I like music, films, films with music and, yes, music in film.
Michael J. Keplinger (*1999, Linz) began making music and music videos at the age of eight and currently studies media technology in St. Pölten, Austria. In 2021 he was awarded the »Levi« Award for Best Music Video at the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival in Venice, Italy. In the following year he was awarded Best Super Short Experimental at the Flatness Film Awards, the gold medal as well as the Special Award for »a remarkable idea« at the VÖFA state championship and the bronze medal at the VÖFA national championship.
  • Director (7 Credits)
    Freund oder Feind2022
    Short, Student
    Medium of Film: Crossing Europe Film Festival2022
    Television
    Allerseelen2021
    Experimental, Short, Student
    ENSEMBLE (music in rural and urban areas)2020
    Documentary, Short, Student
    Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)2020
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Student
    False Neon God2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    TALKING or (a postmodern approach to discussion)2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Writer (6 Credits)
    Freund oder Feind2022
    Short, Student
    Allerseelen2021
    Experimental, Short, Student
    ENSEMBLE (music in rural and urban areas)2020
    Documentary, Short, Student
    Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)2020
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Student
    False Neon God2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    TALKING or (a postmodern approach to discussion)2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Editor (5 Credits)
    Allerseelen2021
    Experimental, Short, Student
    ENSEMBLE (music in rural and urban areas)2020
    Documentary, Short, Student
    Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)2020
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Student
    False Neon God2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    TALKING or (a postmodern approach to discussion)2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Composer (5 Credits)
    Allerseelen2021
    Experimental, Short, Student
    ENSEMBLE (music in rural and urban areas)2020
    Documentary, Short, Student
    Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)2020
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Student
    False Neon God2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    TALKING or (a postmodern approach to discussion)2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    Allerseelen2021
    Experimental, Short, Student
    ENSEMBLE (music in rural and urban areas)2020
    Documentary, Short, Student
    Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)2020
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Student
    False Neon God2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    TALKING or (a postmodern approach to discussion)2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Story (2 Credits)
    Freund oder Feind2022
    Short, Student
    Allerseelen2021
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Sound Design (2 Credits)
    Allerseelen2021
    Experimental, Short, Student
    TALKING or (a postmodern approach to discussion)2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Animator (2 Credits)
    Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)2020
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Student
    TALKING or (a postmodern approach to discussion)2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Camera Operator (1 Credit)
    Medium of Film: Crossing Europe Film Festival2022
    Television
  • Graphic designer (1 Credit)
    Allerseelen2021
    Experimental, Short, Student
Official Selection
Allerseelen
Austrian Filmfestival
Vienna
2022
Semi-Finalist
Allerseelen
Serbest International Film Festival
Kishinev
2022
Official Selection
Allerseelen
Kursaal Film Festival San Sebastián
San Sebastián
2022
Official Selection
Allerseelen
Moscow Shorts ISFF
Moscow
2022
Official Selection
Allerseelen
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
Slough
2022
Official Selection: »Best Short Gasp«
Allerseelen
Riservati Pictures Film Festival
London
2022
Winner: »Best Super Short Experimental«
Allerseelen
Flatness Film Awards
Online
2022
Official Selection, Local Artists
Allerseelen
Crossing Europe Filmfestival
Linz
2022
Winner: Bronze Medal
Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)
VÖFA: Festival of Austrian Film Authors – 58th National Championship
Fieberbrunn
2022
2x Winner: Gold Medal & Special Award »Remarkable Idea«
Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)
VÖFA: State Championship (Upper Austria/Salzburg, 2022)
Wals-Siezenheim
2022
Nominee: »Short Film«
Allerseelen
Golden Wire
St. Pölten
2021
Official Selection
TALKING or (a postmodern approach to discussion)
Austrian Filmfestival
Vienna
2021
Honorable Mention
TALKING or (a postmodern approach to discussion)
IE Short Film Festival
Madrid
2021
Official Selection
TALKING or (a postmodern approach to discussion)
Culture Cinema
Mumbai
2021
Semi-Finalist
Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)
GCIFF Youth Film Day
Great Neck, New York
2021
Official Selection
Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)
Austrian Filmfestival
Vienna
2021
Official Selection
Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)
Gold Coast International Film Festival
North Hempstead
2021
Official Selection
Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival
Moscow
2021
Official Selection
Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)
Culture Cinema
Mumbai
2021
Official Selection
Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)
FIAfest
Cundinamarca
2021
Winner: “Levi” Award for Best Music Video & Official Selection
Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)
Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival
Venice
2021
Official Selection
ENSEMBLE (music in rural and urban areas)
The 3rd Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival
Fukuoka City
2020
Honorable Mention
False Neon God
New Generation Film Festival
Belgrade
2020
Official Selection, Local Artists
False Neon God
Crossing Europe Filmfestival
Linz
2020
Official Selection
Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)
The 3rd Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival
Fukuoka City
2020
Honorable Mention
Pick Up Your Cross (and follow me)
New Generation Film Festival
Belgrade
2020
College
St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
Media Technology
2020Present
College
Meisterschule für Kommunikationsdesign Linz
Kommunikationsdesign
20192020
High School
HTL1 Bau und Design Linz
Grafik- und Kommunikationsdesign
20142019
Birth Date
November 10, 1999
Nickname
MJK
Birth City
Linz, Austria
Current City
Linz
Hometown
Linz
I like music, films, films with music and, yes, music in film.