Selected German Film Festivals

Emden/Norderney International Film Festival

Internationales Filmfestival Emden/Aurich/Norderney Volkshochschule Emden e.V.
An der Berufsschule 3
26721 Emden
phone +49-49 21-91 55 31/33/35
fax +49-49 21-91 55 91

Festival Director
Rolf Eckard

Year of Foundation 1990

Event Date from 09 June 2021 till 16 June 2021

Event Date !!! 2021 edition postponed from 9-16 June to 6-13 October !!!

in Emden, Norderney, Germany

Sections Competition (features and shorts), New British Cinema, New German Cinema (contemporary feature films), International Series, Children's and Family Films, Short Films, Midnight Talk, Screenplay Award

Category Documentary, Feature, Short

Terms of Entry competition: shorts up to 30 min, feature films longer than 65 min; productions from German-language countries and countries in the northwest of Europe (The Benelux, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Nordic Countries, Iceland); no previous commercial exploitation in Germany, no public screening earlier than 18 months (features)/9 months (shorts) before the festival;
out of competition: all lengths

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

Subtitles English subtitles recommended German subtitles recommended

Format DCP, Blu-ray, HD QuickTime

Registration Deadline 31 May 2021

Fees none

Attendance Figures 24,000

Participants of the Film Industry more than 300 German distributors, theater exhibitors and festival scouts from medium-scale festivals

Prizes/Awards Bernhard Wicki Award (Euro 10,000; Euro 3,000; Euro 2,000)
AOK Film Award (Euro 5,000)
Trade Union Award (Euro 7,000)
NDR Newcomer Award (Euro 5,000)
Creative Energy Award (Euro 5,000)
Integration Award (Euro 5,000)

Short Film Awards (up to 15 min; Euro 2,500; Euro 1,000; Euro 500)
Engelke Short Film Award (up to 30 min; Euro 2,500)

Screenplay Award (Euro 12,000)
Actor Award (Euro 5,000)
"A Writer's Desk by the Sea"-Award (2 weeks first class hotel on the island of Norderney for project development)

Number of Films Shown 50 feature films, 40 short and animated films

Media Coverage mostly local and regional, but also coverage on NDR radio and television; some summaries in national trade papers

Evaluation Due to its very personalized structure and informal atmosphere, this classically audience-oriented festival is drawing many filmmakers, press and and industry insiders to the North Sea. Apart from numerous German guests, the festival´s involvement in British Film is leading to a number of industry visitors from England. Most of the screenings are introduced personally by guests such as directors, producers and actors.

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