CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2019 + FFC reglement with new eligible countries  

Cottbus looks for new feature and short films from Eastern, East Central and South Eastern Europe   

From November 5 to 10 November 2019 the 29th edition of the FilmFestival Cottbus is scheduled to take place. Featuring a total of up to 180 films from more than 30 countries over the course of six action-packed days, the festival has attained the status of a must-attend global event over recent years. 

With almost € 80,000 of prize money up for grabs, including € 49,500 solely for the three main competitions Feature Film, Short Film and U18 Youth Film, the festival is an attractive venue for ambitious filmmakers and producers. Films from Finland, Greece and Turkey will enrich the festival programme as of this year. "We want to highlight the cultural and historical connections that exist between the countries that have been present at the FFC so far and those that are now being added", explained FFC Programme Director Bernd Buder. "Expanding the geographical diversity allows us to take a new and closer look at Eastern Europe and its eastern neighbours.“

Currently the festival’s call for submissions is opened.

You are welcome to submit your film online:

The complete reglement of the 29th FFC:

Submission deadline: July 15th 2019. 
Later entries are negotiable.

For any submission or request please contact Anke Donnerstag of the Programme Department: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

For submissions for our East-West co-production market connecting cottbus, please visit

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