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  • Brunnenpassage
  • stand129

#theircatsaswell

Lisbeth Kovacic | AUT
OmeU | 4 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

A whatsapp conversation, underlaid with animated pictures, serves as the basis of this short-film which tells the story of a syrian couple's flight to Germany with their cat Zaytouna.

A Short Family Film (Kratki obiteljski film)

Igor Bezinovic | HRV
OmeU | 21 min

09.12.2016 / 22:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

A few years ago Marica was convicted of attacking her daughter-in-law with a knife. After 2 years and 7 months in prison Marica returned to her son Duro in Novi Perkovci.

Ada for Mayor (Alcadessa)

Pau Faus | ESP
OmeU | 86 min

03.12.2016 / 18:00 - Schikaneder

Ada Colau, a former squatter, won the election and is now the mayor of the city of Barcelona. This intimate portrait tells the story of an unusual woman and a new civil movement in Spain.

Albert

Felix Weisz | AUT
OF | 7 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Albert leads a dull double-life - he treats his girlfriend in a loving way and takes gentle care of the tomatoes on his terrace. He also pursues an unfathomable and gruesome professional activity. A film about institutional violence and the question of responsibility.

Alice Cares (Ik ben Alice)

Sander Burger | NLD
OmeU | 76 min

05.12.2016 / 20:15 - Top Kino Saal 1

At first glance she is just a doll, but Alice, a complex "carebot", was created in order to meet future care demands for the elderly. Can a robot establish a "human" relationship with someone? Sander Burger tells the stories of three women that get to know and establish a fondness for their robot doll.

Alisa in Warland (Alisa w krainie wojny )

Alisa Kovalenko, Liubov Durakova | POL
OmeU | 74 min

05.12.2016 / 21:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Before the protests on the Maidan square had begun, Alisa was a student at the film academy in Kiev. With the unfolding of events she heads into the streets to capture the revolution on the brink of war and becomes the subject of her own film. She not only puts her relationship with her boyfriend on the line, but she also ends up putting her life at risk.

All Still Orbit

Dane Komljen, James Lattimer | HRV/SRB/DE/BRA
OmeU | 23 min

09.12.2016 / 22:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

All Still Orbit links two apparently unrelated moments in the construction of Brasilia: an Italian saint's dream used to justify the creation of a small city and new capital built by the workers to house them and their families.

Animated shorts (Kurzfilmprogramm)

In Anwesenheit von Paul Wenninger, Felix Weisz, Lisbeth Kovacic, Bernadette Moser | -
OF + OmeU | 78 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

For the first time this human world Festival also includes a competitive section for experimental and animated short films up to a film length of 15 minutes.

Babai

Visar Morina | DEU/XKX/MKD/FRA
OmeU | 104 min

07.12.2016 / 17:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

Babai follows Gesim and Nori, a father and son duo in the 90s in Kosovo. Despite Nori trying to keep his father close, Gesim slips away to Germany.

Barakah Meets Barakah (Barakah yoqabil Barakah)

Mahmoud Sabbagh | SAU
OmeU | 88 min

06.12.2016 / 20:15 - Filmcasino

An entertaining but nonetheless highly critical film with an impeccable intuition for what is left unsaid.

Bath People (Gente dei bagni)

Francesca Scalisi, Stefania Bona | ITA
OmdU | 60 min

08.12.2016 / 16:00 - Schikaneder

The last public bath in Turin - a little, intimate place, where people on the edge of society have the only possibility to wash themselves with running warm water. A place captured in beautiful pictures tells little stories about the city and the country.

Beach Flags

Sarah Saidan | FRA
| 13 min

08.12.2016 / 20:30 - Schikaneder

Vida is a young Iranian lifeguard swimmer. Popular in her team, she is determined to fight in order to be the one to participate in an international competition. When Sareh, as fast and talented as she is, joins the team, Vida has to face an unexpected situation.

Black Girl (La noire de...)

Ousmane Sembène | SEN
OmeU | 60 min

02.12.2016 / 16:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

With his 1966 full-length feature debut, Ousmane Sembène made a visionary and powerful statement.

Unfortunately, Samba Gadjigo had to cancel his visit at this human world unexpectedly!

Black President

Mpumelelo Mcata | ZWE/ZAF/GBR
OmeU | 86 min

04.12.2016 / 20:30 - Schikaneder

Provocative and polarising, the work of Zimbabwean artist

Black Tape

Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot | DNK
OF | 3 min

03.12.2016 / 17:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

The victim and the victimizer dance in an entangled tango, occupying the frame and the space between brushstrokes.

Borderland Blues

Gudrun Gruber | DE/USA
OmdU | 73 min

08.12.2016 / 21:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Surreal Western-style aesthetics, a place of in-between, of panoramic landscapes and mortal danger.

