© Fauve (Jeremy Comte)

kijvis Film Education – Children and Youth Program

Addressing current issues and new film technologies, kijvis film education is a platform for children and teenagers that develops programming together with young audiences, thus making a significant contribution to young people’s media education. In addition to strengthening their cultural development and allowing them to explore film critically, we see it as our goal to create enthusiasm for a cinephile movie culture.

In the project Young Programmers students create their own film program under the guidance of three experts (from the Austrian Film Museum, the distributor sixpackfilm, and VIS). This event is meant to complement the young generation’s encounter with film in school, rendering them active film programmers by developing a festival segment. These young people will be responsible for the presentation of their short film program, The Most Interesting Movie Project Thriller, which will feature Q&As with the filmmakers who will be present at the screenings.

The artist collective MuKaTo will once again take this year’s budding animation talents under their wing. Now in their seventh consecutive year, the workshops allow young people to discover the world of film hands-on-this year in cooperation with VIS artist in residence Martha Colburn. Additionally, a micro-exhibition at the festival center will display the artistic reflections of a school class that in the runup to the festival dealt with film’s relationship to democracy in the film exhibition shaping democracy. (kl)

Program coordination Kim Lange (kl)


© VIS, Pablo Álvarez Mendivil

Young Animation Workshop

This marks the seventh year in a row that the collective MuKaTo (Peter Muzak, Karo Riha, Thomas Renoldner) is holding an animation workshop for teenagers. This year they are joined by the animation artist Martha Colburn. Together with the students of a Vienna music and arts high school, they will produce animated films and experiment with animated live visuals during the three-day workshop at Drosendorf Castle. Some of the results will be presented at VIS. (Thomas Renoldner)

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