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Years running: 21 (since 1998)

Independent Days

International low and no-budget film festival.

About

The festival shows low and no budget productions. The focus is on independent filmmakers and film students. Films should tell extraordinary stories. Some experimental elements and with creative energy is appreciated.

Awards

Audience Award:

  • Film Award of The City of Karlsruhe, The Golden ID, prize money 1500 Euro

Special Jury Awards: 

  • Film Award of the Cultural Foundation Sparkasse Karlsruhe, prize money 2500 Euro 
  • Best Short Shortfilm Award (shorts up to 5 minutes) 500 Euro 
  • Indie Award for Best Feature Film 1000 Euro
  • Newbie Award for Best First Time Movie 1000 Euro 
  • Female Award for Best Female Director 1000 Euro 
  • Best Independent Actor 
  • Best Independent Actress 
  • Georg Fricker-Award 1500 Euro 
  • Best Film Composer Award

Rules

  • Films should be produced within the years 2014 and 2017
  • Raw preview versions of films completed by the end of 2017 or beginning of 2018 can also be recognized in exceptional cases. However, the preview version must be similar to the final version. 
  • Submissions are to be made via Filmfreeway.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Dr. Oliver Langewitz — festival director

Documents

Place

Germany
Karlsruhe

Official website

independentdays-filmfest.com

Contacts

Address:

Alter Schlachthof 17c
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg 76131
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 721-933-8005
Email:
id-filmfest@filmboard-karlsruhe.de

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    June 04, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    June 30, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    September 30, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    October 31, 2018
  • Last Chance
    November 30, 2018
  • Notifications
    February 05, 2019
  • Event dates
    3 — 7 April 2019
Categories & Fees

60 minutes and longer

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Last Chance — $50

The film award of the Cultural Foundation Sparkasse Karlsruhe that comes along with €2,500 for Best Short Film up to a runtime of max. 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $12
  • Regular Deadline — $12
  • Late Deadline — $15
  • Last Chance — $20

Short films, which focuses on the dialogue between cultures and religions.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Last Chance — $30
  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Last Chance — $50

This Award is dedicated to movies, which are produced by first time directors.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15
  • Last Chance — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15
  • Last Chance — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15
  • Last Chance — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15
  • Last Chance — $20

(60 minutes and longer)

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Last Chance — $50

Short Films with a length up to 5 Minutes. Award Sponsor: Badische Neueste Nachrichten.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15
  • Last Chance — $20
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