Bounce Back (Rebote)

Nuria Menchaca | MEX
OF | 6 min

06.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

A homeless drunk man and his loyal dog live under a bridge. One day, a big storm comes that will change their destiny. Animated over the pages of 40 old books.

Brennero | Brenner

Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler | AUT/ITA
OmdU | 67 min

06.12.2016 / 18:00 - Schikaneder

The Brenner Pass represents a controversial place, not only because of the refugee crisis. Over the course of one year, Julia Gutweniger and Florian Kofler documented events, that changed Brennero | Brenner and the lives of people living there.

Bugs

Andreas Johnsen | DNK
OmeU | 76 min

05.12.2016 / 18:00 - Schikaneder

For the past three years, a team from the Nordic Food Lab has been travelling the world to learn what some of the 2 billion people who eat insects have to say. In Bugs, director Andreas Johnsen follows them as they forage, farm, cook and taste insects.

CARRERA

Christopher Saint Martin | USA
OF | 5 min

03.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

A man running through a field while interviews and TV footage are played in the audio track; police violence against black people in the US.

Cinema Next Special

In Anwesenheit der Filmemacher_innen | AUT/DE
OmeU | 69 min

06.12.2016 / 20:15 - Top Kino Saal 1

Three short films by young filmmakers dealing with the process of remembering a father, the grandparents and the memory inscribed in a family’s house.

Clash (Eshtebak)

Mohamed Diab | EGY/FRA/DEU/ISO
OmeU | 98 min

04.12.2016 / 20:15 - Top Kino Saal 1

Amidst violent clashes between the military and Muslim Brotherhood on the streets of Cairo, the inside of a police van sets the scene for its own ideological and highly charged confrontations.

Credit for Murder

Vladi Antonevicz | ISR
OmeU | 87 min

06.12.2016 / 22:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

The Israeli filmmaker Vladi Antonevicz embarks on a covert murder investigation in Russia's neo-Nazi scene. In a gripping synthesis of documentary film and espionage thriller, Credit for Murder exposes the sinister connections between extremist right-wing murders, the presidential elections and the KGB.

Detained (Förvaret)

Shaon Chakraborty, Anna Persson | SWE
OmdU | 99 min

10.12.2016 / 21:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Endless waiting in fear and isolation characterise the desperate reality of declined asylum seekers in a Swedish deportation centre. Along with the perspective of an empathetic yet bureaucratically constrained staff, the documentary film ultimately questions humanism in contemporary Europe.

Do Not Resist

Craig Atkinson | USA
OF | 72 min

03.12.2016 / 17:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

With the events of Ferguson and Charlotte present in mind, Craig Atkinson shows in his extensive documentary the development of police work and its repercussions on the most endangered social groups in the US.

Drums of Resistance (Daullet e rezistencës)

Mathieu Jouffre | XKX
OmeU | 65 min

08.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

In "Drums of Resistance" courageous citizens remember how they taught and were taught in Kosovo's underground in the 1990s.

Eldorado XXI

Salomé Lamas | PRT/FRA
OmeU | 123 min

02.12.2016 / 23:00 - Schikaneder

Adjacent to a small tin-roof settlement in the mountainous cold of the Peruvian Andes, a gold mine attracts streams of workers, desperate and in hope for a better life. Somberly, the film portrays a rough place of suffering, myths, spirituality and sacrifices.

Empire of Evil

Harald Hund | AUT
OF | 11 min

03.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

Harald Hund's experimental mockumentary challenges the authenticity of pictures and information. The construction of the media is emphasised while a mirror is held up to Western civilisation.

Experimental shorts (Kurzfilmprogramm)

In Anwesenheit von Haruna Honcoop, Beate Hecher, Markus Keim, Lotte Schreiber | -
OF + OmeU | 68 min

03.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

For the first time this human world Festival also includes a competitive section for experimental and animated short films up to a film length of 15 minutes.

Faraway... So Close to Homeland

Alfoz Tanjour | LBN/JOR/TUR
OmeU | 61 min

08.12.2016 / 16:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

Outside of Syria, in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, so close to the homeland's border yet so far away, Alfoz Tanjour portrays Syrian refugees who are waiting to return to their country.

FC Roma

Rozálie Kohoutová, Tomás Bojar | CZE
OmeU | 76 min

09.12.2016 / 18:00 - Schikaneder

Facing hostility and racism on and off of the pitch, a football team of young Roma courageously fight for social acceptance and inclusion. A humorous and sobering documentary film in which sport serves as a metaphor of society and the struggle against discrimination and racism.

