Since 2004 we screen low and no buget films. Colorful, loud and oblique are the films that our audience loves. More than 30 films in 2 days. Our festival is made by filmmakers for filmmakers to show even small productions to an interested audience.

Audience award for the best German film at Friday. Cash price 50,- Euro.
Audience award for the best International film at Friday. Cash price 50,- Euro.
Audience award for the best German film at Saturday. Cash price 50,- Euro.
Audience award for the best International film at Saturday. Cash price 50,- Euro.

Jury Award for the best film at all. Cash price 100,- Euro.

1. All movies have to be done without big budget.
2. Selected films must be available 3 weeks before the event as Mp4 full HD file.
3. All non-German films must be in English or with English subtitles.
4. Films should not be older than 4 years.
5. We do not pay any screening fees.
6. The entry fees can not be refunded.
7. Only films that have not been shown in Kassel in the last 24 months will be accepted.

We accept only the following genres. Horror, Comedy, SciFi, Fantasy and Trash.
Only narrative films 1 - 40 min with a story are considered. Please submit experimental short films and music videos in the cathegory supporting program. Maximum length 5 min.

Movies with racist content are rejected.

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  • Fantastic festival! One of the better and cooler once around! Such an excellent selection of films. Super kind and good in communication and on social networks. Absolute worth the entry! On top of our list.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    "Covid Love" fantastic work.

  • Tim Dübbert

    Really good festival with even better people :) We had a great time in Kassel! Thanks to Ralf and his team for their hospitality and the great line-up.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    We`re verry proud to have "III" inside the festival.

  • Rik Gordon

    It was an honour to be selected for Der Phantastische Trashfilm festival. I travelled to Kassel to attend the festival and it was a great experience. Each night there was a great audience and the films were all very fun, and the local beer was delicious! Kassel is a beautiful little city in the middle of Germany with lots to see and do. Thank you to Ralph and the rest of the festival team for making me feel so welcome. Also, it was very special to win best International short film and receive the little trophy that I will treasure. Look forward to going back one day!

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    So great to have met you at the festival in Kassel. PURE GOLD was a really cool audience winning film. Thank you.

  • Colin Mercer

    Fantastic film festival! Super fun and very good at communication. Would highly recommend :)

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanx for "The Briefcase".

  • Thomas Jordan

    It was a nice little festival at a good place with a varied pogram.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    You allways welcome in the festival.