Happiness Machine

Ten short films by ten female directors with music by ten female composers
An interdisciplinary project between film and music

World Premiere: ECLAT Festival 2019

Austria 2019 // color // 10x 8min


Every little group is as a mirror. Our current economic system is subject to review and with it the question: how happy are we under its influence? In a cinematic performance comprised of animated films, musical compositions and testimonials, Klangforum Wien raises the question: How do we want to live?
Ten women filmmakers and ten women composers present Christian Felber’s Common Good Economy for discussion. The films tell stories of consumption and greed, solidarity and competition, cohesion and revolt. The ensemble will open new pathways for musical interaction and create a space for reflection and participation.


Film Artists & Composers

The Flounder

Elizabeth Hobbs & Carola Bauckholt


Rebecca Blöcher & Eva Reiter


Eni Brandner & Misato Mochizuki

Music Box

Johanna Kozuch & Ying Wang


Samantha Moore & Malin Bang

Hierarchy Glitch

Vessela Dantcheva & Electric Indigo

The Happiness Machine

Ana Nedeljkovic & Hanna Hartman

Measuring the Distance

Susi Jirkuff & Joanna Bailie


Andrea Schneider & Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri

Suggestion of Least Resistance

Michelle Kranot & Iris ter Schiphorst

Production Manager

Martin Repka

Funded by

Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna, the Federal Chancellery of Austria, the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Interfaces, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung


Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Sven Hartberger


AMOUR FOU Vienna, Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte

In cooperation with

Tricky Women


Klangforum Vienna