Selected German Film Festivals

Hof International Film Festival

Internationale Hofer Filmtage
Altstadt 8
95028 Hof
phone +49-92 81-8 54 40
fax +49-92 81-1 88 16

Artistic Director
Thorsten Schaumann

Year of Foundation 1967

Event Date from 25 October 2022 till 30 October 2022

Event Date

in Hof, Germany

Sections non-competitive; no specific sections in general; new German and international features, short films and documentaries, retrospective; Hof Plus Industry Program, Speed Pitch

Category Feature, Documentary, Short, First Feature

Terms of Entry all lengths, all genres; productions may not be older than one year, no prior public screening in Germany, German subtitles welcome, but English subtitles accepted, submitters must agree that their films will be screened theatrically as well as on the festival's streaming platform (restricted to Germany, until 6 Nov. 2022)

Genre Comedy, Animation, Action, Documentary Films, Drama, Experimental, Family, Fantasy, LGBT, Music, Short Films


Format DCP

Registration Deadline Film Submission: 29 August 2022
Speed Pitch: to be announced

Fees none

Attendance Figures 32,000

Participants of the Film Industry some representatives of German distributors and TV stations; German producers and exhibitors

Prizes/Awards Award of the City of Hof
Promotion Award New German Cinema (Euro 10,000; best creative achievement in a German film)
Hof Gold Award in memory of Heinz Badewitz (Gold worth Euro 35,000 and one-year-mentorship for the director of the Best German Debut Feature)
Granit - Hof Documentary Award (Best German Documentary Feature, Euro 7,500)
City of Hof Short Film Awards (Jury Award DE/AT/CH 2,500 Euro; Audience Award 2,500 Euro)
Best Production Design/Costumes (awarded by Production Design Study of the HFF and the professional guild of art directors SFK)
Hans Vogt Film Award

Number of Films Shown 70-80 feature length films, approx. 50 short and midlength films

Media Coverage mostly local and regional coverage (newspapers, TV, radio), few summaries in national trades and magazines

Evaluation Hof used to be among the most highly acclaimed festivals in Germany. Founded in 1967, it immediately played an important role in the festival scene. It looks back on a long tradition, in particular of discovering young German talent directors, but also of following international directors' careers from early on. The most important element here is the focus on new independent German films, with numerous German premieres of international films selectively scheduled for Hof added to the mix. The festival is still a popular autumn meeting place for film lovers as well as some German industry representatives.

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