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Location

ARIANA Event GmbH
Christine-Touaillon-Straße 4
A-1220 Wien

Sun,11.12.2022 19:00

About Us


Vienna International Film Awards (VIFA) is an annual film festival held in the heart of Vienna.

VIFA accepts short-films in various genres and categories from across the globe. Our judges consist of international filmmakers and industry professionals.To view the judges of our festival please make sure to visit us on: 

www.viennainternationalfilmawards.com

VIFA is an IMDb qualifying film festival. 

Our festival is run by a small group of volunteers, film enthusiasts, and professional film judges.

 The objective of VIFA is to provide support to independent filmmakers, help promote their talent and to give them the unique chance to present their work to industry professionals with vast experience in their field. In case you still have any questions about our festival, please don’t hesitate to send us a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Rules & Terms

1) Films that are not in English are required to have English subtitles.

2) Duration 20 minutes and under.

3) Films must be 2018 or newer to be able to submit.

4) When submitting in multiple categories, please submit each category separately.

5) To submit a film you have to own all rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us.

6) Student Films will require proof of student ID to qualify for the discounted rate. Any non-student films submitted into the category will be disqualified.

7) Only online submissions using FilmFreeway are accepted. 

8) VIFA reserves the right to refuse acceptance of submissions deemed by the festival to be inappropriate and violating the Rules and Terms. Should you wish to question VIFA about the decision, you can contact us by email.

9) All fees are non-refundable.

Categories 

 Best Director (m/f)
 Best Cinematography
 Best Actor
 Best Actress
 Best Production Design
 Best Drama
 Best Comedy
 Best Thriller
 Best Horror
 Best Science Fiction/Fantasy
 Best Documentary
 Best Romance
 Best Animated Film
 Best Experimental
 Best Peroid Film/Adventure
 Best Music Video
 Best Dance/Musical

VIFA Award Ceremoney 2021

Keni - The Otherkin

(India) 2021
Director  Sajesh Mohan
Winner VIFA 2021 Best Drama

VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS DECEMBER 2021


AWARD WINNERS
 
BEST DRAMA

 Keni - The otherkin (India)

 BEST COMEDY
 Suchtpotential (Austria)
 
BEST HORROR
 Familiar (United Kingdom)

 BEST ROMANCE
Pool (USA) 

BEST THRILLER
 Recrute-moi (France)

 BEST SCI-FI / FANTASY
 The tale of a cavity (China / Canada)

 BEST PERIOD / ADVENTURE
 Time will tell (Austria)
 
BEST DIRECTOR
 Se un viaggio nel (Italy)

 BEST DIRECTRESS
 La casita de la mariposa (Peru / USA)

 BEST ACTOR
 The water sommelier (Germany)

 BEST ACTRESS
 Glaistig (USA)

 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 
Grace (Australia)

 BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
 The Babylon gardens (Egypt)
 
BEST EXPERIMENTAL
 Burn out (Spain / Mexico)

 BEST ANIMATED
Mila (USA)

 BEST DOCUMENTARY
 My Meditation (Netherlands)

 BEST MUSIC VIDEO
 Snakebite (USA)
 Heartbeat Bangs (USA )

 BEST OF IRAN
 Inhale (Iran)


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS


BEST DRAMA 
Penology (USA)
  The sound of the sea (Austria)
  The invisible collection (Russia)
   Jupiter & Saturn (Mexico)
   Keni - The Otherkin (India)
   Wolves (Greece)
   Grace (Australia)
     Glaistig (USA)
     Holestepper (Peru)
      About a girl (USA)

    BEST EXPERIMENTAL 
 Genius (India
    Orion 1925 (Iceland)
     Burn Out (Spain)
     Nadia Mejia’s (USA)
     Light as Paper (USA) 
   Salto (Germany)
     Watch, and Being Watched (China)
     Princess Emma (UK)
     Elle s’appelle Beyrouth (Lebanon)
      A skull for Kira (Mexico)

    BEST ANIMATED
   Ruby & Roach (South Africa)
     Do not eat too much (Taiwan)
     Soft Rain (Singapore)
     The clouds (Russia
    Blinke (Australia)
     How to be Kong (France)
     On / Off (Argentina)
     Sir Beans and Dr  Cookies (Hungary)
     Forgot your password? (France)
      Mila (USA) 

  BEST DOCUMENTARY  
Always Higher (Canada)
     Moises (Mexico) 
   Faces After Suicide (USA) 
   Murmur of Icebergs (Macao)
     Last Day Today (Singapore) 
   Land of the Free (Australia)
     My Meditation (Netherlands)
     Cold feet (Austria)
     Green Panther (Switzerland) 
    The Covered Light (Canada)

     BEST MUSIC VIDEO    
Losing You (Australia)
     Strangelove (Russia) 
   Leisure Machine (Australia)  
  Florida (USA)    Friends (USA)  
  Snakebite (USA) 
   Im Fluss (Austria)  
  One year from now (Austria) 
   Your Love (Canada)  
   Heartbeat Bangs (USA)

  BEST HORROR 
 Yahrzeit (USA)   
  The Monster (USA) 
   Fear the Unknown (Austria)   
  Untitled Bloody Project (Czech Republic) 
   Night of the Devil (USA)   
  The Candidate (Turkey) 
   Koreatown Ghost Story (USA) 
   Precipice (Spain)    
 Tio (Mexico)    
  Familiar (UK)   

  BEST THRILLER 
 Colonia (France)   
  Case #3809 (USA)   
  Woman of your Dreams (UK) 
   Schauerfilm (Kosovo) 
   A martyr of the pen (UK)
     Age of Doubtlessness (Austria)   
  Recrute-Moi (France)    
 Off Limits (USA)   
  Mind in Sight (Austria) 
    Zawal (Germany) 

