8. März 2022 Johannes Wolters

Vienna, Tricky Women/Tricky Realities: Join our hybrid festival adventure! 9 – 13 March

Only a few more hours until Tricky Women/Tricky Realities 2022. From 9 to 13 March, we celebrate the radiance and courage of animated films made by women* with a hybrid festival edition. That means film programs, lectures and artists talks at Viennese cinemas, as well as film programs online at our festival platform >> online.trickywomen.at.

We start on Wednesday 9 March at 7pm with the first competiton programs online. The programs will be available for 48 hours, most of the films are without geo-blocking. Wherever you are in the world – we cordially invite you to sign up to our festival platform and join our hybrid festival adventure.

TICKETS! You can get your online festival pass, the online we love you pass or online single tickets >> here.

(Note: Online programs have scheduled starting times and will then be available for 48h.)
Please find the festival program with the starting times >> here.

STEAKHOUSE, Špela Čadež, SI/DE/FR 2021

Competition programs: As the centrepiece of the festival, the international competition of Tricky Women/Tricky Realitis 2022 brings together trends and tendencies of independent animated film-making by women* all over the globe. Prizes worth 21,000 euros will be awarded, including for the first time the Maria Lassnig Golden Film Reel, worth 10,000 euros and provided by the Maria Lassnig Foundation.

With Up & Coming, a separate competition is dedicated to animation film newcomers. Here you find idiosyncratic, enthusiastic, young cinema by filmmakers from whom we will hear a lot more in the future. Find the starting times for the international competition 1-5 as well as the starting times for Up & Coming 1-3 >> here.


Animated films by Maria Lassnig: On the occasion of our prestigious new award, the Maria Lassnig Golden Film Reel, Tricky Women/Tricky Realities 2022 pays homage to one of the most important Austrian artists of the 20th and 21st centuries and presents Maria Lassnig’s animated film works. Independent of her painting, but closely connected with it, Maria Lassnig’s (animated) films take a humorous and critical look at the rigid, outdated (male) standards of earlier periods of art. The program includes some of Lassnig’s so-called films in progress — films that have recently been made available. Find out more about Animated films by Maria Lassnig >> here.

POSITIONING, Anne Beal, US 2016

Feminist Interventions: The films in the program >> Feminist Interventions use the expressive potential of animated film to take a closer look at gender-specific imbalances. The result is a series of feminist interventions into the body, history, cyberspace, public space and outer space.

Exploring Realities: When it comes to give people in exceptional situations a voice, making displacement and trauma tangible, animated documentaries reveal their full strength. The films in the >> Exploring 

Realities – Animated Documentaries program are breathing life into archive material and make visible again what should have been forgotten. The films in the programs >> Work Affairs and >> In this together? expand our concept of what we commonly think of as work and question old certainties and values. How can art and creativity look like in capitalism? How do women* make their mark on the world?

All the best form Vienna & see you very, very soon! ❤️
The Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Team

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities is supported by:
MA 7 Cultural Department of the City of Vienna • BMKÖS Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sport • VdFS Verwertungsgesellschaft der Filmschaffenden • VAM Verwertungsgesellschaft für audiovisuelle Medien • Bildrecht.

Erste Bank supports us as our main sponsor as part of the MehrWERT sponsoring program.

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities is also supported by:
Maria Lassnig Foundation • AK Arbeiterkammer Vienna • The Grand Post Audio and Picture Post Production • Sawczynski & Partner OG

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