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, 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
10. July 2020 – 10. September 2020: tx-reverse Film screening
Athens Digital Arts Festival – Technotribalism – Athens – Greece
07. August 2020: tx-reverse Film screening
Raw Science Film Festival – Los Angeles – USA – Finalist
20. August 2020 – 10. September 2020: tx-reverse Film screening
Lissabon 20 – Indielisboa – Portugal
04. September 2020 – 06. September 2020: tx-reverse Film screening
PannOpticum 2020 – Neusiedl am See – Austria
08. September 2020 – 13. September 2020: tx-reverse Film screening
Dresden 2020 – Filmfest (postponed due to covid-19)
17. September 2020 – 27. September 2020: tx-reverse Film screening
Atlanta Film Festival – Atlanta – USA – Virtual Reality Program (postponed due to covid-19)

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°. Winner of 9 international film awards!

Light Matter, 2018

A black-and-white film that lets you see colors. Winner of 13 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, 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 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, 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. Winner of 13 international film awards!

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