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The international competition Humour / Satire brings films from all over the world to the screen that illuminate very different facets of the genre. Whether black humour or romantic comedy, social satire or action comedy, at the Filmfest comedy can be laconic, absurd or light, tragic or feel good, it can scratch (taste) boundaries or simply make you laugh. Humour unexpectedly opens up new doors and possibilities between people, because in many places explosive topics can only be addressed through the comedic mouthpiece. Tragedy and comedy are often very close to each other and laughter is all the more liberating. Laughter is also a form of communication that knows no linguistic barriers, which is why this competition is particularly close to our hearts.


From over 300 submissions, our 12-member viewing committee selected 26 short and medium-length films as well as seven feature films to compete for the following prizes:




Best Feature Film
(45 minutes or more), endowed with 5,000 EUR,

donated by the Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe


Best Medium-Length Film
(15 to 45 minutes), endowed with 2,500 EUR,

sponsored by the Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe


Best Short Film
(up to 15 minutes), endowed with 1,500 EUR,

donated by the Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe


Our expert jury will select the winning films on 14 April at 11:00 a.m. in the theatre’s Kleines Haus.


Tom Wlaschiha

Tom Wlaschiha has been engaged at various theaters, including the Theater Junge Generation Dresden and the Schauspielhaus Zürich. He has also worked in film and television for many years. He gained international fame in continuous roles in major series productions such as DAS BOOT, GAME OF THRONES and STRANGER THINGS. His cinema appearances include KRABAT , the Danish film A WAR WITHIN and the Chinese production SATURDAY FICTION by Lou Ye.

Viktoria Salcher

Viktoria Salcher is the producer of successful films such as MURER – ANATOMY OF A PROCESS, MERMAIDS DON’T CRY and has a preference for emotional dramas – both tragic and comic. She found her way to Prisma Film via Caligari Film, the Diagonale and the Schauspielhaus Wien. Among other things, she is vice president of the AAFP producers’ association and on the supervisory board of the Wiener Festwochen.

Christian Frosch

Christian Frosch lives and works in Vienna and Berlin. After training as a photographer at the “Graphische” (GLV, Vienna), he studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). So far he has been responsible for 6 feature films as writer and director and three other cinema projects as (co-) author. He has been working as a dramaturge since 1994 and founded WELTFILM GmbH together with Kristina Konrad.

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