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 200 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 2020 – 02. January 2022: Music everywhere!
Artistic direction of the exhibition "Let the music begin! - The princely court of Salzburg – a centre of European musical culture 1587 – 1807", which can be seen from 19.7.2020 to 07.03.2021 in the DomQuartier Salzburg and in the Northern Oratory of Salzburg Cathedral.
30. April 2021 – 31. December 2021: tx-mirror Film screening
Art Vault Santa Fe – The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation – Santa Fe – USA
04. May 2021 – 07. November 2021: The Danube. A journey into the past
Special exhibition "The Danube. A Journey into the past" from May 4 to November 7, 2021 in the State Hall of the Austrian National Library, Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. Graphic design of the spectacular 44-meter reproduction of the famous Pasetti map.
22. October 2021 – 24. October 2024: tx-reverse Film screening
17th International Short Film Festival Detmold – Detmold – Germany
25. October 2021 – 31. October 2021: There is exactly enough time Film screening
DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – Germany
28. October 2021 – 07. November 2021: There is exactly enough time Film screening
Spark Animation 2021 – Vancouver – Canada
29. October 2021 – 07. November 2021: There is exactly enough time Film screening
Stockholm REX 2021 – Animation Film Festival – Stockholm – Sweden – competition

There is exactly enough time, 2021

Oskar Salomonowitz, the 12-year-old son of filmmakers Anja Salomonowitz and Virgil Widrich, had drawn 206 frames of a flip book when he died in an accident. Using the remaining blank sheets, his father continued drawing the film.

tx-reverse, 2018

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 32 international film awards!

Light Matter, 2018

A black-and-white film that lets you see colors. Winner of 12 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, 2017

"Be my rebel", the first collaboration of the two music legends Nena and Dave Stewart, premiered at Nena's 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, 2015

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

checkpointmedia GmbH – Multimedia Productions, 2001

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).