Vienna Indie Short Festival is an online seasonal film festival. Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. An enticing place for art & culture. Vienna Indie Short Film Festival will welcome any independent project from all genres. During each edition, our jury selects the winners of each category through private screenings. Our judges consist of industry professionals from 5 different countries. Such a multicultural team behind our festival helps make our festival thrive amongst Independent Festivals. After private screenings, the jurors will announce the name of the winners and we will reveal them through our social medias. If you become a winner project, your project will consider officially selected films of the festival deemed for online screening upon the request.

* We do accept only short film

Best Short Film
Best Student Film
Best Documentary
Best Student Documentary
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Director
Best Student Director
Best Soundtrack
Best Music Video
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay/Script
Best Unproduced Script
Best Cinematography
Best Web Series
Best TV Pilot
Best Micro Short
Best Women Empowering

All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 40 minutes.
The films must include German or English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English or Germany).

By submitting the film, the submitter agrees that:
1. Vienna Indie Short Fest can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills for promotional purpose
2. Entry fees are non-refundable.
3. The submitter owns all the rights to the film.
4. The submitter cannot withdraw the submission after the official selection announcement.
5. The information about the entries can be disclosed to Vienna associate film festivals.

Overall Rating
  • Kathrin Phoenix

    Wow, thank you so much for choosing my LADYBUG shortfilm screenplay as semi-finalist. Hopefully we will find enough money to realise this film about miscarriage to break with the silence, make it part of school education and support the victims. Thank you so much to be part of our mission. Best, Kathrin Phoenix (Lift Film, Berlin)

    December 2022
  • Reva Zane

    Thanks so much for your support and selection of HALO in your festival.

    October 2022
  • Jonathan Ruggiero

    My film was selected, but I don't think it was even shown online anywhere, let alone in person.

    October 2022
  • Hi there ! What an honor to have been selected! The award is always the icing on the cake, but for me being chosen is already recognition for this profession that we practice with passion. Thank you for my film Sous Tension, you were great and it will be a real pleasure to send you my next work! All the best!

    October 2022
  • Thank you to be submit as semi finalist. Cheers

    October 2022