PIXELvienna is the Annual Austrian Computer Graphics and Animation Conference taking place in the beautiful setting of Vienna. Providing international perspectives, talks, workshops and an Animation filmfestival in all fields of computer graphics, PIXELvienna also presents the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival and the legendary PIXEL Battle & Party. Recently added to the program, is the Austrian CG Award.

Every year, PIXELvienna invites well-known national and international computer graphics, computer games and computer film professionals to present their work. In the past 16 years artists, producers, and directors from very diverse backgrounds shared their passion and knowledge.

PIXELvienna arose from the drive to connect Computer Graphics professionals and to build a community to share experience and knowledge. While PIXELvienna grew over the past years, the original idea is still the same.

PIXELvienna is entirely organized and operated by the Austrian CG community, a team of volunteers who deliberately work all year to make the conference an unforgettable experience for all attendees. Being an international event, the official conference language is English only.

In 2014 we decided to rename the conference from simply “PIXEL” to “PIXELvienna” in order to further underline the great location of this conference and prevent confusion with similar named conferences.

There will be awards and prizes for both categories, student and professional.
All submission fees will be used as award cash prizes. Addional awards will be sponsored by companies.

Films can be submitted to Pixel Vienna Animation Filmfestival if they correspond to the definition of animation formulated by the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA: ”the art of animation is the creation of moving images through the manipulation of all variety of techniques apart from live action methods”.

There are two categories:
Student animation film: short animated films made by a student or a film school (graduation films or not) after January 1st 2021.

Professional animation film: Short film – less than 20’: short animated films made after January 1st 2021.

Overall Rating
  • A delightful fest with some really impressive films.

    November 2022
  • benjamin swiczinsky

    great festival! I liked it very much.

    January 2021
  • Richan Li

    Thank you! I'm so excited that my animation Babble Bubble was selected and got the honorable mention for the award! I'm very encouraged as a first-time animation director, thank you for this amazing opportunity and recognization!

    December 2020
  • Tamás Rebák

    All the members of the festival team was very helpful in communication, the panels were great and high quality. :)

    November 2020