Stuttgart Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media


Years running: 35 (since 1987)

Stuttgart Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media

Festival of Film/Video and New Media in Stuttgart.


This festival is dedicated to the interplay between films and new media, with the spotlight on video art and experimental film, and to a lesser extent, on short films and documentaries. It has become one of the main festivals for film media art in Europe, and the clientele is accordingly interdisciplinary. Parallel to the festival, several exhibitions take place. Since the organizer, "Wand 5", is also active in the distribution, this is a good chance to position films of this type in the German-speaking market.


  • International Short Film Competition (max. 30 min.);
  • Expanded Media Competition (Media in Space/Expanded Cinema/Network Culture);
  • Supporting Program (Film/Video/Music/Performance/Workshop/Theory);
  • Fiwi for kids (Film/Video/Workshop).



  • Team-Work Award (Euro 2,000),
  • Norman Award (Best Film/Video, Euro 4,000),
  • Award for Media in Space (750 euro),
  • 2 minutes short film award - Award of the jury for emerging artists till the age of 30 years of 1,000 euros for a work up to two minutes, donated by Hotel Unger,
  • Arte creative net-work culture award Award of 750 euros for a work in the field of net activities, net art, public and virtual interventions,
  • Wand 5 Award (distribution).



  • International Short Film Competition: 30 min. or less, no restrictions regarding year of production, previous exploitation in Germany is possible;
  • Works produces after 2013.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

International competition: 

  • Fill out entry form;
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail.

Additional Information

The applicant must cover shipment/mailing costs for preview material and screening copies to Stuttgart. The return shipment for the screening copies will be covered by the festival.

Selection Media Type


Screening Media Type

  • Super 8

Audio language:


Subtitles language:


Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Curator (Film)
Giovanna Thiery

Curator (New Media)
Xenia Leydel




Official Website



Stuttgarter Filmwinter Wand5 e.V. im Filmhaus
Friedrichstrasse 23 a
70174 Stuttgart

Phone: +49-7 11-9 93 39 80
Fax: +49-7 11-99 33 98 10


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Earlybird Deadline
    September 01, 2015
  • Event Dates
    14 — 17 January 2016
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