Ferdonija

Gazmend Bajri, Shkurte Dauti | XKX
OmeU | 30 min

09.12.2016 / 22:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

During the war in Kosovo she lost her husband and sons. As a visual confession the black-and-white documentary shows repressed memories.

For Not (Por No)

Andrés Rangel | CRI
OmeU | 3 min

03.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

Por No, an experimental short about sex? More of an audiovisual play about the misconceptions in sexual communication that, through its aesthetic and humorous approach, questions taboos and opens new linguistic spaces around sex.

Frame by Frame

Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli | AFG/USA
OmeU | 85 min

10.12.2016 / 20:15 - Top Kino Saal 1

When the Taliban took over in Afghanistan they enforced strict sharia laws and a criminalization of photography.

Free Lunch Society

Christian Tod | AUT/DEU
OmdU | 90 min

07.12.2016 / 20:15 - Filmcasino

In a road movie style the documentary FREE LUNCH SOCIETY is like a roundtrip around the world and a deep dive in a complex subject.

Free Speech Fear Free

Tarquin Ramsay | GBR/DEU
OmdU | 80 min

02.12.2016 / 18:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

What does freedom of expression mean? What does it mean to communicate freely? Where lies the danger if this freedom is somehow limited?

Gerda Wunsch

Barbara Ecker, Bernadette Moser | AUT
OmeU | 7 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

As a child, Gerda lived carefree only for a few years. In 1938 her family was deported to a ghetto in Poland. An animation based on recordings of Gerda passing her lifestory on to her granddaughter - the filmmaker.

Gulîstan, Land of Roses (Gulîstan, terre de roses)

Zaynê Akyol | CAN/DEU
OmeU | 86 min

10.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

The female guerrilla fighters of the Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK) risk their lives for a free Kurdistan and for the equality of women. Filmmaker Zaynê Akyol, also part of the guerrilla unit, portrays the lives and motivations of the young fighters.

Half-Life in Fukushima (Demi-vie à Fukushima)

Francesca Scalisi, Mark Olexa | FRA/CHE
OmeU | 60 min

07.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

This is a journey into a surreal, post-apocalyptic landscape and a devastated ghost town. A stunning look at the scope of this nuclear tragedy.

Hidden Photos

Davide Grotta | ITA
OmeU | 68 min

07.12.2016 / 18:00 - Schikaneder

Forty years after the end of the Khmer rouge regime, Kim Hak, a young photographer, inspired by family pictures his mother hid underground before the war, looks for a new imaginary of Cambodia

HIDDEN PHOTOS (Gewinnerfilm up and coming)

Davide Grotta | ITA
OmeU | 68 min

11.12.2016 / 18:00 - Schikaneder

This year's jury will award one exceptional first or second work of a filmmaker with a theatrical release in an Austrian cinema.

Hide Behind the Sun

Chang Jun Lee | KOR
OmeU | 80 min

05.12.2016 / 22:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

Chang Jun Lee enters the world of South Korean slums and the monotone daily life of the homeless and dispossessed.

Highway Rest Stop (Des jours et des nuits sur l'aire)

Isabelle Ingold | FRA
OmeU | 81 min

06.12.2016 / 21:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

A service station lost in the middle of an idyllic countryside in the north of France. A place rustling with the whispers of those who pass by; different voices that talk about present-day Europe. Tired faces of uprooted citizens suffering from the struggle of the single market, that seems to disappear between nostalgia and its merciless competitiveness.

Him

Lorna Kirk | CAN
OF | 2 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

A childhood during wartime - loneliness, isolation, insecurity. Empathic charcoal drawings and a stirring pitch make this animation a powerful exposition of a child's experience with flight.

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (Hissein Habré, une tragédie tchadienne)

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | FRA/TCD/SEN
OmeU | 81 min

09.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Between 1982 and 1990, Chad's former dictator, Hissène Habré, committed countless human rights violations. Together with the chairman of the victims´ representatives, filmmaker Mahamat Saleh Haroun looks for survivors of the regime who still wear the scars of horror on their skin and in their souls.

Holy Cow

Imam Hasanov | AZE/ROU/DEU/QAT
OmdU | 75 min

08.12.2016 / 12:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

In this absurd and comic documentary about traditions and changes, an animal becomes a metaphor for prejudices against everything foreign.

Home

Daniel Mulloy | XKX, GBR
OmeU | 20 min

09.12.2016 / 22:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

In an intimate and provocative way HOME portrays the fate of a family that had to flee from war, representing just one of many stories.

Hooligan Sparrow

Nanfu Wang | USA/CHN
OmeU | 84 min

08.12.2016 / 18:00 - Schikaneder

By protesting the juridical playing down of a child abuse case, women rights activists around Ye Haiyan, alias Hooligan Sparrow, become targets of the Chinese government.

