VIFF Vienna Independent Festival 2017 Official Selections

Nominees to the 2017 edition of the VIFF Vienna Independent Festival in the categories best feature film, best short, best documentary and best animated film.

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1.
Funeral Day (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Scott, a neurotic young man, thinks he found a lump and might be dying, so he skips his friend's funeral in an attempt to start living life to the fullest. (79 mins.)
Director: Jon Weinberg
 
2.
Million Loves in Me (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
A film about power, love, delusion, confinement delivered through the not-so-ordinary relationship between a mother and daughter. (108 mins.)
Director: Sampson Yuen
 
3.
Platonow (2015 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A wedding. A bride. A husband. A former lover. (96 mins.)
Director: Andreas Morell
 
4.
Bodyguard (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A government bodyguard protects a politician from a suicide bomber, and then begins to question his dedication to his job. (109 mins.)
 
5.
The Writer with No Hands (2014 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A propaganda expert goes to Hollywood to solve an apparent CIA murder mystery - but his cameraman has other ideas. (86 mins.)
 
6.
Living Like Kings (2014 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
This experimental documentary explores the issues of race, class, culture, and personal expression through the unexpected collision of Chess and Hip Hip. (29 mins.)
Director: Benjamin Kaplan
 
7.
Volki i ovtsy. Beeezumnoe prevrashchenie (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
In a magical faraway land, in a picturesque little village nestled among green meadows and rolling hills... (85 mins.)
 
8.
Cracks (2016 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
When a bourgeois couple needs to park their expensive car in an Arab neighbourhood, an inevitable misunderstanding with the locals turns into paralyzing panic. (10 mins.)
Director: Koen Van Sande
 
9.
Down South (2016 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Poet, MarShawn McCarrel, takes us on an unapologetic, spoken-word journey about the legacy of slavery in the United States. (6 mins.)
Director: Bob Yothers
 
10.
Elsewhere (2016 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.9/10 X  
Elsewhere is about two young men, who have to leave their home due to an aggressive bunch of warriors invading their little spot in the postapocalypse... (23 mins.)
 
11.
En Lumiere (2016 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
En Lumière a study on light and personality (10 mins.)
Director: Meinrad Hofer
 
12.
Final Analysis (2016 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Dr. Jessica Richards has her last session with a particularly complicated case: Leann Henderson. She... (9 mins.)
 
13.
Der goldene Schuss (2016 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Elvira is put into an uncomfortable situation after her boyfriend cheated on her: either she gives in to the ever growing mistrust... (11 mins.)
Director: Sarah Scherer
 
14.
Level 2 (2017 Short Film)
A couple want to take their relationship to the next level, however that is where the problems start. (10 mins.)
Director: Cathal Feeney
 
15.
Ludwig von Sarajevo (2016 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
A Bosnian father, who has been suffering from depression for more than 20 years. The cause of his depression... (11 mins.)
Director: Reshad Strik
 
16.
No Place Like Home (2017 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A study of sinister humanity, told through the perversion of a children's tale. The film manipulates eerie techniques to tell the story of an abusive marriage through a young woman's perception. (10 mins.)
Director: Benjamin Nimac
 
17.
Timeless (2017 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
TIMELESS shows the emotional journey of the hard-working single dad BILL and his son JOIE. After having lost his mum in a car accident, the eight-year-old boy is seeking his father's attention; in a very unconventional way.
 
18.
Je Suis Le Ténébreux (2017 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(13 mins.)