Awards by Project

Nominations, prizes and awards for projects by or with Virgil Widrich – sorted by projects.


Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel

08. February 2019
Queen Palm International Film Festival – Palm Springs – USA – Nomination: Best Director
08. February 2019
Queen Palm International Film Festival – Palm Springs – USA – Nomination: Best Editing
08. December 2018
Genre Celebration Festival – Tokyo – Nominee: Best Editing
08. December 2018
Genre Celebration Festival – Tokyo – Nominee: Best Noir Short
28. November 2018
Amarcort Film Festival – Rimini – Italien – official selection
19. November 2018
Reggio Film Festival – Reggio Emilia – Italien – Best Sound Award 2018 ★
17. November 2018
Colorado International SciFi Fantasy Film Festival – USA – Award Winner ★
17. November 2018
2018 Directors Circle Festival of Shorts – Pensylvania – USA – Nomination: Best Music Video
11. November 2018
Hollywood Forever Film Festival – Los Angeles – USA – Best Music Video: Platinum Award ★
31. October 2018
New York International Films Infest Festival NYIFIF – USA – Semi Finalist
15. October 2018
Cine Fern Online Film Festival – Best Music Video ★
14. October 2018
Hollywood Film Competition – Los Angeles – USA – Gold Award: Best Music Video ★
04. October 2018
KAPOW Intergalactic Film Festival – Hollywood – USA – Winner: Best Music Video ★
30. September 2018
Mindfield Film Festival – Los Angeles – USA – Best Music Video: Platinum Award ★
14. September 2018
The Next Level International Film Festival – Sydney – Australia – Best Music Video ★
08. September 2018
UNDO Divergent Film Awards – Arlington – USA – Best Music Video ★
26. August 2018
Mindfield Film Festival – Albuquerque – USA – Best Music Video: Platinum Award ★
28. July 2018
EIFA – European Independent Film Award – Paris – Best Music Video – Bronze Award ★
26. July 2018
Snowdance Film Awards – Los Angeles – USA – Best Visual VX ★
22. July 2018
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase – USA – Best International Music Video★
15. July 2018
NYC Indie Film Awards – USA – Best Music Video ★
10. July 2018
Hollywood Sun Awards – USA – Best Music Video ★
03. July 2018
Move Me Productions Film Festival – Belgium – Nominee in the category "Best Short Film"
17. June 2018
Cosmic Film Festival – Florida – USA – Best Music Video ★
10. June 2018
Jelly FEST – Sunland, CA – USA – Semi Finalist
07. June 2018
Near Nazareth Festival (NNF) – Israel – Official Selection
02. June 2018
Rosarito International Film Festival – Los Angeles – USA – Best Music Video ★
31. May 2018
Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival – Moskau – Best Music Video ★
25. May 2018
Top Indie Film Awards – Online Festival – Nomination: Best Music Video
25. May 2018
Royal Wolf Film Awards – Los Angeles – USA – Winner: Best FX ★
25. May 2018
Royal Wolf Film Awards – Los Angeles – USA – Winner: Best Director ★
25. May 2018
Royal Wolf Film Awards – Los Angeles – USA: Best Music Video: Gold Award ★
25. May 2018
Top Indie Film Awards – Online Festival – Winner: Best director ★
25. May 2018
Top Indie Film Awards – Online Festival – Winner: Best FX ★
20. May 2018
Enginuity Film Awards – Shepherdstown – USA – Nomination: Best VFX
20. May 2018
Enginuity Film Awards – Shepherdstown – USA – Winner: Best New Media Director ★
20. May 2018
Enginuity Film Awards – Shepherdstown – USA – Nomination: Best New Media Director
20. May 2018
Nassau Film Festival – Princeton – USA – Princeton Tiger Award ★
13. May 2018
West Wing Film Competition – Los Angeles – USA – Music Video: 1st Place Winner ★
10. May 2018
Lake View International Film Festival – Punjab – Indien – May 2018 Best Music Video of the Month ★
08. May 2018
The IndieFEST Film Awards – San Diego – USA – Award of Excellence Special Mention: Music Video
06. May 2018
Jaipur International Film Festival – JIFF – Indien – Top 2nd Music Video/Song ★
02. May 2018
International Music Video Underground – Los Angeles, USA – Best music video: semi finalist
30. April 2018
Feel The Reel International Film Festival – Glasgow – England – official selection best music video
30. April 2018
LA Edge Film Awards – Los Angeles – USA – Best Music Video ★
30. April 2018
LA Edge Film Awards – Los Angeles – USA – Best Editing ★
30. April 2018
LA Edge Film Awards – Los Angeles – USA – Best Visual FX ★
30. April 2018
Silicon Beach Film Festival – Los Angeles – USA – Best Music Video ★
27. April 2018
Berlin Flash Film Festival – Monthly category winner April 2018 – Music Video ★
16. April 2018
SFAAF – South Film and Arts Academy Festival – Chile – Winner: best fx in a short film ★
02. April 2018
Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF) – Siracusa, Italien – Music Video Competition: Best Music Video ★
10. March 2019
Hollywood Screenings Film Festival – LA – USA – Semi Finalist
18. June 2018
AltFF Alternative Film Festival – Toronto – Kanada – Semi Finalist

