Third Festival Day

The Competition section is closing today with two final screening blocks. Today’s schedule also brings a program of short found footage films selected by the Austrian Film Museum curator Jurij Meden and another Jury’s Choice program, selected by this year’s Grand Jury member, the artist and director Mary Helena Clark.

At 2 PM, at the Kinoteka cinema, we will screen Jurij Meden’s selection Recycled Cinema, which builds on the extensive research undertaken by the Austrian Film Museum in collaboration with sixpackfilm and Viennale into the phenomenon of found footage filmmaking, especially the works created outside of the usual Western framework and trends. The six selected films span the period from the 1960s to 1980s and include rarely seen Soviet, Czech, Cuban, Palestinian, and Yugoslav productions.

At 4 PM, Mary Helena Clark will present her program, Couplets. The selection brings together four of her own films created from 2009 to 2022 and works by different authors addressing “the ways in which loss or grief are tethered with compulsion or material fantasy.” Clark’s films guide us through texts and textures created at the intersection of the image, memory, and body.


At 18:00, we are screening the set of competition films dedicated to partings, both from real and imagined persons, feelings, and petrified cinematic structures. We will be joined by three authors – Lucia Leszez will present her film Bosco, co-created with Stefano Canapa; Nastja Säde Rönkkö will talk about her gentle film Those Who Kept the Light / Seaweed; and finally, the 2018 Green DCP Award laureate, Sara Jurinčić, will discuss her new film Valerija.


The final competition block will screen at 20:00, featuring six meditations on intimacy, past, and second chances, along with many of the authors. After the screening, stay for the Q&A session, where we will be joined by Brecht De Cock (artifacts of you, artifacts of me.), Nicolas Graux and Quý Trương Minh (Porcupine), Rushnan Jaleel (The Angel of Forms), and Matti Harju (Ecstasy).


Photo: Valerija, Sara Jurinčić, COMPETITION