Years running: 42 (since 1977)

Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt

Кинофестиваль на открытом воздухе.


«The Woodstock of Short Film». Ever since an English film magazine first used this expression to describe the unique atmosphere of the Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, a lot of things have changed. New (mostly digital) screening formats were established, the number of submitted films grew steadily (in 2014 there were around 2000 from over 80 countries) and supporting events like a short film poetry slam, an animation workshop and a super 8 film market were added. However, the festival’s basic idea remains the same: A large and enthusiastic audience gathers to watch inventive and creative films not limited to a certain style, production method or format. Filmmakers from all around the world present their films in person and answer questions. Live bands, local German beer and food help to create the typical «Weiterstadt feeling». To ensure that in our 39th year we can once again present our audience with a top-notch programme, we are looking for your creative works. 


At the end of the festival there are two «best of» screening of selected films. The films for the «best of» screening in Weiterstadt at the festival area are selected by the audience. The films for the «best of» screening in Darmstadt at the «Centralstation» are selected by a jury from the festival. 


  • Films have to be produced in the years 2017 - 2019. 
  • Films older then 3 years may be sent if there has not yet been a screening in Germany.
  • The length of films is to be up to 60 minutes. If you want to submit a film longer than 60 minutes please contact the festival office before submitting it. 

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out the entry form,
  • Send download link with password or DVD with submitted film.

Screening Media Type: Super-8, 16 mm, 35 mm, DCP  

Subtitles language: English or German

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official website



Filmfest Weiterstadt
P.O. Box 1164


Filmfest Weiterstadt Kino
im Buergerzentrum
Carl-Ulrich-Str. 9 - 11

Phone.: +49 (0) 6150 12185
Fax: +49 (0) 6150 14073 


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    May 31, 2019
  • Event dates
    16 August 2018 — 12 August 2019
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Duration: Up to 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — free
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