Hotel Machine

Emanuel Licha | CAN/FRA/DE
OmeU | 67 min

07.12.2016 / 22:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

Emanuel Licha travels to hotels that once were or still are in the core of war zones; places where the international press created the very images that molded the western perspectives on the conflicts.

Houses Without Doors (Manazil bela abwab)

Avo Kaprealian | SYR/LBN
OmeU | 90 min

01.12.2016 / 20:00 - Gartenbaukino

From his parents balcony in Aleppo's Midan district, a young man captures Syria's approaching civil war gradually consuming his city.

Houses Without Doors (Manazil bela abwab)

Avo Kaprealian | SYR/LBN
OmeU | 90 min

10.12.2016 / 18:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

From his parents balcony in Aleppo's Midan district, a young man captures Syria's approaching civil war gradually consuming his city.

I Am Sun Mu

Adam Sjöberg | CHN/USA/KOR
OmeU | 87 min

02.12.2016 / 20:30 - Schikaneder

Formerly a North Korean propaganda artist, fleeing into exile in the 1990s, Sun Mu (pseudonym) now creates subversive-satirical pop-art attacking his country's repressive regime.

If I Had Land Under My Feet

Lotte Schreiber & TK1968 | AUT
OmeU | 7 min

03.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

A film as a memorial that offers the possibility to visualise the static number of people who drowned in the sea trying to escape from war. A short moment in which numbers become real human beings.

Inside the Chinese Closet

Sophia Luvarà | NLD
OmeU | 72 min

03.12.2016 / 16:00 - Schikaneder

Although homosexuality is legal in China, it is still a taboo. Andy is forced to marry a woman. Cherry's parents want her to adopt a child for purely egoistical reasons. Between illegal surrogate mothers and fictitious marriages, this documentary tells the story of two people, who manage to capture a piece of freedom.

Invisible Walls: Tales of Insecurity (Görünmez Duvarlarim: Kendine Güvensizlik )

Nurbanu Asena | TUR
OmeU | 8 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Identity, language, sexual orientation, opinion - factors that generate invisible walls between people. Four different characters share their stories about confidence and insecurity.

Keep Quiet

Joseph Martin, Sam Blair | GBR/HUN
OmeU | 90 min

07.12.2016 / 20:15 - Top Kino Saal 1

When Csanád Szegedi - antisemite, Holocaust denier and head of Hungary's right-wing populist party Jobbik - discovers his Jewish roots, his radicalised worldview crumbles. A captivating documentary film questioning identity, conviction and faith, and a story of Szeged's conversion to Judaism.

Kwassa Kwassa

Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Superflex | DNK
OmeU | 18 min

09.12.2016 / 21:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Only 70 kilometres lie between the French island of Mayotte and Anjouan belonging to the Comoros where countless migrants in flimsy canoes attempt to cross the dangerous ocean into EU territory. In a profound film about migration and flight, boats and boat builders become a powerful symbolic metaphor of Greek mythology.

Lampedusa

Peter Schreiner | AUT
OmdU | 130 min

03.12.2016 / 20:30 - Schikaneder

In subtle psychological dimensions, the encounter of a young Somali refugee and an elderly Italian woman unfolds experiences of flight, contemplating existential questions of life-and-death and our political reality.

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Werner Herzog | USA
OF | 98 min

04.12.2016 / 20:15 - Filmcasino

Werner Herzog's film explores the history of the internet from its origins to future potential revealing utopian hopes, dystopian scenarios and its consequences on ,real life'.

Mare Mediterraneum

Beate Hecher, Markus Keim | AUT
OmeU | 9 min

03.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

A documentary in seven chapters about the escape route over the Mediterranean Sea. Uncontrollable waves destroy the chance for a better life. What remains is flotsam that reminds of the ones who drowned.

Mattress Men

Colm Quinn | IRL
OmeU | 82 min

10.12.2016 / 22:30 - Schikaneder

The story about a crazy rap video that becomes a social media phenomenon involves the lives of Michael and Paul, a mattress salesman and his employee. In a moving and humorous documentary, Mattress Men depicts two men who fight for their work and friendship while reinventing themselves.

Micki

Izabela Plucinska, Alexander Lahl | DEU
| 6 min

06.12.2016 / 18:00 - Schikaneder

The film recounts the story of an 18-year-old girl who – for love – tried to escape across the Berlin Wall.

My Life I Don't Want (Kyama Malo Chin Telt Kyama Bawa)

Nyan Kyal Say | BUR
OmeU | 12 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Growing up as a girl in Myanmar can be harsh and difficult - the film follows a young girl's coming of age marked by painful experiences and hardship. A call for awareness and solidarity.

