Festival Calendar

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

LICHTER - Filmkultur e.V.
Leipziger Str. 9
60487 Frankfurt am Main
email: info@lichter-filmfest.de

Festival Director
Gregor Maria Schubert

Year of Foundation 2008

Event Date from 27 April 2021 till 02 May 2021

Event Date

in Frankfurt, Germany

Sections Feature-length Competition (Fiction, Documentaries), Short Film Competition, International Video Art Competition, Out of Competition, International Films, Retrospective, Special Screenings

Category Documentary, Feature, Short, Student Film

Terms of Entry Feature- and Short Film Competition: only films connected to the Rhine-Main-Region, completed in 2019 or later
Audience Award: all films without German distributor (in and out of competition)
Lichter Art Award: single projections or room installations, not older than one year
VR: up to 20 min, not older than two years

Genre Animation, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, Experimental, Short Films


Format DCP, Blu-ray, HD QuickTime

Registration Deadline Features, Shorts, VR: 31 January 2021
Lichter Art Award: 15 February 2021

Attendance Figures 12,000

Prizes/Awards Best Feature (Fiction/Documentary, Euro 2,000)
Best Short (Euro 1,000)
Audience Award (Euro 2,000)
Lichter International Art Award (Euro 1,000)
Virtual Reality Award (Euro 1,000)

Media Coverage broad media coverage in regional print and online media, as well as in German trade magazines and some national newspapers

Evaluation Interesting mix of films with connection to the Frankfurt region, international films and video art. Curators pay more attention to the artistic value of the films than to the premiere status. The festival reaches out to the city and the region with several exhibitions, installations and performances.

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