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Cittador International Film Festival

Vienna, Austria

Season 2024 | 3. Year

  • Submission period: Jan 10, 2024 - November 15, 2024
  • Selection date: November 16, 2024
  • Notification date: December 1, 2024
  • Screenings: December 14 - 15, 2024 at the Studio Cinema Lugner City, Vienna




Early Bird Deadline Approaching - February 1st, 2024

The "Early Bird Deadline" for film submissions in the 2024 season ends on February 1st! We urge all filmmakers to submit their work as early as possible—just a few days left until the deadline. Every film that wins an award at our film festival receives a jury statement, gets screened in front of the audience at the cinema, and their interview is printed in our catalog alongside the jury statement, ensuring visibility for posterity! Join us for this exciting and beautiful event a...

Cittador International Film Festival 2023 - Earlybird Deadline Approaching

We are approaching the "Earlybird Deadline" of this year on February 1, 2023. Submit your film now on: More details about the film festival with live event in front of the audience at the Studiokino, Lugner Kino in Vienna, Austria:   ...

Cittador International Film Festival 2022 - Catalog

After the first edition of the Cittador International Film Festival 2022, the catalog remains as an important document of the Cittador International Film Festival. The catalog contains information about the festival, which took place on December 27, 2022 in Vienna, Austria, and provides information about the participating short films, presents the winning films including the jury statement and includes short interviews with the filmmakers. Projector Edition #1, Paperback, 80 Pages, ISBN: 979-8...

Cittador International Film Festival - Winners 2022

      Winners 2022 Jury Awarded Films   Best Narrative Short – Jury Award “The Pencil“ by Alexandre Mahutte, Canada Jury´s Statement ...

Deadline Approaching - Last Call for Entry

We are approaching the end of our deadline for submissions - don't miss your opportunity and submit your film today on: Festival Homepage: ...

Cittador International Film Festival – the Catalog

The Cittador International Film Festival will publish a catalog contains all the information about the selected and winning films. Interviews with filmmakers will also be published. The catalog is a document about the festival and serves as a protocol of the festival. Link: ...

Cittador International Film Festival Vienna – Audience Award

As an additional prize, Cittador International Film Festival also award films with the Audience Award. The selected films will be presented and made available for public viewing on the Cittador International Film Festival´s website. In this way, each film will be nominated not only for the submitted category award, but also for the Audience Award. The Audience Award will be chosen by the Internet viewers with the help of a voting tool. Link: Link: htt...

Cittador International Film Festival Vienna – Selected Films until November 01, 2022

Cittador International Film Festival has selected ten promising short films until November 1, 2022! The submission period is until December 15, 2022. We are excited about new submissions! Key data: The submission period: until December 15, 2022;  Selection date: shortly after submission, but no later than December 15, 2022;  Notification date: December 22, 2022;  Screenings: December 27, 2022 at the Studio Cinema Lugner City Vienna.   Homepage: https://iff.citta...

Cittador International Film Festival Vienna – Ticket Presales 2022

Cittador International Film Festival begins selling tickets for the event on December 27, 2022 - cinema screenings of awarded films at the Studiokino, Lugner City, Vienna. Cittador IFF grants the following awards: Best Short Film, Honorable Mention and Audience Award.  The deadline for film submissions is December 15, 2022. More info on: Ticket Sales:  ...

Cittador International Film Festival Vienna – Terms 2022

Cittador International Film Festival seeks to award short films up to 10 minutes based upon their originality and ability to tell a compelling story and to award original music exclusively composed for the film. The submission period: June 1, 2022 – December 15, 2022;  Notification date: December 22, 2022;  Screenings: December 27, 2022 at the Studio Cinema Lugner City Vienna. ...

Cittador International Film Festival´s Poster

  The beautiful poster for the film festival was designed by Ana Bilic and Danilo Wimmer and you can view it in high resolution on the film festival website.  Website: Submission via Filmfreeway:   ...

Cittador International Film Festival introduces filmmakers through an interview

The filmmaker of the selected films is introduced through a short interview on the Cittador International Film Festival´s website. This will include information about his/her/their views on the film, work, and recommendation of the film or books that inspired him/her/them to make the film. In the category “Original Film Music” the interview will be given by the film composer. Submit your film on: More info on...

Selection procedure on Cittador International Film Festival

A step by step guide to submitting a short film to the Cittador Film Festival 2022 Vienna, Austria: 1.     Submit your film on FilmFreeway via this link: 2.     If your film selected, you receive the “Official Selection” status and laurels as official selected film. You can use laurels for your promotional purpose for example on social media channels. 3.  &n...

Cittador International Film Festival has live screening!

The live screening of the Cittador Film Festival 2022 will be held in the beautiful Studio Kino Lugner City Vienna on December 27, 2022. We show premiered short films up to 10 minutes in length. Entries are possible until December 15, 2022.  More info on: and on   ...

Cittador International Film Festival is active on Facebook

  Cittador International Film Festival promotes each selected film and provides marketing for the filmmakers of the selected films:  Homepage: ...

Audience Award - Be Part of the Jury!

All selected short films will participate in the competition for the Audience Award after they are uploaded on the Cittador International Film Festival´s website. The award is determined by Internet viewers using a voting tool. The film in each category with the highest number of voting will receive the Audience Award. Be part of the public voting jury - visit our website, watch films and vote on: You can submit your short film!   ...


  We consider short films up to 10 minutes length and there are no film premiere requirements or date of completion requirements. The screenings of the winning films will take place at the beautiful Studio Cinema Lugner City Vienna.   Cittador IFF awards films in the following categories: Narrative Short, Original Film Music, Arthouse Short, Feminist Short, Animated Short, Sci-Fi Short, Experimental Short, and LGBTQ+ Short. We want not only to select the inspiring...


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