Notes on Blindness

Peter Middleton, James Spinney | GBR/FR
OF | 90 min

03.12.2016 / 17:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

In a linguistically and visually poetic journey a blind man reflects on his loss of eye-sight. Merging documentary and fiction, the lm provides an important artistic contribution for a better understanding of the blind and the sighted.

On Call (La permanence)

Alice Diop | FR
OmeU | 97 min

10.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Almost all of Jean-Pierre Geeraert's patients have an undecided residency permit status. Most of them fled from war, persecution or violence. Without leaving the small treatment room, this documentary portrays the complexity of the current refugee crisis and talks about the traumatic stories that accompany it.

One Day in Sarajevo (Jedan Dan u Sarajevu)

Jasmila Zbanic | AUT/BIH
OmdU | 60 min

07.12.2016 / 20:30 - Schikaneder

Different footage and different people make up layers and scenes of this one day in Sarajevo on which Archiduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated.

Our Bride (Nusja jonë)

Yll Citaku, Nita Deda | XKX
OmeU | 3 min

09.12.2016 / 22:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

An old tradition should protect brides who are part of the Torbeš, an ethnic minority near Prizren, Albania from evil eyes and defamation.

Ovarian Psycos

Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle | USA
OF | 72 min

10.12.2016 / 17:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

The bicycle becomes the emancipatory vehicle for a group of young Latin-American women in LA, as they fight for equality and against violence.

Red Leaves (Alim adumim)

Bazi Gete | ISR
OmeU | 88 min

02.12.2016 / 17:00 - Schikaneder

When 74-year-old Meseganio, an old patriarch and first generation immigrant to Israel, moves in with his sons, generational conflicts ensue.

Sembene!

Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman | SEN/USA
OmeU | 2015

02.12.2016 / 20:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

Sembene! is a powerful and intimate portrait of a filmmaker who fought prevailing narratives of oppression and social injustice.

Unfortunately, Samba Gadjigo had to cancel his visit at this human world unexpectedly!

Snow Monkey

George Gittoes | AUS/NOR
OmeU | 148 min

02.12.2016 / 21:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Snow Monkey is the result of a project done with three gangs of Afghan children. In a hybrid of realistic observations and action film sequences. George Gittoes lends them a voice; a portrait of a city, its inhabitants and conflicts.

SOKO Danub

| AUT
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03.12.2016 / 18:30 - Brunnenpassage

Together with Syrian actors and actresses, young refugees have translated the well-known Austrian crime series SOKO Donau, before synchronising it in Arabic. SOKO Danub is an innovative educational and cultural project.

Sonita

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami | DEU/IRN/CHE
OmeU | 90 min

02.12.2016 / 18:30 - Brunnenpassage

Sonita's life is a battle - between traditional expectations of marriage and her aspirations of being a rapper. Incredibly talented and with a gift for communicating the pain of other girls in her situation through music, she shows incredible courage in the face of obstacles unimaginable to other 18-year-olds.

Sonita

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami | DEU/IRN/CHE
OmeU | 90 min

08.12.2016 / 19:00 - stand129

Sonita's life is a battle - between traditional expectations of marriage and her aspirations of being a rapper. Incredibly talented and with a gift for communicating the pain of other girls in her situation through music, she shows incredible courage in the face of obstacles unimaginable to other 18-year-olds.

Starless Dreams (Royahaye dame sobh)

Mehrdad Oskouei | IRN
OmeU | 76 min

08.12.2016 / 20:30 - Schikaneder

From inside an Iranian prison for underage female delinquents, this film intimately tells the life stories of young women, perpetrators as well as victims of violence, of broken childhoods and abuse, lending a voice to the vilified, the silenced and traumatised.

Stories from the Balkans

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09.12.2016 / 22:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

We are delighted to be able to present a small selection of films from DokuFest and to bring some amazing stories from the Balkans to this human world.

Swagger

Olivier Babinet | FRA
OmeU | 84 min

05.12.2016 / 18:30 - Top Kino Saal 2

Optimistic and ominous, Swagger, is a glimpse into the astonishing minds and imaginations of 11 young people growing up in one of the most underprivileged neighbourhoods in France. They all have big dreams, but what will win out - the challenges they face or their seemingly unassailable determination?

Tanz und gib ihm! (Dance and Get Him!)

Tina Leisch | AUT
OF | 83 min

08.12.2016 / 20:15 - Filmcasino

A portrait of an intercultural Vienna and the deconstruction of gender roles.

Tanz und gib ihm! (Dance and Get Him!)

Tina Leisch | AUT
OF | 83 min

09.12.2016 / 19:00 - stand129

A portrait of an intercultural Vienna and the deconstruction of gender roles.

