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National Competition


We are looking for films of any genre that are open to the world, yet self-contained. Exploratory or reflective approaches to topics in culture, society and politics are as important to us as a certain inner tension that arouses our curiosity and plays with our expectations. The films should touch and inspire us; they may criticize or provoke, and they should challenge us to further engage with the presented images. Content and form should be chosen deliberately and be coherent. Depending on the relevance, script, acting, visual design, sound, editing and the courage to take risks will be taken into account. Finally, the competition program should be representative of the quality and diversity of the Austrian short film.

Alexandra Valent
Gregor Hochrieser

Alexandra Valent, Gregor Hochrieser, Franka Giesemann 

The Selection for the National Competition 2018

For the Austrian Competition - consisting of short films, documentaries, animations, experimental films and music films - 17 of the 400 works submitted this year were selected. We proudly present the official selection for the national competition:




Roof Top Scenes Annja Krautgasser, Austria 2018, 20 min
Boomerang Kurdwin Ayub, Austria 2018, 21 min
Animateur Alexander Gratzer, Austria 2017, 4 min
Excuse Me, I'm Looking for the Ping-Pong Room and My Girlfriend Bernhard Wenger, Germany/Sweden/Austria 2018, 23 min

Way Of Life

Where Do We Go Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Austria 2018, 4 min
Doppelgänger Michaela Taschek, Austria 2017, 20 min
Schneemann Leni Gruber, Austria 2018, 20 min
ars moriendi – the art of living Kristina Schranz, Caroline Spreitzenbart, Germany/Austria 2018, 30 min

Flying High



Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off) Lukas Marxt, Germany/Austria 2018, 14 min
La sombra de un dios (A God's Shadow) Bernhard Hetzenauer, Germany/Mexico/Austria 2017, 20 min
Index Karl Wratschko, Austria 2017, 2 min
Supernaked Fabian Lang, Austria 2017, 12 min
Operation Jane Walk Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Austria 2017, 16 min


A perfect me, A perfect you Dina Bukva, Austria 2018, 5 min
perForming Me?(!) Maria Luz Olivares Capelle, Austria 2018, 30 min
Winter Bees Josephine Ahnelt, Austria 2018, 14 min
Doctor is leaving Martin Nguyen, Austria 2017, 17 min