Vienna Indie Short Festival is an online seasonal film festival. 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.

* 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
  • It was a pleasure to be apart of this festival... we we’re horned to had been chosen as an award winner

    April 2021
  • Tomás Welss

    The festival was great. Thank you!!

    April 2021
  • alexa. alorti

    I loved this Film Festival, so professional and excellent communication.

    April 2021
  • Truly a honored to have my work featured in the festival. Thank you.

    April 2021
  • Brock Burnett

    Great opportunity and proud to be a part and blessed to have won Best Director. Fantastic communication and positivity in such a crazy time. Can't wait to submit another project and get back to shaking hands and discussing biz NON VIRTUAL!! Thanks!!

    April 2021