38th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt: August 14-18, 2014

Deadline for entries: May 15, 2014

37th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt 2013

The Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt will take place from 15-19 of August 2013.

Official Festival-Trailer 2013

The Filmfest-Trailer 2013 was filmed by J.W. Harth during the Filmfestival 2012 in cooperation with our visitors and festival-makers.

In a few days the festival is back in town…

…and with many helpers the festival team is setting up the big screen and the circus tent! In the meantime, our guests can already have a look at the programme schedule

Five days full of films and fun are ahead of you:

15.08.2013, Donnerstag | Thursday

16.08.2013, Freitag | Friday

17.08.2013, Samstag | Saturday

18.08.2013, Sonntag | Sunday

19.08.2013, Montag | Monday

Your help is needed!

The time has come! This August – just like the last 35 years -Weiterstadt is going to become the setting for one of the most famous shortfilm festivals in Europe. During 5 days there will be screenings of about 200 films – to get more of a glimpse into our programme, you’ll find more information on our website.

Of course this also requires lots of work. Since the festival is organised and run by volunteers, we need support during the actual festival as well as for the set-up and tear-down. Tasks range from cutting onions, turning a circus tent into a cinema to selling coffee… there is a lot to do.

The festival is going to take place from August 9th till 13th, the set-up starts 5 days before. So if you are free during that period and if you are keen on being a part of an international film festival, contact us!


Jim Lacy’s Weiterstadt Animation Workshop

In the last workshops we either blew up animated crocodiles or drenched them in champagne. This year the workshop will be shorter and theoretically better organized (although the first part of this is doubtful and the second part is just a flat out lie). Jim hasn't decided on the topic yet, but it will hopefully be highly entertaining and not at all educational. The result of this workshop will be shown as Festival-Trailer from 14th to 18th of August 2014.

Anyone who likes explosions and champagne (for children vegetable juice) is encouraged to attend! Participation is free, but very limited so we will accept reservations on a first come, first serve basis.

The workshop will take place on Saturday 17th of August 2013 at 10 am at the open air-area. Please reservate under sponsoring@filmfest-weiterstadt.de.

market for substandard films at the Filmfest Weiterstadt

At the 3rd market for substandard films everything concerning 8mm to 16mm film or its equipment is going to be sold.
This year we achieve help by the Asta-Nielsen-Kinothek from Frankfurt. If you inherited Super8-homemovies, that you have never watched before, today is your chance to have a look at them. We explain to you, how to use your inherited cameras and projectors or if you want to get rid of them, we sell your equipment and the money is going to be a donation for the Filmfestival.
on saturday, the 17th of August 2013
from 11 h to 16 h
Open Air Filmfest-site
please bring your own tables and umbrellas with you!
please tell
until 8th of August 2013
to sponsoring@filmfest-weiterstadt.de
if you want to be a part of it
oraganisation by
Alexandra Zotzel
table-fee: a donation to the Filmfest
The Super8-shortfilm-competition
will take place on saturday at 22 h, audience award.

Weiterstadt Grand Prix

During the Filmfest 2009 the film "Großer Preis von Weiterstadt" has been produced and is now available online.


The 36th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt took place from August 09th – 13th, 2012.

Official Trailer 36.Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt

The trailer was filmed by Jim Lacy during the Filmfestival 2011 in cooperation with visitors and Festival-co-workers.