Honiros is a new Short Film Festival, that aims to give new and innovative films recognition and a platform of their own. We want to achieve this by mixing the original Film Festival format, with a live screening of the overall winner in Vienna, on the 1st of August 2023, with an on-demand streaming platform, allowing viewers to buy tickets for the film festival, and get the chance to stream all of the films in it for the duration of the film festival (5 months).

—PRIZES (applies for each category)
Winner - Award Certificate + FREE Permanent Streaming Opportunity + Laurel
Nominated - Award Certificate + Laurel
Official Selection - Laurel

Best Short Film
Best Animated Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Student Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Drama Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Horror Short
Best Thriller Short
Best Romance Short
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Soundtrack

All Films must be shorter than 60 minutes.

Filmmakers can only submit one film for every edition of the Film Festival but may submit it in multiple categories.

All films submitted for consideration to Honiros Short Film Festival Vienna will be made available for streaming on the website of the festival, "honiros.com", for the duration of the period (5 months) between the announcement of the official selection (20st of March), and the screening of the Overall Best Short in Vienna (1st of August 2023).

All films must have been made in or after 2019 and have English subtitles. Any genre and format are accepted (under 60 minutes)

All films that are chosen to be part of the Official Selection, will be made available for streaming, and only those whose required files have been provided will be considered for nominations. The requested files, which are to be sent anytime before the start of the film festival are:

- HD mp4 file of the film
- 300 x 500 px high-quality png poster of the film
- Files for the English subtitles (if not included in the mp4 file of the film already)

All winning films will be given a printable Award Certificate.

All films of any genre and format are eligible to win/are nominated for one or more of these awards.

By adding the ‘Permanent Streaming Consideration’ option in your submission, you are applying for consideration in order to add your film permanently to our streaming library, the terms of which will be discussed directly with you, if it is considered for our library.

By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work (full film) can be uploaded to our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Honiros to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form. Also, the entry fee is not refundable and we do not provide any feedback on whether your project has been selected or not (except for paid feedback).

How does it work?

After the submission is complete and the film is accepted, we will upload your film on our website for everyone to stream on-demand. Winning films will be highlighted.

By entering your film for consideration for Honiros, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work online (full film) at Honiros. Honiros is also hereby granted the right to utilize the e-mails through which the entries were submitted as well as excerpts from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Honiros from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Honiros DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway, you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.

Overall Rating
  • Très bon festival, bien organisé. je le recommande à mes amis réalisateurs.

    February 2024
  • It was an honor to have my short film, "Enter the Room" nominated for Best Horror Short Film at your festival. The communication was clear and concise and the online screening was a nice addition. I had a very good experience overall and will definitely consider submitting future projects to Honiros Short Film Festival Vienna.

    February 2024
  • Thank you for nominating my "Uniquely Blessed" film in the best documentary category!

    February 2024