After a successful premiere last year we are happy to open the second competition run of our "E&U European Short Film Festival".
The open-air festival venue is Gleisfeldpark, a beautiful green park area, right in the center of the city of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Celebrate the diverse film culture within the European Union together with our open-minded live audience.

7 different awards with a total value of 1000 € are awaiting you!

Read more about our awards and rules & terms below and submit your work here on FilmFreeway. We look forward to your great short films and short scripts.

Best Short Film from the European Union
Winner - 300 €
Finalist - 200 €
Semi-Finalist - 100 €

Best Short Script from the European Union - 100 €

3 x Audience Award - 100 € each live screening event

Short films or short scripts coming from within the European Union can be submitted in one of our two categories.
Since we already start with our open call in January we accept all submissions from the UK as well.

A submission does not necessarily mean that your film is shown at the live screening event, since we pre-select the best ones only.

Submitted short films must be in English and/or subtitled in English.
Short scripts must be written either in English or German.

We plan to show a great variety from all EU countries.
Please inform us about the country of origin in your application.

Short films must have a maximum total running time of up to 20 minutes.
Short scripts must not be longer than 20 pages (in addition to title page).

As it is the easiest way, we prefer online links to the projects.
Projects do not have to be exclusive for us. We would just love to see all your great films or screenplays, whether they are old or new or can be seen anywhere else.

The submitters declare to hold all intellectual property rights of their work.

We endorse and are open to all forms of entertaining, bold and fresh films or short scripts of any genres.
Only projects that are discriminatory and/or are against a common democratic sense, for example promoting sexism, will be disqualified from the competition.

Female filmmakers should feel most encouraged to join our festival. The quality of the content counts in the end, however we will try our very best to achieve an equal gender participation.

All digital formats are welcome, just please be aware, the better the quality of picture and sound, the better your chances are of winning one of the awards and prizes.
The same principle applies to short scripts. Scripts that we can read easily and fluently have the best chances to win.
All short scripts will be read and evaluated by professional screenwriters and lectors, who have many years of experience in the media business.

All submissions must be made on FilmFreeway.
Please understand that we cannot give refunds for submissions that do not match the criterias above.

We look forward to your exciting films and short scripts.
Thank you and best of luck!

Overall Rating
  • Charlotte Wallis

    Extremely well organised and communicated Festival.

    July 2020
  • Many thanks for the Award.

    November 2019
  • Tânia Prates

    Thank you very much for everything, I wish the festival the greatest hits.

    November 2019