The 13th VIS – Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival was held from the 25-31st of May, in Vienna, Austria. The Oscar-qualifying festival had its award ceremony on Tuesday, here are the winners:

A Man Returned by

A Man Returned by Mahdi Fleifel @VIS

FICTION & DOCUMENTARY

Best International Fiction & Documentary Film: A Man Returned by Mahdi Fleifel (Denmark/UK/Netherlands

Special Mention for the best actress: Sokhna Diallo in Maman(s) by Maïmouna Doucouré (France)

Best Female Director: Schicht by Alex Gerbaulet (Germany)

Vintage Print by

Vintage Print by Siegfried A. Fruhauf @VIS

ANIMATION AVANTGARDE

ASIFA Austria Award: Vintage Print by Siegfried A. Fruhauf (Austria)

Special Mention: Tosse Not My Soule by Sebastian Buerkner (UK)

Artist¬ In¬ Residence Grant: Sunday Lunch by Céline Devaux (France)

Forest of Echoes by

Forest of Echoes by Maria Luz Olivares Capelle @VIS

AUSTRIAN COMPETITON

Best Austrian Film: Forest of Echoes by Maria Luz Olivares Capelle

Best Newcomer: Desert Bloom by Peter Kutin and Florian Kindlinger

Youth Jury Prize: Uncanny Valley by Paul Wenninger

Youth Jury Prize Special Mention: Die Badewanne by Tim Ellrich

Enemies Within by

Enemies Within by Sélim Azzazi @VIS

GRAND JURY PRIZE (Qualification for the Academy Awards®)

Best Fiction Film: Enemies Within by Sélim Azzazi (France)

Quiet Zone by Karl Lemieux & David Bryant @VIS

Quiet Zone by Karl Lemieux & David Bryant @VIS

Best Animated Film: Quiet Zone by Karl Lemieux and David Bryant (Canada)

God of Ghosts

God of Ghosts by Florian Pochlatko

SCREENSESSIONS / MUSIC VIDEOS

Austrian Music Video Award: God of Ghosts/ Nu Renegade – Zebra Katz x Leila by Florian Pochlatko

Best International Music Video: Cold Stares -¬ Nosaj Thing feat. Chance The Rapper, The O’My’s by TAKOM, Daito Manabe, MIKIKO (Japan)

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Sunday Lunch by Céline Devaux @Cannes

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Animation Avantgarde: Sunday Lunch by Céline Devaux

Most Popular Austrian Film: Cerro Ricco -¬ The Silver Mountain” by Armin Thalhammer

Most Popular International Fiction & Documentary Film: The Beast by Daina O. Pusic (Croatia/Finland)

Most Popular Music Video: Deep Down Low – Valentino Khan by Ian Pons Jewel (UK/US)

Prix Très chic pour le film le plus extraordinaire: MeTube 2: August sings ‘Carmina Burana’ by Daniel Moshel (Austria)