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Filmfest Dresden - International Short Film Festival

Filmfest Dresden - International Short Film Festival
Böhmische Str. 30
01099 Dresden
phone +49-3 51- 82 94 70
fax +49-3 51-8 29 47 19
email: info@filmfest-dresden.de

Festival Directors
Sylke Gottlebe, Anne Gaschütz

Year of Foundation 1989

Event Date from 13 April 2021 till 18 April 2021

Event Date

in Dresden, Germany

International Competition

Sections International and National Competition (short fiction and animation films), Special Programs, Animation Exchange Forum

Category Short

Terms of Entry 30 min. or less
Competitions: fiction and animation, produced 2019 or later
Special Programs: all genres

Genre Short Films, Animation, Children & Youth, Comedy, Drama, Documentary Films, Experimental

Subtitles English subtitles recommended

Format DCP, 35 mm

Registration Deadline 01 December 2020

Attendance Figures 20,500

Participants of the Film Industry approx. 500 of more than 40 countries, including about 200 international and national filmmakers; many representatives of non-profit organizations and international cultural institutions, some producers and distributors

Animation (Euro 7,500)
Fiction (Euro 7,500)
Youth Jury Award (Euro 2,000)
Audience Award (Euro 3,000)

Animation (Euro 3,000)
Fiction (Euro 3,000)
Audience Award (Euro 4,000)
Youth Jury Award (Euro 2,000)
Promotion Award (Euro 20,000)
DEFA Promotion Prize Animation (Euro 3,000)

ARTE Award (Euro 6,000 for the broadcast rights of a short film from the competitions)
Golden Horseman Sound Design (Euro 1,500 in kind and Euro 1,500)
GenderDiversity Film Award (Euro 1,200)

Audience Award (2,000 Euro)

Number of Films Shown international competition: 60, national competition: 40, about 300 in total

Media Coverage ca. 70 media representatives present: around 30 of the local and regional print and TV media, almost 25 national journalists and 15 international journalists

Evaluation As the former location of the DEFA Animated Film Studio, Dresden has a long tradition as a center for animated film, reflected in the orientation of its film festival. Dresden is the only new East-German festival actually founded before the tumbling down of the Wall. Filmfest Dresden is Europe's short film festival with the best funded awards. It is one of the most important short film events of the year. Growing numbers of visitors from all branches of the industry and a high degree of audience popularity evidence Dresden's significance for the national short film scene.

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