We also run other Film Festivals :
CANADA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
PORTUGAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SPAIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FRANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BRAZIL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Germany International Film Festival will have its second edition in JANUARY 2020 and aims to promote the German and World Cinema.
Held in the city of Munich, the Festival will award the best films with a certificate and crystal trophy.
The Festival was created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honor the filmmakers who make it all possible.
The entire application process is done online through FILMFREEWAY.
The Festival will be held on January 24th & 25th, 2020 in the City of Munich.
Venue : HILTON MUNICH PARK
Address: Am Tucherpark 7, 80538 - Munich

AWARDS AND PRIZES:

Cristal Trophy 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 First-time Filmmaker
Best Experimental Film
Special Jury Award

***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 the 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 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 aa a JPEG, PNG or PDF.

TRAILER:
The trailer has to give the audience a glimpse of your film and just enough so as not 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 recommend 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 takes points off the final rating of the film.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Jesus Galindo

    I was highly impressed with the quality of films screened at the Germany International Film Festival. I was also pleasantly surprised that I became a winner for the Special Jury Award for my feature film, EL DERECHO DE JESUS and the Rising Star Award for my short script, JESSIE.
    The festival director, Jose Claudio Silva and his team were very professional, friendly and made me feel like a part of an extended family, I travelled from Los Angeles, CA to Munich, Germany to attend the festival and I was not disappointed. Those filmmakers that are thinking of submitting their work, should consider this festival. I will definitely send future film projects to this festival.

    September 2018
  • Gavin Irvine

    What a truly wonderful festival! Jose, Elaine, Alice and Marcelo you make the whole event come alive with a kindness, camaraderie and warmth that few film festivals come close to matching. You are an unbelievably fantastic team who make the filmmakers the priority - it's impressive how organized you are and how much support you give to the filmmakers. I was delighted to have had my film screened in the beautiful city of Munich and fully enjoyed the Q&A after - but the biggest thrill for me was to win best short film - I felt so honoured and proud, and those are feelings I will cherish forever - thank you so much!... I fully recommend submitting your work to this festival as it offers great networking opportunities in a down-to-earth environment - a great way to make lifelong friends - and the passion and hard work that Jose and his family put into it makes it overall a highly rewarding experience... so get submitting!

    September 2018
  • Scott Simpson

    I was delighted to be able to attend the second Germany International Film Festival. What a great event. A wonderful opportunity for local German filmmakers to exhibit there work, along with a large cast of supporting international filmmakers. Jose and his Crew did a wonderful job organizing this festival and finding the perfect venue in the gorgeous city of Munich. Outstanding quality and value. Do consider applying to the festival. If accepted, you will not be disappointed with the festival, and will be very impressed with the organizers and the networking opportunities. Outstanding all around. Thank you again, Jose, Marcel, Alice, Elaine and Eduardo. Terrific job!

    September 2018
  • Karin Lueders

    The Germany International Film Festival was a wonderful experience for all of the "Holy Spirit" team! As we live in Munich, a big group of our cast and crew could attend personally. The festival was well organized, everyone was friendly and easy, and for the evening they had prepared a very interesting compilation of short trailers of all the nominated films. We could watch high quality material throughout, so we felt really honored to be a part of this festival and to win the award as „Best Feature Film“. We are sure this will help to bring our movie to the cinemas! This festival is held by people who love exceptional movies, ones that are no mainstream and sometimes break the rules. Thank you Jose, Eliane and the whole festival team!

    September 2018
  • Roger Barker

    We were most gratified to be part of this year's festival, and were impressed by the arrangements made to obtain copies of films selected and to publicise featured movies and screening schedules. Effectively organised and recommended to filmmakers considering whether to submit in future years.

    September 2018