Online + Frankfurt am Main | 14 – 22 October 2023

B3 Short Film Competition

B3 Festival of the Moving Image is calling for submissions in this year's short film competition.

B3 Festival of the Moving Image is calling for submissions in this year's short film competition.

Since 2012 a selection of outstanding short films has been presented at B3, which is known for its exciting eclectic programme, featuring the most exciting creative talent of the moment alongside some true cultural titans. 
The winner of the competition will be awarded with a B3 BEN award.
All participants who are accepted into the competition will also receive accreditation for the B3 Festival of the Moving Image 2023, taking place from October 14 to 22 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Films submitted for the short film competition must meet the following criteria:

  • The film must have its GERMAN PREMIERE at B3.
  • The films must have English subtitles.
  • The film is not yet available on the Internet, including social media, for free or fee required streaming (VOD).
  • The films must have been produced between 2021 and 2022.
  • The running time of the film must not exceed 30 minutes.
  • The registration fee for the short film competition program is €20.

B3 Biennial of the Moving Image warmly welcomes you to submit your short film for the B3 Short Film Competition 2022 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Exciting, up-to-date, diverse – that is the B3 Short Film Competition. Since 2013 the B3 has been showing outstanding short films at the B3 Filmfestival. The winner of the competition is awarded with the B3 BEN Award.

For the accepted participants the accreditation for B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2022 from October 15 to 23, 2022 will be included.

Rules and regulations

  • Only the rights holder or his confirmed representative can submit a film.
  • A selection committee will choose the films for the competition. The selection process is not public and there is no legal right to participate in the competition.
  • Once a film's participation in the competition has been publicly announced, it is no longer possible to withdraw the film.
  • Films will be screened only in the original language with English subtitles.
  • Unless otherwise agreed, the licensors of the selected films will bear the costs of shipping (transport, insurance and customs) the DCP or QT ProRes to B3. B3 will bear the cost of shipping to the next destination (either another festival or return to the licensor).
  • The festival will keep a copy of the film in the festival's archives, if applicable.
  • The festival insures the DCPs/film copies while they are in Frankfurt, i.e. from arrival until they are returned to the sender.
  • By submitting a film, the festival rules are accepted. The festival management is entitled to change the festival rules in special cases.

This link will take you to our partner Eventival, a platform where you can register and submit:

Application Deadline: June 19, 2023