Festival Selection Screenings & Submissions

PRE-SELECTION SCREENING DATES

German Films invites international festival delegates to Germany for specially organized pre-selection screening sessions. These several-day sessions offer the unique opportunity for the festival delegate to screen a large of number of films in a very short amount of time and helps to consolidate the festival application and screening process for producers. Generally, films which are submitted and screened through German Films are exempt from the festival application fee.

FIPA 2018
Pre-selection screening dates: November 2017
Registration deadline: 28 October 2017

CANNES DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT 2018
Pre-selection screening dates: 16-18 February 2018
Registration deadline: 8 February 2018

KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Pre-selection screening dates: 19-20 April 2018
Registration deadline: 9 April 2018

LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Pre-selection screening dates: 22-24 May 2018
Registration deadline: 16 May 2018

VENICE CRITICS' WEEK / SETTIMANA DELLA CRITICA 2018
Pre-selection screening dates: 28-30 May 2018
Registration deadline: 23 May 2018

VENICE DAYS 2018

Pre-selection screening dates: 30 May-1 June 2018
Registration deadline: 24 May 2018

SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Pre-selection screening dates: 4-6 June 2018
Registration deadline: 30 May 2018

TORINO FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Pre-selection screening dates: 4-6 June 2018
Registration deadline: 30 May 2018

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Pre-selection screening dates: 23-25 June 2018
Registration deadline: 4 June 2018

BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Pre-selection screening dates: 25-27 June 2018
Registration deadline: 19 June 2018

ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Pre-selection screening dates: 24-26 September 2018

COLLECTIVE SUBMISSIONS

German Films also organizes collective submissions for various festivals. These collective submissions offer filmmakers and producers the opportunity to submit their films via German Films to a festival and be exempted of the festival's general submission fees. Here you will find information pertaining to the cooperating festivals and deadlines.

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Registration deadline: 24 November 2017

HOT DOCS TORONTO 2018
A 25% discount can be used for submissions of majority German-financed films. The limited number of fee waivers have already been distributed. In order to receive the discount, please follow the instructions mentioned in the call for submissions.

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Registration deadline: 8 February 2018

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Registration deadline: 21 February 2018

GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Registration deadline: 15 March 2018

SHANGHAI TELEVISION FESTIVAL 2018
Registration deadline: 7 March 2018

SAO PÃULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Registration deadline: 10 July 2018

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Registration deadline: 20 July 2018

IDFA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM 2018
Registration deadline: 1 August 2018

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Registration deadline: 23 November 2018

HOT DOCS TORONTO 2019
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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 sumission, German Films sends out a call for entries to producers, listing the exact requirements and deadlines for the screening/submission. To subscribe to receive these "call for entries" please enter your information and confirm your subscription here.

Register here for the Film Submission Management System and submit your film for a pre-selection screening and/or collective submission.