8 min, 2019
DCP-4K, 24 fps, dolby 5.1

Production format: RED video
Techniques used: single frame editing of image and sound
Screening format: DCP-4K

Concept, Direction, Animation, Music, Actor, Producer: Thomas Renoldner
Camera: Ludwig Löckinger
Sound recording: Adnan Popovic
Set assistent: Sophia Egger-Karlegger
Sound-design, color grading: Andi Haller

Financial support:
Bundeskanzleramt (Federal Chancellery of Austria,
Division for Arts and Culture)
State Government of Upper Austria - Cultural Dept.

Thanks to:
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Photo Laboratory - for the studio
Media Laboratory - for camera and light
Animation Laboratory - for editing equipment

a slapstick avantgarde film

...when art and entertainement clash...
DONT KNOW WHAT combines elements of mainstream cinema, like an entertaining dramaturgy or slapstick-like effects
with strategies of avant-garde cinema or video art, like formal and aesthetic reduction of the imagery, extrem short-cut technique and sound experiments.
The audience is then left to find their way between humor and seriousness in this strange "genre-hybrid".
DONT KNOW WHAT shifts between categories:
Between life action and animation
Between realism and structural distortion
Between serious film art and entertainement cinema
Between language and music (language is transformed into music)
Between conceptual planning and playful experimentation
Between intellect and emotion


DIAGONALE Festival of Austrian Film - March 2019, Graz (A) - competition: innovative cinema
GLAS Int. Animation Festival - March 2019, Berkeley (USA) - international competition
CROSSING EUROPE Filmfestival - April 2019, Linz (A) - 'Local Artists' competition
FLATPACK Festival - April/May 2019, Birmingham (UK) - international competition: (programme: Sound Bite)
ANIFILM International Animation Film Festival - May 2019, Trebon (CZ) - international competition: abstract and non-narrative animation
ANIMAFEST - World Festival of Animated Film - June 2019, Zagreb (HR) - international competition
ANNECY - International Animation Film Festival - June 2019, Annecy (F) - international competition: off limits