What a Youki year. Summer Edition. Online festival and happy filmmakers. We made the best of a turbulent time and are already looking forward to the next festival. But now it's time to relax in the lockdown.

The price fee is on its way to the winners of this years international film competition! Check out who won and watch the award winning films on KINO VOD CLUB till December 13th.

You can watch the awards ceremony again, see the filmmakers' reactions, hear some closing words from the festival directors, meet the jury, see the prize fee delivering the trophies and get insights into the festival week 2021.

The festival directors bored in an empty cinema! A spontainiously produced video which marks the start of YOUKI 2021!

We know that a visit to the cinema can never be replaced by an online offer. But unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation in Upper Austria, we are forced to hold the festival online. We explain why here!

In the Breakfast Club with Cinema Next we discuss with filmmakers and artists the balancing act between art and commerce. Art, film funding, advertising, self-employment - how can you make a living from filmmaking?

Discover short films by young filmmakers from all over the world on demand in the KINO VOD CLUB (Austria only) and live on DORFTV.


Full of Live - Online Workshop with Alexander Gratzer

From painted experimental films to computer-animated action movies - the possibilities for animated films are endless. The two-day workshop invites film enthusiasts, illustrators and keyframe friends to exchange their own ideas and approaches and to create and develop them further under professional guidance.

In the Instagram Live Talk "Female* perspectives behind the camera.", together with Bianca Jasmina Rauch, power relations regarding gender in the film industry are reflected and their effects on the stories we consume are brought into focus.

"LOST" and "FOUND" are selections from the 2021 competition programmes, featuring stories, people and experiences from around the world. An excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of young short film.

For the YOUKI 2021 festival trailer, Vikoria Bayer scrolled through the last years of her video archive, from which she recomposed scenes thought lost and found again: images of journeys, of a movement that resembled an impossibility during the last months, of glances and encounters.