Herzlich Willkommen bei den Frankfurter Filmfestspiele!

At Frankfurt Film Festival, our goal is to unlock the full potential of filmmakers worldwide. Through the selection, judgment, and promotion of cinematic works by both aspiring and established filmmakers, we strive to establish an environment that uplifts each and every individual within our global cinematic community.

FFF is an IMDb Qualifying Event!

We want to change the culture of film festivals worldwide and foster an invigorating and novel approach to how filmmakers and audiences’ approach both cinematic works of art, and the institution of film festivals as a whole.

Our carefully elected judging body consists of industry veterans that uphold our values in the same ways that we do. We ensure the thorough and fair evaluation of all films selected by our governing body to be screened in our festival. No matter the size and scale of the production, Frankfurt Film Festival has a strong appetite for films that approach cinema through the lens of originality, providing thought-provoking themes that will stimulate and inspire us all.

Frankfurt Film Festival is proud to feature international distribution representation and national press attendance, allowing filmmakers admitted into our festival to gain the valuable exposure they need to elevate themselves further in their cinematic artistic pursuits. As it stands, Frankfurt Film Festival is a must-attend cultural event for filmmakers and other industry professionals looking to expand their horizons and grow within the expanding film industry, and for curious audience members looking to enjoy vibrant, exciting new cinema.

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We look forward to seeing your projects!

The judges of the festival will carefully select the films to be nominated for awards, and create a selection of nominated films to be screened in front of the live audience.

Our festival offers the chance for filmmakers to be selected and awarded. Winners will receive a customised laurel, a winners pack that includes physical Certificate, trophy, and more goodies! Winners will also have the chance to have an exclusive interview with the team, free review, gift cards and there will also be some cash prizes awarded.

Once a year we will hold an annual ceremony screening with all the winners invited. This fantastic event will give filmmakers opportunities to watch their film on the big screen with a live audience as well as the opportunity for networking!

The winners will be announced at the event, on our website, and on social media.

Our Rules and Guidelines for 2023 Submissions:

Your submission implies that you have the legal right to represent and submit this project for consideration, along with your acceptance of Frankfurt Film Festival regulations.

✔️ All foreign-language films must be submitted with English subtitles

✔️ Features are any film over 30 mins. Short films are 30 mins and under.

✔️To submit a project, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us.

✔️ Projects must be completed on or after January 1, 2019 to be eligible for consideration at the 2023 Frankfurt Film Festival.

✔️ All submissions for Frankfurt Film Festival are to be paid through FilmFreeway platform. The submission fee is non-refundable. The same film can be entered into one or more categories, but each category requires an entry fee.

Best of Germany

Discounted fee is available for submissions that were both shot in Germany and come from a director with a current German address. Projects that meet BOTH qualifications can submit to the Best of Germany category. Any projects submitted to this category that have violated these terms will be disqualified and not refunded.

If your projects qualify for this discounted category please email qualifications to Frankfurtfilmfestival@gmail.com.

Questions regarding submissions may be directed to our email!

Overall Rating
  • Tom Heinemann

    Very friendly staff and perfect communication!

    April 2023
  • Michael Cusack

    A great festival. I live in Australia but I felt very included. The organisers are obviously passionate about film. Overall, an excellent experience. Highly recommended.

    April 2023
  • Marion H von Loewenstern

    A well organised festival and with focus on communication , the team stand out.
    We believe the Frankfurt Film Festival is a "rising star" within the festival circuit. The appreciation and respect film makers receive, make submissions -regardless of their final judging status- a pleasurable experience. Thank you to everyone involved, thank you for our award! We look forward to submit in the future.
    Marion H von Loewenstern / producer

    April 2022
  • Simon Kay

    What an absolute privilege to have been honoured at this festival. The team’s communication was amazing, timeous, friendly and professional. Not only that they made me feel truly welcomed as a film maker and took the time to interview me about my film Kristallklar that won Best in Germany. I cannot wait to attend the event in person when circumstances allow.

    April 2022
  • Paraskevi Markatou

    This festival is an amazing experience! I recommend it to all the flimflammers who want to showcase their work! Exceptional communication during and after the end of the event. Great networking and great people! I will definitely apply again with my next projects in the future and hopefully we can meet all and celebrate our love for cinema in person! Vielen vielen Dank Frankfurt Film Festival!

    March 2022