10.05. ‐ 15.05.2022

Final Call for the 6th VR Storytelling Award! Submissions are possible until the 15th of March 2022.

Regional Feature and Short Films

The Call for Entries for the Regionale Feature and Short Film Competition as well as for the 12th LICHTER Art Award has been closed.

During the festival, two juries will be presented at the award ceremony on May 15th, 2021.

For the LICHTER Art Award a three-person jury will select five finalists, whose works will be broadcasted in a curated exhibition during the festival week. The winner of the competition will receive a monetary prize of 1,000 Euros and will be announced on May 9th, 2022. 

The 6th LICHTER VR Storytelling Award

Since 2017, LICHTER has presented a worldwide competition for 360-degree films. A lot has happened since then: The underlying VR technology is constantly evolving. The films’ techniques are becoming finer, and  their contents are more masterful and creative. At first, the focus was on the technical and formal presentation of classic narratives and documentary formats,  which is now shifting towards more concrete contents.

Thanks to the timely adaptation of a new medium into a classic festival format,  LICHTER has become one of the most important VR film festivals worldwide. After numerous sold-out screenings and more than 80 international submissions in 2021, the VR section is now an integral part of the festival.

Filmmakers are welcomed to submit their fictional and documentary VR films that explore the 360-degree range in an innovative way for its narrative potential by March 15th, 2022. A renowned jury of experts will award five finalists. The winner of the competition, awarded with a monetary prize of 1,000 Euros, will be announced during the festival.