Since 1998, the International Youth Media Festival has been the place where young people, cinema, music and media meet. YOUKI supports newcomers to the film industry, provides stages for new bands from Austria, offers media education for schools and inspires children and young people for cinema and film.
Main Award 23 - 27 Years
– 1500 Euro
Main Award 18 - 22 Years
– 1100 Euro
Main Award 13 - 17 Years
– 700 Euro
Innovative Film Award
– 800 Euro
– 600 Euro
– 400 Euro sponsored by KINO VOD CLUB
The YOUKI-award winners will be chosen by a jury of five, who will watch all films live in the cinema. The YOUKI trophies are individually designed by artists during the festival week.
International Film Competition
Every year, we seek for filmmakers between the ages of 13 and 27 from all around the world. From the thousands of films submitted, we curate a unique program focused entirely on the thoughts, stories and ideas of young adults. At the festival in October, school classes, young people and film fans are invited to marvel at the world-spanning and refreshing impressions in the cinema.
The festival's side program includes discussions on contemporary phenomena in youth, pop and media culture, exhibitions, readings, special screenings and the opportunity to meet renowned representatives of the film, media and culture industries.
After long days at the cinema, YOUKI invites you to even longer nights on the dance floor. For many years, we have also focused on young talents and (as yet) unknown bands when it comes to musicians*. And so it happens that many now well-known acts from Austria were able to make one of their first appearances at YOUKI.
Important to us!
YOUKI strives to act in a sustainable, ecological and socially just way within the existing possibilities. We see ourselves as a young, enlightened festival and try to create a wonderful festival experience far away from racism, nationalism, discrimination and exclusion through constant self-reflection. We prioritize togetherness and a safe, welcoming atmosphere.
Film Education Programs for Schools
With the school in the cinema or the cinema in the school. YOUKI offers an exciting range of workshops for students and apprentices, ranging from the basics of film analysis and media understanding to the basics of film production.
The YOUKI Team
n the YOUKI team, 30 young film and music nerds put their heads together to organize an incomparable festival. With a wide variety of skills and an atmosphere that invites mutual learning and experimentation, all film programs, concerts and events are planned together. In the process, many gain their first experience in culture and film, and newcomers are also warmly welcomed.