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68th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

Mannheim, Germany, November 14 to 24, 2019

Call for entries

(Feature films)


The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg is currently accepting entries for its 2019 edition.


Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  • Submission format: DVD or online screener
  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: No


  • Feature-length fiction films (may include documentary elements, use essayistic style or animation);
  • Running time of +70 minutes;
  • Only open to newcomers: directors who are unknown outside their home country;
  • International Competition and International Discoveries sections are open to fiction films that have not been screened in Germany nor at some European film festivals (Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Berlin);
  • Screening formats: DCP, Blu-Ray;
  • Films completed no more than 18 months before the Festival. Under particular circumstances, this rule can be waived by the Festival Management;
  • Non-English language films must be subtitled in English or German. A dialogue list in English or German must accompany entries.


One of the most important festivals in Germany, the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg presents about 50 narrative films, from directors who are newcomers – unknown outside their own country. The festival’s International Jury bestows a number of awards, including the main Award, the “Grand Newcomer Award Mannheim-Heidelberg”.

Running concurrently with the festival is the Mannheim Meeting Place, considered a leading international co-financing event.  More than 300 producers, directors, sales agents and distributors from around the globe attend project-based and pre-arranged meetings, hoping to find business and co-producing partners. Refer to the festival’s website for detailed information and submission deadlines.


Telefilm Canada recognizes selection to this Festival as part of its Success Index and provides assistance through the International Festival Participation Program.


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Telefilm Canada, Montréal
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