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FIDO Fiction & Documentary – International Competition

The international competition Fiction & Documentary shows smart and powerful films that — using the magic of cinema — explore the world in unusual and expressive ways. From several thousand submissions, we select those live action and documentary shorts that challenge and fascinate us in terms of their form and content. We want to invite our audience to take a first-rate cinephile journey around the world and to discover the present and future of cinema together.” (Doris Bauer, Marija Milovanovic)


3,855 films watched 28 films selected by 16 female & 13 male directors from 19 countries

To be awarded: Vienna Short Film Award € 4,000, donated by the City of Vienna

Jury Prize € 1,050 & a one-month residency in Vienna, donated by Q21/​MuseumsQuartier Wien

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 & BAFTA Awards


Doris Bauer, Sigrid Hadenius, Mathieu Janssen, Christof Kurzmann, Diana Mereoiu, Marija Milovanovic


Doris Bauer, Marija Milovanovic

Head of Selection

Doris Bauer, Marija Milovanovic