34. Stuttgarter Filmwinter
Festival for Expanded Media
6.1. bis 20.1.2021

Requirements for participation

Teilnahmebedingungen Open-Call 2020

There is no fee for selected works. Submitted works should not be older than production year 2019. Works submitted before during the last years are excluded. Exception: Submitted short films that are selected for the »International Short Film Competition« of the respective year and that cannot be shown due to competing premiere options (e.g. Berlinale).

Film & Video (International Short Film Competition, 2 Minutes Short Film, Supporting Program)The screening copy of the films should have German or English subtitles. A dialogue script is sufficient for the preview copy. In the online submission form the preview copy must be submitted via link and be available until the end of January 2021. Films and videos submitted to the »International Short Film Competition« can’t be longer than 30 minutes. Submitted films and videos being longer than 30 minutes may run in a special programme outside the competition. Participants of the 2 Minutes Short Film Award should not be older than the age of 35. Commissioned works and trailers are excluded from the participation. The winner films will be screened at a special event after the Filmwinter.

Media in Space, Network Culture (Expanded Media Exhibition)Submissions can include installations, augmented reality, VR projects, media based performances, works of net art and app-based projects or works, and works at the intersection of Media in Space, Network Culture and Performing Arts. Please, enclose information about the work, illustrative material, detailed plans, and a technical requirement list (including insurance value of required equipment and/or equipment/material that can eventually be provided).

AV performances and live actsFor the supporting programme, we are looking for current positions at the intersection of expanded cinema, media and net art, and/or positions that cleverly link digital culture to the analogue and redefine this interface. (In individual cases, we reserve the right, after consultation with the artists, to include submissions in this area in our competition categories).

Confirmations and Cancellations for the CompetitionsNotifications of confirmations for the competitions will be send out in December 2020 by email, notifications of cancellations will be send out before the start of the festival.

ShipmentThe applicant must cover shipment/mailing costs for preview material and screening copies to Stuttgart. The return shipment for the screening copies will be covered by Wand 5 e.V.Return of the preview material on request only by sending an e-mail to archiv@wand5.de. Selected works will be kept in Wand 5´s archive. Entries from abroad must bear the notice: »Temporary import - no commercial value«. For shipment of screening copies from outside of the European Community, please, include a pro forma invoice with a declaration of value not exceeding 50 US $. The screening copies have to arrive at the festival office before December 20th, 2020.

InsuranceThe screening copies and installations are insured for the value of the material from the date of arrival until the date of return. Claims for damages have to be put in immediately after the return.


(Requirements for participation for open call 2020; the deadline for submissions ended on August 1, 2020)