TX-Reverse

A Film by Martin Reinhart
and Virgil Widrich

Synopsis

What happens in a cinema when you film it at a resolution of 10K with a 360° camera and then reverse the spatial and temporal axes?
It is not surprising that cinema-in-the-cinema scenes are often used in horror films. For they irritate and unsettle by reminding us – the immobile viewers hidden in the cosy darkness – of our own questionable position. What if the forces of unlimited imagination penetrate through the canvas into our reality? What if the auditorium dissolves and with it the familiar laws of cinema itself? In a way never before seen, “tx-reverse” shows this collision of reality and cinema and draws its viewers into a vortex in which the familiar order of space and time seems to be suspended.

Director

  • Picture of Martin Reinhart © Martin Reinhart, Virgil Widrich

    Martin Reinhart

    Martin Reinhart, film historian, filmmaker and film technician, born 1967 in Vienna, lives and works in Vienna. He studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Co-founder of the company Indiecam, which was a pioneer of digital film and developed the CinemaDNG standard together with Adobe. His innovative works and films have been presented at numerous international exhibitions and festivals, including the "tx-transform" film technique developed by him.

  • Virgil Widrich

    Virgil Widrich, screenwriter, film director, multimedia artist and professor for "Art & Science" at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. His works have been awarded with more than 150 international prizes so far. His most recent feature film is "Night of a 1000 Hours" (2016). His first music video "Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel" was released in 2018. www.widrichfilm.com

Awards + Festivals

  • 25th DIAGONALE (Official Selection, World Premiere, Graz, Austria) March 20, 2019
  • 16th VIENNA INDEPENDANT SHORTS (Officail Selection, Vienna, Austria)May 28, 2019
  • FESTIVAL INT'L DU CINEMA D'ANIMATION (Official Selection, Annecy, France)June 10, 2019
  • ANGEWANDTE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)June 25, 2019
  • 54th KARLOVY VARY INT'L FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic)June 28, 2019
  • UNDER_THE_RADAR (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)July 1, 2019
  • 3rd FESTIVAL ECRA (Official Selection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)July 11, 2019
  • *AWARD OF MERIT: EXPERIMENTAL*
    16th ACCOLADE GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION (Official Selection, San Diego, United States) August 21, 2019
  • *BEST VISUAL EFFECTS*
    UNDO DIVERGENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Arlington, USA)September 7, 2019
  • 25th SPLIT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Split, Croatia)September 18, 2019
  • *TECHNICAL ARCHIEVEMENT AWARD*
    THE FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY ST ORIES (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)September 27, 2019
  • 50th NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nashville, USA)October 3, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    10th AUSTRIAN INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)October 4, 2019
  • LUFF (Official Selection, Lausanne, Switzerland)October 16, 2019
  • *GRAND PRIX „VELIKI BRCKO“*
    13th PSSST! - SILENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)October 24, 2019
  • CODAME ART + TECH FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, USA)October 25, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT*
    5th OPEN WINDOW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)November 5, 2019
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE AUTOR (Official Selection, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)November 13, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL CANNES (Official Selection, Cannes, France)November 25, 2019
  • *AWARD FOR BEST DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY*
    15th 2 DAYS ANIMATION FESTIVAL - BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 28, 2019
  • 2nd INTERNATIONAL SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (ISFF) (Official Selection, Victoria, Australia)December 2, 2019
  • 31st AGUILAR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Aguilar de Campoo, Palencia, Spain)December 3, 2019
  • 15th FESTIVAL TRANSTERRITORIAL DE CINE UNDERGROUND (Official Selection, Tigre City, Argentina)December 4, 2019
  • *STUDENT JURY AWARD*
    BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)
  • 16th KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INT'L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, UK)February 25, 2020
  • 23rd INT'L ENCOUNTERS TRAVERSE (Official Selection, Toulouse, France)March 11, 2020
  • 15th EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA (Official Selection, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)April 14, 2020
  • 32nd FILMFEST DRESDEN - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dresden, Germany)April 21, 2020
  • 17th INDIELISBOA - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lisboa, Portugal)April 30, 2020
  • 2nd PALEOCHORA LOST WORLD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paleochora, Crete, Greece)May 30, 2020
  • 5th NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Afula, Israel)June 4, 2020
  • 14th SORSICORTI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palermo, PA, Italy)June 11, 2020
  • *BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM*
    2nd COUCH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)July 20, 2020
  • *VIDEO PRIZE*
    24th AVANCA - INT'L MEETING OF CINEMA, TV, VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA (Official Selection, Avanca, Portugal)July 22, 2020
  • 26th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DE NANCY (Official Selection, Nancy, France)August 28, 2020
  • 8th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Weyregg, Austria)September 24, 2020
  • 13th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kaufbeuren, Germany)October 5, 2020

Trailer

Crew

Director
Martin Reinhart, Virgil Widrich
Screenplay
Martin Reinhart, Virgil Widrich
Producer
Virgil Widrich
Director of Photography
Martin Putz
Editor
Martin Reinhart, Virgil Widrich
Sound Design
Siegfried Friedrich
Music
Siegfried Friedrich

Details

Running Time
05:06 min
Shooting Format
10K OmniCam 360°
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
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

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Virgil Widrich Film-und
Multimediaproduktions G.m.b.H.
Seilerstätte 13
1010 Wien, Austria

Tel: +43 1 513 00 00 0
Fax: +43 1 513 00 00 11

office@widrichfilm.com
http://www.widrichfilm.com/

SALES AGENCY

Sixpack Film
Gerald Weber
Neubaugasse 45 / 2. Stock / 13+14
1070 Wien, Austria

Tel: +43 1 526 09 900
Fax: +43 1 526 09 92
office@sixpackfilm.com

DISTRIBUTOR OF 360°-VERSION

LEMONADE FILMS
Verein zur Verwertung von audiovisuellen Medien
Zieglergasse 84/1
1070 Wien, Austria

info@refreshingfilms.com