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
- 2023 dates: June 1 – 6, 2023
- See also:
- Film festivals
- DotDotDot film festival (also focuses on short-form movies)
- Vienna in June
The art of short films
(The Stadtkino is 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 include:
- 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.
2023 dates and tickets
The 2023 festival takes place from June 1st to 6th. Tickets are normally available online shortly before the festival begins, along with festival passes.
The passes typically include options for access to the festival online portal for digital access to films and other resources.
The prime locations for screenings and other events in 2023 are:
- The MuseumsQuartier (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)