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Aram Voves was born 1970 in Vienna into a family of performers and visual artists. Since he was eight years old, he spent every school-vacation in swinging London at the home of his aunt, a very artistic person herself. Musicians, actors, models, painters where the daily visitors in her “open house” on Kings Road in Chelsea. Aram’s earliest inspiration was the action on Kings Road in the 70s and 80 and he always took pictures with his pocket-camera to send home to Vienna.
London with its advertising art-, pop- and rock - culture, was definitely the reason for Aram’s free approach toward the craft. Soon Britain’s versatile landscape also became of interest to this photography-apprentice, and for a while this interest even took over. A certain influence of old masters can easily be seen in Voves’ early photographs of landscapes. The kind of cool conservatism in these works must have had its roots in an early influence through arts history. Next to the family home in Vienna, stands the Museum of Fine Arts History with its world-renowned collection of the paintings of the old masters. As a kid, Aram used to stroll through these classic halls every Sunday morning with his mother, to view the pictures and sculptures.
Later on, he discovered Jewish history of the 19th and 20th century in Vienna, with its great contributors towards world arts and sciences. And Vienna’s vanguard photographers of that time, appeared to him as the shining examples of modern photography, which they truly were. Emil Mayer, Rudolf Kopitz, Herbert Bayer, Raoul Hausmann, Trude Fleischmann, Laszlo Willinger, Madame D’Ora, Edith Tudor Hart, just to name few. All members of the great area which ended when the Nazis took over Austria in 1938.
After spending a year in London, Aram finished high school back in Vienna. Although his father recognized the visual talents of the young artist, he still double- and triple-checked with acquainted photographers. Among them, painter and photographer Roland Pletersky – himself famous for his works in New York Vogue. Pletersky showed Aram some of the tricks of the trade, which have long since become technique, artistically and business-wise. That was of great help to the youngster, because Aram’s father (like Roland Pletersky) never really believed in art schools and the young man had to see how he could get his art together on his own, and just by doing.
And that he did. During his teens he must have already read through the entire literature on the subject. Up to this day and still, Andreas Feininger’s book “The Complete Photographer” is Aram’s bible of photojournalism and artistic photography. He also subscribed to the highly regarded correspondence course of the New York Institute of Photography and closed his studies with a print course at St. Martin’s School of Art in London.
Back in Vienna, his first assignment stretched over the period of a whole year. It consisted of an extensive photo documentation of the Vienna police department’s work with mentally handicapped and physically disabled persons, making them fit for survival in city-traffic.
Aram Voves also photographed locations in and around the concentration-camp Mauthausen in Austria for Stanley Kubrick’s "Wartime Lies", a Holocaust film based on Louis Begley's 1991 novel, which Mr. Kubrick had hoped to direct, but later set the project aside, when it became clear that Steven Spielberg would beat him to the theatres with "Schindler's List" in 1993.
Ever since he could hold a camera, Aram was the designated photographer of his family’s business, a theatrical production company since 1912, and in music since his father took over. Therefore, his portfolio also includes publicity-shots and concert reportages of some of the really great musicians in classics, avant garde, jazz, R&B and ethno.
A tumor in the spine paralysed Aram for some time. This set him back several years in his work. And he will never forget the magic date of 11. 11. 1999 when he did return back to work. Before his illness, Aram had also been quite a good basketball player. So, when during the Balkan war, the Yugoslav champion Red Star Beograd was forced to play its European-Cup home games on neutral grounds (by order of the international basketball federation, FIBA) and Red Star had chosen Vienna as the venue for the play-offs, Aram worked as the team’s photographer, while Red Star took on the likes of the champions of Russia, Italy, France, Greece and Spain.
In 2012 the tumor in Aram’s spine returned, he has now an incomplete paraplegia and has to use crutches. But this does not stop him!
