Dachverband der Österreichischen Filmschaffenden (DVF - Austrian Filmmakers Association)

The Austrian Filmmakers Association brings together the interest groups representing Austrian filmmakers. At present, a total of 11 professional groups are organised within the Association.

Verband Filmregie Österreich

The Association was founded in 1989 under the name of Verband der Filmregisseure Österreichs (Association of Austrian Film Directors). Almost all of its members are film directors creating feature films and documentaries in Austria. Upon the initiative of a young and successful generation of woman film directors, the name was changed to be gender neutral in 2006. The association is not a member of the Austrian Filmmakers Association.

ADA Österreichischer Regieverband

The association represents film directors of all genres, including shorts, feature films, commercials, industrial films, television film etc


Filmaustria is an association of the larger Austrian film production companies, such as Allegro Film, Dor Film, Wega Film, Satel Film and others. In contrast to small production companies, Filmaustria is opposed to a wide range of funding for a great number of projects and favours in-depth funding of major projects with a commercial thrust.

Association of Austrian Film Producers (Abbrev.: AAFP)

Founded in the early 1970s, the Association of Austrian film producers represents a great variety of film producers in Austria.

FC GLORIA Women Networking Film

"FC Gloria" Women Networking Film is an association of filmmakers, founded in 2010, which aims to support and strengthen female filmmakers. The board includes important representatives of Austrian film, female filmmakers as well as producers, festival directors and academics. Mentoring programs, campaigns and the organization of four FC-Gloria film awards (Gloria, Gloriette, Gloriosa and Louise Fleck Film Prize) in each of the years 2018 and 2020 are aimed at making visible, supporting and networking women in the Austrian film industry.


 Is the newly founded Austrian film festival umbrella association. It represents the interests of larger and smaller festival presenters. The FÖFF helps guide through the new structures in festival funding at federal and state levels of the last two years. (Since 2016, a special jury decides on funding distribution in the city of Vienna). Further increase in resources in respect to the variety and number of festival is needed. Two reknowned festivals (Identities and Kino unter Sternen) were forced to close in 2018/19.

IG Filmkultur

IG Programmkinos Austria

The art house cinemas were and are an essential hub of the Austrian film culture of the last decades. Pandemics, technological investment requirements and the fundamental change in media culture pose major challenges for program cinema operators*, which are formulated and addressed by IG-Programmkinos.

Current members are: Cinematograph & Leokino Innsbruck, Dietmar Zingl | Cinema Paradiso St. Pölten & Baden, Alexander Syllaba | Das Kino Salzburg, Renate Wurm | Filmcasino Vienna, Hans König & Gerald Knell | KIZRoyal Graz, Barbara Brunner | Moviemento & City Kino Linz, Wolfgang Steininger | Stadtkino & Gartenbaukino Vienna, Norman Shetler | Volkskino Klagenfurt, Bernhard Gutschier | Votivkino & De France Vienna, Michael Stejskal