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 150 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.


13. August 2019 – 23. August 2019: Light Matter Film screening
CineAutopsia – Bogotá Experimental Film Festival – Colombia
28. July 2019: Light Matter Film screening
Social World Film Festival – Napoli – Italia
28. July 2019: back track Film screening, Award
Social World Film Festival – Neapel – Italien – Semi Finalist
24. July 2019 – 28. July 2019: Light Matter Film screening
Openeyes Filmfest Marburg – Official Selection
19. July 2019 – 28. March 2021: tx-mirror Film screening
"Writing the History of the Future" – The ZKM Collection – Karlsruhe
12. July 2019 – 21. July 2019: Light Matter Film screening
Brainwash Movie Festival – Oakland – USA
27. June 2019 – 28. July 2019: tx-mirror Film screening
Vienna Biennale for Change 2019 – Understanding Art & Research – MAK Museum für angewandte Kunst – Wien

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. Winner of 10 international film awards!

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 41 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 38 international awards and was nominated for the Oscar 2001 (best short film).