Filmtage Friedrichshafen - Now or never

The Friedrichshafen Film Festival "Jetzt oder Nie" ("Now or Never") is a popular film festival on Lake Constance that is organized by the Friedrichshafen Cultural Office every year in late February/early March. It is very popular with viewers and up-and-coming directors and stands for a sophisticated and carefully curated film program. Young filmmakers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland present their productions at the Film Days and enter into direct exchange with the audience. The short film competition is the highlight of the festival, along with documentaries, a film program for young audiences and a special supporting program. In the competition, the ZF Art Foundation Audience Award of €1,000 and the ZF Short Film Award of €15,000 are awarded. Both prizes are donated by the ZF Art Foundation with the aim of supporting young directors and enabling a further film production by the prize winner.

In addition to short films of all genres, documentaries as well as films for the children's program can also be submitted.

The submission period for the festival always begins in June of the preceding year.