Innovative and creative technical projects, an international expert jury, an enthusiastic audience and happy winners: at the Golden Wire, the annual Media Technology prize of the St. Pölten UAS, students and alumni of the Department of Media and Digital Technologies had the opportunity to prove their expertise.
Watch the videos of the winning projects here: Review Golden Wire 2019
The purpose of the Golden Wire is to honour outstanding achievements in the area of film and media. The international expert jury considers both creativity and the technical implementation of the projects.
The event was held in English for the first time in order to take account of the international environment in the film and media sector.
“The Golden Wire is a showcase for the outstanding performances of our students and alumni that highlights the creative potential among the media technology experts of the St. Pölten UAS”, emphasises Alois Frotschnig, organiser of the Golden Wire and Head of the Department of Media and Digital Technologies at the St. Pölten UAS.
The Award-Winning Projects and Teams 2019
Prizes were awarded in the following categories:
Thomas Sailer, Christoph Mader, Silvia Weiß, Xi Zheng, Lukas Winter, Mario Koller, Alexander Tousek, Maximilian Krotky
David Kierberger, Eric Linha, Nikolaus Wiener
Sound & Music:
- “Breathless – Vienna Big Band Unit“
Documentary & TV Production:
Clemens Baumann, Chiara Cavalli, Lisa Muthenthaler, Julian Sonderegger, Nina Stafflinger, Astrid Wallner
Felix De Montis
- “KARL – Dein Hausbau Organizer“
Alumni Projects + Audience Prize:
- “Couch Connections“
Every year, an international jury selects the best projects at the Golden Wire. This year’s jury members were:
Arman T. Riahi (director)
- David Müllner (Head of the Sound & Multimedia Department at Burgtheater Wien)
- Michaela Bruckner (TU Wien)
- Birgitta Hosea (Moving Image lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts in Kent)
- Fatima Merten (YOUKI – The International Youth Media Festival)
- Alex Wieser (Founder and CEO of the film production company Phlex Film)
- Philip Aschauer (Founder and CEO of Phlex Film)
- André Seirafi (Founder of Fluxguide)
The prizes were sponsored by the following institutions: accent start-up service, AVID, LB-electronics, Sparkasse NÖ Mitte West, the municipality of St. Pölten, the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce / Film and Music Sector, and Café/Kaffeerösterei emmi.
Media: Varied Programme Offered at the St. Pölten UAS
About a third of the university’s 3,200 students receive training for the various professional fields of the media and communication sector in one of the 14 bachelor, master and further education programmes of the St. Pölten UAS.
Campus media, special labs and a media technology rental service with approximately 5,000 high-quality devices offer the best possible teaching and learning possibilities, while close collaborations with media companies provide ideal career opportunities.