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

DIAMETRALE 2018 - Medley: https://vimeo.com/297688932

Event Date: JULY 14–18, 2021
Event Location: Leokino/Cinematograph Innsbruck - in the alps of Austria!
(Big screen, up to 100 visitors.)


› If our budget will allow it, selected film makers will get invited to the festival. We'll support you 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!

› Submitted Movies shouldn't be older than 2018. Please don't submit movies, which hasn't been selected for DIAMETRALE 2017–2020!

› This year we're looking for Virtual Reality (VR) content.

› Apart from Experimental Shorts we're already looking for FEATURE / DOCUMENTARY / EXPANDED CINEMA / INSTALLATION / PERFORMANCE for 2022! 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 2021 (thanks for your patience).

› With the submission the film makers give permission to use short excerpts or screenshots from the submitted films for promotional purposes, if the 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!

Overall Rating
  • Bergur Árnason

    A great, intimate festival in a beautiful location, run by passionate and awesome people!

    July 2020
  • Real Ficção

    Tiago Rosa-Rosso had this to say about the festival: "Diametrale, It has been day and night, day and night and we couldn´t control it. Leokino is a mytical cinema, the short films where carefully curated and the alignment was perfect, PMK offered a variety of great concerts all night long. Ohne theorie kiene revolution. Probably one of the best experimental short film festivals you can find organized by people who really love cinema."

    April 2018
  • mohammad poustindouz

    Wow I wish for all filmmaker one time have Chance for be there Diametrale it,s one theme Best festival ,

    March 2018
  • mia forrest

    A niche and carefully considered experimental film festival! The screenings and events were ran very well, with a solid team of dedicated and knowledgeable cinephiles. Definitely check it out !

    March 2018
  • Kevin Vu

    A young, intimate, and insanely awesome festival run by insanely awesome people! A great home for weirdo films and filmmakers.

    March 2018