The Box (La boîte)

Alain Boisvert | CAN
OF | 4 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

A circle, captured by another geometrical form. The sound of drops, steps and a metallic clangour, clear-cut lines and arbitrarily assaults. A penetrating filmic work about systematic violence.

The Dog

Lam Chan-zhou | CHN
OmeU | 88 min

06.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

The story is that of a stray dog, wandering through the streets of Guangzhou. Through its eyes short episodes unfold, revealing stories of the precarious lives of Chinese workers.

The Ecstasy of Saint-Sadie

Iona Mac-Leod | CAN
OF | 3 min

03.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

Sadie loves sex and made a career out of her passion. Her body is the centre of this minimalistic and haptic performance, in which we can hear her definition of self-determination and emancipation.

The Fits

Anna Rose Holmer | USA
OF | 71 min

10.12.2016 / 20:45 - Schikaneder

When the young African-American boxer Toni joins an energetic female dance group, mysterious occurrences take hold of the teenage dancers.

THE FITS (Gewinnerfilm The Future is Ours to See)

Anna Rose Holmer | USA
OF | 71 min

11.12.2016 / 18:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

We congratulate the winning film, which will be screened again on this day!

The Fog of Srebrenica (Izmaglica Srebrenice)

Samir Mehanovic | GBR/BIH
OmeU | 60 min

07.12.2016 / 21:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Forsaken by history, the hidden stories of traumatised and impoverished survivors weave through harrowing archive materials of Europe's worst war crime since the Second World War: Srebrenica 1995.

The Great Wall

Tadhg O'Sullivan | IRL
OmeU | 72 min

03.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

An experimental journey along the physical and metaphorical borders, walls and barriers of the European Union, overlayed with Kafka's "The Great Wall of China".

The Land of the Enlightened

Pieter-Jan de Pue | BEL/IRL/NLD/DEU/AFG
OmeU | 87 min

05.12.2016 / 20:15 - Filmcasino

While American troops ensure stability in the Hindukush, armed Afghan children loot the debris of war, smoke and trade opium. This jarringly beautiful hybrid of panoramic landscapes, dramatised reenactments and a socio-political documentary describes the reality of a country ravaged by endless wars and occupation.

The Last Resort (L'ultima spiaggia)

Thanos Anastopoulos, Davide Del Degan | ITA/GRC/FRA
OmeU | 135 min

10.12.2016 / 18:00 - Schikaneder

At Triest's popular public beach a white wall separates the visitors by gender.

The Magic Mountain (Muntele magic)

Anca Damian | ROU/FRA/POL
OmeU | 86 min

09.12.2016 / 18:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

An animated documentary drama tells the life story of Polish mountain climber, artist and photographer Adam J. Winkler.

The Pearl of Africa

Jonny von Wallström | SWE
OmeU | 90 min

08.12.2016 / 20:15 - Top Kino Saal 1

Cleopatra Kambugu is a young transwoman living in Uganda with her partner. After being chased out of the country, a crowdfunding campaign is launched to collect money for a sex change. Johnny Von Wallström shows in beautiful images a universal love story under extreme circumstances.

The Revolution Won't Be Televised

Rama Thiaw | SEN/FRA
OmeU | 110 min

07.12.2016 / 22:30 - Schikaneder

Filmmaker Rama Thiaw intimately documents A Senegalese protest movement's hopeful and seminal path of resistance.

The Squatters of the Devil's House (Los habitantes de la casa del diablo)

Iván Reina Ortiz | COL
OmeU | 87 min

08.12.2016 / 22:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

A potrait of the shattered lives of Fercho, El Diablo and El Jipi, inhabitants of a ruin situated in an upper class district in Buacaramanga (Colombia). The crumbling walls of the ruin around them is all they have. A place they can call their own.

The Wound

Anna Budanova | RUS
Ohne Dialog | 9 min

04.12.2016 / 21:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

A little girl's resentment is embodied in a shaggy creature that becomes her best friend. They grow side by side. Deeply settled in the mind of his mistress, resentment starts to completely control her life.

Those Shocking Shaking Days

Selma Doborac | AUT/BIH
OF | 88 min

03.12.2016 / 15:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

Selma Doborac's documentary essay film wrestles with the representability of atrocious historic events like war through media.

THOSE SHOCKING SHAKING DAYS (Gewinnerfilm Austrian Competition)

Selma Doborac | AUT/BIH
OF | 88 min

11.12.2016 / 20:15 - Top Kino Saal 1

The winning film of this year's Austrian competition will be selected by our Jury Albert Meisl, Judith Benedikt and Thomas Reider out of eight films.

