Years running: 62 (since 1960)


Vienna International Film Festival.


The Viennale’s festival program mainly consists of films participating BY INVITATION. The Vienna International Film Festival, or Viennale, is a film festival taking place every October since 1960 in Vienna, Austria. The average number of visitors is about 75,000. Traditional cinema venues are Gartenbaukino, Urania, Metro-Kino, Filmmuseum and Stadtkino. At the end of the festival, the Vienna Film Prize is awarded. The festival features a collection of new films from all over the world, as well as national and international premieres.


  • Screenings (Viennale's main program presents films of all genres and formats),
  • Retrospective,
  • Discussions.



  • The films/videos selected for the Viennale 's main program may have been screened at other festivals, yet must not have been shown in Austria;
  • In case of entries of short narratives the Viennale can only accept Austrian productions.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Send ONE PAGE SYNOPSIS (unaccompanied by any forms, but including technical details such as original format, running time, screening format, etc.) and film link by e-mail:​;

Subtitles language: English and/or German

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    July 31, 2020
  • Notifications
    August 15, 2020
  • Event Dates
    22 October — 4 November 2020
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — free

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