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Call for Submissions | Short Film Competition

The Blue Danube goes USA!

In the cold winter months of the year 1866/67 Johann Strauss II composed the world-famous Blue Danube waltz – the melody to which couples around the world swing into the New Year.

In 2017 The Blue Danube celebrates its 150th anniversary – isn’t that a reason to celebrate? The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington takes this occasion to bring the classic waltz into the age of multimedia and film.

What does that mean exactly? We are looking for the most creative, funny and unique short films about the world-famous waltz. No limits are set to your imagination: whistle, dance, animate or even perform an anecdote about The Blue Danube – anything counts as a submission, as long as it’s captured on film.*

So: ALLES WALZER – let the waltz begin!

The short films are presented during an exclusive event at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC. The 5 most creative short films of this competition – which is organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington – are shown to the international audience of the traditional Viennese Opera Ball in New York.

Closing Date: Monday, December 19, 2016 via WeTransfer (including name, address, nationality, date of birth and educational institution) to Ms. Birgit Witamwas, Cultural Officer, Austrian Cultural Forum Washington: She will be happy to answer any of your questions!

The best 5 short films will be awarded till January 25, 2017
Duration of the short film: 150 years in 1:50 minutes (up to 2:00 minutes)
Qualify to participate in the competition are students from any school, university, private university, college and teacher training college.

* The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington reserves the rights to exam the submissions and if necessary to exclude short films from the competition.

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