We would like to invite you to submit it to the 38th edition of the ALPINALE Short Film Festival. It will take place in August 2023 in the Alpine town of Bludenz in Vorarlberg/Austria.

The ALPINALE, now in its 37th year, is an internationally renowned annual short film festival. It takes place in Bludenz during the second week of August. We choose from around 1000 submissions 70 of these movies for our festival.

Watch our "After festival"-clip:

If chosen by the curators, your movie will compete for our different awards, the Golden Unicorn for
- Short Live Action Film
- Animated Short Film
- Audience Award
- Children Audience Award
- Bloody Unicorn for the best horror short film

Special Award for VR experience and regional short film (Vorarlberg short)


Subtitles in English or German are necessary. The subtitles have to be burnt in the movie file, no separate SRT files please!

We accept only films which have been produced in the last two years.

ALPINALE does not pay any fees for the selection or nomination and the screening of films.

We will use excerpts and film stills of the nominated short films within the context of the festival, its external events and its promotion.


Overall Rating
  • Maureen M. Miller

    It was an honor having my short film "C O L O R" selected.
    Excellent communication, super nice people and great attention to detail. This festival is a fantastic opportunity for producers of children's short films. Many thanks to the ALPINALE short film festival team!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Maureen, thank you very much for your lovely review. It was too bad you could not be able to attend. Hopefully one day. All the best from Austria to Chicago - the ALPINALE team