everything that seemed to be linear, firmly established and secure is breaking down. Liberated images liberate thoughts. Or do free thoughts free images? In cinema even a squeaky bathtub duck can bleed if you cut off its head.

 

DAVID LYNCH: THE 3RS
USA/Austria, 2011, 1 minute
35 mm/1.78:1/color/black-and-white
Realization: David Lynch

Guests

Harry Belafonte, Viennale 2011As in previous years, we were once again able to welcome many important and exciting personalities of world cinema.

In addition to well-known names such as David Cronenberg, Nanni Moretti, Harry Belafonte, Jeremy Thomas, André Wilms and writer Ruth Klüger, some exciting new directors, including Valérie Massadian, Laura Citarella, Nadav Lapid and Alex Ross Perry accepted our invitation to come to Vienna for the festival. We were also happy to welcome - as in previous years - Bertrand Bonello, Stefano Savona, Mathieu Demy, Azazel Jacobs and Klaus Lemke as guests of the Viennale again in 2011.
A total of 120 directors and actors were present at the Viennale 2011.

Sujet

Poster subject of the Viennale 2011
concept & realisation: Rainer Dempf
© Viennale

Photos

Here you can find a selection of the best photos of the Viennale 2011.

Program

Viennale Festival Center on the Badeschiff

For the third time running, the Badeschiff at Vienna’s Danube Canal served as the Viennale’s festival center.
Among the highlights were the DJ-set by Belle&Sebastian member John Geddes, the enlightening Discussion on the situation of the local arthouse cinemas and the DJ-Line with the German actor Lars Eidinger. The very well-attended events on the Badeschiff clearly show that the location was even better received by festival-goers than last year.

 

Filmprice

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In 2001 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to:

Feature Film
MICHAEL 
Markus Schleinzer, A 2011

Documentary
DER PROZESS
Gerald Igor Hauzenberger, A 2011

A special mention for DAVID WANTS TO FLY by David Sieveking,

Jury: Wolfgang Gantner, Lydia Mischkulnig, Violetta Parisini, Loretta Pflaum, Eva Poleschinski

FIPRESCI PREIS

In 2001 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

YATASTO
Hermes Paralluelo, Argentina 2011

Jury: Diego Lerer (Argentinien), Vasco Camara (Portugal), Marina Kostova (Mazedonien), Hans Langsteiner (A)

STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD

In 2011 the Standard Readers' Award was awarded to:

LUGAR MÁS PEQUEÑO
Tatiana Huezo Sánchez, Mexico 2011

Jury: Ida Dupkanic, Lisa Eder, Walter Freinbichler, Harald Retschitzegger, Katharina Wienerroither
 

MehrWERT Filmpreis der Erste Bank

In 2011 the  MehrWERT-Filmpreis der Erste Bank was awarded for the first time:

DER PROZESS
Gerald Igor Hauzenberger, A 2011

Jury: Nikolas Mahler, Franz Schwartz, Verena Teissl

In addition to that, a prize for short film was awarded to:

KREIS WR. NEUSTADT
Johann Lurf, A 2011

SCHNEIDEREI (VAGINALE VI)
SOMMERURLAUB (VAGINALE VII)
Kurdwin Ayub, A 2011

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