Best Austrian Animation Festival

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
01 October 2023
Final submission deadline
Submission/Registration Fee

Event Description: The ASIFA Austria project BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION FESTIVAL was founded by Thomas Renoldner 17 years ago and hosts the annual Best Austrian Animation competition.

2023 Call for Entries (Archive)

The BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION FESTIVAL will take place from 27 November to 2 December 2023 in Vienna, presenting the 13th edition of the Best Austrian Animation Competition.

Eligibility criteria

  • Only filmmakers living or born in Austria can participate in the competition.
  • The definition of the term "animation" is rather strict; there has to be a production method, which can be named "single-frame-technique" or "computer animation".
  • Animated parts have to be at least 50% of the film.

The category is the one for the BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION.

2022 Coverage

2021 Coverage

18. – 24. January: Festival – CINEMA
The first online festival for the Art of Animation from Austria.100 films in 13 programs during 2 weeks - 83 films in competition, free international access.

The BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION Competition presents 61 films in 8 programs, each one with a length between 30 and 40 minutes. The sections are: COMMISSIONED FILMS (1 program), NARRATIVE (2 programs), EXPERIMENTAL (2 programs), and MUSIC VIDEO (3 programs). The newly opened BEST AUSTRIAN STUDENT ANIMATION Competition presents 22 films in 3 programs.

Additionally, the festival presents two special programs:
35 JAHRE LIEBE (35 years of love), on the occasion of the 35 Years Anniversary of ASIFA Austria, and FLATTEN THE CURVE SPECIAL (Animated films during the pandemic), gathering films around an outstanding international animation project initiated and produced by STUDIO DESK (Kathrin Steinbacher & Emily Downe)

At the Festival – CINEMA the films will be presented according to a fixed schedule and will be available for 24 hours after their premiere.

During the Closing Ceremony, on Saturday, 16. January at 7 p.m. MET the Jury will present the Award Winning Films of the BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION and the BEST AUSTRIAN STUDENT ANIMATION competitions.

NB: 2024 Festival Dates are tentative



Event Dates

  • From 27 November 2024 to 02 December 2024



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