In 2015 Aram met the Fools Brothers and they decided to make a movie. It was Aram’s first movie, “Fools Dimension”, starring Jango Edwards, the King of Fools. The film was nominated 3 times already and won two prices, “Best Indie Short Film” at the Istanbul Film Festival and “The Critics Choice Award” at Tagore International Film Festival, India.
  • Director (12 Credits)
    Fools Dimension
    Short
    Jim Bilgere
    Documentary, Short
    Bedeviled2022
    Short
    Bibitor2022
    Experimental, Short
    Des Geheimen Herrschers Freund2022
    Experimental
    Just A Gigolo2022
    Short
    Saturday Night Bath2022
    Experimental, Short
    Souper2022
    Experimental, Short
    The (Self) Entertainer2022
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    Foreigner's Eye2021
    Experimental, Short
    Win - Win2019
    Short
    THE END2017
    Experimental, Short
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    Fools Dimension
    Short
    Bedeviled2022
    Short
    Just A Gigolo2022
    Short
    Win - Win2019
    Short
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    Jim Bilgere
    Documentary, Short
    Foreigner's Eye2021
    Experimental, Short
    THE END2017
    Experimental, Short
Official Selection
Jim Bilgere
The Lift-Off Session @ Pinewood Studios
2021
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival
Tokyo
2021
Finalist
Fools Dimension
ICAN/LAX International Film Competition
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2021
Best International Short Film
Fools Dimension
Mount Fuji International Film Festival
Miyagi
2021
Official Selection
Win - Win
Pop Up Film Festival (PUFF-MT)
Polson, Montana
2021
Official Selection
Win - Win
Austrian Filmfestival
Vienna
2021
Official Selection
Win - Win
Waterford Film Festival
Waterford
2021
Official Selection
Just A Gigolo
INDIAN IINTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
Kolkata
Finalist
Just A Gigolo
FilmNest International Film Festival
Winner Silent Film
Just A Gigolo
Golden Fern Film Awards
Darjeeling
Official Selection
Just A Gigolo
Campinas Film Festival
São Paulo
Winner Experimental Film
Souper
Knight of the Reel Awards
Hyderabad
Official Selection
Saturday Night Bath
Delta International Film Festival
Best Experimental Film
THE END
Shri Narayan International Film Festival
Warsaliganj
Best Experimental Feature
THE END
Nawada International Film Festival 4th Season
Nawada
Finalist
THE END
195 Countries Film Festival
Patna, BIHAR
Official Selection
THE END
Sweet Democracy Film Awards
Rome
Official Selection
THE END
8 & Halfilm Awards
Rome
Official Selection
THE END
Stanley Film Awards
London
Nominee
Foreigner's Eye
Bettiah International Film Festival 2022
Bettiah
Official Selection
Foreigner's Eye
Global Independent Film Festival of India
Kolkata
Winner Experimental Film
Foreigner's Eye
Mountain View International Film Festival
Darjeeling
Winner Best Experimental Film
Foreigner's Eye
Delta International Film Festival
Winner Experimental Film
Foreigner's Eye
Tagore International Film Festival
Birbhum, West Bengal
Official Selection
Foreigner's Eye
The Lift-Off Session @ Pinewood Studios
Outstanding Achievement Award Documentary Film
Jim Bilgere
Knight of the Reel Awards
Hyderabad
Award Winner - Best Experimental Film
Bibitor
Indiefare International Film Festival
Winner Best Experimental Film
Bibitor
Latin America Film Awards
Rio de Janeiro
Jury Mention - Foreign Experimental Short Film
Bibitor
ISFFA - Indian International Short Film Festival Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Amazônia Cinema Awards
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Aguila Film Festival
Cebu
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Nawada International Film Festival 3rd Season
Nawada
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Latin America Film Awards
Rio de Janeiro
Best Narrative Short
Fools Dimension
Stanley Film Awards
London
Award Winner
Fools Dimension
Movie Play International Film Festival
Best Short Film
Fools Dimension
Crown International Film Festival
Outstanding Achievement Award Short Film
Fools Dimension
Knight of the Reel Awards
Hyderabad
Best Foreign Short Film
Fools Dimension
195 Countries Film Festival 3rd season
Patna
Outstanding Achievement Foreign Short Film
Fools Dimension
REELS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Aurangabad
