Feature Film 2020

Feature Film Sections 2020 

Films may be submitted to more than one section. The festival direction reserves the right to assign submitted films to other sections within the festival curation as well as to not select submitted films for the festival.

Film sections
Feature films may be entered to the following sections directly:

Competition
Open to first and second feature films of European origin. The director must live and work in Europe or the film must be produced in Europe. The minimum runtime is 70 minutes. There are no limitations on content or genre. However, documentaries are excluded from participation. The film must not have been theatrically released, broadcasted on television in Germany or be available to purchase as DVD, BluRay or stream. German premieres and films from the year 2020 will be first choice.

German-French Youth Jury Award »KINEMA«
Open to first and second feature films, which have been produced for theatrical distribution (no TV productions) in either French or German language, compete for the award.The minimum runtime is 70 minutes. There are no limitations on content or genre. However, documentaries are excluded from participation. The film must not have been theatrically released, broadcasted on television in Germany or be available to purchase as DVD, Blu-ray or stream. German premieres and films from the year 2020 will be first choice.

»HOME MATCH«
Open to all feature films from Braunschweig and the region. The minimum runtime is 50 minutes. There are no limitations on content or genre. Open to documentaries. The film must not have been theatrically released, broadcasted on television in Germany or be available to purchase as DVD, Blu-ray or stream. German premieres and films from the year 2020 will be first choice.

»General Feature Film submission«
Open to all films. The minimum runtime is 70 minutes. There are no limitations on content or genre. Open to documentaries. The film must not have been theatrically released, broadcasted on television in Germany or be available to purchase as DVD, Blu-ray or stream. German premieres and films from the year 2020 will be first choice. Depending on the origin, language and content the festival will assign submissions to the festival's sections.

Awards
The festival awards the following prizes

  • Audience Award »DER HEINRICH« within the Competition
  • Jury Award »VOLKSWAGEN FINANCIAL SERVICES FILMPREIS« within the Competition 
  • German-French Youth Award »KINEMA«
  • »BRAUNSCHWEIGER FILMPREIS« for a German speaking up and coming actor/actress
  • Women's Film Award »DIE TILDA« for an up and coming female director
  • »GREEN HORIZONS AWARD« for the best film with the topic on sustainability
  • »HEIMSPIEL FILMPREIS« for the best film with a regional reference

The festival direction reserves the right to amend the number as well as the conditions of awards according to agreements with partners, sponsors and patrons. The selection and participation of a film for the current festival edition does not instantly entail the nomination for any or all of the awards mentioned above.

Submission Fees and Application Deadlines 2020
Rules and Regulations 2020
Short Film 2020