In close cooperation with major international film festivals, German Films organizes pre-selection screenings and collective submissions for a wide variety of international film festivals. Generally, films which are submitted and screened through German Films are exempt from the festival application fee.

Prior to each screening session or collective submission, German Films sends out a call for submissions to producers, listing the exact requirements and deadlines for the screening/submission.

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Submit your film for a pre-selection screening and/or collective submission by registering for the Film Submission Management System.

Call For Submissions

Here you will find information pertaining to the cooperating festivals and deadlines.
Dates for 2023 festivals will be updated on a regular basis.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM
Deadline for registration for pre-selection screening: October 2, 2022
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Dates for 2022 festivals will be updated on a regular basis.

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline for registration for pre-selection screening: June 26, 2022
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FIRST LOOK – FOCUS ON GERMANY AT LOCARNO
Deadline for registration for pre-selection screening: May 29, 2022
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SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline for registration for pre-selection screening: April 27, 2022
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KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline for registration for pre-selection screening: April 10, 2022
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LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline for registration for pre-selection screening: February 23, 2022
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SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline for registration for pre-selection screening: February 10, 2022
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MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline for registration for pre-selection screening: February 3, 2022
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HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
Deadline for registration for pre-selection screening: January 7, 2022
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