Our festival selection is made every year randomly from all the submitted films that meet the requirements for the international competition. We also select our festival venue and time randomly each year.
SELECTING THE FILMS
The full amount of 25 random films will be selected randomly to the International Competition amongst the film submissions.
In 2011 the selection was made by serving chocolate cake to strangers in the streets of Vienna from 25 plates. Each plate had 7-8 cake slices, and each slice had a submission film baked inside. The last cake slice left on each plate was the one selected to the festival program.
You can watch some suggestions here:
Artist collective SMEKOOEKTO proposes to select the films with the help of sour milk, black paint and scratching.
Hilma (Cat) selects the films by eating pig’s heart.
Choreographer Georg Hobmeier trusts in the randomness of the body.
SELECTING THE VENUE
Every year we are hosting our festival on a randomly selected time, in a random venue.
The location is selected by opening wikipedia.org and clicking “Random Article” repeatedly, until reaching a page representing a location with a local population.
The date of the Festivals Opening Night is selected by using the True Random Number Generator at random.org.
The venue and time for the next festival is always selected during the closing ceremony of the current year’s festival.