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 130 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, installations, exhibitions and entire museums, as well as in international research projects.


23. April 2019 – 27. April 2019: Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel Film screening
14th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival – USA
09. April 2019 – 14. April 2019: Light Matter Film screening
Dresden 2019 – Filmfest
09. April 2019 – 14. April 2019: Fast Film Film screening
Dresden 2019 – Filmfest
05. April 2019 – 07. April 2019: back track Film screening
Shahu International Short Film Festival (SISFF) 2019 – Pune – India
04. April 2019 – 06. April 2019: Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel Film screening
 Bellingham Music Film Festival – USA
26. March 2019: Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel Film screening
New York Short Film Tuesdays – New York – USA
20. March 2019 – 20. April 2019: Teleplasmatic Views of Vienna Film screening
The video installation "Teleplasmatic Views of Vienna" by Martin Reinhart and Virgil Widrich premieres at FOTO WIEN: 20.3. to 20.4.2019, FOTO WIEN Festivalzentrale, Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, daily 10 am to 6 pm.

tx-reverse, 2019

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°.

Light Matter, 2018

A black-and-white film that lets you see colors.

tx-mirror, 2018

The real-time 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, 2018

"Be my rebel", the first collaboration of the two music legends Nena and Dave Stewart, premiered at Nenas 40th anniversary on stage. Winner of 40 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, 2016

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

back track, 2015

Virgil Widrich's short film is a 7-minute 3D-remix of feature films from the 1950s and 60s which were projected on glass and photographed in 3D.

checkpointmedia GmbH – Multimedia Productions

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, 2003

"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, 2001

The story of a man who copies himself until he fills up the entire world. The film won 37 international awards and was nominated for the Oscar 2001 (best short film).