28.5.–
2.6.2020

ÖW Austrian Competition

The tradition of short films in Austria is of course a long and venerable one, but for decades it has stood out — even in the noisy European landscape — as a place where challenging experimentation and bold originality are not just tolerated but actively promoted and supported (and forever may this be the case!). This hammer of audacity is of course primarily to be heard in the clangorously vibrant avant-garde sphere, but its echoes can be detected throughout almost every facet of the (short) cinematic landscape, from fictions to documentaries to animations and all points in between.” (Neil Young)

KEY FACTS

334 films watched 23 films selected by 12 female & 12 male directors 

To be awarded: Austrian Short Film Award € 3,000, donated by VdFS & € 2,000 postproduction voucher, donated by viennaFX & Blautöne

Jury Prize € 2,000, donated by VAM & € 1,000 postproduction voucher, donated by viennaFX & Blautöne

To be awarded across competitions: Elfi Dassanowsky Award for the best female director € 1,000, donated by the Elfi Dassanowsky Foundation Awarded films are eligible for: Academy Awards®, European Film Awards and Austrian Film Awards

Preselection

Bojana Bregar, Daniel Ebner, Clara Schermer, Neil Young

Selection

Bojana Bregar, Daniel Ebner, Clara Schermer, Neil Young

Head of Selection

Neil Young