Registration for short movies

The registration deadline has ended

The deadline for application for kontrast 2024 was September 1st, 2023!

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 2024 starts after the festival in June.

Films should be sent to:

Bayreuther Filmfest e.V.
„kontrast 2024”
Badstraße 5 – 7
95444 Bayreuth

The registration of a film is considered as an acceptance of the regulations.

If you have any questions, please feel free 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).


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

Our criteria

  • Movies can not be longer than 30 minutes
  • We prefer German versions or original works that have German subtitles. If these are not available, we will also consider English-language versions or original versions with English subtitles.
  • All video and film formats except DCP, 35mm films, DVD and Blu-ray can be shown
  • The date of production is not relevant