The apertus° Association and q/uintessenz are proud to announce that Vienna’s only international libre/open film festival, “Open Everything – Privacy and Security” takes place in the course of the Linuxwochen Wien. The focus is on privacy, surveillance and security, as well as topics like DIY, the Maker Movement, Creative Commons, Open Hardware, Free Software, Copyleft and free and open creative/artistic processes and communities.

Submission of films is free of charge and the festival has free admission at the screenings. An expert jury will review all submissions and select projects to receive awards and be screened in the categories: best narrative short, best narrative feature, best documentary short, best documentary feature, best creative commons work, best animated short (feature: 41 minutes or longer, short: 40 minutes or less, per USA Academy rules). The award ceremony will be held during the festival.

Winners 2018:
Best Narrative Short: "Night Crosser" by Kevin Landry (Canada)
Best Documentary Short: "The Blockchain and Us" by Manuel Stagars (Switzerland)
Best Documentary Feature: "Left Out: Beyond the Two-Party Horse Race"
by Jesse Bertel (USA)
Best Animated Short: "monster of the web" by Ramy El Gabry (Egypt)
Best Creative Commons work: "Ostkaktus" by David Vagt (Germany)

films that already premiered elsewhere can be submitted
there is no submission fee
films must be in german language or contain english or german subtitles
films must have been completed after 1st January 2012
submission is only possible online (FTP, WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc.) as 720p or 1080p in format of choice (also possible as YouTube/Vimeo link) for the jury review plus Prores/DNxHD in 1080p for screening
projection is digital only
submissions are welcome to include digital production stills, poster, press-kit and trailer (clip, vimeo or youtube link)
sound mix must be stereo
feature: 41 minutes or longer, short: 40 minutes or less, as per USA Academy rules
films can be available under CC license (or copyleft), but are not required to