FILMFEST DRESDEN – International Short Film Festival
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. With roughly 80 short animation and short fiction films from up to 20 countries the International and the National Competitions are representing the centrepiece of the festival programme. In addition, 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. At the festival market accredited media professionals can watch more than 2,000 film entries of the current festival edition.
By now FILMFEST DRESDEN attracts around 16,000 visitors annually, including up to 500 national and international media professionals. FILMFEST DRESDEN is a member of the German Short Film Association (AG Kurzfilm e.V.), as well as being listed as a reference festival by the FFA, Germany's main federal film funding body. Film submissions are accepted from 1st October to 5th December.