© Opetation Jane Walk (Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel) Best Austrian Film 2018

Austrian Competition

MISSION STATEMENT

For the Austrian Competition we are looking for films of any kind that are open to the world, but still self-contained. Important to us are informative, associative or reflective references to topics in culture, society or politics as well as an inner tension that arouses our curiosity and plays with our expectations. The films should touch and inspire us, they can criticize or provoke us, and they must challenge us to a detailed occupation. Content and form should be chosen consciously and appear coherent; attention will be paid, if relevant for the film, to dramaturgy, acting, visual design, sound, montage and the courage to take risks. In the end, the competition program should be representative of the quality and diversity of Austrian short filmmaking.