Since 2004 we screen low and no buget films. Colorful, loud and oblique are the films that our audience loves. More than 20 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 - 45 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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  • Iman Davari

    I just say:
    An Amaziiiing festival.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, for your FROM DELUSION TILL FEAR.

  • Logan Fry

    I traveled all the way from Ohio (USA) to Kassel, Germany last year for this film festival, and it was the single most important festival of my life. It was here that I realized that I wasn't just an ordinary filmmaker, making sappy 4K masterpieces for the moneyed class and high society types - the cultural elite, if you will. I was making TRASHFILM!

    It was an honor to be invited back this year with a film about a cannibal psychopath, a very pretty girl, and how they had dinner together. Were it not for my wife's heart surgery, I would have been back again this year to enjoy Der phantastische Trashfilm Fest with a receptive and cheering crowd of trashfilm cinephiles!

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    RO-BOOB: THE FARTING ROBOT MONSTER was a great part of our festival this year. We hope to meet you again next year, Logan.

  • Ewan Golder

    Fantastic festival. Or should I say Phantastische. Great films, great people, great fun!

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your "phantastischen" film LAUGHTER FAR AWAY.

  • Kai Erfurt

    Thank you for the great festival.
    Vielen Dank an das Trashfilmfestival Kassel. Ein Riesenspaß und tolle Stimmung.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Danke für "Beta" und schön, dass du vor Ort warst!

  • Felipe M. Guerra

    I didn't get to go there, but it seemed like an incredible festival, and promoted by people who love Independent Cinema.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, we loved to screen "Mrs. Oldina Goes Shopping" on the festival.