Martha Colburn's film "Day of the Dutch" screens at Vienna Independent Shorts in Vienna, Austria
May 26 2015 - May 31 2015
Museumsplatz 1/8/3, International
VIS wants to create tension and encourage fantasies, pique people’s curiosity and incite discussions, in short: generate the desire for short films. No matter if fiction or documentary films, animated or experimental work – at best, the experience of watching a film doesn’t end with the credits rolling and the festival represents enrichment for both the local audience as well as international short filmmaking. “The small form is suited for failing as well as any other”, film theorist Volker Pantenburg once said. But it also offers the possibility to be completely captured by it. Daniel Ebner, Artistic Director In this stop motion animated film “Day of the Dutch”,we follow a day in the life of a ‘living skeleton’ family in a Dutch home environment. The film shows events from the daily life of a modern (deceased) family. Like the Dutch genre paintings from the Golden Age, the film depicts the traditional values of family and standards.