World Cinema

The “Festival des deutschen Films Ludwigshafen am Rhein“, Germany

The Festival on German Films Ludwigshafen, Germany is located on an island in the river Rhine. With over 120,000 spectators, the festival is the second biggest film festival concerning the amount of visitors (after Berlin). It presents preferably new German films. But since 2018 it has also been presenting international art-house films in an important side section called WORLD CINEMA.

The festivals intends to lead a vital dialogue between foreign and German films and wants the audience to compare their own film culture with interesting different film cultures of other countries. We look for art-house films by newcomers, but also by experienced directors from all over the world. 

Films should not be not older than 18 months.
All films will be screened with English subtitles and we will add German subtitles by our own. Some of the directors will be invited to participate in the festival.

For further information please contact us – at

Please submit your film by sending a link or a dvd.
Does the film have a German distributor?
If yes,  what is the name of the company?

Send your link & further information about the film to

Film Submission

Festival des deutschen Films
Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Daniela Kötz  |  Program Director  |  +49 621 95 30 44 03