Award for documentary and art videos on Europe and European issues.

Upfront! is a platform for your artistic, political and social voice. Here you can take a stance on European issues that move you and start an artistic debate. Submit a video of any form now, to show your perspective and say what you think! Exciting prizes and an international audience await you! Completely free of charge.

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Upfront! Young European Video Award is a cooperation between the Young Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf and the EUROPE DIRECT Düsseldorf. Both institutions are located in Düsseldorf and represent two different perspectives that merge in upfront!: Art and information.

Award for documentary and art videos on Europe and European have the chance to win one of the three following prizes. The winners will be selected by a jury of former winners and experts from cultural sciences and video art.

1st place: 1.500 €
2nd place: 1.000 €
3rd place: 500 €

In addition, the winner will be invited to join the awards ceremony in Düsseldorf, Germany (financial support available).

Find more information on the jury and prizes on our website.

All videos must follow a documentary or art approach and deal with the EU or European political, social, or cultural issues/subjects!

Video requirements:
- up to 15 minutes
- not older than 2019
- English or English subtitles

Team requirements (key members - producer, director, etc.) must be:
- 16-26 years old (at time of publication)
- resident of an EU member states

By submitting the video to the upfront! Award I assure that no rights of third parties to image, sound and persons are violated and that all rights for submission and publication within the Upfront Award are available. The submitted video may be shown free of charge in the cinema during the screening and excerpts (up to 10 seconds / still) may be used for advertising purposes (with copyright notice). In addition, the video, if nominated or among the winning films, may be published on this website with a copyright notice and name mention. Upfront Award is not liable for copyright violations.

Overall Rating
  • I found myself very much welcome in this festival! Their care for works which carry reflections on our present as European citizens, addressing issues and leaving questions, is a thing of dramatic importance in our time.

    August 2022