Underground Film Award

31. May 2021

International short film competition

The Filmboard Karlsruhe, together with the INDEPENDENT DAYS | International Film Festival Karlsruhe, invites creative professionals from all over the world to the short film competition “UNDERGROUND FILM AWARD”.

Media art is universal. With regard to the independent film scene, numerous media art movements are now diversifying in the sub-genre “film as media art”. Together with the INDEPENDENT DAYS | Internationale Filmfestspiele Karlsruhe, the Filmboard Karlsruhe would like to offer independent filmmakers without great financial opportunities a production option for a low-budget project worth 3000 Euro.

The short film competition “UNDERGROUND FILM AWARD” announced as part of the UNESCO City of Media Arts.

We are looking for artificial short film ideas that tell a story in a creative and unusual way. The film idea should not exceed a running time of 10 minutes and have not yet been implemented. An expert jury will select an idea from all the submissions, which will then be implemented in cooperation with Karlsruhe filmmakers.

The premiere of your film will take place as part of the INDEPENDENT DAYS | Karlsruhe International Film Festival


This call for applications is aimed at all creative professionals who work in the field of “media art” and / or “film”; student projects are also welcome. There is no age limit. Media artists from the other UNESCO Creative Cities of Media Arts are to be addressed in particular. Participation is also open to all other filmmakers and media artists.

The Deadline for applications is May 31.

All information and details for participation can be found here: https://www.filminkarlsruhe.de/underground-film-award

UNESCO Creative Cities Network: https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/events/karlsruhe-launches-call-participation-underground-film-award