Now accepting submissions for VIFA 2023!
Vienna International Film Awards (VIFA) is an annual film festival held in the heart of Vienna.
VIFA accepts short-films in various genres and categories from across the globe.
Our judges consist of international filmmakers and industry professionals.
To view the judges of our festival please make sure to visit us on:
VIFA is an IMDb qualifying film festival.
Our festival is run by a small group of volunteers, film enthusiasts, and professional film judges.
The objective of VIFA is to provide support to independent filmmakers, help promote their talent and to give them the unique chance to present their work to industry professionals with vast experience in their field.
In case you still have any questions about our festival, please don’t hesitate to send us a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
VIFA 2023 CATEGORIES:
Best Production Design
Best Science Fiction / Fantasy
Best Action / Adventure
Best Dance / Musical
Best Music Video
Best of Iran
Best of Austria (NEW!)
All Artisan/Technical Categories (NEW! - money saver! 50% Discount!)
VIFA 2023 AWARDS:
3 honorable mentions in each category.
10 official selections in each category.
1 award winning film in each category.
The winning films will receive our official VIFA laurels, a trophy and a certificate.
60 selected films will be screened in a movie theater in front of a live audience at our screening event in Vienna.
In addition to our live screening, we will also host a red carpet award show, workshops and networking events.
Austrian short films that make it into our official selection will receive a free one-year-membership with the Austrian Directors Association.
1) Films that are not in English are required to have English subtitles.
2) Duration 25 minutes and under.
3) Films must be 2019 or newer to be able to submit.
4) When submitting in multiple categories, please submit each category separately.
5) To submit a film you have to own all rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us.
6) Student Films will require proof of student ID to qualify for the discounted rate. Any non-student films submitted into the category will be disqualified.
7) Only online submissions using FilmFreeway are accepted.
8) VIFA reserves the right to refuse acceptance of submissions deemed by the festival to be inappropriate and violating the Rules and Terms. Should you wish to question VIFA about the decision, you can contact us by email.
9) All fees are non-refundable.