Vienna Shorts Festival, June 2020 (Dates TBC)

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
19 May 2020 - 02 June 2020
Vienna, Austria
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2020 Call For entries to Follow, Dates To be Confirmed


2019 Call for entries (Archive)

Vienna Shorts presents about 300 films under 30 minutes in several sections every year. For VIS 2019, films of all genres and formats can be submitted up to 30 minutes in length and with a completion date after January 1, 2018, if they have not previously been submitted to the festival. If the submitted film contains non-English dialogue or text, English subtitles must be provided. The regular deadline for all submissions for the 16th festival edition is January 4, 2019. The deadline for late submissions is January 31, 2019.

International productions can be submitted for the two competitions “Fiction & Documentary” and “Animation Avantgarde”. Only productions by Austrian directors or producers or works that were (partly) produced in Austria or were financed mainly by Austrian bodies are eligible for the “Austrian Competition” and the “Austrian Music Video Award”.

The entry fee is EUR 15 (USD 17) for short fiction and documentaries (“Fiction & Documentary”) and EUR 10 (USD 12) for animation and experimental films (“Animation Avantgarde”) within the regular submission period.
During the extended submission period, the entry fee for all competition categories—including the “Austrian Competition” and the “Austrian Music Video Award”—will be raised by EUR 10 (USD 12) respectively.

Competition categories:

  • Fiction & Documentary – international short fiction films, documentaries and narrative animation as well as hybrid forms
  • Animation Avantgarde – international animation, experimental and avant-garde film, digital media and video art
  • Austrian Competition – films of all genres (co-)/produced in Austria or films by Austrian filmmakers
  • Austrian Music Video Award – music videos or music films (co-)/produced in Austria or films by Austrian filmmakers


  • Submit your entry via filmfreeway or festhome
  • Read the regulations
  • Deadline: 4 January 2019 (regular), 31 January 2019 (late)
  • Submission fee: 15/10 EUR before the regular deadline, 25/20 EUR before the late deadline



Event Dates

  • From 19 May 2020 to 02 June 2020


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