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.
Audience award for the best International film.

All movies have to be done without big budget. Selected films must be available 2 weeks before the event as Mp4 full HD file. All non-German films must be in English or with English subtitles.

We accept only the following genres. Horror, Comedy, SciFi, Fantasy and Trash.
Only films 1 - 45 min with a story are considered. No experimental films and music videos.

Movies with racist content are rejected.

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  • 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!

  • Logan Fry

    I traveled all the way from the Ohio (USA) Hinterlands to Kassel, Germany for this film festival, and I was not disappointed. It even helped me clarify in my own mind my position the world of film - International Trashfilmmaker! What an honor to be included in this great festival. I sure hope I can return next year!

    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.

  • 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.

  • It's a great festival organized by very passionate film lovers! Thanks for screening my film "Minus Degrees"!!

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    It was an honor that MINUS DEGREES was part of the festival. Thank you.