Vienna Film Awards: Cultivating creativity in the heart of Austria.

At Vienna Film Awards, we’re devoted to inspiring and supporting independent filmmakers across the globe. We believe that the cinematic art form presents the unique opportunity to tell stories that can impact people and truly change the world. As a cultural hub of Europe, we believe Vienna is the most fitting location to nurture a dynamic culture of quality independent filmmaking. At VFA, we have a strong appetite for a plethora of films across different genres, from features and short films to documentaries, animations, and everything in between.

By fostering a welcoming and exciting environment, VFA helps to promote independent filmmakers by providing valuable opportunities to create connections with industry professionals within the ever-growing global independent film community. Through the hosting of a variety of awards, interviews, and Q&A sessions, aspiring independent filmmakers receive the chance to proliferate ideas, collaborate, and inspire one another across cultural lines. Each winner of a VFA will have unique networking booklets created for them, allowing industry professionals to easily contact them and establish long-lasting professional relationships. Additionally, winners will receive trophies and customized certificates, adding to the comprehensive experience of a premiere film festival.

But VFA isn’t just for those within the industry. As cinephiles ourselves, we welcome everyone from students to fellow film enthusiasts. Our goal is to form a strong nucleus of cinematic creatives and admirers right in the heart of Vienna.

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 2019.
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 minutes (including credits). Features are all above 40 minutes.
6. By submitting you agree to our terms and conditions and give us permission to use your email address for marketing purposes.