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Vienna Shorts Festival: Animation Avantgarde Competition

28 May - 2 June 2019

Contact: Thomas Renoldner


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Address: Q21/Museums Quartier Museumsplatz 1/5/2
1070 Vienna

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Animation Avantgarde has a clear mission: the idea is to put together competition programmes of works from the fields of experimental filmmaking, digital media, video and animation, concentrating on works away from the beaten tracks. Innovation for us doesn’t mean to repeat the common clichés present in the different genres (ranging from avant-garde to commercial), but to make new experiences accessible. We focus therefore explicitly on a variety of contents, intentions and techniques, always with a close relationship to the Fine Arts. Not least for the sake of our audience we wish for intellectual stimulations, emotional ups and downs, enjoyable screening adventures, acoustic sensations and, last but not least, a lot of fun.

In collaboration with ASIFA Austria.


Thomas Renoldner & Wiktoria Pelzer

Theme(s): Avant garde

Year established: 2003

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category

This festival is recognised by ASIFA

Submission deadline:
31 January 2019

Entry fee:
FREE! There is no charge for this festival


  • Experimental

Submission methods:

  • Festhome
  • FilmFestivalLife
  • FilmFreeway

VIS Vienna Shorts is Austria's leading short film festival and qualifying festival for the Academy Awards® and the Austrian Film Awards. Every year at the end of May/beginning of June, the festival is all about international short films with a maximum length of 30 minutes, attracting 10.000 visitors and 600 industry representatives.

Festival recognised by: (what does this mean?)

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

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