International Film Competition

The YOUKI international film competition shows films by young filmmakers up to the age of 27. Out of 2652 submissions (23412 minutes of film!) from 111 countries a film programme has been created, uniting 80 works of young filmmakers from 34 countries.

For the first time in the history of YOUKI all of the films in our international competition will be shown online. The competition programmes and Q&As are broadcasted via a stream on our homepage.

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. In 2020 the YOUKI Austrian Award will be presented for the first time. This prize is made possible by the KINO VOD CLUB.




Main Award 23–27 years – 1500 Euros
Main Award 18–22 years – 1100 Euros
Main Award 13 –17 years– 700 Euros
Innovative Film Award - 900 Euros
Ausrian Award - 600 Euros

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

  • Trophies