As a festival, we are aware of our role in the exploitation cycle of a film and fully commit to the payment of screening fees—regardless of whether the film is shown in theaters or online. Screening fees are proactively offered for films that do not screen in one of the competitions. Obtaining the rights for a screening is our responsibility. We will not screen any film for which we have not cleared the rights and obtained the consent of the rights holders.
All films and directors of films selected for the competition will be treated equally in terms of, among other things, invitation to the festival, chances to win prize money in their category, and the best possible quality and conditions of screening. One representative of each film will be supported with travel allowance and accommodation in Vienna to be present at the festival. The films will be screened at least once publicly and made available to the industry in the online video library.