The film festival for debut works

A debut film can be the roadmap for an entire oeuvre. So let's get started. DEBUT22 offers a meeting point for filmmakers from all over the world.
to present their first film
to share experiences
to learn from successes
All this in an environment with the flair of Hollywood on the Rocks. We are curious and want your first film.

9-12 directors will be invited to Klosters. They will share their filmmaking experiences with the audience and be available for exciting film discussions.

An established "special guest" will present his/her debut film on the opening evening. During a public master class, he/she will talk about cinema and answer questions.

Audience Award of CHF 4'000.00

Submit your first feature film. All genres in feature length are welcome - subtitled in English or German.

Overall Rating
  • Such a great experience! The concept is powerful. The festival staff is wonderful. Klosters is beautiful, and the film selection excellent.

    September 2022
  • mohamed fekrane

    Very awesome festival for first edition and the organization was very good!

    September 2022
  • Gabriela Calvache

    This is one of the warmest festivals I have ever been to. The organizers are so friendly that they make you feel at home. The programming was very smart, with wonderful, profound, transformative films. Kloster is a beautiful little town, it's surrounded by mountains and topped by a glacier!!! All first-time filmmakers should apply to Debut!!! It is very worthwhile!

    September 2022