18.04. ‐ 23.04.2023

LICHTER Competition Categories

…and the Bembel goes to…

Dr. Marschner Foundation Regional Feature Film Award

This contest duly celebrates the versatile film culture of the Rhine-Main region. This selection offers something for everybody – and it will be exciting: Who will be the one taking the “Bembel” and the 3.000€ home this year? 


LICHTER Regional Short Film Award

Telling a story within a short period of time, whereas some would take about 90 minutes, is true art. As we from LICHTER treasure this kind of film making, we have once again compiled a top-class program of regional short films this year. The best regional short film will win the “Bembel” and 1,000€ in prize money. 


LICHTER Art Award

The recognition of international film and video art has become a long-standing tradition at LICHTER. This year we have to choose the winner of the shiny “Bembel” and 1,000€ out of more than 100 submissions from different countries. 


LICHTER VR Storytelling Award

VR is alive! In the finale of the LICHTER VR Storytelling Award, five films compete for an original Frankfurt “Bembel” and 1,000€ of absolutely non-virtual prize money.