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 takes place in 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 all films, the Regular Deadline is on May 1st & the Late Deadline is on June 1st 2020!

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 Experimental Film
Best Music Video
Best Sci-Fi
Best Dance Film
- Special Mentions


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)

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

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.

Please also note that only films with the production year 2017-2021 can be submitted.

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  • This is amazing film festival. The whole team was amazing. They were extremely helpful and supportive.
    Thank you AUSTRIAN FILMFESTIVAL.

    October 2020
  • Tolle Festival. Professionale Kommunikation. Nett ├╝berrascht

    October 2020
  • Oliver Anderson

    Fantastic opportunity and I will never forget that this film festival was the first to give us an official selection. I wish I could have been at the screening. Thank you so much - can't wait to submit the next episode!

    October 2020
  • Huge thanks for the recognition and for being a semi-finalist. It's an honor.

    October 2020
  • Nicolai Tegeler

    Klasse! Thank you very much! It was big fun! Great Organization!
    any time again! Good Festival!!

    October 2020