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.

Every Festival Day:
Audience award for the best German film.
Audience award for the best International film.

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.

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.

Overall Rating
  • iman davari

    I just say:
    An Amaziiiing festival.

    June 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, for your FROM DELUSION TILL FEAR.

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Response from festival:

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