International Film Competition

The YOUKI International Film Competition shows films by young filmmakers up to the age of 27. Out of thousands of submissions from usually more then 100 countries a film programme will be created, uniting 80 works of young filmmakers from all over the world. The selection will be shown during the festival in November.


Main Award 23 - 28 years – 1500 Euros
Main Award 18 - 22 years – 1100 Euros
Main Award 13 - 17 years – 700 Euros
Innovative Film Award – 900 Euros
Austrian Award – 400 Euros
Audience Award – 600 Euros

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. Another jury is responsible fo the Austrian Award. This prize is made possible by the KINO VOD CLUB.

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