What's On


5 May 2019


Hull Independent Cinema and Short Film City Hull presents AUSTRIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Various Directors | 2018 | Austrian | Unrated – 18+ Only | 180 mins with breaks | German with English subtitles

A selection of films from the shortlist for the Best Short Film Prize at the 2019 Austrian Film Academy Film Awards. The programme includes all three nominees, BESTER MANN, VIRGIN WOODS and the eventual prizewinner, EXCUSE ME I’M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND. In BESTER MANN, shy teenager Kevin is taken in by the older Bennie, in a disturbing tale about the vulnerability of youth, the power of intimacy and the murky motives that often lie behind supposedly innocent actions. Shot on 16mm film, the ethereal VIRGIN WOODS (ZALESIE) is a dreamlike story about one young woman’s innocent ideas about love and death. The winner of the Best Short Film Award, EXCUSE ME… follows Aron as he wanders the bizarre world of the corridors and rooms of an Austrian mountain health resort, looking for his girlfriend following an argument.

Your ticket allows you to come and go for the duration of the 3-4 hour programme with an appropriate break in between curated sections.

Awards and Reviews

Shortlisted, nominated and Award Winner films from Best Short Film Award at 2019 Austrian Film Academy Awards


Austrian Short Film Festival is unrated. Only 18+ will be admitted into the cinema