The Austrian Independent Filmfestival is the biggest event for independent films in Austria.
The Austrian competition takes place in spring and autumn. The international competition is in spring, for some genres also in autumn. The competitions are for international shorts, features and documentary films and from Austria.

for international films
Austrian Indie Adler (Eagle) Jury Award for an international long film
Austrian Indie Adler Jury Award for an international short film
Best of Genre Awards
best documentary
best comedy/love film
best thriller/horror
best action/drama
best experimental film
best music video

Special Mentions for
best sci-fi short film and best dance short film (2018)

for Austrian films and filmmakers
Austrian Indie Adler Jury Award for an independent Austrian film
Austrian Indie Adler Public Choice Award for Austrian short films
Austrian Indie Adler (Austrian Indie Eagle) honorary award
Special Mentions

The award ceremony for Austrian films takes place in autumn,
all Austrian films of the year are qualified

(Austrian Indie Adle award's picture:

For 2018:

For 2019: there are new rules
main change: the competition for international feature length films and the online competition will be without screening.

rules of the public choice award for Austrian short films see:

Overall Rating
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    William McClung

    I loved being in Vienna for the festival! A historic theater, enthusiastic crowds, and dedicated staff and founders. I was treated with the respect that we all hope for... this was the kind of festival that is really trying to give a voice to independent cinema in the international markets. I hope I am lucky enough to produce another project that can be a part of this growing event! - Kely

    June 2017
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    Dieter Grohmann

    Great experience - I will definitely submit again.

    May 2017
  • It was a great experience for my film!

    May 2017