The Mozart Minute

28 well-known filmmakers living and working in Austria were invited by WIENER MOZARTJAHR 2006 (VIENNA MOZART YEAR 2006), to produce associative miniatures on Mozart. The only requirement: They had to be one-minute art films.

The directors come from a broad spectrum of different backgrounds, ranging from animated, experimental short film to documentaries and features. As a result the Mozart Minutes represent an impressive cross section of the kind of films produced in Austria and a multifacetted sampler of formal and ontextual views of Mozart and his influence on modern society, art and culture.

The contributions run the gamut from experimental and conceptual statements to socio-critical and documentary observations and pithy short films.

(Production note)

Ruth Beckermann, Jessica Hausner, Sabine Derflinger, Thomas Renoldner, Mara Mattuschka, Bady Minck, Tim Sharp, Gustav Deutsch, Hanna Schimek, Lisl Ponger, Michael Palm, Michaela Schwentner, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Anja Salomonowitz, Goran Rebic, Michael Kreihsl, Peter Tscherkassky, Ferry Radax, Edgar Honetschläger, Wolfgang Glück, Peter Patzak, Ulrich Seidl, Songül Boyraz, Houchang Allahyari, Paulus Manker, Michael Glawogger, Barbara Gräftner, David Wagner
Available Formats
35 mm (Distribution Copy)
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Frame Rate
24 fps
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
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Frame Rate
25 fps
DVD (Distribution Copy)
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25 fps
Festivals (Selection)
Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des Österreichischen Films
Toronto - Worldwide Short Film Festival
Linz - Crossing Europe Film Festival
Pesaro - Film Festival
Seoul - Jecheon Int. Music Film Festival
Melbourne - Int. Film Festival
Odense - Int. Film Festival
Seoul - EXis (Experimental Film- & Videofestival)
Toronto - Int. Film Festival
Utrecht - Impakt Festival
Cork - Int. Film Festival
Taipei - Golden Horse Film Festival
Kassel - Dokumentarfilm- & Videofest
Jihlava Documentary Film Festival
Belgrad - Balkanima Anim. Film Festival
Kansk (RUS) - International Video Festival
Mar del Plata Int. Film Festival (Argentina)
Wroclaw - Prix Visionica TV Festival (Intermezzo-Award for Best Concept)
Gijon - International Film Festival
Istanbul - Int. Short Film Festival