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.


28. September 2019: tx-reverse
Queen Palm International Film Festival – Palm Springs – USA – Official Crown Selection
27. September 2019: Night of a 1000 Hours Film screening
Cinéma Les Variétés – Marseille – France
26. September 2019: Light Matter Film screening
New Ulm Film Festival – Minnesota – USA
24. September 2019: Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel Film screening
Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) – Albuquerque – USA
23. September 2019: Light Matter Film screening
Boston Collective Film Festival – USA
18. September 2019 – 25. September 2019: tx-reverse Film screening
Split Fim Festival – Croatia
19. July 2019 – 28. March 2021: tx-mirror Film screening
"Writing the History of the Future" – The ZKM Collection – Karlsruhe

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 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 44 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 38 international awards and was nominated for the Oscar 2001 (best short film).