Those Who Jump (Les sauteurs)

Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé | DNK
OmdU | 82 min

09.12.2016 / 21:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Abou has been trying to cross the fence that separates Africa from the European Union for one year. He decides to record the daily struggle for survival and freedom. Alternating between a subjective view and thermal imaging surveillance footage, this documentary is a unique testimony of our time.

Through My Eyes

Eleonora Saccoman | GBR
OF | 5 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

The appearance of a suitcase in the protagonist's room is the start of his journey to recovery from mental illness; struggling with what is real and what is not. The film uses animation's greatest strenght to visualize the unseen and the unspeakable.

Time Suspended (El tiempo suspendido)

Natalia Bruchstein | MEX
OmeU | 64 min

08.12.2016 / 17:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

By telling the story of her grandmother, Laura Bonaparte, political activist and one of the founders of Madres de Plaza de Mayo, director Natalia Bruchstein tries to connect the pieces of memory that are almost gone because of Laura's dementia, but form an important part of Argentina's history.

Train of Hope - Ein Portrait der Menschlichkeit (Train of Hope )

Anna Ixy Noever | AUT
OmeU | 53 min

06.12.2016 / 18:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

An inspiring and truly moving glimpse of the faces and personalities that make up the Train of Hope movement at one of Vienna's main train stations. Showing us that anyone, from any walk of life, can have a huge impact on the lives of others who are suffering, struggling or looking for a new start.

Train to Adulthood (Reményvasút)

Klára Trencsényi | HUN
OmeU | 79 min

10.12.2016 / 16:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

A touching documentary about two families, Hungary's contemporary society and its contrasts.

TransFatty Lives

Patrick Sean O'Brien | USA
OF | 90 min

09.12.2016 / 23:00 - Schikaneder

Diagnosed with the incurable disease ALS, the artist Patrick O'Brien alias TransFatty documents his journey of muscular degeneration creating a multimedia collage of film, photography, drawings and music.

Transit Havana

Daniel Abma | NLD/DU
OmdU | 88 min

05.12.2016 / 20:30 - Schikaneder

Many transsexuals are waiting for their sex change in Cuba's capital. Odette, Juani and Malú are also hoping for their dream to come true. However, the number of surgeries is limited.

Treblinka

Sérgio Tréfaut | PRT
OmeU | 61 min

09.12.2016 / 20:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

An extraordinary reflection on the Holocaust and its cinematic representation.

True or False (Pravda nebo lez)

Haruna Honcoop | CZE
OmeU | 16 min

03.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

A collage about recent Sino-Czech relations combining the aesthetics of TV shows, advertising, old and new propaganda videos creating an absurd political film.

True or False (Pravda nebo lez) (Gewinnerfilm exp:Δn:ded shorts)

Haruna Honcoop | CZE
OmeU | 16 min

11.12.2016 / 18:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

The prize honoured with 1,000 Euros will be awarded to one animated or experimental short film running in the this human world exp:Δn:ded shorts competition.

True or False (Pravda nebo lez) (Gewinnerfilm exp:Δn:ded shorts)

Haruna Honcoop | CZE
OmeU | 16 min

11.12.2016 / 18:00 - Schikaneder

The prize honoured with 1,000 Euros will be awarded to one animated or experimental short film running in the this human world exp:Δn:ded shorts competition.

Tying Your Own Shoes

| CAN
OF | 16 min

03.12.2016 / 12:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

How does it feel to be a little bit unusual?

Uncanny Valley

Paul Wenninger | AUT/FRA
OF | 13 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

In the midst of a battlefield, two young soldiers face a raging war. Pixelation makes them look like puppets, the trench becomes a literal UNCANNY VALLEY - a terrifying reflexion over the first world war.

Unforgiven: Rwanda (Unversöhnt)

Lukas Augustin | DEU/RWA
OmeU | 75 min

08.12.2016 / 18:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

In his documentary, Lukas Augustin investigates the possibility for forgiveness and reconciliation between the victims and offenders 20 years after the genocide in Rwanda. Memories and conversations offer insights into the complex issue of guilt and illustrate the limits of forgiveness.

Unten (Down There)

Djordje Cenic, Hermann Peseckas | AUT
OmdU | 87 min

06.12.2016 / 20:30 - Schikaneder

With shots from home videos and current places, people and memorabilia, Djordje Čenić traces his search for identity.

Unten (Down There)

Djordje Cenic, Hermann Peseckas | AUT
OmdU | 87 min

07.12.2016 / 09:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

With shots from home videos and current places, people and memorabilia, Djordje Čenić traces his search for identity.

Unten (Down There)

Djordje Cenic, Hermann Peseckas | AUT
OmdU | 87 min

07.12.2016 / 19:00 - stand129

With shots from home videos and current places, people and memorabilia, Djordje Čenić traces his search for identity.

