The Austrian Independent Filmfestival is the biggest 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 June 1st & the Late Deadline is July 1st 2022!

- "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 screenings and the award ceremony take place in fall 2022.

Please also note that only films with the production year 2018-2022 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
  • Astrid Rothaug

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

    March 2022
  • A very nice film festival, in a very nice, old cinema, in the hart of Vienna. I can only recommend it!

    November 2021
  • Alexander Bruckner

    Thank you for having us :-)

    November 2021
  • We were really thrilled to be part of the Austrian Filmfestival. Thank you fo having us!

    October 2021
  • elizaveta stishova

    Super, thanks to the team. Excellent organization, information content and goodwill.

    October 2021