Festival Selection Screenings & Submissions

In close cooperation with major international film festivals, German Films invites international festival delegates to Germany for specially organized pre-selection screening sessions. These several-day sessions offer the unique opportunity for the festival delegate to screen a large of number of films in a very short amount of time and helps to consolidate the festival application and screening process for producers. Generally, films which are submitted and screened through German Films are exempt from the festival application fee.

Prior to each screening session or collective sumission, German Films sends out a call for entries to producers, listing the exact requirements and deadlines for the screening/submission.

Register here for the Film Submission Management System and submit your film for a pre-selection screening and/or collective submission.


PRE-SELECTION SCREENING DATES
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CANNES: DIRECTORS FORTNIGHT 2016
Registration Deadline: 4 February 2016

KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Registration deadline: 22 April 2016
Pre-selection screenings: 3 & 4 May 2016

LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Registration deadline: 11 May 2016
Pre-selection screenings: 23 - 25 May 2016

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Registration deadline: 29 April 2016
Pre-selection screenings: 25-28 May 2016

SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Registration deadline: 20 May 2016
Pre-selection screenings: 30 May - 1 June 2016

TORINO FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Registration deadline: 20 May 2016
Pre-selection screenings: 30 May - 1 June 2016

VENICE INTERNATIONAL CRITICS' WEEK 2016 
Registration deadline: 8 June 2016
Pre-selection screenings: 20 & 21 June 2016

BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Registration deadline: 17 June 2016
Pre-selection screenings: 27-29 June 2016

 

German Films also organizes COLLECTIVE SUBMISSIONS for various festivals. These collective submissions offer filmmakers and producers the opportunity to submit their films via German Films to a festival and be exempted of the festival's general submission fees. Here you will find information pertaining to the cooperating festivals and deadlines.


HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Registration deadline: 25 November 2015

HOT DOCS TORONTO 2016
Click here for the pre-registration form.

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Registration deadline: 16 January 2016

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Registration deadline: 18 April 2016

VENICE DAYS 2016
Registration deadline: 22 June 2016

SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Registration deadline: 24 June 2016

IDFA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Click here for the registration form.

WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Registration deadline: 15 July 2016

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Registration deadline: 27 July 2016