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Dresden International Short Film Festival

Dresden International Short Film Festival

Type : Short film festival
Theme : International festival
Location : Germany
Period : April

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Festival years (18)

Event presentation

FILMFEST DRESDEN was founded in 1989 before the imminent collapse of the GDR and reunification of Germany. The short film festival focuses on short film in all its facets, and has become one of the most important festivals of its kind throughout Germany. FILMFEST DRESDEN is also one of the best endowed short film festivals in Europe with prizes and awards worth approximately €62,000.

Since its early days, the International and the National Competitions have represented the centrepiece of the festival programme. In their 13 separate screening programmes, roughly 80 films from up to 20 countries world-wide flicker across the silver screen. Each year over 2,000 fiction and animated films from more than 80 countries are submitted for nominations to the competitions.

In addition to the competitions, the festival also has an extensive selection of special programmes focusing on a wide range of subjects and countries, as well as retrospectives and children's films.

The festival section etc. - events.trainings.connections with masterclasses, workshops, panel discussions, talks, exhibitions and receptions supplement the film programmes and are aimed at both accredited media professionals and interested members of the public.

The team (3)

Registration conditions for short films

Films produced on or after : 2014
Registration deadline : 05/12/2015
Registration deadline by Unifrance : 12/11/2015
Unifrance Films contacts at this event : Benoît Blanchard
Registration Form available on external website :

Subtitling required
Maximum runtime : 30'
Films produced on or after : 01/01/2014
Genres accepted : Fiction films and animated films
Pre-selection format requirements : DVD
Screening format requirements : 35mm, DCP (Digital Cinema Package)