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Regional Feature and Short Film Competition 2024

Call for entries: Films wanted for the 17th LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

Dear filmmakers,

As of now, we are looking for new film productions from the Rhein-Main area and Hessen, which will compete for the titles of “Best Regional Feature Film” and “Best Regional Short Film” at the 17th edition of the LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International from the 16th to the 21st of April 2024.

Until January 31st 2024, films of all genres can be submitted for the two competitions. All short films also compete for a newcomer prize, the "Filmhaus-Gerippte", which is awarded to promote up-and-coming filmmakers. Place of residence of the director, (co)production, shooting- or (post)production location are are eligibility criteria. Films that have received significant regional funding are also invited to participate.

In case your film is not finished by this date, we kindly ask you to register it anyways and to contact us in order to coordinate further steps.

A film jury of three experts will determine the award of the prizes.

HERE you can find the regulation of this years competition. With your submission you confirm that you agree with the regulations.

The application must be submitted electronically using the form below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact programm@lichter-filmfest.de 


About the Film

Which parts of the production took place in Rhein-Main/Hessen, or which participants come from the region (please note: the competition is only open to films with a Rhein-Main connection)

Short film (Under 52 Min) / Feature Film (At least 52’)

Is the film a debut short or debut feature length film?

The screening at LICHTER 2024 would be...

About the Person Submitting the Film

The submitting person is...

About the Director
About the Producer
About the Distributor
Cast and Credits  
Technical Specs

PLease use the format 00:00:00.

I agree to audio and video clips up to 20 seconds each as well as still photos to be passed on to third parties for purposes of promotion of the festival

The person submitting the film hereby confirms having all the rights for the presentation of the film at LICHTER Filmfest or commits to securing these rights prior to the screening. They confirm that neither LICHTER Filmfest nor its staff will be held liable for any damage created by presenting the film at LICHTER Filmfest. They further confirm to have read and agreed to the terms and conditions. The viewing copy remains with the festival if no stamped return envelope is provided. Registration for the Festival newsletter is also accepted. This can be canceled at any time.*