Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this event will now take place online with no physical event. We’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and have came to the decision in accordance with government regulation that it wouldn’t be possible to ensure all visitors safety during these times. Please stay tuned for more information and updates about the online event.

𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐕𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐚 𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐦 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬. 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭-𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞.

Since we started this annual event, we have received thousands of submissions from over 125 countries. At VFA we pride ourselves as being an international networking event where we celebrate creativity and originality. We aspire to promote and support independent filmmakers by hosting a variety of awards to provide the best opportunities for filmmakers. We proved interviews and Q&A’s with our award winners. VFA welcomes submissions from a range of genres including short films, documentaries, features, animations and screenplays.

VFA focus on the networking aspect of independent filmmaking. We aim to create a community of creatives which can pull from each-others expertise, exchange ideas and collaborate in a highly creative and inspiring atmosphere. We provide Networking Booklets that include information about each winner and ways to contact them. In the past we have seen this help build lasting relationships between filmmakers. Customised certificates, laurels and trophies are also provided to our award winners.

VFA opens its doors to film makers, enthusiasts and students alike who want to get their start in the industry by meeting and connecting with industry professionals. We strive to bring filmmakers from all over the world under one roof.

Each submission is judged by a jury of international industry professionals. They rate each submission on 10 different categories including cinematography, writing, pacing, and creativity. This helps us decide which submissions make it to the final stage where there will be jury group viewings to make sure we only pick the highest quality submissions.

We wish everyone the best of luck and hope to see you at our event this year!

Vienna Film Awards judges will go through the submissions and every month there will be a selection of nominees. These selected nominees will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in Vienna.

Vienna Film Awards will be given out certificates, laurels and trophies to the nominated submissions are given in these categories for cinematic excellence. One winner will be chosen by the judges to receive $500.

International selected nominees who cannot attend the awards ceremony will be contacted by the team to have their certificates/trophies sent to them.

Programme for event night will be available to the selected nominees one month prior to the event night

1. All films must either be in English or have English subtitles.
2. All films must be produced after 2017.
3. We retain no responsibility for copyright claims.
4. You allow us to promote your film and create promotional materials with your movie poster.
5. Short films must not be longer than 40 min (including credits).
6. By submitting you agree to our terms and conditions and give us permission to use your email address for marketing purposes.

Overall Rating
  • charles keramoal

    Had a wonderful time at the Vienna film Awards, as a first year running there are still minor improvements to do but the team is great and you’ll find good opportunities to meet great people.

    August 2019
  • Mohamed Maged

    one of the best festivals I submit my film on it, especially in terms of the communication from the festival team, they were so dedicated and organized and I had an amazing experience with them.
    I highly recommend this festival for all independent filmmakers and wish to deal with them again soon with my future projects.

    June 2019
  • Buster Jønsson

    I had a really amazing time at the Vienna Film Awards.
    Even though it was the first year of the festival, the people in charge did such a great job making everything run as smooth as possible. You could really feel that they put so much work and effort into it in order to make an idea become an actuality.
    After the festival I went out and talked with the guys and girls in charge of the festival, really had a great time drinking beers and talking about films and what the future might hold. For me that is as important as the statuette.
    So to round it up.
    I would really recommend this festival to everybody, and knowing the guys who made It possible, I believe that every year from now will become even more awesome then the last.


    June 2019
  • Tim Quinn

    Great festival. Staff was very professional and excellent communication. I was happy to have been an award winner at their inaugural event. This festival comes highly recommended.

    June 2019
  • Kamil Olejnik

    Thank you very much for the award for "I am sorry". Great team. Great communication. Hope to see you another time. Thank you

    June 2019