Selected German Film Festivals

Braunschweig Film Festival

Internationales Filmfest Braunschweig
Neue Str. 8
38100 Braunschweig
phone +49-5 31-7 02 20 20
fax +49-5 31-70 22 02 99

Michael P. Aust

Year of Foundation 1986

Event Date from 19 November 2019 till 24 November 2019

in Braunschweig, Germany

International Competition

Sections Feature Competition "Heinrich Award" (European Debuts and Second Features), New International Cinema, New German Films, Green Horizons, Music and Film, Close-up of Actors and Directors, Retrospectives, Short Films, Beyond Section, Home Match Section, Midnight Talks, Exhibitions

Category Documentary, Feature, Short, First Feature

Terms of Entry feature competition: over 70 min, completed in 2018 or later, no previous commercial theatrical screening/TV broadcast; short film competition: up to 15 min, completed in 2018 or later, thematic sections "Music & Film", "Green Horizons"; KINEMA Award: first or second films produced for theatrical exhibition (fiction and documentaries), over 70 min, French or German language, European productions, completed in 2018 or later
Home Match: films with a relation to the Braunschweig region
in general, all lengths, preference is given to films completed in 2019 that are German or world premieres

Genre Music, Animation, Comedy, Drama

Subtitles English subtitles recommended

Format 35 mm, DCP, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline early: 15 March 2019 (shorts 10 Euro, features 25 Euro)
regular: 1 April 2019 (shorts 15 Euro, features 30 Euro)
late (short films): 1 June 2019 (25 Euro)
late (features): 1 July 2019 (40 Euro)

Attendance Figures 25,000

Participants of the Film Industry around 280 professional visitors (filmmakers, actors, producers, composers, press)

Prizes/Awards Heinrich (Audience Award, Euro 10,000; split between director and distributor/producer)
Europa (European Actors Award, Euro 15,000)
KINEMA French-German Youth Award (Euro 2,000)
White Lion (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Black Lion (Best Film "Beyond" Section)
Four Golden Lime Trees Award (Best Film "Home Match" Section)

Number of Films Shown ca. 170 short and feature films

Media Coverage about 80 accredited journalists, mostly local and regional print press

Evaluation The Braunschweig Filmfest is a popular audience festival which is frequently utilized by arthouse distributors as a platform for pre-premieres of upcoming highlights. While the Heinrich Award, including prize money in the amount of Euro 10,000 is highly coveted, press response is primarily regional. The festival is well established and audience-oriented. Focus: European films, German-French exchange, film music, previews and films without German distributors.

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