Willkommen to the revolution! Home of experimental, innovative and cult-underground films, the perfect advocator of independent cinema.
Inspired by a German circus, promoting unknown talent and their strange and experimental films, exclusive to this space because they are so peculiar and repellent to the masses. This is the trunk of forgotten and lost films.

BRAND PROMISE

To offer a full packaged service in fast-tracked recognition. FilmHaus is the first stop, the promotional sidekick, the energy booster of all film festivals, one where your film can enjoy high-value promotional coverage for social media, press articles, a ranking boost for your IMDb star/movie-meter. FilmHaus strives to be one of the most elegant, professional and aspirational film festivals out there today, the competition is so well-curated and presented it makes you look like serious business, which is the way it should be, especially for indie creators/storytellers who have all the odds stacked against them.

*AWARD LAURELS, DIPLOMAS + IMDB ACCREDITATION
We've been green-lit to offer our high-class services. We serve IMDb-accredited recognition to boost your IMDB STAR/MOVIEmeter ranking.
Recognition with us matters and advances your agenda.

*UNIQUE RANKING SYSTEM
One of only six Film Festivals in the world that goes the extra mile to offer up utmost transparency in where your film ranked in the vast pool of submissions received.

*PROMOTION SERVICE
...to have bespoke promotional assets designed/created for you, to help promote your movie's participation/recognition at FilmHaus on social media.
Helping busy filmmakers with their announcements.

*ONE-FEE FOR MORE THAN ONE AWARD CATEGORY
Every FilmFreeway submission category grants you access to multiple award categories, to maximise your opportunities for success. We're the only ones who do this!

*70 AWARD CATEGORIES
To host 70 separate award categories per competition round is a big ordeal for a small jury team, we go the extra mile to credit every aspect of your project's production, that's how passionate and hard-working we are!

*FASTTRACK
Three competition rounds every year so the wait is not eternal!

*HIGH-VALUE
One of the most elegant, professional and aspirational film festival platforms out there today, the competition is so well-curated and presented it makes you look like serious business, which is the way it should be!

*WE LISTEN + WE ANSWER
Communication is important to us and the key to our success.

TARGET COMPETITOR

Independent creators/storytellers of all ages and from all over the world, who know their work is not up to the mainstream standard yet but in their rookie abilities have created something profound and special that deserves recognition in its own authentic right.

We host 70 separate award categories across three competition rounds every year.
To complete your award laurels + diplomas, your wins/noms with us are IMDb-accredited to boost your IMDB STAR/MOVIEmeter ranking.
We're one of only six Film Festivals in the world that goes the extra mile to offer up utmost transparency in where your film ranked in the vast pool of submissions received. We have a unique ranking system to our competition rounds.

Short Film Submission = 7 Award Categories
Best Narrative Micro-Short Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Independent Film
Best Foreign-Language Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Zero or Low-Budget Film
Best Mobile Film

Feature Film Submission = 5 Award Categories
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Narrative Medium-Length Film
Best Independent Film
Best Foreign-Language Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Zero or Low-Budget Film
Best Mobile Film

Student Film Submission = 6 Award Categories
Best Student Film
Best Independent Film
Best Foreign-Language Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Zero or Low-Budget Film
Best Mobile Film

Short Screenplay Submission = 8 Award Categories
Best Short Screenplay
Best Original Concept
Best Queer
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Action, Sci-Fi or Fantasy
Best Horror
Best Thriller

Feature Screenplay Submission = 8 Award Categories
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Original Concept
Best Queer
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Action, Sci-Fi or Fantasy
Best Horror
Best Thriller

Short Documentary Submission = 6 Award Categories
Best Short-Length Documentary
Best Performative Documentary
Best Documentary Directing
Best Scriptwriting for Podcast or Doc
Best Documentary Cinematography
Best Documentary Editing

Feature Documentary Submission = 6 Award Categories
Best Feature-Length Documentary
Best Performative Documentary
Best Documentary Directing
Best Scriptwriting for Podcast or Doc
Best Documentary Cinematography
Best Documentary Editing

Animated Film Submission = 7 Award Categories
Best Animated Film
Best 2D Character Design
Best 2D Created Environment
Best 3D Character Design
Best 3D Created Environment
Best Animation Style
Best CGI & Visual Effects

TV & Web/New Media Submission = 6 Award Categories
Best TV or Streaming Series
Best Pilot Episode
Best Live-Recorded Media
Best Independent Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Zero or Low-Budget Film

Music Video or Commercial Submission = 10 Award Categories
Best Music Video
Best Ad/Commercial
Best Fashion Film
Best Commercial Directing
Best Music Video Artist
Best Original Song
Best Original Concept
Best Commercial Cinematography
Best Music Video Editing
Best Commercial Production Design

Podcast Submission = 3 Award Categories
Best Podcast
Best Scriptwriting for Podcast or Doc
Best Podcast or Doc Host/Presenter

Genre Blast Submission = 10 Award Categories
Best Queer Film
Best Dance or Poetic Film
Best Cult Film
Best Fan Film
Best Drama
Best Romantic Drama
Best Comedy or Musical
Best Action, Sci-Fi or Fantasy
Best Horror
Best Thriller

Technical Assessment = 11 Award Categories
Best Directing
Best Screenplay
Best Original Concept
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best CGI & Visual Effects
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup, Hairstyling & SFX

Performative Assessment = 5 Award Categories
Best Lead Actor
Best Lead Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble Cast

Directorial Assessment = 4 Award Categories
Best Directing
Best Directorial Debut (First-Time Director)
Best Young Filmmaker
Emerging Filmmaker Award

-All film genres and durations accepted.
-All submissions are final, no refunds.
-The submitter owns all the rights to the film or screenplay.
-No limiting parameters in terms of the film's production year.
-You grant the FilmHaus team permission to use screengrabs/official stills from the film on the festival website and/or festival's social media platforms in order to promote your film's status within the competition round.
-The jury's decision will be final and will not be discussed.
-All non-English foreign language films must have English subtitles
-No free waivers can be granted at this time.
-You agree to have read and accepted FilmHaus's rules, regulations and code of conduct.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Congratulations for the organization, for the noise,
    for the howls and above all for the support to independent cinema.

    Vicentini Gomez

    November 2022
  • Ron Rossmann

    We are so honored to be selected as a finalist in the Production Design and Best Zero/Low-Budget Film. An amazing festival, extraordinarily professional and credible. Will submit again in the future.

    November 2022
  • Augie Pagan

    If you're looking for a festival for your project, I can't recommend FilmHaus enough. Jasper Lorenz was very supportive for our first short and was there to answer any and all questions. Thanks again for supporting our small film!

    May 2022
  • Excellent Film Festival!! Jasper Lorenz reached out to me for my film and was nothing but extremely and passionate about my film and independent cinema. I absolutely cannot wait to submit my next project to this festival!!

    April 2022
  • Thank you for letting me to be a part of your festival. And thank you very much for your 4 nominations and 1 win. I wish all the best to you, and FilmHaus festival.

    February 2022