Tricky Women, 13-17/3/19

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05 October 2018
Vienna, Austria
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2019 Festival Trailer:

Festival trailer made by Polish artist Marta Pajek. She won the 3-month-scholarship to live and work at Q21/MQ under the Artist in Residence Program at Tricky Women 2017 for her film Impossible Figures And Other Stories II. The trailer was made during her residency in Vienna in the fall of 2018.

For the TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES 2019 trailer, I chose to portray a witch – a woman not only tricky, but also wise and powerful. One, whose experience and intuition allows her to reach into our deepest and darkest emotions and create wonders from thin air. The festival brings together many amazing female filmmakers and the witch is a symbol of their power, wit and sensitivity - Marta Pajek 

Sound Design: Michał Jankowski

Archive:Call for entries:

Tricky Women is held in Vienna (since 2001) and is a qualifying festival for the European Emile Awards.

The festival offers an international competition of animated short films finished after January 1st, 2017 and directed by female / trans* / inter* artists filmmakers (male co-directors are welcome).


  • International competition (animated shorts finished after January 1st, 2017)
  • Work / Work Affairs (not limited to recent works)
  • 100 Years of Women's Suffrage, democracy and participation (not limited to recent works)

 The festival is looking forward to subversive, powerful and expressive animations with a unique visual style.


  • Tricky Women VdFS Award, worth 4,000 Euro : 3-month scholarship to live and work at Q21/MQ under the Artist-in-Residence Program
    Neo-Tel Award, worth 3,000 Euro
  • The Grand Post Award, worth 2,000 Euro
  • Sawczynski & Partner OG Audience Award, worth 1,000 Euro






Event Dates

  • From 13 March 2019 to 17 March 2019
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