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.


16. September 2018 – 30. September 2018: make/real Film screening
ROS Film Festival – Alicante – Spain
21. July 2018 – 14. December 2018: make/real Film screening
The W:OW Project 2017 – We Are One World – Torrance Art Museum – Los Angeles/CA
14. July 2018 – 21. September 2018: tx-reverse
Post-Production of "tx-reverse" in Vienna.
14. July 2018 – 10. February 2019: back track Film screening
Film contribution to the exhibition "Art in Motion. 100 masterpieces with and through media" at the ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe
12. July 2018 – 10. February 2019: tx-mirror
The real-time installation "tx-mirror" by Martin Reinhart and Virgil Widrich is part of the exhibition "Art in Motion. 100 masterpieces with and through media" presented at the ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe.
29. June 2018 – 07. October 2018: Vienna table trip Film screening
International Tour Film Festival – Santa Marinella, Santa Severa, Montalto di Castro, Civitavecchina – Italy
01. April 2018 – 30. September 2018: Copy Shop Film screening
Le Plein de Super/La Boîte Carrée – Nantes – France

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 28 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).