Voices From Kaw Thoo Lei

Martha Gorzycki | USA
OF | 11 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

Voices speaking about flight and hideouts, war and crimes. The Karen, a persecuted ethnic group in Burma, are given a voice and deliver insight into the horror of eviction.

Warum lacht Herr W.? (Why is Mr W. Laughing?)

Jana Papenbroock | DEU
OmeU, Ausschnitt Arbeitsfassung | 30 min

03.12.2016 / 12:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

The filmmaker portrays the three artists Horst, Michael and Bernd in a humorous way and shows what inclusion looks like in practice.

We Have Never Been Kids (Abadan lam nakon atfalan)

Mahmood Soliman | EGY/ARE/QAT/LBN
OmeU | 99 min

03.12.2016 / 21:30 - Top Kino Saal 2

For 13 years Mahmood Soliman traced the life of Nadia and her four children, trying hard to break free from poverty through hard work, political activism and education.

Unfortunately, the filmmaker had to cancel his visit at this human world unexpectedly!

We'll Be Alright (Bref manuel de libération)

Alexander Kuznetsov | FRA
OmeU | 77 min

04.12.2016 / 21:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

As they were still children, Yulia and Katia were outcast by their families and went to live in an orphanage, before they were transferred to a neuropsychiatric institution, in Siberia. Deprived of their freedom, they hope to get their fundamental rights back, which proves to be a long and absurd bureaucratic process.

We'll Be Alright (Bref manuel de libération) (Gewinnerfilm International Competition)

Alexander Kuznetsov | FRA
OmeU | 77 min

11.12.2016 / 20:30 - Schikaneder

This year, the jury Veton Nurkollari, Lukas Stepanik and Doris Kittler will select one outstanding film out of eight productions within the this human world international competition, and award a prize honoured with 2,000 Euros.

When the Earth Seems to Be Light

Salome Machaidze, Tamuna Karumidze, David Meskhi | GEO/DEU
OmeU | 75 min

09.12.2016 / 20:30 - Schikaneder

In the concrete jungle of Tiflis, a skater crew escapes from its otherwise bleak everyday life. Wistfully moving through urban scapes of atmospheric sound poetics, the film portrays a young generation in search for self in a conservative and increasingly unstable society.

When Two Worlds Collide

Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel | PER
OmeU | 103 min

03.12.2016 / 20:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

2007, free trade agreement between Peru and the US. Promises of wealth and growth. But what matters are the interests of big corporations, while the indigenous population is completely ignored. An upsetting documentary about the collision of two worlds.

Where to, Miss?

Manuela Bastian | DEU
OmdU | 83 min

10.12.2016 / 16:00 - Schikaneder

Men cannot quite believe that a woman is behind the wheel of a taxi at night in Delhi. Devki does not mind. Becoming a taxi driver and driving women home safely is her biggest wish; but for this she has to stand up first to her father, then to her husband and even her father-in-law.

White Coal

Georg Tiller | AUT
OmeU | 70 min

02.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

An atmospheric collage of grainy black-and-white, digital imagery in colour, and the pervasive sounds of machinery, juxtaposes two industrial worlds: a Polish coal mine and a Taiwanese coal-fired power plant.

Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker?

Barbara Caspar | DEU/AUT
OF | 84 min

04.12.2016 / 12:30 - Top Kino Saal 1

With an elaborated approach, this multi-layered documentary follows the traces of Kathy Acker, a famous icon of New York City's literary underground in the 1970s and 1980s.

Wisdom Teeth

Syndi Lazarus | CAN
OF | 10 min

03.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

This innovative documentary blurs the lines between mythology and reality with stories of real-life sexual assault survivors, paralleled with the myth of Hades and Persephone.

Woman's Work

Chloé Kaufmann, Nolwenn Daste | FRA
OmeU | 5 min

03.12.2016 / 23:00 - Top Kino Saal 1

Woman's Work is based on Francesca Borri's stories about life and war in Syria. It gives an intimate insight into a world that has gone crazy and on people's strong wish for being able to live without fear.

Women in Sink

Iris Zaki | ISR
OmeU | 37 min

02.12.2016 / 17:00 - Schikaneder

While working as an employee at a hairdresser's shop in Haifa in Israel, Iris Zaki seizes the opportunity to talkl with Jewish and Muslim customers about their opinions on war, politics, love, and the past. A short film with an important message.

Woven Threads

Michi Marosszeky | AUS
OF | 5 min

02.12.2016 / 19:00 - Top Kino Saal 2

A survivor of the Vietnam war shares the memories of her flight over the sea, during which she stranded on a desert island.

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