Night of a 1000 Hours

22. September 2018
Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis – Nomination "Best Coproduction Feature Film"
22. September 2018
Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis – Nomination "Best Editing: Pia Dumont"
22. September 2018
Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis – Nomination "Best production design: Christina Schaffer"
23. April 2017
"Die Nacht der 1000 Stunden" – Beijing International Film Festival – Nomination for Tiantan Award – China
14. December 2016
Nomination "Best Screenplay" – Austrian Film Academy 2017
14. December 2016
Nomination "Best Costume Design" – Austrian Film Academy 2017
15. October 2016
Busan International Film Festival 2016 – Korea – Winner of "Flash Forward Audience Award" ★

Vienna table trip

20. May 2018
Enginuity Film Awards – Shepherdstown – USA – Nomination: Best New Media
20. May 2018
Enginuity Film Awards – Shepherdstown – USA – Nomination: Best New Media Director
01. May 2018
Pinnacle Film Awards – USA – Best Animation Short: Gold Award ★
05. February 2018
Direct Short Online Film Festival – Award Winner ★
23. December 2017
EIFA – European Independent Film Award – Paris– Best Animation: Platinum Award ★
15. November 2017
KAPOW Intergalactic Film Festival – Hollywood – USA – Nomination: Best Cinematography
15. November 2017
KAPOW Intergalactic Film Festival – Hollywood – USA – Nomination: Best Foreign Film
15. November 2017
KAPOW Intergalactic Film Festival – Hollywood – USA – Nomination: Best Animation
11. November 2017
LA Shorts Awards – USA – Best Animation: Diamond Award ★
11. November 2017
Edinburgh Short Film Festival – UK – Nomination for Best Animated Short Film Award
25. October 2017
Berlin Flash Film Festival – Monthly category winner September 2017 – Super short animation/stop motion ★
14. October 2017
Mindfield Film Festival – Albuquerque – USA – Best Animation Short – Diamond Award ★
09. October 2017
New York City Indie Film Awards – USA – Best Animation: Diamond Award ★
24. September 2017
TRAVEL FILM In Russian international film festival – Business Center "Barklay-plaza" – Moscow – Finalist
27. May 2017
2nd Edition of the Less 15 min MiniMovie Film Festival – Los Angeles – Best Advertising ★
29. April 2017
International Tourism Film Festival "Tourfilm Riga" – 1st prize in the category "Culture Tourism" for "Vienna table trip" ★
02. April 2017
FROSTBITE International Film Festival – Colorado Springs, USA – Finalist
15. March 2017
Austria National Film Festival – UCI Kinowelt Millennium City, 1200 Vienna – Audience Grand Award ★
04. March 2017
TRAVEL FILM In Russian international film festival – Moscow – semi finalist
05. January 2017
Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest Awards – Best Trailer/Teaser/Commercial ★
30. December 2016
Move Me Productions Film Festival – Belgium – Nominee in the category of animation
16. December 2016
London Film Awards – Official Finalist
05. December 2016
Direct Short Online Film Festival – Michigan,  USA – Best Special Mention of the Month
30. November 2016
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival – Michigan,  USA – Best Special Mention Film of the Month
13. November 2016
United International Film Festival – Los Angeles, USA – Honorable Mention
07. November 2016
Film Forum Linz – Wettbewerb der besten Werbe- und Wirtschaftsfilme Österreichs – Award in the category "Tourism Film" ★
25. October 2016
The IndieFEST Film Awards – San Diego – USA – Award of Excellence: Commercial/Infomercial ★
20. September 2016
Best Shorts Competition – San Diego – USA – Award of Merit: Special Mention, Commercial/Infomercial
06. September 2016
Accolade Global Film Competition – San Diego, USA – Award of Merit: Commercial/Infomercial

