+++++++ Submits only from Europe++++++++++

The U.F.O. Short Film Festival takes place in January every year in the city of Leipzig, Germany. "U.F.O." stands for "Unknown Film Objects", short films that have never been screened in Leipzig before and have never been awarded until transmittal.

It was first established in 2005 by students of Leipzig. Since then it is organized by a free project group. Apart from professional film makers, we want to encourage junior film makers. Beside the competition our short film festival is a platform for knowledge exchange and we offer also workshops of different filmmaking-themes as well.

In 2015 we celebrated 10 years of U.F.O.! This was a great festival-evening and for the first time a jury of experts for junior filmmakers voted besides the audience the best of the shown short films.

We kindly invite you to submit your short film until 30 July 2017, as long as it never has been shown in Leipzig before, has a maximum length of 15 minutes and has never won a prize (until transmittal).

See you in Leipzig!

++ coming soon ++

examples from past year:
camera equipment
DOK - Leipzig Festival accreditation
screenwriting software

- Max. length of shortfilm: 15 minutes
- Max. age of shortfilm: 3 years
- Submits only from Europe
- Your shortfilm should not have been awarded before, and has not been shown in Leipzig until submission

submission form :

terms of participation :

Overall Rating
  • Lisa Zielke

    Beautiful location, great variety of chosen films, large audience, only a bit of a pity and "waste" that the film makers weren't really used for anything, I mean - there is so much potential and there was no interviews, no presentation, no meeting spot, no get-together, not even name tags. Even though they paid for travel costs and were so welcoming! So I think that would be a great thing to add in the future, because why else would you mind so much to have the makers come, if then you only send them home after watching? :)

    January 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Lisa, it's important to get a review from one of our visitors/ filmmakers!!
    Your movie was wonderful, we hope to meet you again and we are excited to watch your new film :)
    We will learn from our mistakes and will improve our skills!