SCHLINGEL presents its films in the following national and international competitions:
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION with the following categories:
Children’s Film Competition (Target audience: till 10 years)
Junior Film Competition (Target audience: 11 till 13 years)
Youth Film Competition (Target audience: from 14 years)
NATIONAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION GERMAN FOCUS (from 5 years)
INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM COMPETITION (from 4 years)
INTERNATIONAL / NATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION (from 4 years)
Only children’s and youth films completed after the 1 January 2017 can apply for the competitions (feature film,
animation film and documentary). Feature films in our international competitions have to be submitted as a
German premiere at least and need to have a minimum length of 45 minutes. Films to be screened in our national
competition ‘German Focus’ may have been presented at other festivals in Germany and released in cinemas and on TV. Short live-action and animated films are preferred to be German premieres and should not be longer than 45 minutes. Films with a maximum length of 30 minutes are preferred. The festival management reserves the right to decide on exceptions. For the selection process, films need to have German or English subtitles. These screeners will remain with SCHLINGEL for archiving purposes. Links have to remain valid until the end of the festival. Online submissions are preferred.
All Competitions are endowed with a prize money and material prizes. The awards have a total value of 64,000 Euros.
Please check for Regulations and Entry Forms: Call for Entries
Under the heading ComingSoon national and international filmmakers are invited to present their upcoming productions in the field of children’s and youth film. The event is part of the SCHLINGEL Industry Forum, which is an international platform for the discussion on current developments in the children’s and youth film sector.
SCHLINGEL is organised by the association Saechsischer Kinder- und Jugendfilmdienst e.V. (Saxon Service for Children’s and Youth Films), co-organiser is the Saxon Institution for Private Broadcasting and New Media SLM.
We are looking forward to your submissions!
SCHLINGEL Film Festival
contact: Marion Schöffler, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +49 371 444 7440
contact Short & Animated Films: Antje Schönfeld, email@example.com, tel. +49 371 444 7426