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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
"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"?...
FESTIVALS / AWARDS
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
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.