World premieres are given priority.
German films have to be world premieres
Eligible films for Forum are feature films and documentaries of at least 60 minutes running time which
- have been completed within the 12 months prior to the beginning of the Festival.
- have not been released in Europe other than in their country of origin.
- have not been screened at any other German or European film festival. A presentation at national festivals / national showcases in the country of origin will be accepted.
- have neither been broadcast nor presented in the internet / VOD other than in their country of origin
- are available in the formats on 35mm, HDCAM, QuickTime ProRes 422 LT or DCP (other formats only upon request)
Television productions are only eligible if they are intended for a theatrical release.
German films must not have been screened publicly before the Festival.
The Festival Director has the right to settle any cases not covered by the regulations.
All films have to be registered online at online film entry. The entry fee is € 125 and payment can be effected by credit card only (Visa, American Express, Mastercard) during the online submission process.