The Reflections of Spirit International Film Festival is the annual film festival held in Erlagen, in the city of Nuremberg, Germany and has grown to be one of the foremost and important film festivals in the city.

Neither Heraclitus nor Georg Buchner could realize what fascinating bridges connecting dreams and the real life have been created in our times. One of those bridges named Cinema connects two worlds: dreams and reality. Cinema can be considered not only as a bridge, but also as a mirror of spiritual development. This mirror precisely reflects the spirit of our time. Whether the spirit is still in the “mirror stage” or not, nobody can say. Our goal is to show many reflections of the spirit gathered from the whole world. Cinema speaks all languages and could also be considered as a bridge connecting different cultures. This was also the reason why our festival has been organized as a part of multi-cultural week in Erlagen, Germany.

The festival showcases short features and documentaries from all over the world. It mainly focuses on provocative, innovative films produced not only by film school students, but also by independent film-makers.

3 different prizes are defined in each category:

Grand Prix of the Festival

Best International Short (Fiction, Animation, Experimental)
Best German Short (Fiction, Animation, Experimental)
Best International Documentary
Best German Documentary

International Short (Fiction, Animation, Experimental) Second place
German Short (Fiction, Animation, Experimental) Second place
International Documentary. Second place
German Documentary. Second place

Best International Short (Audience Award)
Best German Short (Audience Award)
Best International Documentary (Audience Award)
Best German Documentary (Audience Award)

Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Cameraman
Best Script

- All entries must be no longer than 30 minutes
- All entries must be cleared in terms of copyright
- All entries must be submitted via FilmFreeway
- If your film is not in English or German, English or German subtitles are required
- Should the film be selected, the film owner is asked to submit either DCP 2K or MP4 HD.