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
Beat 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
  • Many thanks for having had the opportunity to be part of your festival with our film "Confrontation" and for having had the position of semi-finalist, we are very happy and proud to have reached this stage.

    June 2022
  • Im very satisfied with this festival, it is one of my best

    June 2022
  • Mimi Garrard

    Thank you! We were happy to be a part of this fine festival.

    Mimi Garrard

    June 2022
  • Charlotte Brown

    It was a fantastic opportunity to participate in the Vienna Indie Short Film Festival. Thank you for selecting my 3 projects as Semi-Finalist. I look forward to the next competition!

    June 2022
  • Susanna Wüstneck Wüstneck

    Thanks a lot for being part of this beautyful festival!! I wish the festival team and all the great filmmaker good luck and would like to say thank you so much!!

    June 2022