the Festival

At Vienna Film Awards, we’re devoted to inspiring and supporting independent filmmakers across the globe. We believe that the cinematic art form presents the unique opportunity to tell stories that can impact people and truly change the world. As a cultural hub of Europe, we believe Vienna is the most fitting location to nurture a dynamic culture of quality independent filmmaking. At VFA, we have a strong appetite for a plethora of films across different genres, from features and short films, to documentaries, animations, and everything in between.

1st & 2nd Seasons


Carmelo Segreto

Best Short Film

Humam is an Algerian immigrant who is forced to work the most varied jobs in Italy to be able to support his family back home. One day his biggest fear comes to life dragging him through a moment of terror.


Jean-Marie Antonini

Best Short Film

In the midst of the trench warfare, the Corsican soldier Lucien Casalta is called urgently at the back of the lines by a court of the country as a translator. Upon his arrival, he is surprised to see that the young soldier tried for desertion is none other than his compatriot and friend, Joseph…

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