As the name suggests, the Vienna Shorts Festival is a major international film festival celebrating short-form movies (though part of me wishes this was a Lederhosen retrospective).
- Dozens of films across multiple genres
- Screenings plus other events (panels, workshops, etc.)
- Prestigious international and national film awards
- 2024 dates: May 28 – Jun 2
- See also:
The art of short films
(The Stadtkino was one of the 2023 venues for screenings)
The Vienna Shorts Festival promotes, presents and debates the short-form version of film making, with a huge lineup of Austrian and international films.
The festival normally offers way more than just a series of screenings, since it also covers various film prizes, panel discussions, industry events, and more. It also approaches short film in the widest possible context: as a sociocultural and artistic medium as much as a means of information or entertainment.
The competitions invariably count among the highlights. In 2023, for example, these included:
- The Fiction & Documentary and Animation Avantgarde awards
- The Austrian Competition and Austrian Video Music Award
For the full programme and format (once available), check the Vienna Shorts website.
2024 dates and tickets
The 2024 festival is scheduled to run in cinemas from May 28th to June 2nd. Last time out, online viewing went on longer.
Tickets are normally available online shortly before the festival begins, along with festival passes. The latter typically include options for the festival online portal for digital access to films and other resources.
We’ll see where 2024 screenings and events take place. The prime locations in 2023 were:
- The MuseumsQuartier (which was also the festival centre)
- Gartenbaukino (Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna)
- Stadtkino im Kunstlerhaus (Akademiestraße 13, 1010 Vienna)
- Metro Kinokulturhaus (Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna)
- Austrian Film Museum (Augustinerstraße 1, 1010 Vienna)
- Blickle Kino at Belvedere 21
- Filmakademie Wien (Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna)