Supporting Program 2024

Die Phantastische DE
Performative Screening
Fr., 26.4., 16:00, Moviemento

Under the direction of Jutta Strohmaier and Siegfried A. Fruhauf, students of the University of Arts Linz "tune" the approaches to Anton Bruckner's musical oeuvre by means of analog, digital and performative interpretations, montages and transformations.

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© Paul Foramitti / Kunstuniversität Linz

Creative Europe Get-Together DE/EN
Meet the Festival Guests
in cooperation with Creative Europe Desk
Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport
We., 1.5., 16:00, OK Deck

Get to know the film and festival guests in a relaxed atmosphere on the OK Deck. The event is hosted by Creative Europe Desk, Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport.


Cinema Next Europe Club (Screening & Dialogue) EN
Total length: 120 min
Th., 2.5., 11:15, Movie 3

The international guests of this year’s Cinema Next Europe Club, the festival campus for young film creatives, will show their latest short films and talk about their cinematic approach and their path to feature-length films to the Austrian Club participants and the audience.

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Talk: Action! Work-Life-Balance und Resilienz als zentrale Elemente für die (Zukunft der) Branche DE
hosted by Creative Region Linz & Upper Austria in Kooperation mit Film- und Musikwirtschaft/WKOÖ & FAMA
Guests: Markus Bauer (LM.Media), Claudia Wohlgenannt (FAMA)
hosted by: Wolfgang Gumpelmaier-Mach (Creative Region Linz & Upper Austria)
Th., 2.5., 16:00, OK Deck

Claudia Wohlgenannt
© AOEF Akademie des Öst. Films
Markus Bauer

Pressure to perform, stress and precarious working conditions are unfortunately too often the rule rather than the exception in the film industry. While young creatives are increasingly shying away from entering this field of work, many representatives of the "work hard, play hard generation" are about to burn out or have already done so. Against this backdrop, Wolfgang Gumpelmaier-Mach from Creative Region Linz & Upper Austria hosts a discussion on work-life balance and resilience as factors for the future of the industry.

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plenty screens plenty frames DE/EN
Th., 2.5. & Fr., 3.5., 17:30, MAERZ Galerie

In order to make images move, students from the experimental film lab (Experimental Art program, University of Arts Linz) go to the underground floor of the MAERZ gallery, where they have projections and perspectives superimposed on one another.

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YAAAS! Close-Up: Cinema Next Europe Club x YAAAS! DE
Workshop talk with guests of the Cinema Next Europe Club
hosted by: former YAAAS! Young Programmers
Fr., 3.5., 16:00, OK Deck & Live-Stream

Two young filmmakers and participants in this year's Cinema Next Europe Club will be showing their own films and answering questions about their work in the film industry in an open discussion format.

Filmabend Stadtbibliothek Linz DE
in cooperation with
Fr., 3.5., 19:30, Wissensturm, 1st Floor, Room 2
Registration required

Film description: 9-year-old Benni's violent outbursts push her to the limits of child and youth services and all she really wants is to be with her completely overwhelmed mother. An intense drama about a child's desperate longing for security.


Tribute Talk: Aliona van der Horst (NL) EN
in cooperation with the University of Arts Linz – Time-based and Interactive Media
hosted by: Neil Young
Sa., 4.5., 16:00, OK Deck & Live-Stream

This year's Tribute guest, Dutch documentary filmmaker Aliona van der Horst, will provide fascinating insights into her cinematic work.

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Awards Ceremony DE/EN
hosted by: Miriam Hie
Sa., 4.5., 19:30, Ursulinensaal & Live-Stream

At the Awards Ceremony, monetary and non-cash prizes worth € 28,500 will be awarded in the four competition sections as well as € 3000 to the winner of the MIOB New Vision Award.

YAAAS! Videoprojekt Präsentation DE/EN
in cooperation with the University of Arts Linz – Media Design (Department of teaching)
Su., 5.5., 11:00, Central

A central element of the YAAAS! Youth Program is the video project, in which around 35 young people are given the opportunity to work in teams of eight to ten people to create their own cinematic contributions on a current topic with a focus on Europe and of particular relevance to young people. The works created during the festival will be presented at this event.


fe:male positions – Der Salon DE
Frauen und Aktivismus – Wer, wenn nicht wir? Der Kampf für Demokratie in Belarus
Guests: Olga Shparaga (Writer: "Die Revolution hat ein weibliches Gesicht: Der Fall Belarus"), Juliane Tutein (Director: WHO, IF NOT US? – THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY IN BELARUS)
hosted by: Verein für gesellschaftspolitische Positionen
Su, 5.5., 16:00, OK Deck
© Violetta Savchits

On the evening of the presidential election, August 9, 2020, a historic wave of protests broke out across Belarus, carried by tens of thousands of people of all ages and professions. This revolution is one of the 15 largest and longest waves of protest in the last 50 years, in some parameters even surpassing the Ukrainian protest movement of 2014 and the Venezuelan one of 2017. Despite their sheer size, the protests did not achieve their goal: society was unable to push through its demands for more democracy and freedom.

What now?

At fe:male positions - der Salon, philosopher, author and political activist Olga Shparaga talks about her time in captivity, her life in exile and what can be done now in exile. In her texts, she dedicates herself to a politics of care as a fundamental idea for democracy and freedom and repeatedly emphasizes the importance of solidarity among women*. An essay by Olga Shparaga on feminist utopia can be read in the book FEMALE UTOPIAS, published by Banglmayr/Baumann/Hochholzer (FEMALE POSITIONS), which will be published at the end of May.

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