Who would have thought back in 2004 that the poorly financed festival Vienna Independent Shorts would one day become one of the main attractions of Vienna's dense film calendar. But still, this year it celebrates its 10 year anniversary bigger, better, more colorful than ever.
Andreas Ungerböck, ray film magazine, May 2013
This anniversary was both a sign of great resistibility and an irrepressible look towards the future. The courage to cooperate and therefore to take a risk is something distinguishing about this festival
Sebastian Müller, denkfabrikat, June 2013
Nothing's more of a Facebook and Youtube staple these days than cute kitty footage. Embracing the phenomenon is Europe's first cat video festival, a free open-air screening session hosted by VIS Vienna Independent Shorts in the Austrian capital.
Carmen Gray, Dazed and Confused Digital, June 2013
Vienna Independent Shorts celebrates the vibrant, eccentric and unapologetic non- commercial underbelly of moviemaking. Begun in 2004 as a student project, the VIS festival has steadily expanded, its repertoire and reputation growing along with it.
Binu Starnegg, The Vienna Review, Juni 2013
Under the artistic guidance of Daniel Ebner, VIS can today easily keep up with international festivals when it comes to curation and popularity.
Barbara Köppel, FM4, May 2013
It's thanks to the festival Vienna Independent Shorts that highlights of the short film genre can be seen every spring in Vienna.
profil, May 2013