20. Juli 2023 Johannes Wolters

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities VIENNA 2024 – SHOW US YOUR FILMS AND VR/AR-PROJECTS!

It’s the time: Tricky Women/Tricky Realities is accepting entries for the 2024 festival edition, taking place in Vienna from the 6th to the 10th of March, 2024. The deadline for applications for the preliminary selection is October 6th, 2023.

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities focuses on animated films made by women and/or genderqueer artists and therefore fills a unique position within the international festival landscape.

We cannot wait to see your powerful, subversive and evocative animated films! Our only parameters are that at least 50% of the film is animated and 50% of the directresses are female/genderqueer artists. Please find all info about the Call >> here.


  • Maria Lassnig Golden Film Reel, worth 10,000 Euro, donated by the Maria Lassnig Foundation
  • TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES Award, worth 4,000 Euro, donated VdFS
  • 3-month scholarship to live and work at Q21/MQ under the Artist-in-Residence Program,worth 3,900 Euro
  • The Grand Post Award, Post Production Voucher worth 2,000 Euro
  • Sabine & Nicolai Sawczynski Audience Award International Competition, worth 1,000 Euro
  • Hubert Sielecki Award for an Austrian Animation worth 500 Euro
  • Audience Award Up & Coming and Austrian Panorama
  • Lumine Award for best VR/AR, worth 500 Euro


The festival offers an international competition of animated short films finished after January 1st, 2022 and realised by female/queer-feminist artists (male co-directors are welcome). Each filmmaker, producer or distributor may submit as many films as they like. No films entered in prior Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Festivals shall be admitted. The deadline for applications for the preliminary selection is October 6th, 2023. The preliminary selection will be announced in the end of January 2024.

NEW CATEGORY IN COMPETITIONS: VR (Virtual Reality ) & AR (Augmented Reality)

We welcome projects with high artistic quality and unique experiences that thrive in the virtual realm, both linear and non-linear narratives. This program is a cooperation with the Artificial Museum and XR Vienna.

In addition to works for the competition programs, we are also eager to receive films for our non-competitive categories (older works are also welcome here): Feminist Topics, Labor/Work Affairs/Fair Play (in cooperation with the Arbeiterkammer Wien) and animated documentaries.

Please find the Conditions of Competition and further information about the Call >> here.
You can submit via shortfilmdepot >> here.
Or via FilmFreeway >> here.

We are very much looking forward to receiving your entries! And please spread the word for Tricky Women/Tricky Realities 2024.

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