Big news to come! Finally we’re allowed to reveal the secret: We’re now officially partner festival of the European Film Academy (EFA) and thus a qualifying festival for the short film category of the European Film Award.
Since 2012, the competition filmmakers at VIS can qualify for the Austrian Film Prize and since 2016 for the Oscars®. With the 2018/19 season, the festival has been accepted by the EFA into the exclusive circle of partner festivals for the European Short Film Award, which includes the Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno and Venice as well as the short film festivals from Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere and Vila do Conde. Among hundreds of film festivals throughout Europe, there are now 20 on the EFA partner list. The 32nd European Film Awards will be celebrated in Berlin in December 2019.