Competition 2012: Information


Films that have been chosen to participate in our competition are highlighted in the program schedule. The winners of the various categories are exclusively determined by the audience. Voting cards are distributed at the beginning of each screening that you tear in the appropriate place (no pens necessary) and then drop in the red boxes after the show. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on Sunday, March 25th at 6:00 p.m. in Theater 1 in CinemaxX. Every is welcome to attend; admission is free. The categories and prizes are as follows:

Award for feature films
The award for the best feature will be presented for the 24th time. The prize money of €2,500 is contributed by the VR-Bank and Union Investment. Eleven features were selected to take part in this year’s competition. Each of these films will be screened twice. In the program schedule they are marked by a symbol.

Award for documentaries
The award for the best documentary will be presented for the 9th time. The prize money of €1,500 is contributed by the Vogel Business Media.

Awards for short films
The three awards for short films will be presented for the 17th time, with a total prize sum of €1,750. The first prize (€1,000) is provided by the Distelhäuser Brewery, the second (€500) by Bürrlein Winery and the third prize (€250) by Midlifeclub and x-po.

Award for “Die Selbstgedrehten”
The audience award for the best self-made film is sponsored by the district of Unterfranken and amounts to €150.