Blue Danube Film Festival

Vienna, Austria

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03 Jul 2023

Published: 23 Mar 2023
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

In 3 countries - Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.

Meet the best films and filmmakers of the Danube region on 1st to 5th October, 2024. The 7th Blue Danube Film Festival will take place in Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava.

The Blue Danube Film Festival is a film festival, which showcases independent films from the Danube region and the world. We encourage creativity and experimentation. We are open to all kinds of films. The Blue Danube Film Festival aims to inspire and motivate talented filmmakers, who are looking to engender new forms and who explore the condition of our society through critical lens.

Films are evaluated by our professional jury within the context of their entry category with regards to generally accepted filmmaking quality criteria (ie.: subjective vision, production quality, aesthetic position, structure, cinematography, direction, creativity, etc.).

We screen the selected films in Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava in art cinemas and cultural centers.

We can only accept films by directors from the following 18 Countries in the broader Danube region and CEI member countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine, Italy, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the categories Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Experimental you can submitting films from all over the world.

BDFF 2024 is the region's first film festival that actually crosses borders. It will “Sail up” the Danube from Budapest via Bratislava to Vienna. We show the audience approx. ten feature-length and forty short films in the three cities and five festival locations.

During the festival, two juries (long and short films) will evaluate the films and the winners who (if the budget allows it) receives not only media attention but also prize money.

Three super-short films under five minutes will be selected and promoted using the augmented reality app ARGO can also be brought to life on posters and flyers.

We are looking forward to the movies!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental

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