About Since 2001 TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES takes place every year in March around the date of the International Women’s Day. TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES focuses on animated films made by women* and therefore fills a unique position within the international festival landscape. Besides the competition the festival shows themed programs and retrospectives to present an exciting overview of the animated cinematic art of female artists from around the world and Austrian filmmakers as well. Historical curiosities and contemporary productions are part of TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES’ programming. Animated Documentaries, works of students of international film schools and academies, and the cinematographic reflection on the complex work/society were established as festival anchors. Exhibitions, workshops and Best Practice-afternoons provide an insight into the creative work of filmmakers and offer the opportunity to get in touch with each other. TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES’ declared aim is to confront the audience with the unlimited aesthetics of animation films made by women*.
TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES Trailer 2020 Director and Animator: Rachel GutgartsSound Design: Aviv SternPrint: Rachel Gutgarts, Noam Horowitz Festival trailer for TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES 2020 made by Rachel Gutgarts. Rachel won the 3-month-scholarship to live and work at Q21/MQ under the Artist-in-Residence program at Tricky Women 2018 for her film A Love Letter To The One I Made Up. The trailer was made during her residency in Vienna in the spring of 2019. Rachel about the trailer: "I started looking for inspiration on nature TV shows, I saw one picture of a female mantis standing on a tree branch, a dark velvety background behind her, staring at me with her big bug eyes - The whole scene had a dark sexual undertone - the flora and fauna in all it's glory and disgust. The act itself fascinated me, explained by the all knowing national geographic narrator, telling me about natural selection and proteins. Myths surrounding female sexuality are there to express basic fears of the unknown. I want to approach the subject with a wink, Like the female mantis, I wanted to toy with the same stereotype I wish to devour."