Festival Calendar

Independent Days - International Film Festival Karlsruhe

Independent Days Karlsruhe e.V.
Alter Schlachthof 17c
76131 Karlsruhe
phone +49-721-9 33 80 05
email: info@independentdays.de

Festival Director
Dr. Oliver Langewitz

Year of Foundation 2001

Event Date from 01 April 2020 till 05 April 2020

Event Date !!! 2020 edition postponed from 1-5 April to 21-25 October !!!

in Karlsruhe, Germany

International Competition

Sections Short Film Competition, Feature Competition, Indierama Programs (Thematic Specials, Regional Focuses), Workshops, Master Classes

Category Feature, Short, Documentary

Terms of Entry completed in 2016 or later, independent and low budget productions only, all genres

Genre Comedy, Drama, Animation, Documentary Films, Experimental, Music, Short Films


Format DCP, HD QuickTime

Registration Deadline Early: 15 July 2019
Regular: 30 September 2019
Late: 31 October 2019

Fees depending on the submission category and deadline, US$ 5 - 50

Attendance Figures 3,000

Participants of the Film Industry approx. 60 filmmaker guests, as well as commissioning editors from TV stations and producers from Southern Germany, France and Switzerland

Prizes/Awards Film Award of the Sparkasse Karlsruhe's Cultural Foundation (Euro 2,500)
City of Karlsruhe Film Award - Audience Award "Karlina" (Euro 1,500)
Georg Fricker Award - Best Eastern European Short Film (Euro 1,500)
Newbie Award - Best Debut
Female Award - Best Female Director (Euro 1,000)
Indie Award - Best Feature (Euro 1,000)
Best Short Short up to 5 minutes (Euro 500)
Roncalli-Forum Film Award (Euro 1,000)
ZEUS Award Best Actor
ZEUS Award Best Actress
The Small ID - Best No-Budget Production
Best Film Composer

Number of Films Shown 2019: 150 films from 43 countries

Media Coverage regional media (press, TV, radio), trade magazines and online

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