2019 Festival Coverage
The crisis of the Viennese film festival scene endures: the organisers of LET’S CEE have had to cancel this year’s edition of the festival and are criticizing the funding policy of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery.
2018 Festival Coverage
a) Filmmakers up to the age of 35 from Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus region, Turkey and Austria will have the possibility to submit their short films to the Short Film Competition of the LET’S CEE Film Festival 2018.
b) Filmmakers of all ages and from all over the world can send in thematically fitting contributions. Due to the festival’s geographical focus on CEE though, these short films will not be included in the main Short Film Competition, but will very well have the chance to win the Audience Award in the Short Film category and be screened at the festival in the section Short Films | Out of Competition.
c) Submitted short films should be available for their Austrian premiere at the festival. They must not exceed the maximum length of 30 minutes. The completion date of the film productions should be between 1 January 2016 and 31 January 2018<
The festival cordially encourages international makers of virtual reality films, 3D productions and avant-garde pieces to apply as well.
The theme of the Short Film Competition 2018 is TOGETHER OR APART. The competition’s theme may be manifested in the submitted material in various manners and methods. Interpersonal aspects, such as family and relationship dramas, trials and tribulations, moments of success and happiness or the joint overcoming of challenges can be taken into account just as well as social, political, juridical and/or cultural matters. In other words: everything is possible, as long as it touches on the topic and is done well!
Main prize: 1,500 Euros and a Urania statuette
Audience Award: 1,500 Euros (Short Film)
At the expense of the festival, one of the involved filmmakers of each short film will be invited as an official guest to Vienna in order to present their work. 15 remaining free seats for the Talent Academy will be filled by Out-of-Competition filmmakers.