FEMME SESSIONS #26


Maus Hábitos | Porto

Event Details

The day is coming.

The day we return to our favourite venues is here! With responsibility, MAUS HÁBITOS will re-open in June and our FEMME SESSIONS will return under a new format: Films at the Table.

For this #26 session, which happens on the 10th at 21pm, we receive the BRIGHT SPOTS & PUSHING BOUNDARIES project with the latest animations by the hands of Austrian artists.

In its international cultural work, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs attaches great importance to the role of women in art and society. The Section for Cultural Relations Abroad and the International Tricky Women Festival in Vienna have been cooperating successfully for a number of years, presenting the animated films of Austrian women artists or women artists living in Austria abroad. The Tricky Women film program comprises works of various techniques by already established and internationally recognized women artists as well as by up-and-coming young animation filmmakers—our “rising stars”. What is particularly remarkable about the films is how well the artists succeed in briefly and succinctly summarizing socio-politically important topics. The title of the program, “Bright Spots & Pushing Boundaries” already indicates the artistic orientation of the animated films.

The two previous programs have already traveled to 23 countries and we hope that many new destinations will be added and that women‘s films will become even more visible.

 

 

The Femme Sessions are thematic cycles in which the common denominator is films directed by women. The objective is to give visibility to the work of women in the film industry, through the projection of their works and, whenever possible, their presence in the sessions, promoting the encounter between the public and the authors.

 

PROGRAM

 

YOU ARE STILL THERE

Austria | 04’16’’ | Animation | 2017

Director: Ingrid Gaier

 

Synopsis

A visualization of a poem by Rose Ausländer that encourages the reader to embrace life. Mrs. Pribil died at the age of 86 in the apartment shown in the film; right until the end only her husband’s name was indicated on the door plate, even though she survived him by many years.


 

GERDA WUNSCH – THE STORY OF MY GRANDMOTHER AS A PERSECUTED JEW IN THE WORLD WAR II

Austria | 06’12’’ | Animation | 2016

Director: Bernadette Moser, Barbara Ecker

Synopsis

Little Gerda only had a few happy years with her family before the Nazis came in 1938.


 

SOLAR MECHANIX 1.1

Austria | 03’28’’ | Animation | 2018

Director: Martina Tritthart

 

Synopsis

The film „solar mechanix 1.1“ is a variation of “solar mechanix”, an ongoing project about the processing of images comprising phenomenons of direct glare and reflections. These images are transformed, applying the essence of the representing pictures in an interplay of light and colour. The light phenomenons turn into sensual geometric objects that interact with the sound track. (Sound by Holger Lang.)


 

KNAGGLIG

Austria | 02’33’’ | Animation | 2018

Director: Amelie Schlöglhofer

Synopsis

A unique story about self-optimization and the struggle with it. Delicate and thoughtful, it explores daily life and surreality with a delightful sense of humor.


 

ME-LOG

Austria | 06’52’’ | Animation | 2018

Director: Eni Brandner

 

Synopsis

Me-Log is a reflection on artificial and medial identities that we create of ourselves – how these exaggerated images manipulate our consciousness and influence the perception of ourselves and others. Current technologies such as Motion Capture, Face Recognition and Artificial Intelligence are used to open up a critical view and look behind the surface of the image.


 

FLY US TO THE MOONS

Austria | 05’35’’ | Animation | 2017

Director: LIA

 

Synopsis

“Fly us to the moons” is a digitally animated work by LIA with accompanying sound by Damian Stewart. A swarm of forms, reminiscent of alien spaceships or mechanical bats, are suspended in space. Their sweeping movements create layered patterns of smooth curves, jagged edges and digital noise.


 

THE WET HAIR

Austria | 08’00’’ | Animation | 2015

Director: Rebecca Akoun

 

Synopsis

Sophie wants to have curls like her friend Camille, so she steps into the rain, even though her mother forbade her to go outside. Soon Sophie is completely wet and gets severely punished.


 

LANES

Austria | 05’00’’ | Animation | 2017

Director: Evelyn Kreinecker

Synopsis

People are walking: day by day, by choice or by necessity, seeking happiness, finding uncertainty. Where should – can – must we go?


 

MUYBRIDGE’S DISOBEDIENT HORSES

Austria | 04’30’’ | Animation | 2018

Director: Anna Vasof

 

Synopsis

Muybridge’s Disobedient Horses investigates where we can find the essence of cinematic illusion when we look into everyday life and what happens when we use everyday situations, objects, spaces and actions as cinematographic mechanisms.


 

HOW TO ADAPT

Austria | 01’25’’ | Animation | 2017

Director: Maria Chalela

 

Synopsis

These are the rules about how to adapt as a human to the contemporary world.

 


 

LATE SEASON

Austria | 07’26’’ | Animation | 2017

Director: Daniela Leitner

 

Synopsis

An elderly couple seems to have lost their affection for one another. After falling asleep on the beach one day, something incredible happens that rekindles their long lost romantic feelings.


 

GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE

Austria | 03’16’’ | Animation | 2017

Director: Marlene Heidinger, Maité Kalita, Silvia Knödlstorfer, Ji-yoon Lee, Esther Martens, Andreas Neudecker, Sebastian Doringer, Lucia de Quiqueran-Beaujeu, Amelie Schlöglhofer

 

Synopsis

Made by nine students from the Painting and Animation class of the University of Applied Arts Vienna for the 150th anniversary of the institution, the film deals with the possible future of young artists, or even young people in general.