Award and prize money

All two years, the Media festival welcomes producers from all over the world. Selected productions shown at the festival.

A jury of experts rated the individual short films under certain appraisal factors. The jury awards the media award „Blue Genius“ in the following categories „professional“, „amateur“ and „education“.

The audience has the possibility to award its favourite short film: the production with most points will receive the audience prize. The company AV Stumpfl will allocate the hdav-multidisplay-award for the best panoramic production.


The five winner productions, which are shown at the „Best-of-Festival“ on Sunday, will be awarded with the media award „Blue Genius“ as well as an attractive prize.

  • Category professional | media award + 1500,00 €
  • Category education | media award + 1500,00 €
  • Category amateur | media award + 1500,00 €
  • Audience award | media award + Computer
  • HDAV-award | media Award


Why is it called Blue Genius? “Blue Genius” is the name of the popular media award, which is awarded every two years to the winners of each category at the International Mediafestival.

“Blue Genius” – describes the creative spirit of the producers that bring unique stories in the interplay of images and music in short film productions.

He received his modern and unique form by the metalworker Hermann Eckerlin from St. Georgen.