The Oscar Qualifying Austrian Film Festival VIS Vienna Shorts is open for entries on FFL

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.

Submit to VIS Vienna Shorts on FilmFestivalLife

VIS Vienna Shorts – 14th edition
May 31 – Jun 06, 2017
Vienna, Austria

Regular deadline:  Jan 04, 2017  
(Late deadline: Jan 31, 2017)

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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.



Andrew Wilkin

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