Panel Discussion | Austrian Studies Today
December 12, 2016 | 7:30 pm
The 25th volume of the annual publication series Contemporary Austrian Studies (CAS), entitled Austrian Studies Today, was published recently by UNO Press/innsbruck university press, reflecting a unique transatlantic university partnership. This anniversary edition contains “updates” of articles by authors who had contributed essays to the main topics covered in the previous 24 volumes (such as “The Kreisky Era”/1994 or “Religion in Austria”/2005). The essays of this volume in toto therefore provide an excellent survey of Austrian Studies in the social sciences to this day and age. Co-edited by Günter Bischof (UNO) and Anton Pelinka, Fritz Plasser and Ferdinand Karlhofer (Innsbruck), CAS is published jointly by the Center Austria at the University of New Orleans and the Department of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck.
Günter Bischof, Austrian Marshall Plan Center for European Studies, The University of New Orleans
Steven Beller, Independent Scholar
James Shedel, Department of History, Georgetown University
When: Monday, December 12, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: Embassy of Austria 3524 International Court NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: General admission is free and opened to the public.
A reception with wine and cheese takes place after the Panel Discussion.
© UNO Press/innsbruck university press
Festival Film | Neu: November 3 - 6, 2016
The festival Film | Neu is Washingtons leading German-language film event which presents the newest trends and movies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This year for the first time, the category New Short Films shows awarded, new short films from the three German-speaking countries.
Austria's Contribution | New Short Films & Film Screening: Chucks
November 5, 2016 | 2:00 pm (New Short Films) & 8:45 pm (Chucks)
The ACFDC contributes with a selection of diverse short movies in the category New Short Films. These include the films "Domino" (Anna Vasof), "Babash" (Lisa Truttmann and Behrouz Rae), "Triste Déserts - A Robot's Tale" (Stephanie Winter) and "Uncanny Valley" (Paul Wenninger). In addition to the new short films, the film "Chucks" is screened. The movie is based on the successful novel by Cornelia Travnicek and takes place on the streets of Vienna.
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 2:00 pm (New Short Films) & 8:45 pm (Chucks)
Where: Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20004 (Metro Center)
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at Landmark's E Street Cinema's box office or online using the following link: http://bit.ly/2elr4aa
A reception with Austrian treats takes place at Landmark’s E Street Cinema before the 8:45 pm screening of "Chucks".
Further information about the Festival Film | Neu: http://bit.ly/1sNqtBZ
© Wolfgang Thaler
Kids Euro Festival 2016
October 26 – November 6, 2016
There are 28 countries in the European Union with so many interesting cultures. Are you ready to broaden your horizons on European culture? Are you ready to experience culture through arts? Are you ready to experience Europe in the nation's capital? Come and enjoy the Kids Euro Festival – full of great events ranging from dance to sports, and from animation to theatre. The October 26 to November 6 festival is a fantastic way for the kids to learn about different cultures, for free! As part of the European Union, the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington DC on behalf of Austria also participates at the festival by screening the film “Brothers of the Wind”. The film is a powerful tale of hope and discovery. A legacy epic and a new frontier in wild drama.
Austria's Contribution: Film Screening | Brothers of the Wind
November 3, 2016 | 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
As part of the European Union, the ACFDC also participates at the festival and invites you for the screening of the film “Brothers of the Wind”. The movie is a powerful tale of hope and discovery. A legacy epic and a new frontier in wild drama.
When: Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public for both screenings.
Reserve your ticket for the 10:00 am event at: http://bit.ly/2dqqDci.
Reserve your ticket for the 2:00 pm event at: http://bit.ly/2dO7To8.
Further information about the Kids Euro Festival: http://bit.ly/1Mzx1hz
The Blue Danube goes USA!
In the cold winter months of the year 1866/67 Johann Strauss II composed the world-famous Blue Danube waltz – the melody to which couples around the world swing into the New Year.
In 2017 The Blue Danube celebrates its 150th anniversary – isn’t that a reason to celebrate? The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington takes this occasion to bring the classic waltz into the age of multimedia and film.
What does that mean exactly? We are looking for the most creative, funny and unique short films about the world-famous waltz. No limits are set to your imagination: whistle, dance, animate or even perform an anecdote about The Blue Danube – anything counts as a submission, as long as it’s captured on film.*
So: ALLES WALZER – let the waltz begin!
The short films are presented during an exclusive event at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC. The 5 most creative short films of this competition – which is organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington – are shown to the international audience of the traditional Viennese Opera Ball in New York.
Closing Date: Monday, December 19, 2016 via WeTransfer (including name, address, nationality, date of birth and educational institution) to Ms. Birgit Witamwas, Cultural Officer, Austrian Cultural Forum Washington: firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be happy to answer any of your questions!
The best 5 short films will be awarded till January 25, 2017
Duration of the short film: 150 years in 1:50 minutes (up to 2:00 minutes)
Qualify to participate in the competition are students from any school, university, private university, college and teacher training college.
* The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington reserves the rights to exam the submissions and if necessary to exclude short films from the competition.