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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 

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

Email:
id-filmfest@filmboard-karlsruhe.de

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    May 11, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    June 30, 2017
  • Regular Deadline
    September 30, 2017
  • Late Deadline
    October 31, 2017
  • Last Chance
    November 30, 2017
  • Notifications
    January 31, 2018
  • Event dates
    18 — 22 April 2018
Categories & Fees

60 minutes and longer

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

No Budget production costs have to be below 100 Euro per minute run-time, feature films (60 minutes and longer) shall not have more than approx. 10,000 Euro total costs and short films up to 60 minutes not more than approx. 2,500 Euro.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $7
  • Late Deadline — $10
  • Last Chance — $15

Low Budget production costs have to be below 2,500 Euro per minute run-time, feature films (60 minutes and longer) shall not have more than approx. 250,000 Euro total costs and short films up to 60 minutes not more than approx. 50,000 Euro.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15
  • Last Chance — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Last Chance — $50

(shorts up to 5 minutes)

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

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
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