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Country of origin: Austria
Year of origin: 2019
Duration: 8:36
Age Restriction: 16+


Name/Title: Reinhold Bidner / gold extra


Director: Reinhold Bidner
Script: Reinhold Bidner
Designer: Reinhold Bidner
Animation: Reinhold Bidner
Camera: Reinhold Bidner
Music: Reinhold Bidner / Wobblersound Vienna
Sound: Reinhold Bidner / Wobblersound Vienna
Editing: Reinhold Bidner
Computer graphics: Reinhold Bidner
Producer: gold extra


Experimental, Surrealism, Artistic, Black Humor, Tragicomedy, Documentary, Philosophical


2D/Traditional, 2D Computer, 3D Computer, Stop-motion, Pencil on Paper, Animated Objects, Rotoscope

Time o´ the Signs

Published on 26 Mar 2021 / In Experimental Competition


⁣⁣"Time o´ the Signs" is an experimental - narrative but also
documentary - animation about digital time thieves of our time, media
stupidities and ongoing daily routines. This work wants to question: how
do we (not) want to live in a future society?

Better, faster, more efficient, your faceless shadow in the cloud. Your clock: tick tock, Your stats? They drop...

The system knows you, better than you do. So you post as a ghost,
you stream your dream and you augment life´s content. Say “Buy Buy” to

A.S.A.P.! C.W.O.T... Machine life balance, apple every day, so smart!

Designed for the deadline, you resigned from your life, fin(e)?

In your safe home, immersed in your comfort zone: Time´s up-load?
Life filed? All under Control? Or just "Ctrl - alt – delete"?...

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Time o´ the Signs - Current Festival History:



Winner Best Austrian Animation Festival 2021: Best Hybrid Technique

Jury Special Mention at 13th Piccolo Festival dell'Animazione 2020 - international animated film festival, Udine/Triest, IT

Winner 1st Place at Linz International Short Film Festival 2020 – Animation Category

Jury Special Mention - International Competition at Animakom Fest Bilbao, Spain

9th Delhi Shorts International Film Fest 2020 - Honorable Jury Mention - Animation Category


Festival Selections History

15th Athens Animfest 2020 - POSTPONED, would have been World Premiere

Monstra - Lisbon International Animation Festival 2020 – POSTPONED, would have been Portuguese Premiere

Landshut International Short Film Festival 2020 - Animation Competition - CANCELLED – would have been German Premiere

32. Filmfest Dresden 2020 - POSTPONED

Crossing Europe Festival 2020 – CANCELLED, would have been Austrian Premiere

Animafest Zagreb 2020 - currrent Status: POSTPONED, Croatian Premiere

Monstra Lisbon Int. Animation Festival 2020 - International Competition: ONLINE SCREENING of the FESTIVAL: June 2020

Festival d´ Annecy 2020 (FR) - Official International Shortfilm Competition, this year: ONLINE FESTIVAL, French Premiere

Animakom Fest 2020 Bilbao, Spanish Premiere

Jury Special Mention International Competition at Animakom Fest Bilbao, Spain

Animator Unscreened 2020, Poznan, Poland Premiere

Supertoon International Animation Festival 2020, Sibenik – Croatia

Animaphix International Animated Film Festival 2020 (IT), Italian Premiere

Anibar Animation Festival, International Competition, Kosovo Premiere

Alpinale Short Film Festival 2020, Austria

Linoleum - Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival 2020, Kyiv, Ukrainian Premiere

Ars Electronica Animation Festival, Linz, Austria

32. Filmfest Dresden 2020 - International Short Film Festival, Germany

UNDER_the_RADAR Festival, Vienna, Austria

Flipbook Film Festival 2020, Skopje, Macedonia Premiere

Crossing Europe Extracts 2020, Linz, Austria

Weird International Animation Festival (previously known as 3D Wire Festival) 2020 - International Competition, Official Selection, Segovia, Spain

Weird International Animation Market (previously known as 3D Wire Festival Market) 2020 - International Selection, Segovia, Spain

Animafest Zagreb 2020, Croatia

Balkanima - European Animated Film Festival 2020, Belgrade, Serbian Premiere

Accessible Film Festival 2020, Istanbul/Ankara, Turkey Premiere (this year Online Edition)

Canlandiranlar Festival 2020, Istanbul, Turkey

9th Delhi Shorts International Film Fest 2020, India Premiere

9th Delhi Shorts International Film Fest 2020 Honorable Jury Mention (Animation Category)

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival 2020, Baltimore - US, North American Premiere,

Utopiales - Festival International de Science Fiction 2020, Nantes, France,

Big Cartoon Festival 2020, Moscow, Russia Premiere

15th Athens Animfest 2020, Greek Premiere

Interfilm Berlin 2020 - International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

BIT BANG Festival Internacional de Animación 2020, Buenos Aires, South American Premiere

5th Ajayu International Animation Festival 2020, Puno, Peru Premiere

Linz International Short Film Festival 2020

PÖFF Short Film and Animation Festival 2020, Tallinn, Estonian Premiere

Lublin Film Festival 2020, Lublin, Poland

Anilogue Festival 2020, Budapest, Hungary Premiere,

Animasivo - Festival Internacional de Animación 2020, Mexico City, Mexico Premiere

Icona 2020 - Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival, Greece

13th Piccolo Festival dell'Animazione 2020 - international animated film festival, Udine/Triest

PSIAF - Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo 2020

Best Austrian Animation / 2 Days Animation Festival 2021, Vienna, Austria

21st Landshut International Shortfilm Festival 2021, Germany, UPCOMING

Festival International du court metrage d´Animation 2021, Roanne (FR), UPCOMING

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Reinhold Bidner was born in Salzburg/Austria. He studied at University for applied sciences and technologies in Salzburg, at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland, Dundee (Animation and Electronic Media) and he finished his studies in Berlin.
Until 2006 he was key researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz in the field of time based Media. Since 2007 he is a freelancer in animation, games and media art, either as an individual or as a member of the art collective gold extra. Currently Reinhold lives in Vienna and Salzburg and teaches at Art University Linz in the fields of animation, motion graphics and interactive video.
He received various prices (for example: Federal Chancellery of Austria´s Outstanding Artist Award with gold extra / Media Art Award Salzburg with gold extra and 1n0ut), grants and residencies (for example: Cité internationale des arts Paris / Budapest Art Residency) for his artistic work, and exhibits nationally and internationally since 2001.
Furthermore, since 2017 Reinhold is a member of Asifa Austria.

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