The Austrian festival has serious credentials. As well as being Austria’s leading short film festival, it is both a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards and Austrian Film Awards.
VIS Vienna Shorts – Held at the start of summer in May and June, it screens short films, with over 10,000 visitors and 600 industry reps attending. That makes it both a great place for discovering new movies and doing some solid industry networking.
“VIS wants to create tension and encourage fantasies, pique people’s curiosity and incite discussions, in short: generate the desire for short films No matter if fiction or documentary films, animated or experimental work – at best, the experience of watching a film doesn’t end with the credits rolling and the festival represents enrichment for both the local audience as well as international short filmmaking.”
Film Submission Info:
- The categories aren’t just focused on Austria.
- There are two grand jury prizes for the universally best fictional film and best animated film – which can be either Austrian or international
- A separate award for Austrian productions.
- On top of two categories for international and Austrian music video.
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VIS Vienna Shorts – 14th edition
May 31 – Jun 06, 2017
Regular deadline: Jan 04, 2017
(Late deadline: Jan 31, 2017)
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LIST OF AUSTRIAN FILM FESTIVALS:
Vienna Shorts is just one – if not one the best Austrian film festival – amongst where to submit to in the next two following months. However, if Austrian Film Festival is your thing in your film festival strategy, we compiled for you a list of all major Austrian film festivals out there.
- Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival
- VIS Vienna Independent Shorts
- Diagonale – Festival des österreichischen Films
- Austrian Filmfestival
- Festival der Nationen
- Alpinale Kurzfilmfestival
- Prädikat:wertvoll – Kurzfilmfestival Kufstein
- Lange Nacht des Kurzen Film
- K3 internationales Kurzfilmfestival
- Filmfestival Kitzbuehel
- Goldene Diana Festival
- 48,40 FRAMES
- Oberösterreich im Film
- VÖFA Staatsmeisterschaft
- Walser Filmtage
- Kluser Filmnacht
LIST OF AUSTRIAN FILM FESTIVALS | Thematic restrictions:
- this human world – (human rights film festival)
- Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien
- Tricky Women – female directors, mostly animations
- FrauenFilmTage – female directors
- identities – Queer film festival; Austrian premiere
- Berg- und Abenteuerfilmfestival Graz
- Fright Nights Festival – Horror, Thriller
- /slash Filmfestival – Horror, Slash; mostly invitation