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Happiness Machine

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20 European artists question the current economic system.

Happiness Machine is a short films’ programme collected from 10 women animators and 10 women composers from all over Europe, reunited by Klangforum Wien and Tricky Women discussing the following topic: to what extent does the current economic climate affect our lives and right to happiness?

In a variety of impressions from satirical to fairy tale, to documentary, these artists have fun deconstructing the system and highlighting hindrances or proposing alternative ideas that are more conducive to well-being.

A collective and creative discussion that questions the world we live in and teaches us to look at it from a new perspective.

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The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Happiness Machine

    Directed by: Ana NEDELJKOVIC, Andrea SCHNEIDER, Eni BRANDNER, Joanna KOZUCH, Michelle KRANOT, Rebecca BLOECHER, Samantha MOORE, Susi JIRKUFF, Vessela DANTCHEVA, Elizabeth HOBBS

    Country: Germany, Austria, Denmark, United Kingdom, Serbia

    Year of production: 2019

    Running time: 01 h 17 min 50 s

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: animated objects, 2D/3D computer, clay, diverse techniques

    Version: Version originale anglaise

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Ana NEDELJKOVIC, Andrea SCHNEIDER, Eni BRANDNER, Joanna KOZUCH, Michelle KRANOT, Rebecca BLOECHER, Samantha MOORE, Susi JIRKUFF, Vessela DANTCHEVA, Elizabeth HOBBS

    Production: FABIAN&FRED, Fabian DRIEHORST, ANIMATE PROJECTS, Abigail ADDISON, PUBRES SK, Zuzana MISTRIKOVA, ANIDOX, Michelle KRANOT, FILM HOUSE BAS CELIK, Joanna KOZUCH

    Distribution: FABIAN&FRED, Fabian DRIEHORST

    Animation: Rebecca Bloecher, Eni Brandner, Vessy Dantcheva, Elizabeth Hobbs, Susanne Jirkuff, Joanna Kozuch, Michelle Kranot, Smanatha Moore, Ana Nedeljkovic, Andrea Schneider

    Music: Eva Reiter, Iris Ter Schiphorst, Malin Bång, Misato Mochizuki, Carola Bauckholt, Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Ying Wang, Joanna Bailie, Electric Indigo, Hanna Hartmann

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