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Osnabrück Independent Film Festival

Unabhängiges Filmfest Osnabrück
c/o Osnabrücker FilmForum e. V.
Lohstr. 45a
49074 Osnabrück
phone +49-5 41-2 98 24
fax +49-5 41-2 02 02 98
email: info@filmfest-os.de

Festival Director
Julia Scheck

Year of Foundation 1986

Event Date from 21 October 2020 till 25 October 2020

Event Date

in Osnabrück, Germany

International Competition

Sections International Competitions: Films about Children's Rights, Films about Peace and Tolerance, Focus on Europe, Vistas Latinas, FilmFest Extreme, Short Films, Music Videos, Ufolinos (Short Films for Children)

Category Feature, Documentary, Short

Terms of Entry produced in 2019 or 2020, Osnabrück premieres - previous participation in other festivals is possible, no theatrical release in Germany prior to the festival, 60 min and longer, short films max. 20 min

Genre Animation, Children & Youth, Documentary Films, Family Entertainment, Human Interest, Drama, Comedy


Format 35 mm, DCP, Blu-ray, Digital File

Registration Deadline 30 April 2020

Fees none

Attendance Figures 6,200

Participants of the Film Industry few German distributors

Prizes/Awards Peace Film Award (Euro 10,000)
Children´s Rights Award (Euro 2,000)
Ernst Weber Soldarity Film Award (Euro 1,000)
Moral Courage Film Award (Euro 1,000)
Audience Award (Best Short Film, Euro 500)

Number of Films Shown about 90

Media Coverage nationwide print press, radio and local TV

Evaluation Osnabrück offers a cross-section of independent short and long films from all over the world. Due to the scarcity of premieres here, not many industry visitors are present. The festival promotes the exchange between filmmakers and their audiences.

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