Sunday 5 May, 3pm, Kardomah94

Dir: Various | 2018 | Austria | Unrated 18+ entry | 180 mins with breaks | Language – various, mostly German, with English subtitles


Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL  BOX OFFICE

Programme details

Kardomah94 is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.

3:00pm: Programme starts

6:00pm: Programme ends

The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction.

Your ticket allows you to come and go all afternoon during curated breaks.


A selection of films from the shortlist for the Best Short Film Prize at the 2019 Austrian Film Academy Film Awards. The programme includes all three nominees, BESTER MANN, VIRGIN WOODS and the eventual prizewinner, EXCUSE ME I’M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND.

In BESTER MANN, shy teenager Kevin is taken in by the older Bennie, in a disturbing tale about the vulnerability of youth, the power of intimacy and the murky motives that often lie behind supposedly innocent actions. Shot on 16mm film, the ethereal VIRGIN WOODS (ZALESIE) is a dreamlike story about one young woman’s innocent ideas about love and death. The winner of the Best Short Film Award, EXCUSE ME… follows Aron as he wanders the bizarre world of the corridors and rooms of an Austrian mountain health resort, looking for his girlfriend following an argument.

The screening will also include a selection of the other titles that featured on the initial shortlist for the Award, making for a varied and fascinating programme.

This screening is organised in partnership with Theresa Guczogi of the University of Hull and is one of nine screenings taking place in partnership with universities across the UK and Ireland. The screening is sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum London

Awards and Reviews

Shortlisted, nominated and Award Winner films from Best Short Film Award at 2019 Austrian Film Academy Awards


The films in this programme are unrated. No one under 18 can be permitted into the theatre.

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