Vienna Shorts – Open Call

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18TH FESTIVAL EDITION

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  January 5, 2021

LATE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS (for competitions only): January 31, 2021

When: May 27 to June 1, 2021

The international short film festival Vienna Shorts in Vienna shows about 300 productions with a maximum length of up to 30 minutes every year. The competition is structured in four categories, for which films with a completion date of January 1, 2020, can be submitted. Other sections include portraits and thematically curated programs.

Vienna Shorts 2021 will take place as a hybrid festival from May 27 to June 1, 2021. The focus is on the presentation of short film forms in the cinema in Vienna (subject to a non-hazardous implementation). The right holders will be specially informed about online screenings of films.

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 Awards and awards prize money of approximately EUR 20,000 annually.

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!