YOUKI

  • was first held in 1999 as part of the film festival KINOVA
  • was then called YOUNG KINOVA (YOUKI)
  • has been running for 17 years
  • is an integral part of the cultural association “Medien Kultur Haus”
  • is the only media or film festival in Wels
  • is organized exclusively for young people
  • has its own YOUKI company bicycle
  • was founded by Hans Schoiswohl
  • is the largest International Youth Media Festival in Austria
  • collaborates with many international youth festivals
  • presents current international youth film
  • shows films in all forms, genres and formats from Directors between the age of 10 and 26
  • shows more than 90 feature films, documentaries and short films
  • has over 4500 attendants
  • is visited by approximately 180 accredited guests from film, industry and the press
  • organised every year with a number of collaborators, such as with Radio FM4 and OÖN
  • offers extensive educational programmes for school groups
  • organises three annual workshops on media-related issues during the festival
  • curated guest programmes and screenings at various events
  • offers an annual “Artist in Residence” scholarship
  • promotes young filmmakers
  • provides a platform for creative exchange for young film and media makers
  • offers an extensive concert and DJ-programme to complement the Festival
  • organises public screenings, parties, events,
  • organises lectures and workshops in the Medien Kultur Haus and elsewhere
  • is co-host of Medien Kultur Haus Summer Academy
  • produces the most beautiful shopping bags in the city
  • hosts the Sackerl-Award for the revival of downtown Wels
  • has collected ideas and works from International junior filmmakers for the 2010 DVD YOUKI Status Quo Vadis