Outstanding Achievement Award, Short Film
Fools Dimension
Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards
Kolkata
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions @PinewoodStudios
Pinewood Studios, Iver
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Hollywood Indie Film Awards
Los Angeles, California
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Pune Short Film Festival
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
GIMFA - Gralha International Monthly Film Awards
Curitiba
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Kinocracy Festival
Minas Gerais
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
FILMYSEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
8 & Halfilm Awards
Rome
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Sweet Democracy Film Awards
Rome
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Garoa Awards - Monthly Short Film Festival of São Paulo
São Paulo
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
BIMIFF - Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro
Official Selection
Fools Dimension
Willlachen Comedy & Satire Filmprize - the golden cellar rattle
Vienna
Semi-Finalist
Fools Dimension
Cult Movies International Film Festival
London
Finalist
Fools Dimension
BollywoodINDIES Fest
Finalist
Fools Dimension
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris
Finalist
Fools Dimension
Lily Indie Film Festival
Odesa
Critics choice award
Fools Dimension
Tagore International Film Festival
Bolpur, West Bengal
Best Indie Short Film
Fools Dimension
Istanbul Film Awards
Istanbul
Short Film, Winner (Silver)
Fools Dimension
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata
Short Film, Outstanding Achievement Award
Fools Dimension
World Film Carnival – Singapore (WFCS)
Singapore
BEST FOREIGN SHORT, SILVER
Fools Dimension
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles, California
Best Short Film
Fools Dimension
Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards
Kolkata
Short Film, Outstanding Achievement Award
Fools Dimension
Black Swan International Film Festival
Kolkata
Best Costume Design
Fools Dimension
Indie Cinema Awards
Helsinki
Best Short Film
Fools Dimension
Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival
Official Selection
Win - Win
Frida Film Festival
Silver Award
Win - Win
International Gold Awards
New York
Official Selection
Win - Win
Campinas Film Festival
São Paulo
Official Selection
Win - Win
Global Independent Film Festival of India
Kolkata
Official Selection
Win - Win
Festival RENUAC
Santiago
Official Selection
Win - Win
FLICKFAIR Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Official Selection
Win - Win
Fantastic Zagreb
Zagreb
Official Selection
Win - Win
4th Screen Online Film Awards
Winner Silent Film
Win - Win
Tagore International Film Festival
Birbhum, West Bengal
Award Winner
Win - Win
LENS FAME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Gwalior, Madhayapradesh
Official Selection
Win - Win
Melrose Film Festival
Orlando, Florida
Official Selection
Win - Win
Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions @PinewoodStudios
Pinewood Studios
Quarter-Finalist
Win - Win
Montazu Distribution
Official Selection
Win - Win
FILMYSEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection
Win - Win
FIC RIO
Rio de Janeiro
Official Selection
Win - Win
Sweet Democracy Film Awards
Rome
Official Selection
Win - Win
National Short Film Festival
Washington, DC
Nominee
Win - Win
BIMIFF - Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro
Winner
Win - Win
Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival
Best Foreign Silent Short Film
Win - Win
Indian International Short Film Festival Awards (ISFFA)
Kolkata
Official Selection
Win - Win
Indiefare International Film Festival
Official Selection
Win - Win
Florence Film Awards
Florence
Winner, Best Silent Film
Win - Win
Crown International Film Festival
Winner: Best Silent Film
Win - Win
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
Calcutta
Winner, Silent Film
Win - Win
World Film Carnival - Singapore
Singapore
Silent Film, Outstanding Achievement Award
Win - Win
Knight of the Reel Awards
Hyderabad
Winner: Best Comedy
Win - Win
New York Movie Awards
New York
Award Winner, Best Comedy
Win - Win
Tokyo Film Awards
Tokyo
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