Operation Jane Walk

A Film by Robin Klengel
and Leonhard Müllner

Synopsis

A city tour through the architecture of an Online-Shooter

Operation Jane Walk is based on the dystopian multiplayer shooter Tom Clancy’s: The Division. The game’s digital war zone is appropriated with the help of an artistic operation: Within the rules of the game’s software, the militaristic environment is being re-used for a pacifistic city tour. The urban strollers avoid the combats whenever possible and become peaceful tourists of a digital world, which is a detailed replica of Midtown Manhattan. While walking through the post-apocalyptic city, issues such as architecture history, urbanism and the game developer’s interventions into the urban fabric are being discussed.

Director

  • Picture of Robin Klengel © Robin Klengel

    Robin Klengel

    Robin Klengel born 1988 in Graz. He lives and works as artist, illustrator and cultural anthropologist in Vienna and Graz. He is interested in individual and collective tactics of spatial appropriation, and mechanisms of order and control of the urban as well as the digital public spaces. Klengel situates his work between art, science and social-political involvement, and participated in various projects and publications in this field. Since 2017 he is vice chairman of the interdisciplinary art and culture space Forum Stadtpark.

  • Picture of Leonhard Müllner © Leonhard Müllner

    Leonhard Müllner

    Leonhard Müllner, born 1987 in Graz, lives and works in Vienna as Visual Artist and Media Researcher. He studied Visual Art and Media Art at the UFG Linz (AT), at the HGB Leipzig (DE) and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (AT). Currently he writes his PHD in Practice in the field of Cultural Studies. He intervenes into the public as well as into the digital space. Müllner has international exhibition, screening and residency experience. He recently won the prize for the Best Austrian Film in the Vienna Short Film Festival (VIS).

Awards + Festivals

  • DIAGONALE - FESTIVAL OF AUSTRIAN FILM (Official Selection, German Version, Graz, Austria) March 15, 2018
  • 15th CROSSING EUROPE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, German Version, Linz, Austria)April 25, 2018
  • CINEMA NEXT ONTOUR (Official Selection, German Version, Graz, Austria)May 15, 2018
  • *WINNER: BEST AUSTRIAN FILM*
    15th VIS - VIENNA SHORTS (Official Selection, English Version, Vienna, Austria) May 29, 2018
  • 2nd INT'L FILMFESTIVAL SUBURBINALE (Cinema Next Spezial, German Version, Groß-Enzersdorf, Austria)September 13, 2018
  • 1st LINZ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, English Version, Linz, Austria)October 14, 2018
  • 15th SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Focus "Austrian Animation - See the world", English Version, Forli, Italy)October 14, 2018
  • 10th ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, English Version, New York, USA)October 16, 2018
  • BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, English Version, London, UK)October 18, 2018
  • 17th CINEMAFORUM INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, English Version, Warsaw, Poland)November 7, 2018
  • *HONORARY MENTION*
    17th DOXS! - DOCUMENTARIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, German Version, Duisburg, Germany)November 7, 2018
  • AUSTRIAN SHORT FILM SHOW 2019 (Austrian Film Award 2019 Screenings, Vienna, Austria)November 11, 2018
  • 35th KASSELER DOK FEST (Official Selection, German Version, Kassel, Germany)November 13, 2018
  • 31st IDFA - INT'L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM (Paradocs, English Version, Amsterdam, Netherlands)November 14, 2018
  • *HONORARY MENTION*
    30th ASIFA AUSTRIA - BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION 2018 (Official Program, Vienna, Austria)November 22, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • *BEST DIRECTOR (DOC)*
    1st INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SRIGANGANAGAR (Official Selection, Sriganganagar, India)January 19, 2019
  • ADFF: DC ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Washington DC, USA)January 21, 2019
  • 14th PRAGUE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Czech Republic)January 23, 2019
  • *NOMINATED*
    AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD 2019 (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)January 30, 2019
  • 16th FLEX - FLORIDA EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tampa, Florida)February 6, 2019
  • 5th FELACOS - FESTIVAL DE LARGOS Y CORTOS DE SANTIAGO (Official Selection, Santiago, Región Metropolit, Chile)March 7, 2019
  • 12th GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)March 13, 2019
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    25th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM WEEK REGENSBURG (Official Selection, Regensburg, Germany)March 13, 2019
  • 27th FEBIOFEST INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Prag, Czech Republic)March 17, 2019
  • 10th SHORT WAVES FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poznan, Poland)March 19, 2019
  • 26th MFFK - INT’L FILM CLUBS FESTIVAL FEBIOFEST (Official Selection, Bratislava, Slovakia)March 20, 2019
  • 8th MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL DOKER (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)April 3, 2019
  • 11th GO SHORT - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN (Official Selection, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)April 3, 2019
  • 3rd DIAMETRALE - EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Innsbruck, Austria)April 11, 2019
  • *JENA LICHTSTADT AWARD*
    20th CELLU L’ART KURZFILMFESTIVAL (International Competition, Jena, Germany)April 23, 2019
  • 16th DOCUMENTAMADRID - FESTIVAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)May 9, 2019
  • 14th HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 16, 2019
  • RADICAL FRAME SHORT FILM SERIES (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)May 21, 2019
  • 14th MONTREAL UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Canada)May 24, 2019
  • 48th KYIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MOLODIST (Official Selection, Kyiv, Ukraine)May 25, 2019
  • DREAMHACK DALLAS 2019 (Official Selection, Dallas, TX, USA)May 31, 2019
  • 3rd FESTIVAL DE PORTOVIEJO (Official Selection, Portoviejo, Ecuador)June 13, 2019
  • 26th DREAMHACK SUMMER (Official Selection, Jönköping, Sweden)June 15, 2019
  • 15th FEST - NEW DIRECTORS, NEW FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Espinho, Portugal)June 24, 2019
  • 8th KO:SH FILM FEST (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)July 2, 2019
  • 7th LA GUARIMBA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amantea, Italy)August 7, 2019
  • 11th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)August 19, 2019
  • 4th NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)August 22, 2019
  • 18th INTERNATIONAL KANSK VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)August 25, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL*
    3rd BOLTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bolton, UK)October 1, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner
Screenplay
Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner
Producer
Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner
Director of Photography
Leonhard Müllner
Sound
Robin Klengel
Editor
Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner
Sound Design
Robin Klengel

Cast

Jacob Banigan
Narrator

Details

Running Time
00:16:14 (English Version)
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Robin Klengel
+43 6508308809
robin.klengel@mur.at


Leonhard Müllner
+43 6508713305
leonhard.muellner@ufg.at
www.leonhardmuellner.at