Registration for short movies

The registration deadline has ended

The deadline for application for kontrast 2022 was September 1st, 2020!

All participants will be informed after sighting all material.

This can last up to the middle of December or even January. Please be patient. We got many films submitted this year again and thank all participants! See you all at the festival!!!

The registration for the year 2023 starts after the festival in May.

Adresse für die Anmeldung:

Bayreuther Filmfest e.V.
„kontrast 2023”
Nürnberger Straße 42
95448 Bayreuth

Submission of a film constitutes the submittant’s acceptance of these rules.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Screening Fees

Please note: We can not pay screening fees!
By submitting your application, you agree not to charge any license fees or other fees for the submitted films from the kontrast festival, either now or in the future.


If the person registering the film is not identical with the rights holder, he or she assures that he or she is authorized to register the film for the festival.

By submitting the film, the submitter confirms that he or she holds all rights to the submitted film (including the rights to the music used and all rights of third parties).

Use of submitted films in case of postponement

Should contrast 2022 have to be postponed by one year due to the current unclear situation caused by the new corona virus, the Bayreuther Filmfest e. V. reserves the right not to show the submitted films in the official programme until 2023.


The festival is organized and maintained by Bayreuther Filmfest e.V.

Our criteria

  • Movies can not be longer than 30 minutes
  • All video and film formats except DCP, 35mm films, DVD and Blu-ray can be shown
  • The date of production is not relevant