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FILMKUNSTFEST Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

FILMKUNSTFEST Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
c/o Filmland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Puschkinstr. 44 (Rathaus)
19055 Schwerin
Germany
phone +49-3 85-5 51 57 70
fax +49-3 85-5 51 57 72
http://www.filmland-mv.de/filmkunstfest-m-v/das-festival/
email: info@filmland-mv.de

Managing Director and Artistic Director
Volker Kufahl

Year of Foundation 1991

Event Date from 01 May 2018 till 06 May 2018

in Schwerin, Germany

Sections Feature Film Competition, Documentary Competition, Short Film Competition, Children's Films Competition, Homage - Guest of Honor, Focus Baltic Sea, Guest Country, Professional Conference

Category Feature, Short, Documentary

Terms of Entry (co-)productions from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, completed after 1 January 2017; feature film and documentary competition: longer than 70 min; short film competition: up to 15 min; no national premiere necessary, no regular theatrical release in Germany previous to the festival

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

Subtitles German subtitles necessary

Format Digital File, Blu-ray, DCP

Registration Deadline 28 February 2018

Fees none

Attendance Figures 18,000

Participants of the Film Industry producers, directors, screenwriters, distributors and representatives of film commissions

Prizes/Awards
GOLDEN OX HONORARY AWARD

FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
Flying Ox (Euro 10,000)
Best Director (Euro 5,000)
Audience Award (Euro 2,500)
Actor Award (Euro 3,500)
Upcoming Actor Award (Euro 2,500)
DEFA Foundation Award (Euro 4,000)
Best Sound Design (Euro 4,000 worth of contributions in kind)
FIPRESCI Award

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Best Documentary (Euro 5,000)

SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Best Short Film (Euro 4,000)

CHILDREN AND YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD
LEO Award (Children's Jury, Euro 7,500)

Number of Films Shown in each competition section: 10; program in total: about 100

Media Coverage NDR (German regional broadcaster) is the media partner of the festival; broad local and regional print coverage; summaries in national trade papers; about 20 print media journalists; daily "Festival TV"- program

Evaluation The festival's focus is on new German-language films as well as films from the neighboring countries along the Baltic Sea. Special events dealing with the arts are also part of the festival. Thanks to media partnerships, the festival receives wide regional press coverage. In 2015, a professional conference covering current film and TV industry issues is organized by the festival's parent company, FilmLand Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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