DIAMETRALE is the first International Film Festival in Austria, which sets the focus exclusively on experimental films. The selected movies break with conventional rules of film making and aesthetic norms.
Especially, we are interested in HUMOURISTIC, ABSURD or GROTESQUE experimental movies. Keywords: Humour, Humor, Satire, Dadaism, Dadaismus, Surrealism, Surrealismus, Virtual Reality, VR, Sex Positive, Porn, Explicit, Non-Explicit, Erotic, Gender, Body, Diversity, Queer, Queerness, LGBTQAI+.
DIAMETRALE 2021 – Teaser: https://vimeo.com/568463118
DIAMETRALE 2018 – Medley: https://vimeo.com/297688932
Event Date: MARCH 01 — 05, 2023 (7th Edition)
Event Location: Leokino/Cinematograph Innsbruck – in the alps of Austria! (Big screen, up to 100-200 seats.)
› Film Prize: THE GOLDEN FRAME. It contains an original drawing resp. comic by an artist (2017: Eugen Egner; 2018: Nicolas Mahler; 2019: Katz&Goldt; 2020: Stefanie Sargnagel; 2021: Sophia Süßmilch; 2022: Tex Robinowitz; 2023: tba.)
› If our budget will allow it, selected film makers will get invited to the festival. We'll support film makers with traveling costs and accommodation.
› Films will probably be screened on partner film festivals.
› Each entry should contain EXPERIMENTAL, SURREAL or WEIRD elements in the broadest sense. Submissions, which also show HUMOURISTIC, ABSURD or GROTESQUE potential, will have the best chances!
› We're also looking for Virtual Reality (VR) content. Since 2020 we have a VR-Station with a curated VR program in the movie theatre. (The VR section has no award.)
› Since 2020 we're also looking for sex positive short films: experimental, fun, erotic, ... – it's all about the diversity of sexuality, body and gender. (The sex positve section has no award.)
› Submitted Movies shouldn't be older than 2020. Please don't submit movies, which hasn't been selected for previous editions of DIAMETRALE!
› Apart from shorts films we're already looking for FEATURE / DOCUMENTARY / EXPANDED CINEMA / INSTALLATION / PERFORMANCE for 2024. Film makers will get the opportunity to present their work in Innsbruck/Austria. We pay the cost for traveling and accommodation. Notification Date will be in Autumn 2023 (thanks for your patience in advance)!
› With the submission the film makers give permission to use short excerpts or screenshots from the submitted films for promotional purposes, if their filmes got selected.
› Film makers are responsible for copyrights.
› We just accept online screener.
› No refunds.
› With the submission the film makers give permission to save information about the film for internal purposes. Personal data is not passed on to third parties!
› If you have any questions feel free to ask.