Being and Nothingness

an Avant-Garde film by Bady Minck
World Premiere: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007

Luxembourg / Austria // 2007 // 10 min // 35 mm // Dolby Digital


Being and Nothingness makes the parameters of the generation of music visible. Music is poured into pictures: What you see is what you hear. Conductor Beat Furrer appears as the tamer of time and the master of silence. The individual musicians are only visible in the extremely brief moments in which they play, with their bodies representing the notes on a visualized score. The progressive deconstruction of the music is accompanied visually by a deconstructed image.

Written & Directed by

Bady Minck


Beat Furrer


Klangforum Wien


Martin Putz, Jörn Staeger


Frédéric Fichefet


Eni Brandner

Line Producer

Alfie Lang-Král


Beat Furrer & the musicians of Klangforum Wien


Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Gabriele Kranzlbinder, Bady Minck


AMOUR FOU Luxembourg, AMOUR FOU Vienna

Supported by

Film Fund Luxembourg, Innovative Film Austria, ORF, Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien


Sixpackfilm, Light Cone

Awards & Nominations

Prix UIP Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards Rotterdam 2007
SiCORTO Best Short Animation Finalist, Cochabamba, Bolivia 2010


Retrospective Bady Minck, Linoleum Film Festival, Kiew, Ukraine 2017
Retrospective Bady Minck, Dot Dot Dot Open Air Film Festival, Vienna, Austria 2017
Retrospective & Exhibition Bady Minck, K3 Festival, Kinoteka Slovenska, Ljubljana, September 2012
Freiluftkino @ Parkdeck, Wien, Austria 2012
Retrospective Bady Minck, Internationaler Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2012
Retrospective Bady Minck, Alternative Film / Festival of New Film and Video, Beograd, Serbia 2010
siCORTO Semana Internacional del Corto Cochabamba, Bolivia 2010
Retrospective Bady Minck, Linoleum Festival of Contemporary Animation & Media-Art Moscow, Russia 2009
frame[o]ut Festival, Wien, Austria 2009
Hamburger Ostertöne Hamburg, Germany 2009
Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film Graz, Austria 2009
MUSEEK Music Video Festival, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia 2008
Oberammergauer Filmtage Germany 2008
Cadore Doc Film Festival, Pieve di Cadore, Italy 2008
IO Isabella International Film Week [Opening Film] Maratea, Italy 2008
Retrospective Bady Minck Animator International Film Festival Poznan, Poland 2008
BAFF Busto Arsizio Film Festival Italy 2008
Int'l Short & Independent Film Festival Dhaka, Bangladesh 2008
Int'l Film Festival of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram, India 2007
Journées du Film Luxembourgeois 2007
Festival du Court Métrage d'Animation de Neufchâteau 2007
Festival Wien Modern - 'Free Radicals' as Festival Opening - 2007
Asiana Int'l Short Film Festival Seoul 2007
Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid 2007
Tindirindis Int'l Animation Film Festival Vilnius, Litauen 2007
Festival Octobre Rouge Esch-sur-Alzette 2007
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal 2007
Biennale di Venezia - 'Free Radicals' - 2007
Asolo Art Film Festival 2007
Antimatter Underground Film Festival Victoria - Opening Show, Kanada 2007
International Short Film Festival Drama 2007
Milano Doc Festival 2007
Split Film Festival 2007
Linoleum Festival of Alternative Animation Moscow 2007
Dokufest - Int'l Documentary & Short Film Festival Prizren, Kosovo 2007
Brisbane International Film Festival 2007
Festival Latinoamericano de Cortometraje Barinas, Venezuela 2007
Festival Cinéfleuve - Kino im Fluss, Liège 2007
Werkschau Bady Minck, Carpe Diem Liège 2007
Festival Cinéfleuve - Kino im Fluss, Charleroi 2007
Werkschau Bady Minck, BSP Charleroi (11.7.2007)
Festival international du documentaire de Marseille 2007
Festival Cinéfleuve - Kino im Fluss, Trier 2007
Werkschau Bady Minck, Broadway Kino Trier (5. - 6.7.2007)
Artfilm Int'l Film Festival Trencianske Teplice 2007
Festival de Cine de Huesca European Forum 2007
Int'l Cinema & Music Festival of Ashdod, Israel 2007
Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz Linz 2007
Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film Graz 2007
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007
Prix UIP Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards