The Austrian Independent Filmfestival is the biggest live event for independent films in Austria. The competition is held for Austrian & International Short & Mid-Length Films, Documentaries and Animations <40 minutes. The competition takes place in fall.

For all films, the Regular Deadline is July 1st & the Late Deadline is July 15th 2023!

- "Austrian Indie Adler" Jury Award for Best International Mid-Length Film
- "Austrian Indie Adler" Jury Award for Best International Short-Film
- "Austrian Indie Adler" Jury Award for Best Austrian Mid-Length Film
- "Austrian Indie Adler" Jury Award for Best Austrian Short Film
- "Austrian Indie Adler" Audience Award
- "Austrian Indie Adler" for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Filmmaking

Certificates & Laurels:
- Special Mentions
- Genre Awards:
Best Documentary
Best Comedy
Best Thriller/Horror
Best Action
Best Drama
Best Experimental Film
Best Music Video
Best Sci-Fi
Best Dance Film

The cinema screenings and the award ceremony take place in fall 2023.

Please also note that only films with the production year 2019-2023 can be submitted.

Please note that we will only screen short films in the movie theaters, which are not open for the public.

Overall Rating
  • Danielle Bouteille

    A really fine festival in the heart of Vienna. Oh yeah...

    October 2022
  • I was very thankful i could attend this festival with my movie The Wish.

    October 2022
  • An all around wonderful festival; thanks for having us! :)

    October 2022
  • Thank you lovely Austrian Filmfestival for choosing REVENGE OF A GRANDMOTHER (LA VENGEANCE D'UNE GRAND-MÈRE) as a Semi-Finalist!

    October 2022
  • Astrid Rothaug

    Wonderful film festival– beautifully organized and communicated. I truly appreciated being part of it and thanks for awarding my film!

    March 2022