   BEST ROMANCE / LOVE
    Two Rooms & Lounge (Egypt)   
  La Casita de la Mariposa (USA)   
  Black (Austria)    
 Pool (USA)   
  Listen to me (France) 
   The taste of the stinging nettle (Poland) 
   Ellie (New Zealand) 
   SnapShot (Turkey)    
 Undo (Bulgaria)   
   Rimi (India)   

  BEST PERIOD / ADVENTURE FILM    
No Heroes (Austria)
     Witchburn (Austria) 
   The Babylon Gardens (Egypt) 
   Wiedersehen (Austria)
   Killer Miller (USA) 
   Partisan (USA)   
  Ballad of the Mouth of the Monkey (Austria) 
   D… Is Dead (France)
     Time will tell (Austria)   
  Cleaning (UK) 

BEST COMEDY 
 Suchtpotential (Austria)    
 The Water Sommelier (Germany)   
  The Cupboard (Ireland)    
 Rockland Relay (USA) 
   The Couch (Australia)   
  Flohplage (Germany) 
   A Short Horror Film (Ireland)   
  Dolly (USA)   
  The Troll (UK) 
    Bucky (USA) 

   BEST SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY
    Day Zero (Austria)   
  The Tale of a Cavity (USA)     
But Happy (Ukraine) 
   A Christmas Drop (Ireland)   
  Yaba (Brazil)
     Dieabolical (UK)    
 The Man-Machine (UK) 
   Nobdody’s Crowd (Brazil)   
  The Edited (USA)
    Hunger for Freedom (Uruguay) 

   BEST OF IRAN
    Restless   
  Viewpoint
      12  o’clock
     Short Route 
   Even from that world 
   I see 
   House of Fortune   
  Witness   
  Inhale 
    Agnes Verda   

  BEST DIRECTOR
    Suchtpotential (Austria)
     Giant (UK)
     Grace (Australia)
     Age of doubtlessness (Austria)
     Black (Austria) 
   Zawal (Germany)
     Jupiter & Saturn (Mexico)
     Fathers and sons (USA) 
   Se un viaggio nel (Italy) 
    Trick shot (UK) 

   BEST DIRECTRESS 
 Normal (USA) 
   La casita de la mariposa (USA)   
  Ellie (New Zealand) 
   Verzasca in Red (Switzerland)
     Otava (Slovenia)   
  The forbidden cure (United Kingdom)   
 Drops of Light (Italy) 
   Decomposing (Canada)   
  Time will tell (Austria)    
  Bitter coffee (USA) 

   BEST ACTOR    
Grace (Australia)   
  Worried about the matches? (Ukraine) 
   The Babylon Gardens (Egypt)    
 Dawn of the spectral darkness (Singapore)   
  The water sommelier (Germany)   
  Age of Doubtlessness (Austria)    
 Thames (UK) 
   Holestepper (Peru)   
  Always a father (Austria)   
   Time will tell (Austria) 

   BEST ACTRESS
    Glaistig (USA)
     Grace (Australia)   
  Pool (USA) 
   Si (Australia)
     The Babylon Gardens (Egypt)   
  Keep your head up, sweet pea! (USA) 
   Wolves (Greece) 
       Days Later (Canada)
     Decomposing (Canada)    
  Always a father (Austria) 

   BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 
 Grace (Australia)
     Listen to me (France)
     The Babylon Gardens (Egypt)   
  The Candidate (Turkey)   
  The beauty and the dishcloth (France)
   Thames (UK)    
 La Stranza (Italy) 
    400 Days Later (Canada) 
   Swimming (Austria) 
    Partisan (USA) 

   BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 
 D Fin House (USA)    
 The house of the butterfly (USA)     
The Babylon Gardens (Egypt)   
  Meeting with the devil (Saudia Arabia) 
   Wiedersehen (Austria)   
  Hunger for freedom (Uruguay)   
  Time will tell (Austria)   
  Break Point (USA)   
  Ballad of the mouth of the monkey (Austria)   
   Familiar (UK) 

   HONORABLE MENTIONS 
 The little prince with a mask (USA)    Jayla (Canada)    Tossed out (USA)    When the rabbit got the gun (USA)    Requiem for a spoken word (USA)    Feed the Ghosted (Germany)    Crokot (Mexico)    I showed him covid-   (Poland)    Goodnight Mr  Vincent Van Gogh (USA)     Tero Akvo (Austria)   A Journey to the Moon (USA)     Erlkönig (Austria) 3013 (France)     Wither (Australia)     Wolf in his belly (USA)     Tiago (Belgium)     Donkey’s tailor (Turkey)     Gimme some wine (UK)     this bond i and Bondi (Australia)     Die Saunagänger vom Attersee (Austria)   Honest Lie Jump (Austria)     Alligator on the Rocks (Austria)     Golden Heels (France)     Skin  A Fairy Tale (USA)     Gary (USA)     Home Office (Switzerland)     Unknown Caller (Canada)     About Love (Italy)     The Things I Miss (UK)     Twenty Decagrams Of Sugar (USA)   Buskers (Turkey)     The Case & My Life (USA)     Keith (USA  

“EVERY TIME I GO TO A MOVIE, IT’S MAGIC, NO MATTER WHAT THE MOVIE’S ABOUT.”

- Steven Spielberg

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Chairman and President 
Mr Alexander Bruckner 

Vice Chairman and Vice President 
Mr Daniel Lang


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Managing Director 
Mr Mag. Arash Hadji Shamsi Haghi 

Managing Director
 Mr Dr. Hamed Padarisani


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