The Snowdance Independent Film Festival is the national and international most respected "new" festival in Germany. It mainly shows productions made with little or no state funding. Furthermore, Snowdance prefers films which are not dominated by the influence of TV stations or major studios. Snowdance sees itself as the main German festival for independent, free-thinking film makers.

Supported by important creatives of the German film scene, Snowdance grows in its first six years to one of the hottest und most passionate indie film festivals in Europe.

Festival Director Thomas "Tom" Bohn realized "Straight Shooter" with Dennis Hopper and parts of the "Tatort" tv-series as a film maker.Snowdances special guests have been the famous national actors Heiner Lauterbach, Til Schweiger, Götz Otto, Nora Tschirner, Axel Milberg, Ursula Karven and many others.

The Snowdance Indpendent Film Festival is powerd and organized by Indie-Stars UG, one of the most established German Independent film productions. So this festival is made by engaged film creatives for engaged film creatives and their audience. Snowdance does not offer any red carpet or any VIP-corner. But it's a meeting and melting point for actors, directors, producers and all sorts of people who are interested in film.
Come and have a look !

Award for the best director of the festival
Award includes prize money of $ 1.000,-

Snowdance Award for the best feature film
Snowdance Award Feature Film includes prize money of $ 1.000,-

Snowdance Award for the best documentary
Snowdance Award Documentary Film prize money is $ 1.000,-

Snowdance Award for the best TV-Series
Price money: $ 500,-

Snowdance Award Short Film Film
Price money: $ 500,-

When submitting to SNOWDANCE you are agreeing to screen the submitted film during the dates of the festival. SNOWDANCE will not pay any screening fees for presentation of the film during the festival.
SNOWDANCE is a competitive showcase for domestic and international feature films and documentaries. SNOWDANCE reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project submitted. Only works completed in the last two years are eligible for selection.
We only accept online-Screeners (Filmfreeway). When you send DVDs, BluRays or any other material before being invited, SNOWDANCE will not judge it and will not send it back. SNOWDANCE does not accept additional e-mail informations about your film. SNOWDANCE does not offer discounts or fee waivers.
All non-english language entries must have English subtitles. Works in progress will not be judged. From SNOWDANCE selected screening material will be returned, press and any application materials will NOT be returned . All features and documentaries submitted must be available in BluRay or DCP for festival presentation.
The SNOWDANCE Film Festival is a competitive event and unless notified otherwise, all films officially selected are eligible for competition. All films are nominated and voted upon by an impartial jury of filmmakers, industry professionals, festival programmers and film aficionados.
If selected, SNOWDANCE will require an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to include high-resolution production stills, key art, bio and filmography of the director, production notes and full cast and crew credits.
Although every possible care will be taken with tapes, films, drives and files while in our possession, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. Do not send original or master prints, tapes, files or drives. Please keep SNOWDANCE notified of any address/phone number changes.
The cost of shipping all entries and films to the festival must be paid by the entrant. SNOWDANCE will resent the prints of the shortlist back to the filmmaker. SNOWDANCE will not be responsible for expedited or overnight shipping charges to other organizations. Also, SNOWDANCE cannot guarantee shipment of prints to other festivals during the days of the festival. All international entries must be sent 'free domicile' to the SNOWDANCE office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper.
Submission of an entry gives SNOWDANCE permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including film trailers, shown in all promotional activities realted to the festival.
Films selected for SNOWDANCE will be notified no later than December 8, 2018.

Overall Rating
  • Anna Alva

    I had a fantastic time during the festival and was surprised by the good amount of great films being shown! They hosted me very professionally and I was pleased by the good questions at the Q& A! Thanks for having me!

    February 2019
  • Proud to be part of this lovely festival! One of the top short film festivals of the Europe! The team of the festival were all very professional and genuine nice people. Thank you very much for everything!

    February 2019
  • Simon Fox

    We weren't able to make it over for the festival sadly, but we were very happy with all the communication we received from the lovely team at Snowdance, and have put the laurels on our poster with pride!

    February 2019
  • Absolutely LOVED this festival! Tom, Anna and the entire team of Snowdance AND the charming and beautiful town of Landsberg made this one of my favorite festivals:) THANK YOU for bringing in so much talent and taking care of all of us filmmakers. I hope to come to Snowdance again!

    February 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for taking part, Roxy. You have been our this years snow crystal :-)

  • Max Gleschinski

    I had an awesome time at Snowdance! I met a lot of filmmakers from around the world and had a good time connecting with them. I enjoyed the programme and felt really welcome in the beautiful city of Landsberg. Thanks!

    February 2019