The 8th international festival & symposium is again taking place in Vienna, Austria.
Our emphasis is on the intersection of animation, experimental media, art, exploratory filmmaking and digital culture. This event is combining the inspiring opportunities of an academic conference with the possibilities of a film festival. Since 2011, Under the Radar has been focused on  transcending conceptual boundaries to connect international and local artists, scholars, communicators, and distributors. Embracing fine-arts and creative enterprises we like to call this converging function a “confluence.” Come together, exchange, network and enjoy stimulating art and work and research and people.

Under the Radar 2018 will survey and discuss “The Narrative Challenge” from multiple angles.
When you think about a mediated experience, an audio-visual project, animation, art or film production, the question of “the story” is an essential element during development, completion, and promotion of your venture.

Where does a narrative begin, where does it end and is there something like the non-narrative? Can we communicate without packaging abstract ideas into concrete tales?
How do we construct our stories, how do stories construct themselves?
What role does “The Narrative” really play in our interaction? Join the experience.

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Conference – Festival – Confluence

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 19:00 @ Gallery Sternstudio

Opening reception: UNDER the RADAR 2018
Following: Exhibition opening: XENORAMA – RADIX

Friday, May 25, 2018 @ MuseumsQuartier – Raum D / quartier21
 10:30 – Breakfast with Jens & Stefan
 Friday, May 25, 2018 @ Metro Kinokulturhaus

17:00 – Radar International 1 – STOPTRIK IFF
19:00 – Radar International 2 – FRANCE
21:00 – Radar International 3 – CHINA

Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ MuseumsQuartier – Raum D / quartier21
10:30 – Breakfast with Jens & Stefan
11:15 – Nora El Bekri: TVPaint – Introduction & Demonstration
12:00 – High Noon Talk: Olivier Cotte: Narrative times and spaces in Peter Tscherkassky’s films

13:00 – Coffe Break

13:10 – Benjamin Swiczinsky: Animating in Austria
13:35 – Thomas Meyer-Hermann: It’s all about Studio FILM BILDER
14:00 – Tomm Moore: The 20 year history of Cartoon Saloon – and how we developed projects from a small country for a global audience
14:25 – Panel Discussion

 Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ Metro Kinokulturhaus
Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ MuseumsQuartier – Raum D / quartier21
Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ Metro Kinokulturhaus
Monday, May 28, 2018 @ MuseumsQuartier – Asifakeil / Raum D / quartier21

10:30 – Breakfast with Jens & Stefan
11:00 – Opening Exhibition – ASIFAKEIL: Nikita Diakur
12:00 – High Noon Farewell RADAR Drinks