Welcome to the Austria National Film Festival!
The goal of our festival is to find new talented filmmakers who will be able to approach the heights of cinematography created by geniuses like Antonioni, Fellini, Tarkovsky, Bergman, Visconti, Godard.
Now, when the whole world has a tendency towards commercialization, we appreciate free spirit, new ideas an independent point of view and new approaches. Not the budget of the film but solely talent should be the criteria for the film's success.
We appreciate films made without the benefits of large budgets and unnecessary technological sophistication. The festival encourages individuality and experimentation. With the rapid development of film equipment, cinematography becomes more and more affordable for independent filmmakers. Now all we need are new ideas and exposure for these ideas. Our film festival will provide this exposure for new outstanding films.
We encourage the submission of international film or video entries, but all entries must be in English or have English dubbing or subtitles.
All entries must be available for screening during the festival. We welcome Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries and Music Videos .
You may submit as many entries as you like. Each entry requires its own entry fee. Fees are not refundable.
We prefer online submissions.
Or you can also provide a download link to your 1080p, 24/25 fps .mp[e]g / .avi / .vob / .mov / .mp4 / .m4v submission.
All awards are based on the overall merit of the entry. Decisions by the judges are final.
Festival does not deal with any copyright issues. All copyright issues should be resolved by the film authors.
Filmmakers and screenwriters retain 100% all of the rights to their projects and materials that they submit to the Austria National Film Festival.
Festival organizers have the right to use extracts of the film for promotional purposes.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film to the Austria National Film Festival.
A confirmation e-mail will be sent if your film is selected and approved by the Festival.
Certificates/Laurels are available upon request.