II. Films (feature films, short films, documentary films)

1. Categories

• Amateur photographers (children, young people, adults)
• Professional filmmakers (including those still studying, apprentices, etc.)

2. Genres

• Feature film
• Video short film
• documentary
• Mobile phone short film
• TV commercial and cinema trailer (see genre VIII. A Advertising/PR)


3. Form

• At least 1(one) video short film of up to a maximum 20 minutes
• File size of up to 50 MB and for publication purposes an additional ZIP file of 1 GB
   maximum in the highest possible resolution
• At least 2 (two) mobile phone short films of approx. 1.5 minutes each
• One (1) feature film
• a documentary
• The film must not contain any canned music
• Entries to be submitted as MOV or MP4 (H264) files
• HD resolution (1280x720 or 1920x1080) or SD resolution (16x9)



4. Topics

4.1. Range of topics
Violence – Consequences – Solutions

 4.2. Range of topics
Looking to the future to the diversity of a life full of joie
de vivre, sincerity, harmony, love, friendship, the laughter of children and much more
Example:  "What made you happy last week?"


5. Conditions of participation

  • Video short films, mobile short films and documentary must be uploaded to the digital film database by participants
  • Feature films must be submitted by participants as a link (e.g. to Vimeo or equivalent provider)
  • Amateur filmmakers and "filmmakers in training" must describe the topic of the work
  • Bilingual texts and/or dialogues (written, spoken, sung, displayed etc.) in German and English; one of both languages sufficient as a PDF,
    (the translators will be integrated in a possible prize ceremony/award),
  • Feature film in German is sufficient
  • this work will further be entered in Category V. (Film) Music/Sound/Design as well;
  • films that include animation will further be entered in the Category for Animated Films as well (see below); 
  • At the organisers’ request (for example, in the event of winning a prize/a special recognition), the participant is to provide a high-resolution version of the submitted work on a data DVD (video-DVD)
  • Simultaneously, the work must be submitted in genre V. Soundtracks/Sound Design
  • Participants must send a completed and signed entry form as an attachment to the e-mail address provided, participation is not possible without registration.
  • The organisers’ decision is final. There is no recourse to legal action.


Closing date for entries:  31 July 2015

We recommend uploading works to the database at least four days before the closing date and mailing the written entry form (PDF) in good time.