Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt
Year of Foundation 1977
Event Date from 13 August 2020 till 17 August 2020
in Weiterstadt, Germany
Sections Short Films, Super8 Competition, Feature Films, Live MusicCategory Short, Feature
Terms of Entry no restriction in length or genre, films older than three years must be German premieres, films with relevant dialogue have to be in German or English or have to be subtitled in German or English, films longer than 60 min: please contact the festival before submitting
Genre Short Films, Children & Youth, Comedy, Drama
Format 35 mm, Super 8, DVD PAL, Digital File, Blu-ray, DCP
Registration Deadline 30 April 2020
Attendance Figures 10,000
Participants of the Film Industry directors, producers and representatives of other festivals
Prizes/Awards Audience Award "Weiterstädter Filmhirsch"
Super 8 Award
Number of Films Shown ca. 200
Media Coverage print coverage as well as radio and TV, mostly local and regional
Evaluation A well-established event in the calendar of German short film festivals. Some years ago the press started to call Weiterstadt the "Woodstock of Film Festivals". The festival doesn't charge admission. It is very popular not only among the general audience, but in particular among filmmakers who often return even without an own film in the program.