Selected German Film Festivals

Festival of German Films Ludwigshafen

Festival des deutschen Films - Ludwighafen am Rhein gGmbH
Luitpoldstr. 56
67063 Ludwigshafen
phone +49-621-95 30 44 00

Managing Director
Dr. Michael Kötz

Program Manager
Daniela Kötz

Year of Foundation 2005

Event Date from 30 August 2017 till 17 September 2017

in Ludwigshafen am Rhein/Parkinsel, Germany

Sections Competition, Lichtblicke (Out of Competition), Children's Films

Category Feature, Documentary, TV Movie

Terms of Entry films produced in Germany (fiction, documentary, experimental), longer than 45 min

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


Format DCP, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline 03 May 2017

Attendance Figures 112,000

Participants of the Film Industry 500 industry guests

Film Art Jury Award (Euro 20,000; Euro 10,000 go to the director, Euro 10,000 to the majority producer, Euro 30,000 as support of the distribution, if a theatrical distribution is planned)
Audience Award (Euro 10,000)
Media Culture Award (TV Productions)
Actor Award
Screenplay Award
Special Awards

Number of Films Shown around 30 films

Evaluation The festival is a relevant, audience-oriented and extremely popular meeting place for the German industry in summer. The focus and strength lies in giving a comprehensive overview of the most important German films of the year, instead of competing for German premieres only. The Berlinale excepted, it's the German festival with the highest number of admissions.

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