back track

23. December 2017
EIFA – European Independent Film Award – Paris – Best Experimental: Silver Award ★
15. November 2017
KAPOW Intergalactic Film Festival – Hollywood – USA – Nomination: Best Foreign Film
15. November 2017
KAPOW Intergalactic Film Festival – Hollywood – USA – Nomination: Best Experimental Film
09. October 2017
New York City Indie Film Awards – USA – Best Experimental: Gold Award ★
29. May 2017
FICOCC Five Continents International Film Festival – Puerto la Cruz, Teneriffa – Best Experimental Short Film ★
17. May 2017
Polish International Film Festival – online Festival – Best Experimental Film ★
02. April 2017
FROSTBITE International Film Festival – Colorado Springs, USA – Special Jury Award ★
08. December 2016
I Filmmaker International Film Festival – Marbella, Spanien – Finalist/Special Mention
01. December 2016
Genre Celebration Festival – Tokyo  – Award for "Best Editing" ★
10. November 2016
Largo Film Awards – online festival – Best Experimental Film ★
06. November 2016
Crossing the Screen – Eastbourne, East Sussex – Best Experimental Film ★
22. September 2016
Martinique International Film Festival 2016 – Online Film Festival – Best Experimental Film ★

Identity Film "What makes Erste Group great?"

13. October 2011
Silver Award at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards
The film "What makes Erste Group great?" produced by checkpointmedia for the Erste Group, won the Silver Award in the category "Marketing Communication", fighting off competition from 410 productions from 27 countries. ★

Mozarthaus Vienna – Multimedia Exhibition

19. September 2006
State Prize Multimedia to checkpointmedia for the Mozarthaus Vienna (category "Culture and Entertainment"). ★

Vienna Parliament Visitor Centre

19. September 2006
State Prize Multimedia/Category Prize "Public Information and Services" to checkpointmedia for the Austrian parliament's Visitor Centre. ★

Red Bull Hangar-7 – Multimedia Staging

06. July 2004
German Multimedia Award (DMMA) in the category "Interactive Space Installations" for the "Mayday Bar" at Red Bull Hangar-7. ★

