IFFI shows films from regions and about topics that are underrepresented in global cinema networks. Over its six festival days, IFFI will celebrate film as a global phenomenon in all its facets. In addition to inspiring films of our time, you can watch some film historical treasures in our Retrospective.
Awards and Prizes
Feature Film Award
Six outstanding international feature films will be nominated for the Feature Film Prize, with 5,000 euros sponsored by the Tyrolean Government awarded to the winner. The annually rotating jury consists of three international experts who will select the winning film. The prize money will be handed over directly to the director.
Six outstanding international full-length documentaries will be nominated for the Documentary Film Prize, with 3,000 euros sponsored by Innsbruck city authorities awarded to the winner. The annually rotating jury consists of three international experts who will select the winning film. The prize money will be handed over directly to the director.
tirol kliniken Audience Award
Six impressive, entertaining international full-length films will be nominated for the Audience Film Prize, with 2,000 euros awarded to the winner. After the screening, the audience can cast their votes on ballot papers (rating them from 1 to 5) to select the winning film in this category. The prize money will be handed over directly to the director.
Youth Jury Competition
The youth jury is made up of Tyrolean students and apprentices who, under expert guidance, discuss the nominated films and afterwards autonomously hand out the SÜDWIND FILM PRIZE endowed with € 1,500. The developmental NGO Südwind Tirol is a longstanding partner of the festival and donor of this prize.
Domino Film Prize
Migrant centre ZeMiT is happy to award this prize as part of the Domino Effekt project focusing on filmmakers whose work has provided inspiration and insight into topical issues in the film industry, such as intimacy coordination, MeToo, appropriate representation in film and anti-discrimination.
WE ARE NOT ALONE. is a reminder that we humans are not the centre of this world. The Retrospective explores ways to represent non-human action and agency in films. By challenging our anthropocentric view of the world, WE ARE NOT ALONE. provides a rendering of aesthetic, ecological and technological artistic positions that argue for overcoming the dichotomy of nature and culture. A cinematic testimony to the fact that WE form a network of interconnected, complex and collectively created communities.
Download our programme as PDF!
Your IFFI programme will give you an overview of the films, the festival structure, the events and much more. You can download the programme here or get it in printed form at our cinemas.Download the programme >
Worldwide Visions shows selected films on selected topics. In addition to the Competitions and the Retrospective, Worldwide Visions represents the third and freest section of the IFFI structure. While the Retrospective centres on a pre-determined topic and the history of film and the submissions for the Competitions need to fulfil certain criteria, Worldwide Visions presents films that focus on current events or themes that have been created together with other festivals or cultural institutions. From classics to experimental and short films, from work shows to small thematic focuses – they all have their place in Worldwide Visions.See the festival programme >
You missed a film, want to browse through past IFFI years or rediscover some films? You can find the entire world of IFFI in our detailed IFFI archive. Enjoy browsing!See the movie archive >