The Independent Days International Filmfestival (IDIF) is one of Europe's most important festivals for independent filmmakers and part of the European Festivals Association.

Proud owner of the EFFE label (Europe for festivals - festivals for Europe) by the EU.
IDIF is an IMDb Award-listing qualifying festival!

Audience Award:
Film Award of The City of Karlsruhe, The Golden ID, prize money 1,500 Euro

Special Jury Awards:
Film Award of the Cultural Foundation Sparkasse Karlsruhe, prize money 2,500 Euro
Best Short Shortfilm Award (shorts up to 5 minutes) 500 Euro
Indie Award for Best Feature Film 1,000 Euro
Newbie Award for Best First Time Movie 1,000 Euro
Female Award for Best Female Director 1,000 Euro
Best Independent Actor Award
Best Independent Actress Award
Georg Fricker-Award 1,500 Euro
'Die kleine ID'-Award 500 Euro
Best Film Composer Award

Films should be produced within the years 2015 to 2018. Raw preview versions of films completed by the end of 2018 or beginning of 2019 can also be recognized in exceptional cases. However, the preview version must be similar to the final version. Short films as well as feature films can be submitted.

All contents and genres are acceptable (except for advertisements, image and experimental films) as long as they do not imply any illegal exposures according to German StGB law (e.g. pornography, excessive violence or sedition etc.).

Low Budget production costs have to be below 2,500 Euro per minute run-time, feature films (60 minutes and longer) shall not have more than approx. 250,000 Euro total costs and short films up to 60 minutes not more than approx. 50,000 Euro. No Budget production costs have to be below 100 Euro per minute run-time, feature films (60 minutes and longer) shall not have more than approx. 10,000 Euro total costs and short films up to 60 minutes not more than approx. 2,500 Euro. Besides the actual production costs, other indications like production facilities or infrastructure (company or film academy) are considered as well for classification.

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  • Tathagata Ghosh

    Prestigious! Thanks for including our film "The Demon". Can't wait to be back again!

    April 2019
  • I had a fantastic stay in Karlsruhe, that's because the festival was well organized and all the staff members were great and kind showing always their love for their job. It's always all a matter of love, and when you meet people who loves films and their surroundings it's a great pleasure.

    Thanks IDIF for what you do for independent films and filmmakers, and hope too see you all for next editions!
    Keep Going!

    April 2019
  • We are very happy that our film was part of this great festival. A very well organized festival. We were also very friendly welcomed and cared for.

    Vielen Dank!

    April 2019
  • Mostafa Keshvari

    A festival worth entering for any indie filmmaker. Great communication, great people and a very prestigious festivals. Thanks for everything

    April 2019
  • Jörn Linnenbröker

    Great film selection. Beautiful cinema. Easy communication. We had a good time in Karlsruhe and will come back.

    April 2019