Selected German Film Festivals

Oldenburg International Film Festival

Internationales Filmfest Oldenburg
Lange Str. 53
26122 Oldenburg
phone +49-4 41-9 25 08 55

Director and Program Director
Torsten Neumann

Year of Foundation 1994

Event Date from 15 September 2021 till 19 September 2021

Event Date

in Oldenburg, Germany

Sections International Section, Independent Section, Short Films, Tribute, Retrospective

Category Documentary, Feature, Short

Terms of Entry previous participation in other festivals is possible; independent program: German premiere preferred (German films: no previous theatrical release in Germany, not completed before 2020); shorts: up to 49 min, features: longer than 49 min

Genre Comedy, Drama, Documentary Films, Short Films

Subtitles English subtitles recommended German subtitles recommended

Format DCP, HD QuickTime, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline Early: 2 April 2021
Regular: 28 May 2021
Late: 18 June 2021

Fees feature films: US$50,- (early bird: US$45,-; late: US$70,-); shorts: US$25,- (early bird: US$20,-; late: US$40,-)

Attendance Figures 15,500

Participants of the Film Industry approx. 400

Audience Award (Euro 2,000)
Best German Film - Jury Award (Euro 4,000)
Best Short Film (Euro 500)
Seymour Cassel Award for an Outstanding Performance

Number of Films Shown 75 international productions, 18 short films

Media Coverage mostly regional and national print coverage; cooperation with a regional TV channel (live-program); approx. 200 journalists

Evaluation The very significant and active festival in the presentation of American independent films, and therefore the appropriate platform for an expansion into the German-speaking market. In other ways as well, the festival devotes itself to independent film. Up-and-coming German creative talents are regularly in attendance here. A pleasant and laid-back festival with a lively atmosphere.

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