Biography

Born 1960 in Linz, Upper Austria
1979-83 studied psychology and educational theory at the universities in Innsbruck and Salzburg
1989-94 studied painting and animation film at the Academy of Applied Arts / Vienna.
1994 Diploma film "Rhythm 94"

Artist: Since the age of sixteen work in the areas of music, painting, film, installation and performance. Numerous personal experimental and animated films and some commercials.

Producer: Since the year 2000 producer of animated films for artists like e.g. for Sabine Groschup, Heimo Wallner, Nicolas Mahler, Linda Wolfsgruber, Federica Pagnucco, Christoph Abbrederis or Heinz Wolf.

Teacher: Since 1992 animation workshops and seminars with children, youngsters & adults. After a one year lectureship for animation at the Arts University in Linz (2002) an animation courses at SAE Vienna regular animation lectures / seminars as leader of animation studios at the Vienna Art School (2003-2014) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (since 2004).

Film Historian: Several research projects about the history of animation in Austria since 1998. Last publication: "Die Kunst des Einzelbilds - Animation in Österreich 1832 bis heute" ("The Art of Single Frame - Animation in Austria from 1832 until today") published by Film Archive Austria, 2010, together with Sabine Groschup, Mara Mattuschka and Christian Dewald.

Curator:
Co-Curator of ANIMATION AVANTGARDE, international competition programmes at Vienna Shorts Filmfestival since 2009.
Director of ONE DAY | 2 DAYS ANIMATION FESTIVAL in Vienna since 2004
Numerous Austrian programmes for international festivals (such as: Hiroshima (JP), Zagreb (HR), Cinanima, Espinho (PT), Anifest, Trebon (CZ), Balkanima, Belgrade (SRB), Animanima, Cacak (SRB), Flatpack, Birmingham (UK) Animator, Poznan (PL), Monstra, Lisboa (PT), etc.) and international programmes for Vienna.
Selection and prize jury member at numerous international animation film festivals.


Filmography

Director:
1980   (Super 8) Atemnot (Shortness of Breath) | experimental
1981   (Super 8) Kobbla Mamfred | experimental, documentary
1982   (Super 8) Sie haben 15 Sekunden Zeit, etwas besonders Wichtiges zu sagen
                        (You have 15 seconds time to say something extremely important) | documentary
1983   (Super 8) Die Begrenzungslinien der Projektionsfläche
                        (The borders of the projection screen) | performance film
1984   (Super 8) Il carnevale | experimental, documentary
1986   (Super 8) Sehnsucht: Wildnis (Desire: Wilderness) | feature length fiction film
                        (with Florian Flicker, Harald Krassnitzer, Astrid Scheirl, Markus Brandt, u.v.a.)
1985   (Super 8) Warten Sie auf etwas Besonderes ?
                        (Are you waiting for something special?) | experimental
1987   (triple Super 8 installation) Filmplastik (Film Sculpture)
1987   (Super 8) Das Fenster (The window) | experimental
1988   (film performance, 16-mm) Der Dialog (The Dialogue - between film & reality)
1989   (Super 8) Haus / Frau (House / Woman) | experimental, documentary
1989   (Super 8) Shark in the City | experimental
1989   (16 mm) Ein Schlag zuviel (Too many strokes) | animation
1989   (16 mm) Struktur / Auflösung (Structure / Dissolution) | animation, experimental
1990   (16 mm) Würfel (Cubes) | animation, music video
1991   (16 mm) Bunt (Colorful) | animation, experimental, music film
1992   (16 mm) Lonely Cowboy in 1992 | animation, music film
1994   (35 mm) Rhythmus 94 (Rhythm 94) | animation, experimental
1996   (16 mm) Picnic in the green | experimental
1997   (16 mm) Hiroshima.August.92 | experimental, documentary
1997   (16 mm) Zeit Raum (Time Space) | experimental, documentary
1998   (16 mm) SC01 - Belo Horizonte.April.97 | experimental, music film
1998   (35 mm) Sophia's Year | experimental, documentary
2004   (DV) Plato & Tao (artist portrait of Helene Avramidis and Chen Xi) | documentary
2006   (35 mm) Mozart Party 06 - music: Andi Haller, animation: Heimo Wallner | animation, music film
2007   (HD) Rosenmädchen Seelenclown (portrait of Gerlinde Zickler) | documentary
2012   (HD / 35 mm) Sunny Afternoon | animation, experimental
2014   (HD-2K) l'alfabeto delle cose piccole (collaboration with Linda Wolfsgruber, Federica Pagnucco and Peter Rosmanith) | animation, music film
2016   (HD-2K) Fuck the cancer ! | experimental, documentary
2018   (HD-4K) DONT KNOW WHAT | experimental, animation

Camera:
2000   (35mm) Ghosts, by Sabine Groschup | animation

Production manager:
2001   (35 mm) Mao Tse Tung - Band 2, by Heimo Wallner | animation, experimental
2001   (35 mm) Pique Nique, by Martin Anibas | animation, music film
2002   (35 mm) Flaschko - the man in the electric blanket, by Nicolas Mahler | animation
2006   (HD-2K) Bad Job, by Nicolas Mahler | animation
2007   (HD-2K) Planet Kratochvil, by Nicolas Mahler | animation
2009   (HD-2K) Mystery Music, by Nicolas Mahler | animation, music film
2016   (HD-2K) Azzurra, by Linda Wolfsgruber, music: Peter Rosmanith | animation, music film
2017   (HD-2K) Die Vögel, by Linda Wolfsgruber, music: Peter Rosmanith | animation, music film
2018   (HD-2K) 11 Scherzi - N.C.Kaser, by Linda Wolfsgruber, music: Peter Rosmanith | animation, music film

Commissioned films:
1994   (35 mm) More Money for the Fight Against Aids - project coordinator: Sayoko Kinoshita | animation, CGI
1995   (35 mm) Against Violence - music: Andi Haller - promotional film against military service | experimental, animation
1998   (35 mm) MTV - Station ID - "Cubes" | animation
2003   (35 mm) wien eXtra - animation: Leopold Maurer | animation
2006   (35 mm) Mozart Party 06 - music: Andi Haller, animation: Heimo Wallner - commissioned by 'Mozartjahr 2006' | animation, music film
2008   (HD-2K) ARA - drawings: Nicolas Mahler | animation
2010   (35 mm) animated sequences for documentary film "The Gruen Effect" - direction: Katharina Weingartner
2011   (HD-2K) Exersuisse, drawings: Heinz Wolf, animation: Michael Hacker, music: Andi Haller | animation


Solo-Programmes at Festivals

Juror's Section - Thomas Renoldner
ANIFEST - International Festival of Animated Films
3.- 8. 5. 2004, Trebon, Czech Republic

Between conceptualism and humour -
A selection of mostly animated films by Thomas Renoldner 1983 - 2002

BALKANIMA - 2nd International Animated Film Festival Belgrade
5. - 9. 10. 2005, Belgrade, Serbia

Thomas Renoldner Retrospective
ANILOGUE - International Animated Film Festival Budapest
29. 11. - 2. 12. 2007, Budapest, Hungary

Spielerisch zwischen den Kategorien unterwegs
("playfully moving between categories")
Films by Thomas Renoldner 1983 - 2012

FKX - 2nd Student Festival for Media Art & Performance
Freie Kunstakademie Baden-Würtemberg
(Independent Art Academy Baden-Würtemberg)
29. - 31. 3. 2013, Fellbach, Germany

Thomas Renoldner Retrospective
MONSTRA - Animation Film Festival
8. 3. - 18. 3. 2018, Lisboa, Portugal