Fast Film

A/Lux 2003, short film, 35 mm, 1:1,66, Dolby SRD
Length: 14 min.

"Fast Film" is an animated homage to motion pictures, hand-made by folding 65,000 print outs of film frames into three-dimensional objects. The film won 36 international awards.
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YouTube: making of Fast Film
Link to film's website
Writer, director, and editor: Virgil Widrich
Photography: Martin Putz
Animation supervision: Walter Rafelsberger, Markus Loder-Taucher
Animation: Gernot Egger, Michael Lang, Markus Loder-Taucher, Alexandra Pauser, David Reischl, Walter Rafelsberger, Christian Ursnik, Vinh-San Nguyen, Carmen Völker, Mario Waldhuber, Gerald Zahn
Additional Animation: Eveline Consolati, Thomas Grundnigg, Andreas Künz, Stefan Braulik
Origami and object design: Mine Scheid, Jakob Scheid, Carmen Völker
Sound design: Frédéric Fichefet
sound assistant: Markus Reumann
2K supervision: Michel Dimmer
2K-Filmtransfer: PTD Studio, Luxembourg
Sound studio: Waltzing-Parke Audio, Luxembourg, Synchro Film Wien
Re-recording mixer: Eckart Goebel
Lab: Synchro Film Wien
Producers: Bady Minck, Virgil Widrich
Co-producers: Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Supported by Film Fund Luxembourg, ORF – Austrian Television, Film Fund Vienna, Federal Chancellery Departement for the Arts, City of Salzburg, State of Salzburg
Production: Amour Fou FilmproduktionMinotaurus Film Luxembourg, Virgil Widrich Filmproduktion
Distributor: Sixpack Film

Events, film screenings: 449

25. June 2007
North Hollywood 07 – Platform International Animation Festival
30. November 2005
Pordenone 05 – Dissolvenza Festival
23. September 2005 – 19. November 2005
Exhibition participation with film and paper objects at "Dreams are my reality," La B*A*N*K, Emerging Art and More... 
42, rue Volta - 75003 Paris, 23.09.2005 to 19.11.2005, Monday to Saturday, 11:00 to 19:00.
16. April 2005
Bogotá – BMAA
19. February 2005
Taipei – San San Image Studio
27. January 2005 – 06. February 2005
Prague / Brno – 12th Days of European Film
01. January 2005
Report about the "making of" of "Fast Film" in the program KUHINJA in BHTV Bosnia and Herzegovina. Link here...
23. November 2004
Saint-Ouen – CinéRail 04
28. October 2004 – 31. October 2004
Seoul – Asiana International Short Film Festival
21. September 2004 – 24. September 2004
Nevers 2004 – Sceni Qua Non
06. September 2004
New York Experimental Digital Video Festival
17. August 2004 – 22. August 2004
Bukarest – Anonimul International Film Festival
16. August 2004 – 19. August 2004
Tel Aviv 2004 – Animation Festival
12. August 2004
Stralsund – Garage
06. August 2004
Wroclaw – Moma Film
17. July 2004
Subotica – Open University / International Film Festival
01. June 2004
The success of "Fast Film" continues: 34 international awards and 257 festival invitations.
25. March 2004
London – Medium Rare
16. March 2004
University of the Arts
16. March 2004
Philadelphia – University of the arts
13. February 2004
Klagenfurt – Die Grünen Kärnten
25. January 2004
Hampton – Angels on Taggs, Ark Angel
12. December 2003 – 14. December 2003
ResFest Fukuoka (IMS Hall)
11. December 2003 – 14. December 2003
Semarang International Film Festival, Indonesia
08. December 2003 – 13. December 2003
Nevers 2003 – Sceni qua non – Grand Prix
07. December 2003
BMAA – Österreichische Filmwoche Bilgi Universität
05. December 2003 – 07. December 2003
ResFest Osaka (Namba Hatch)
04. December 2003 – 08. December 2003
ResFest Melbourne (ACMI Cinema)
01. December 2003 – 07. December 2003
ResFest Sao Paulo
30. November 2003
Austrian Cultural Forum – Cairo
21. November 2003 – 24. November 2003
ResFest Tokyo (Laforet Museum)
21. November 2003 – 27. November 2003
ResFest Johannesburg (Cinema Nouveau)
21. November 2003 – 27. November 2003
ResFest Durban (Cinema Nouveau)
20. November 2003
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland
14. November 2003 – 20. November 2003
ResFest Seoul (Centennial Hall)
13. November 2003 – 15. November 2003
ResFest Cape Town (International Convention Centre)
13. November 2003 – 16. November 2003
Resfest London (National Film Theatre)
07. November 2003 – 09. November 2003
Resfest Chicago (Museum of Contemporary Art)
24. October 2003 – 26. October 2003
Resfest Toronto (Royal Cinema)
16. October 2003 – 19. October 2003
Resfest Bristol (Watershed Cinema)
10. October 2003 – 12. October 2003
Resfest New York (Tribeca Reforming Arts Center)
09. October 2003 – 12. October 2003
Resfest Barcelona (Art Futura, CCCB)
03. October 2003 – 05. October 2003
Resfest Washington DC (Auditorium at National Geographic)
24. September 2003 – 28. September 2003
Resfest Los Angeles (The Egyptian Theater)
18. September 2003 – 21. September 2003
Resfest San Francisco (Palace of Fine Arts)
12. September 2003
Sanary sur Mer 03 – La Ciotat
16. July 2003
Meran Kultursommer 2003
01. July 2003
Speaker at "Innovation Circle Jour Fixe" and screening of "Fast Film", Österreichisches Theatermuseum in Palais Lobkowitz, Lobkowitzplatz 2, 1010 Vienna, 1.7.2003 at 18:00.
01. July 2003
"Fast Film" wins "Best Animated Short" in Toronto and other awards at the Festivals inCURT/Spain and Vila do Conde/Portugal. In July presentation of the short films at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Until the end of 2003 "Fast Film" wins 17 international short film awards.
03. June 2003
"Trick at Night" on ARTE by Federico Vitali and Frederic Temps, among other topics about the making of "Fast Film". 3.6.2003 at 00:05.
24. May 2003
Cocktail in Cannes on the ARTE ship in honour of "Fast Film" at 13:00.
13. May 2003
At 23:30, internal test screening of the finished 35mm film print at Gartenbaukino Vienna.
13. May 2003 – 25. May 2003
After two years of production Virgil Widrich's "Fast Film" is finished in April and premieres at the Cannes Film Festival's competition.
28. April 2003 – 30. April 2002
Sound mix of "Fast Film" at Synchro Film Vienna.
28. November 2002
Team screening of the finished train sequence (5 min).
04. September 2002
At midnight internal test screening of hitherto filmed animated in the Filmcasino.
28. August 2002
Test screening of hitherto animated material in the Listo Film.
18. July 2002
The animation team is increased to a total of 12 people: Gernot Egger, Michael Lang, Markus Loder-Taucher, Alexandra Pauser, David Reischl, Walter Rafelsberger, Christian Ursnik, Vinh-San Nguyen, Carmen Völker, Mario Waldhuber and Gerald Zahn.
30. October 2001
Walter Rafelsberger measures the room for the planned animation studio in the office of Amour Fou Filmproduktion: "2,1m x 3,1m".
20. August 2001
Walter Rafelsberger begins his work as the main animator of "Fast Film".
19. January 2001
A new short film, "Fast Film", is written.