Fast Film

09. October 2005
Belgrad – Balkanima – Best Experimental Film ★
18. December 2004
Ljubljana Animateka 2004 – International Animation Film Festival – Jury Award ★
27. November 2004
Festival internacional de Filmets de Badalona – Best Experimental Film (Venus of Badalona) ★
31. October 2004
Asolo Art Film Festival – Best Video/Computer Artwork ★
26. September 2004
Morbegno Film Festival – Special Mention
25. September 2004
Cartoon Forum Galicia – Cartoon d'Or – Best animated film ★
29. August 2004
London – LIAF (London International Animation Festival) – Special Mention of the Jury
10. August 2004
SICAF 04 – 8th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival – ASIFA Korea Prize best Experimental ★
09. August 2004
SpudFest 2004 – Best Editing Award ★
26. June 2004
Tabor Film Festival, Croatia – reAnimated Veronica – Best animated film ★
19. June 2004
Animafest Zagreb – Croatian Filmmakers Guild Award ★
19. June 2004
Animafest Zagreb – Film Critics Award ★
19. June 2004
Animafest Zagreb – City of Zagreb Award ★
01. June 2004
Black Maria Film Fest – Jury's Choice Award ★
02. May 2004
Carbunari 2004, Romania – Best Experimental Film ★
02. May 2004
Nashville Independent Film Festival – Honorable Mention in Animation
08. April 2004
2003 Plan 9 – La Chaux-de-Fonds, Suisse – Grand Prix du Jury ★
06. April 2004
Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart – Special Mention
28. March 2004
MFA Planet Europe, Palma de Mallorca – 2nd Prize ★
27. March 2004
Lille – Festival du court metrage – Special Mention for Virtuosity
21. March 2004
Ann Arbor Film Festival – Peter Wilde Award: Most Technically Innovative Film ★
14. December 2003
Animadrid – INNOVA award ★
13. December 2003
Nevers 2003 – Sceni qua non – Grand Prix ★
07. December 2003
Santa Fe Film Festival – Milagro Award for Best Animation ★
21. November 2003
Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid – 1º.- Premio de la Comunidad de Madrid a la Mejor Película ★
16. November 2003
Cinanima 2003 – Portugal – 2nd prize Onda Curta ★
16. November 2003
Cinanima 2003 – Portugal – Special Mention
09. November 2003
Interfilm – International short film festival Berlin – Special Mention of the Jury
26. October 2003
Uppsala International Short Film Festival – Grand Prix ★
19. October 2003
DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – Most innovative short ★
19. October 2003
Montreal – Festival International Nouveau Cinema, Nouveaux Medias – Special Mention
18. October 2003
Festival du Film de Saint Paul Trois Châteaux – Special Mention
18. October 2003
Cinessonne – Festival du Cinéma Européen, Essonne – Prix Special Lyceens – ex aequo "Ligne de vie" von Serge Avedikian ★
11. October 2003
KROK International Animated Film Festival – Best in its category (from 10 to 30 minutes) ★
04. October 2003
Thessaloniki 03 – Panorama of Independent Film & Video Makers – Best Experimental Film ★
21. September 2003
Milano Film Festival – Students Award ★
21. September 2003
Milano Film Festival – Special Mention of the Jury
14. September 2003
Fantoche – International Festival für Animationsfilm Zürich – High Risk Award ★
09. September 2003
l'Etrange Festival Paris – Audience Award ★
16. August 2003
Odense Film Festival – Most imaginative Film ★
10. August 2003
Melbourne 2003 – 52. International Film Festival – Best Experimental Short Film ★
09. August 2003
Bearded Child Film Festival, Grand Rapids, MN / Boulder, CO, USA – Audience Award ★
06. July 2003
Vila do Conde 2003 – 11. Festival International de Curtas-Metragens – Great Award for Animation (Grande Prémio Animação), RTP-TV Selection (Onda Curta) ★
14. June 2003
Huesca 2003 – Festival de Cine – Special Mention of the International Jury of the Jury of the Critics
10. June 2003
Tarragona 2003 – inCURT – Best Editing ★
08. June 2003
Toronto 2003 – Worldwide Short Film Festival – Best Animated Short (C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures Award) ★
25. May 2003
Cannes 2003 – Selection Officielle Competition Court Métrage
07. March 2003
Tampere Film Festival, Finland – Special Mention of the Jury

Brighter than the Moon

30. January 2000
Angers 2000 – Competition – LVT-Subtitling Award ★
30. January 2000
Angers 2000 – Competition – Best actor: Award for Lars Rudolph (Prix Jean Carmet du Conseil Général de Maine-et-Loire) ★
21. January 1998
Salzburg’s screenplay prize 1997 for "Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon" ★

