© Blessed Land (Pham Ngoc Lân) VIENNA SHORT FILM AWARD (Best Film – Fiction & Documentary)

Fiction & Documentary – International Competition


The aim of Fiction & Documentary is to find clever and powerful films that use the means of cinema to approach the world around us and deal with it in an unusual way. The films should take a critical view and a political stance, challenge us on a formal and content-related level and not feel bound by genre boundaries. We want to be surprised or irritated, spellbound by images or captivated by tension, fascinated by radicality or touched by emotional depth. Be it a young look or an established one, the international selection for short fiction and short documentary film thrives on the vibrant and experimental mixture, not on the artificial and self-referential hierarchy.

Doris Bauer & Marija Milovanovic