Internationaler Film Competition

Annually we receive around 3000 short films by young filmmakers up to 27 years from more than 100 countries around the world. During the festival week, a selection of around 90 films will be shown as a part of the international film competition.


Call for Entries! Open for Submissions!

max. 20 min. // age limit 27 years // open till 1. July

>>>> submit here <<<<


International Film Competition at Programmkino Wels © Jasmin Peter

The jury awards prizes in three age categories (13–17 / 18–22 / 23–27 years) as well as the Innovative Film Award. In this category it is not so much the cinematic perfection that counts but rather the thematic or formal innovation in the context of the contemporary media landscape. The Audience Award is of course voted for by the audience. Also there is a Local Artist Award. A jury consisting of students will vote for what they consider to be the best film from the area of Upper Austria.

  • YOUKI main awards
    13 –17 years – 700 Euro
    18–22 years – 1100 Euro
    23–27 years – 1500 Euro
  • Innovative Film Award - 900 Euro
  • Audience Award - 500 Euro
  • Lokal Artist Award - non monetary tba.
Trophies 2019 designed by Leo Mayer © Jasmin Peter

In addition to the prize money, each award-winning artist receives a specially designed trophy, which is made by by annually changing young artists.