Filmfestival Münster 2023 // Call for Entries

The 20th edition of the Filmfestival Münster will take place from September 22 to October 1, 2023 at the Schloßtheater Münster. Submissions are now open for the two central competitions. This year, for the third time, the European Feature Film Competition is exclusively for debut films. The traditional short film competition, the heart of the festival for more than 40 years, is again open to productions from all over Europe. Deadline for both competitions is June 1, 2023.

European First Feature Film Competition
In the European First Feature Film Competition, eight fictional feature films from European production will be invited. The films selected will give a new impetus to European cinema and will be distinguished by their exceptional narrative or visual language. Young filmmakers are invited to Münster to present their first film produced for theatrical release. An international jury will award a prize for the best directing (endowed with 5,000 euros).

European Short Film Competition
This is the third time that this competition has been announced for the whole of Europe. All genres, themes and forms of expression are welcome – narrative, documentary, animated, experimental, even music videos – the competition thus paints a lively picture of the current short film scene in Europe. Both a jury and the audience will choose their favorites, which will be awarded with young talent prizes (endowed with 3,000 euros (jury) and 1,000 euros (audience)).

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