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. No premiere status is required.

Keywords: Humour, Humor, Satire, Dadaism, Dadaismus, Surrealism, Surrealismus, 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: APRIL 02 — 06, 2025 (9th Edition)
Event Location: Leokino/Cinematograph Innsbruck – in the alps of Austria! (Big screen, up to 100-200 seats.)

sponsored by Cultural Department of Land Tirol and THE GOLDEN FRAME (it contains an original signed drawing/comic by an artist).

sponsored by Cultural Department of Stadt Innsbruck and 'PICKLED BULBS' sponsored by Nonseum

› 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.

1. Organisers of the 9th of DIAMETRALE Film Festival are Verein DIAMETRALE and Verein Contrapunkt in collaboration with Leokino Innsbruck.

2. 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. 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.

4. Submitted movies shouldn't be older than 2022. Please don't submit movies, which hasn't been selected for previous editions of DIAMETRALE.

5. The submitted films will be watched by film professionals, curators and programmers. In order to ensure the quality of the selection process we charge a submission fee.

6. Submission fees will not be refunded.

7. It's the submitter's responsibility to ensure that the preview copy is in full working order and that passwords and links on the submission platform are functional, otherwise the film won't be properly considered.

8. We just accept online screener.

9. With the submission the right holders give permission to use short excerpts or screenshots from the submitted films for promotional purposes, if their films got selected. Excerpts won’t be longer than 90 seconds or 10% of the total length of the film.

10. Films may be also included in out of competition programmes, subject to the submitter’s permission.

11. Submitters are not entitled to claim screening or rental fees for the screenings of their films in competition. Screening fees are offered for out of competition screenings.

12. After the festival, and in agreement with the rights holders, DIAMETRALE presents the short film selections that were shown in festival programmes, at the streaming platform KINO VOD CLUB. Streaming duration: 4 weeks.

13. The screening copy must arrive at office@diametrale.at no later than February 15, 2025. We need two versions:
– DCP or ProRes/H.264/H.265 HQ (the video should have at least 25 MBit/s)
– MP4 WEB (8-16 MBit/s)

14. Selected films will be published on the festival website www.diametrale.at (March, 2025).

15. Screening copies with language/commentary other than English must have English subtitles.

16. By submitting a film to the DIAMETRALE Film Festival the sender consents to the film being screened at the festival. It is no longer possible to retract the film from festival inclusion once the application form has been sent. It is the responsibility of the sender to ensure that permission has been obtained from all appropriate parties before submitting a film.

17. With the submission the film makers give permission to save information about the film for internal purposes. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and will not pass it on to third parties.

18. The jury for the International Competition is appointed by DIAMETRALE Film Festival and is comprised of representatives from various fields of film industry.

19. By submitting the entry form, the submitter acknowledges that they have read, understood and accepted the regulations without reservation.

If you have any questions feel free to ask: office@diametrale.at

Overall Rating
  • Honored to have been a part of this festival and among such a great selection of films.

    June 2023
  • Julieta Tetelbaum

    It was a pleasure to be part of Diametrale Experimental Film Festival. Thanks for screening Black Chalk!

    March 2023
  • Yza Nouiga

    Excellent festival with great film selection! I was very impressed by the professionalism of the festival's team! Such an amazing experience!

    June 2022
  • La Hagendorfer

    THIS festival! I just can say that they are very comforting and they have not only great program but also networking opportunities. I felt highly welcome and cherished all the time. Thanks for taking my film FUDLIAKS! into your program, it were wonderful days in Innsbruck.

    May 2022
  • Niccolò Buttigliero

    Great festival, with very good film selection and excellent communication.

    April 2022