Welcome to GERMANY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (ONLINE)

***** ONLINE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT *****

We kindly request that you carefully review the entirety of this message prior to submitting your project for consideration in the festival.

The "Germany International Film Festival;" is an annual online event that celebrates the diversity of world cinema. This festival accepts film submissions from filmmakers from all over the world, aiming to showcase both emerging and established talents in the global film industry.

With an accessible digital platform, the festival offers a wide audience and opportunities for filmmakers and producers to showcase their cinematic works to an international audience. Through this festival, participants have the chance to connect with other industry professionals, receive feedback, and gain recognition for their work.

The "Germany International Film Festival" offers a variety of categories for submission, including feature-length films, short films, documentaries, animations, and student films. The event also offers awards in various categories, highlighting excellence and innovation in cinema.

This festival is a unique opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work in an international setting and be recognized for their talent and creativity.

Operational Procedure of the Festival:
Upon the notification date, the selected projects will have the opportunity to acquire the OFFICIAL SELECTION LAUREL.

During the Festival's scheduled dates, we will conduct ONLINE SCREENING SESSIONS. Participation in this aspect is entirely at the discretion of the filmmaker.

The list of WINNERS will be unveiled on the Festival dates, and they will have the privilege of obtaining the corresponding LAURELS and CERTIFICATES.

*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ***

When registering for this film festival, it is important to be aware that providing your email address implies the possibility of using it for future promotional campaigns, without the need for prior notice or request for additional consent.

Therefore, when sharing your data, it is recommended that you be prepared to receive information about other events or activities related to the cinematic universe. It is always advisable to check the festival's privacy policy to fully understand how your personal data will be used and make an informed decision before registering.

Laurels and Award Certificates to:

Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Feature Film
Best Student Film
Best Animation
Best Web Series
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature
Best Music Video
Best German Short Film
Best German Documentary
Best German Feature Film
Best Asian Short Film
Best Asian Feature Film
Special Jury Award
Best Photography

***NO FEE WAIVERS***

All non-English films must have English subtitles.
At this time, we are only requesting online submissions and all materials must be viewable online, as we want to remain as green as possible.
By submitting to the festival, you agree to allow your film (or other artistic work) to be screened by the festival during the festival run, for which you are submitting, at no charge to the festival. If there are to be any additional screenings, we will come to a mutual agreement between the filmmaker and the festival. All media selected by the festival will be asked to provide promotional materials, but we ask that no promotional materials be sent until selection. By submitting to the festival you are admitting copyright ownership of everything submitted.
The festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time, if there is any question of ownership, copyright infringement or any sign of disrespect (in any form of media) to the festival or its representatives.

RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING POSTERS AND TRAILERS

It is very important for all filmmakers to readily have available posters and trailers and additional materials possible to submit to film festivals at the submission stage. Film festival directors appreciate these materials to work with, should your film get accepted to the festival submitted. As a Festival Director, I see professionalism and dedication to the film when the submitter sends a well-made poster and a short trailer. This also helps the film festival better promote selected films.

POSTER :
It’s important to get a frame from the movie or a photo still of the film that makes people look at it and think “I want to see this film” or “Who is that guy and why he is running?” or “Why is that woman crying?”.
A good poster should immediately grab people’s attention. A poster with only the title a background doesn’t convey any emotion and doesn’t mean anything.
Film festivals prefer to have posters in the following proportion.
Recomended file size: 1400 pixels x 2100 pixels at 300dpi.
Make the Title stand out, but don’t make it so big that it distracts the important images in your poster.
Make sure to export it as a JPEG, PNG, or PDF.

TRAILER:
The trailer has to give the audience a glimpse of your film and just enough so as not to reveal important parts of it. This will make the viewer curious about your film.
Place important information like Title, Directed by…, important actors in the poster. Include festival laurels like Winner of Best Film or Best Director, and Official Selections from important festivals such as Sundance, TIFF, etc...
Duration: The recommended length of a trailer should be between 1 and 2 minutes maximum.
Export : 1080p – MP4 or Quicktime mov file.
Even if your short film is 3 to 5 minutes long, creating a 1-minute trailer will make a good impression.

FINAL THOUGHTS
When a film is submitted to my festivals without a poster or trailer or sometimes without both, the judges take points off the final rating of the film.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Honored to be part of this wonderful festival. Thank you!

    July 2024
  • Teresa Ruiz

    ¡Gracias por acogernos y valorarnos en este maravilloso festival! Muy orgullosos de haber podido participar en él. ¡Gracias!

    June 2024
  • Agim Sopi

    Truly an extraordinary festival with a wonderful team.

    June 2024
  • John Parr

    Great festival worth the entry fee

    May 2024
  • Gratified that you selected my feature script, "A Boy Among Champions" to be included in the Germany international Film Festival! Thankyou!
    Catherine Stanley

    May 2024