The Austrian Independent Filmfestival is the biggest event for independent films in Austria. The competitions are held for international shorts, features and documentary films and all austrian films. The competition for austrian films take place in fall, the international competition in both seasons (spring & fall). For online films we offer an online competition. All online films are able to win all categories but won't be shown at the festival screenings.

For international films, the Late Deadline is on April 1st 2020.
Austrian films will have their own deadline!

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

International Awards
- The "Austrian Indie Adler" Jury Award for best international feature film
- The "Austrian Indie Adler" Jury Award for best international short film
- Genre Awards
Best Documentary
Best Comedy/Love Film
Best Thriller/Horror
Best Action/Drama
Best ExperimentalFfilm
Best Music Video
- Special Mentions for
Best Sci-Fi
Best Dance Film

Austrian Awards
- The "Austrian Indie Adler" Jury Award for best austrian feature film
- The "Austrian Indie Adler" Jury Award for best austrian short film
- The "Austrian Indie Adler" Public Choice Award
- The "Austrian Indie Adler" Honorary Award
- Genre Awards
- Special Mentions

The award ceremony for Austrian films takes place in fall, all accepted entries in 2020 will be qualified.

(Picture of the "Austrian Indie Adler": http://www.austrianfilmfestival.com/pics/adler.jpg)

http://austrianfilmfestival.com/austrian_reglement2019.pdf

All films which are shown during the year 2020 are automatically part of the competition. The award ceremony takes place in fall 2020.

Please notice that we will only screen short films in the movie theatres, which are not open for the public. Also we will only screen the award winning feature film!

Overall Rating
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Networking
  • Istvan Pinter

    This is an awesome Filmfestival!

    October 2019
  • I was lucky enough to be part of the Festival and hoping that very soon I am going to be able to visit you guys and your beautiful city(my favorite)Vienna.Thank you Andreas and everybody at Austrian Filmfestival.Yours truly-Nihad Ademi-CANADA

    September 2019
  • Bernd Berger

    Sehr schönes Festival für Independent Filme

    May 2018
  • Monika Lucia Mueller

    The Austrian Filmfestival is a very high quality and beautiful festival. I am proud to partake. The team is very friendly and professional, all questions were answered immediately in a very helpful and friendly way. The historic city of Vienna makes it an unforgettable event!

    May 2018
  • Daniela Ambrosoli

    Yes, we had a fantastic time. Andreas Reisenbauer has been a super host. He always answered immediately to our questions. The photographer, Alexander Bachmayer www.bachmayer-foto.com, did shoot wonderful images. Thank you to all of you!!! See you next time (hopefully).
    Daniela Ambrosoli
    Film Director of "The Making of a Dream"

    May 2018