Austrian American Short Film Festival

The Austrian American Short Film Festival (AASFF) is a first of its kind bilateral festival featuring short films in all forms and genres by promising young artists and filmmakers from both Austria and the US. 
Taking place for the second time after the successful inaugural edition in 2016, the festival is again presented by and taking place at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York City (ACFNY). An independent Jury selects the best Austrian and American film in the following categories: Narrative / Experimental and Conceptual / Documentary and Hybrid. The winning films will be screened at Anthology Film Archives, New York, MOMI Museum of the Moving Image, New York and at the frameout-Festival, Museums Quarter, Vienna.

The festival program reflects the diversity and showcases the highlight of contemporary young filmmaking from both countries. The mission of the AASFF is to increase intercultural dialogue – to foster interconnectivity and the exchange of ideas between Austria and the U.S. Featuring talks, Q&As and networking events, the festival provides a platform for young, emerging filmmakers and serves as an incubator for new ideas and projects, encouraging Austrian-American collaboration. The Festival also aims at introducing emerging Austrian talent to the U.S. film community, as well as showcasing work by American filmmakers in Austria.

The Festival was initiated and co-founded by Christine Moser (ACFNY Director) and Stephanie Falkeis (AASFF Festival Curator).

Monday, March 27, 7:30 pm 
@ Anthology Film Archives


Sunday, June 4, 2:00 pm 
@ MOMI


Saturday, July 14, 9:00 pm 
@ frameout Festival