Years running: 15 (since 2006)


International short film festival.


The name of the festival says it all — 20min|max film competition is open to all genres of shortfilm while only restriction is a maximum film duration of 20 minutes.

The festival encourages cinematic expressivity, autonomous formal style, impressive stories — ergo: artistic synthesis of direction, montage, sound and light will be presented and awarded.


  • 20minmax Award — 2000 euro
  • Youth Jury Award — 1000 euro
  • Art & Experimental Award — 1000 euro
  • Best short film comedy — 1000 euro
  • Shorties Award – for young audience up to 12 — 500 euro
  • Weird Award for weird, strange, alternative films — 333 euro


  • For the competition 20minmax films of all genres can be submitted. They must not be longer than 20:00 minutes including front and end credits.
  • Films completed after February 1st, 2020
  • For the competition b/w monochrome films not longer than 20 minutes can be submitted. Films are considered to be monochrome if they are completely or almost completely monochrome.
  • Films are to be submitted via the international internet platforms Filmfreeway.
  • Subtitles language: English or German 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official website



Von der Roll e.V. Verein zur Förderung der Filmkultur
Vorsitzende: Petra Ruda
Geschäftsführung: Marcel Aigner-Spisak
Schulstr. 1 1/2
85049 Ingolstadt

Phone: +49 175 606 1414


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    August 01, 2020
  • Deadline
    September 30, 2020
  • Notifications
    October 15, 2020
  • Event dates
    11 — 18 November 2020
Categories & Fees

Open to short films up to 20 minutes in length, which were made during self-isolation due to COVID-19.

  • Deadline — €2
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