Registration for short movies

The registration

There are two objectives we want to achieve with this Festival:
First we want to offer amateur film makers, who transform their ideas without financial support and therefore mostly with limited technical possibilities, a forum to show their work in public. Our second goal is to provide the audience with shortcuts of TV or cinema quality and feature highlights of shortcuts produced by individual professional film makers.

To achieve these two goals, we decided to do the following:
We will accept every format ranging from a video of an amateur film maker to a 16 mm film by a professional director up to 30 minutes in length on every possible subject that has ever been produced in this or the last century in this galaxy. And absolutely without any restriction in subject whatsoever!

On the other hand, we want to feature a different subject every year. For our Festival in 2020, we have selected the theme “NOW MORE THAN EVER!” (“JETZT ERST RECHT!”).

Films should be sent to:

Bayreuther Filmfest e.V.
„kontrast 2020”
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.


The festival is organized and maintained by Bayreuther Filmfest e.V. The application, including a download link to the video file or DVD copy, must be submitted by September 1st, 2019.

If the individual who submits the film (hereafter referred to as submittant) is not the copyright holder, he/she asserts that he/she is entitled to submit the film to the festival.

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.

Each entrant declares to be the author or rights owner of the submitted film(s) including all the literary, dramatic, musical rights as well as the rights of any third party guaranteeing the Kontrast Festival against any claims, conflicts or legal action concerning the presentation of the film.

Our criteria

  • Movies can not be longer than 30 minutes
  • All formats of video and film can be shown except DCP and 35 mm
  • Date of production doesn’t matter