21TH FESTIVAL EDITION
May 28 - June 2, 2024
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
January 5, 2024
LATE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS (for competitions only)
January 31, 2024
VIENNA SHORTS 2024 will take place in cinemas in Vienna from May 28 to June 2, 2024. The festival presents short cinematic works in the cinema and online.
The international short film festival VIENNA SHORTS in Vienna annually shows around 300 productions under 30 minutes. The competition is divided into four categories, for which films with a completion date of January 1, 2023 or later can be submitted. The other sections consist of portraits and thematically curated programs, among others. Submissions are also open for out-of-competition programs.
VIENNA SHORTS is a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards® (Oscars), the European Film Awards (EFA), the British BAFTA Awards as well as the Austrian Film Award and awards prize money of approximately EUR 29,000 annually. Prizes are awarded in all competitions by independent juries.
The festival sees itself as a political and fair film festival, which is committed to responsible and transparent dealings with filmmakers and all those involved, as well as ecologically sustainable conduct. Details can be found in the festival’s compliance guidelines.
We are looking forward to your films!
INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL COMPETITIONS
FIDO FICTION & DOCUMENTARY
International short fiction films and documentaries, narrative animation as well as hybrid forms
AA ANIMATION AVANTGARDE
International animation, experimental and avant-garde films, digital media and video art
ÖW AUSTRIAN COMPETITION
Films of all genres produced in Austria, with Austrian participation or by Austrian filmmakers
MUVI Österreichischer Musikvideopreis
Music videos and films produced in Austria, with Austrian participation or by Austrian filmmakers
We ask all Austrian filmmakers to submit for the Austrian Competition or the Austrian Music Video Award. The films will be forwarded to the respective sections if they are eligible for other categories.
Entries are also possible for non-competitive festival sections. Films are eligible for this category if they either do not meet the conditions of the competition categories, are not intended for a competition presentation and can be assigned to one of the following categories:
– Late Night Movies – The category Late Night Movies includes the genres of trash film (Très chic), horror film (Nightmares), and erotic films (Kinky Kino)
– International Music Videos
– Films For Kids – Films suitable for kids from ages 3 to 12 years old (and specific age groups within this range).
– Films For Young People – Films suitable for young people from ages 13 to 21 years old (and specific age groups within this range).
Films of all genres and formats up to a length of 45 minutes and with a completion date after January 1, 2022 are accepted for this category.
All films already submitted for a competition will be screened for all festival categories and do not need to be additionally submitted in that category.
Please submit films from Iran here
Submitters from Iran who are unable to make international payments can apply for a free submission through the Filmchief platform.
If you have any questions, please contact us in confidence:
Submission Terms (PDF, 77 KB)