The Austrian Independent Filmfestival is the biggest event for independent films in Austria. The competitions are for international shorts, features and documentary films and for films from Austria. The Austrian competition takes place in spring/winter 2019 and autumn. The international competition is in summer for feature films, for shorts in autumn. For films already online, there is a special online competition.

For international films, the Late Deadline is on 1.April 2019. The Austrian Films Deadline is only for Austrian films.

In 2019, we will only screen short films in the movie theatres, which are not online open for the public.

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

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

All films which are shown during the year 2019 (starting by 11/2018) are also part of the competitions, award ceremony: October 2019

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

Overall Rating
  • 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, 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
  • Perica Antov

    Great Festival !!!

    I Had a great time :-)

    May 2018
  • Tom Weilguny

    Great indie festival, what a wonderful assortment of weird people. Very high amount of filmmakers in the audience!

    May 2018