competitions
exground filmfest’s competition programs have become an important forum for a whole generation of promising young filmmakers – due in no small part to our audience’s insatiable appetite for works outside of the cinematic mainstream. At exground filmfest 31, both cash and non-cash prizes with a combined value of approximately EUR 20,000 will be awarded.

GERMAN SHORT FILM COMPETITION

One of the traditional highlights and audience favourites, our national contest for the best German short film, endowed with prizes totalling EUR 9,500.

sun 25 nov 6:00 pm Caligari FilmBühne

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION – PART I

A professional expert jury will present the award for the best international short film, endowed with EUR 2,000.

thu 22 nov 8:00 pm Caligari FilmBühne
sat 24 nov 2:00 pm Murnau-Filmtheater

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION – PART II

A professional expert jury will present the award for the best international short film, endowed with EUR 2,000.

fri 23 nov 8:00 pm Caligari FilmBühne
sat 24 nov 4:00 pm Murnau-Filmtheater

WIESBADEN SPECIAL – SHORT FILM COMPETITION

A contest for short films realised by Wiesbaden-based production companies or local directors, with an audience award endowed with a total of EUR 2,500.

sun 18 nov 12:00 noon Caligari FilmBühne

YOUTH DAYS – INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM COMPETITION

A youth jury will choose the best international feature film from the youth days program and honour the production with an award worth EUR 2,500. In 2013, an additional audience award was introduced – endowed with prize money of EUR 1,000. And in 2018, a jury award for the best international short film is introduced – endowed with prize money of EUR 500.

sat 17 nov – thu 22 nov Caligari FilmBühne

WIESBADEN YOUTH FILM COMPETITION

The youth days also feature the Wiesbaden Youth Film Competition: this short film contest for up-and-coming local directors between the ages of 12 and 18 is endowed with prize money totalling EUR 650.

sat 17 nov 3:00 pm Caligari FilmBühne

DAS BRETT
Competition for Best Film in the “Made in Germany” series

Since 2016 we present this award – and in fact it is the first honour ever of its kind, in the world, bestowed by a jury composed of inmates from a correctional facility. The award is endowed with a minimum of EUR 1,000 and made possible with the generous support of “Die WERFT – Kulturbühne in der JVA Wiesbaden” (a cultural platform in Wiesbaden’s correctional facility).

GERMAN SHORT FILM COMPETITON

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION – PART II

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITON – PART I

WIESBADEN YOUTH FILM COMPETITION

WIESBADEN-SPECIAL – SHORT FILM COMPETITION