Collaborating with Q21 (MuseumsQuartier), we invite several artists each year to exhibit and work in Vienna for one to two months.
The Artist-in-Residence program at Q21 fosters international, project-related exchange and is financed with the aid of private sponsors. Each year, the program is able to invite about 40 artists from other countries to realize joint projects with the resident cultural initiatives on location, consequently promoting the establishment of international networks.
Una Gunjak is a Bosnian filmmaker based between London and Paris. In her previous life, Una was known as editor but then went on to write and direct and made herself a name at the world’s most prestigious film festivals (Cannes, Sundance, Sarajevo, etc.).
In May, during her month-long residency at Q21, she will be working on the script development of her first feature film, “Alfa”, a story about a mother and her daughter who intense bond turns toxic and bitter as they try to find a better future outside of their defunct home country. During the festival she’ll furthermore be on the jury for the Music Video Competition.
“The Chicken” (director, 2014, 15' ) – won European Film Award for Best Short 2014, along other 40 prizes, premiered at the 53rd Semaine de la Critique, Festival de Cannes 2014 and went on to screen at Sundance, New Directors New Films and 170 other festivals;
“Good Night” (editor, 2012, 28’) – BAFTA nominee Best Short Film 2013 and won the Best Editing Award, at the Colchester Film Festival 2013, being shown in more than 100 festivals
Peter Millard is an English animation filmmaker with a taste for the absurd and a stream of counsctiousness approach to filmmaking that is open to explosive outbursts of humor and chaos. Having graduated from the Royal Collage of Art in London, his work was featured in film festivals in Ottawa, Edinburgh, Dresden, etc. and in retrospectives in the US, Japan, and South Korea.
In May, during his month-long residency at Q21, he will develop an installation, exploring conflicting juxtapositions between image, sound and rhythm. The small exhibition will be conceived in collaboration with Hungarian animation artist Réka Bucsi at the ASIFAkeil in MuseumsQuartier and opened on May 30. Last, but not least Peter will also be part of an animation workshop, held by MUKATO (Muzak, Karo Riha, Thomas Renoldner).
"Unhappy Happy" (director, 2015, 8') - nominated for Best New British Animation Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival; opening film at VIS 2015
"Fruit Fruit" (director, 2013, 3') - nominated for Best New British Animation Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival; awarded with a one month residency at VIS
"Boogodobiegodongo" (director, 2012, 5') - nominated for the Mo Award at the Hamburg International Film Festival.
Réka Bucsi is a Hungarian independent animation filmmaker with an organic and intuitive approach to the craft. Her films start from particular details and develop into free-flowing and surreal observations on the irrationality of the world. A regular at major festivals, her work has been screened at Sundance, Berlin and SXSW, among others.
In May, during her month-long residency at Q21, she will be working a small exhibition at the ASIFAkeil in MuseumsQuartier together with British animation filmmaker Peter Millard, which will be opened on May 30 and run all throughout June. And last, but not least Réka curated an animation programme for the young audience at VIS 2016.
"LOVE" (director, 2015, 15') - having premiered at the Berlinale in 2016, was screened at SXSW and awarded at Friss Hús in Budapest;
"Symphony no. 42" (director, 2014, 10') - was shortlisted for the 87th Academy Awards, while being shown at Sundance, Berlin and Hong Kong, going on to win over 45 awards internationally.
Réka Bucsi on tumblr
Jan Soldat is a German filmmaker who documents and explores alternative lifestyles and sexual behaviours in a way that aims neither to judge nor to explain his characters. His work has been regularly shown at film festivals around the world, including the Berlinale, Oberhausen, Rotterdam and Viennale.
Apart from that, Jan Soldat is also a regular at VIS Vienna Independent Shorts and was responsible for the festival trailer in 2012 and part of the jury in 2014.
His new film COMING OF AGE will be presented at VIS 2016 in the program Those We Love. In June, during his month-long residency at Q21, he will be doing reasearch for his next documentary film project.
"Law and Order" (director, 2012, 9') - was screened at the Berlinale, 2012 Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Vienna Independent Shorts 2012 and 100 other festivals
"The Incomplete" (director, 2013, 60') - won the CinemaXXI Award for Short and Medium Films at the Rome Festival 2013 and was nominated for the German Critics' Best Short Film Prize, being also shown at the 2014 Viennale
"Prison System 4641 (director, 2015, 60') - was screened at the Berlinale 2015