Virgil Widrich

Screenwriter, film director, multimedia artist and professor of "Art & Science" at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. His short film "Copy Shop" was nominated for an Oscar. In total, his work has been awarded more than 180 international awards. Virgil Widrich is involved in a variety of roles as project manager, conceptionalist, exhibition designer or artistic director in the creation of screenplays, short and feature films, music videos, installations, exhibitions and entire museums, as well as in international research projects.


19. July 2019 – 28. March 2021: tx-mirror Film screening
"Writing the History of the Future" – The ZKM Collection – Karlsruhe
19. July 2020 – 07. March 2021: Music everywhere!
Artistic direction of the exhibition "Let the music begin! - The princely court of Salzburg – a centre of European musical culture 1587 – 1807", which can be seen from 19.7.2020 to 07.03.2021 in the DomQuartier Salzburg and in the Northern Oratory of Salzburg Cathedral.
16. October 2020 – 23. October 2020: tx-reverse Film screening
13th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival – New York – USA
16. October 2020 – 25. October 2020: tx-reverse Film screening
Bolton Film Festival – Bolton – England
17. October 2020 – 25. October 2020: tx-reverse Film screening
Dutch Design Week – Vienna design week's virtual Festival – Eindhoven – The Netherlands
23. October 2020: tx-reverse Film screening
Colorado International SciFi Fantasy Film Festival – USA
30. October 2020 – 01. November 2020: tx-reverse Film screening
International Short Film Festival Canton – Guangzhou – China

Music everywhere!, 2020

The princely court of Salzburg – a centre of European musical culture 1587 – 1807
19.7.2020 to 7.3.2021, DomQuartier Salzburg
Artistic direction: Virgil Widrich, exhibition design: Hans Kudlich

tx-reverse, 2018

A space time cut through cinema. 20 years after Martin Reinhart and Virgil Widrich used this film technique for the first time in a short film ("tx-transform", 1998), they again deal with the question of which previously unseen world arises when space and time are interchanged, aptly in a cinema and at full 360°. Winner of 21 international film awards!

Light Matter, 2018

A black-and-white film that lets you see colors. Winner of 12 international film awards!

tx-mirror, 2018

The interactive installation "tx-mirror" is a magical mirror with a camera: one can look at oneself and explore the laws of a universe in which time and space have been reversed.

Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel, 2017

"Be my rebel", the first collaboration of the two music legends Nena and Dave Stewart, premiered at Nenas 40th anniversary on stage. Winner of 46 international film awards!

Night of a 1000 Hours, 2016

A family, a night, a murder and a forbidden passion: When the Ullich family meets and their deceased ancestors appear, the events in their Viennese palace turn over.

Vienna table trip, 2015

A promotional film for Vienna, awarded with 24 international awards or honorary mentions.

checkpointmedia GmbH – Multimedia Productions, 2001

As one of the most successful representatives of "Creative Industries Vienna/Austria," checkpointmedia acts as an interface between arts/culture and the business world.

Fast Film, 2001

"Fast Film" is an animated homage to motion pictures, hand-made by folding 65,000 print outs of film frames into three-dimensional objects. The film won 36 international awards.

Copy Shop, 1998

The story of a man who copies himself until he fills up the entire world. The film won 39 international awards and was nominated for the Oscar 2001 (best short film).