Copy Shop

09. April 2017
The Globe International Silent Film Festival – Michigan, USA – Best Screenplay ★
09. April 2017
The Globe International Silent Film Festival – Michigan, USA – The Special Jury Award ★
09. August 2004
SpudFest 2004, Idaho, USA – Best Short Film ★
18. December 2003
Austrian Embassy Cairo –  Young Film Festival – in cooperation with the Goethe Institute Cairo – Golden Ibis ★
02. March 2003
Eastman Kodak Product Grant 2003 – The short List
27. February 2003
Tehran 03 – International Animation Festival – special award of the jury ?
25. November 2002
Bukarest 02 – DaKINO International Film Festival – "Alternative" Prize ★
21. October 2002
Thessaloniki 02 – Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers – Best experimental Film ★
26. August 2002
Hiroshima 2002 – International Animation Festival – Special Prize ★
17. August 2002
Odense 2002 – International Film Festival – Jury Members Personal Prize ★
19. June 2002
Nashville 02 – Nashville Independent Film Festival 2002 – Honorable Mention
16. June 2002
Belo Horizonte 2002 – Short Film Festival – Best international short Film ★
16. June 2002
Belo Horizonte 2002 – Short Film Festival – Press Award ★
21. April 2002
Dresden 2002 – Filmfest – 2nd Prize ★
30. March 2002
Bruxelles 02 – Festival of Fantasy, Thriller and Science Fiction Films – Prix des televisions europeennes ★
24. March 2002
Cleveland International Film Festival – The Process Award for Visual Excellence, Honorable Mention
24. February 2002
Boston Underground Film Festival – Best of Festival ★
17. February 2002
Vierzon 02 – International D-Cinema Festival – Cristal of Lumière Award ★
12. February 2002
"Copy Shop" is the first Austrian short film to be nominated for the Oscar in the category "Best Short – Life Action" by the "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science". ★
03. February 2002
Black Maria Festival 2002 / New Jersey – 2nd Prize ★
09. December 2001
35th New York EXPOsition of short film & video – The Eastman Kodak Award ★
02. December 2001
Leuven Kort 2001 – International Short Film Festival – Prize of the Jury ★
24. November 2001
L’Alternativa 2001 – Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona – Best Short Film ★
23. November 2001
Madrid 2001 – Semana de Cine Experimental – 1st. Award Comunidad de Madrid – Best Film ★
15. November 2001
Shorts International Film Festival New York 2001 – Best Experimental ★
11. November 2001
Lleida 2001 – inCURT – Best Short Film ★
11. November 2001
AFI – American Film Institute Fest, Los Angeles – Special Mention for Technical Excellence
03. November 2001
Valladolid 2001 – 46th International Film Festival – First Prize – Golden Spike ★
21. October 2001
Leipzig 2001 – 44. Internationales Film Festival – Silberne Taube – Internationale Jury für Animationsfilm ★
21. October 2001
CINE-X 2001 – Olympia Film Festival, USA – First Place ★
30. September 2001
IMAGO 2001 – Covilha, Portugal – Jury Price ★
29. September 2001
Drama 2001 – International Short Film Festival – Second Price ★
26. August 2001
Sarajevo Film Festival – UIP-Award for the Best European Short Feature Film ★
26. August 2001
Sarajevo Film Festival – Nominated for the "Short Film Award" of the "European Film Awards 2001"
20. July 2001
Puchon 2001 – Korea – International Fantastic Film Festival – Kodak Award – Jury's choice for short film ★
14. July 2001
Montecatini Terme 2001 – 52. Mostra International Filmvideo – Adriano Asti Award for "Best Experimental Film" ★
02. July 2001
Roma 2001 – La Cittadella del Corto – FICE Award – Federation of Cinema D'Essai ★
29. June 2001
Teplice 2001 – International Art Film Festival Trencianske – Don Quijote Award of the International Federation of Film Societies FICC ★
29. June 2001
Teplice 2001 – International Art Film Festival Trencianske – Golden Key of Jury for the competition category Artefacts ★
21. June 2001
Roma – Festival Arcipelago 2001 – eMovie - Best Short Film in Digital Video ★
12. June 2001
Filmfest Stuttgart Ludwigsburg – Honorary mention of the Jury
10. June 2001
Toronto – Worldwide Short Film Festival – Award for Best Experimental Short ★
09. June 2001
Hamburg 2001 – 17. International Kurzfilm-Festival – No Budget – François Ode Award of the Jury ★
29. May 2001
Krakow 2001 – International Short Film Festival – Honorary Prize of the Jury of the Students of Krakow ★
03. February 2001
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival – Best music and sound design ★