Innovative film makers from all over Europe meet up in Neubrandenburg every year. The films tackle under an bigger scope the topic "future" and deal with changing realities. They test and transcend the boundaries of their genre in exciting frontier region between tradition and avant-garde.

We especially welcome entries from young filmmakers who have not yet etablished themselves. Films and videos should have a mp4 or AVI be no more than sixty minutes in length and should have been completed after 1st of January 2017. The film has to be subtitled in English. We accept all formats. Preference will be given to films which have not previously been shown elsewhere, although we will accept those which have.

Every year a different European film school will introduce itself as part of the festival's international programme. As well as our European programme, dokumenART also offers a special forum for Eastern European films. The aim of this forum is to promote encounters between youn filmmakers from Eatsern and Western Europe within the newly expanded Europe. Our international programme is further supplemented by Specials, Retrospectives and regional features.
We encourage committed filmmakers to submit via FilmFreeway.

The Latücht-Award of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will be awarded to an outstanding film, video or multimedia project which makes best use of the creative possibilities of the medium. It comes with a cash prize of 5,000 €.

The City of Neubrandenburg Award will be awarded to a courageous and artistically ambitious film that explores or transcends the boundaries of its genre. It comes with a cash prize of 2,000 €.

The Award of the Student Union Greifswald will be presented by students of the University Neubrandenburg as well as the University Greifswald and comes with a cash prize of 1,000 €.

The Audience award of Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) The festival audience of Neubrandenburg choses their favourite competition film. It comes with a cash prize of 1,000 €.

Mission / description General rules European Competition
- Only films with a max. length of 60 minutes are eligible
- At least 1 European production country must be attached to the project
- We accept releases from after January 1 2017, or later.
- One member of the film crew is experted to attend the festival.
- By handing in a fim, the filmmakers accepts that no fees will be paid for screening at the festivals, neither after the festival on occasion of dokumentART programm presentations.
- By handing in a film to the festival, the filmmakers accepts that the film might be seletected for competition as well as the Eastern Block Program.

General Rules Eastern Block (out of competition)
-All film lengths are eligible
-Films from OR about countries/a country in Central or Eastern Europe, incl. the CIS states.

Overall Rating
  • Veneta Androva

    It was really nice expirience for me to be part of the 27. dokumentART. Great programm with a lot of interesting works and such nice and welcoming athmosphere. Thank you for having me!

    November 2018
  • Thomas Hirgorom

    I could go to this festival and the programmation and the reception were perfect!!

    October 2018
  • Riccardo Gaspare Contrino

    It's been a really beautiful and fulfilling experience! The crew of doukumentART are extremely kind and well organized! The selection of the festival was very interesting as well as the location.

    Great experience!

    March 2018
  • Kasia Prus

    Great documentary film selection. I enjoyed the festival very much.

    November 2017
  • Giorgi Tkemaladze

    This is a very high level festival, great films and a very good environment with a very exciting time

    October 2017