VFA is a volunteer-run organization that seeks to enlighten, educate, and entertain the community through the exhibition. The Vienna Film Awards as an international festival has the objective of creating awareness through the projection of Independent films. We welcome submissions from a range of genres including short films, documentaries, features, animations and screenplays.

VFA opens its doors to film enthusiasts, movie fans and students alike who want to get their start in the industry by meeting and connecting with industry professionals. The Festival offers you the chance to meet other filmmakers and industry professionals to exchange ideas and collaborate in a highly creative and inspiring atmosphere. We strive to bring filmmakers from all over the world under one setting. We continue to represent filmmakers from all levels and experiences.

Vienna Film Awards will be given out certificates, laurels and trophies to the nominated submissions are given in these categories for cinematic excellence. We believe our film festival will give filmmakers a chance to showcase their work to a very wide range of audiences from many different parts of the world.

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