After the Filmfest at least the date for the next one: August 10-14, 2017

Thanks to all filmmakers and visitors for making the 40th Filmfest such a great anniversary!

Centralstation in Darmstadt will be screening a selection on October 8, 2016.

Result of the animation workshop

During the 40th open air filmfestival children had the chance to get experiences in producing their own animation film. The result of the workshop held by the Studio niky-bilder from Cologne is a nice piece of a stop-motion-film.

40th Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt: 11.-15. August 2016

Official Festival-Trailer 2016:

40th Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt: August 11-15, 2016

The 40th Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt will take place from 11th till 15th of August 2016.

Deadline for entries was May 13th, 2016



There will be a free shuttle-bus from Darmstadt to Weiterstadt to the open air-area and back, timetable see here!

Your help is needed!

The time has come! This August – just like the last 39 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.

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 11th till 15th, the set-up starts about 10 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!

market for substandard films at the Filmfest Weiterstadt

At the 4th 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.
when: on saturday, the 13th of August 2016 from 11 h to 16 h
place: Open Air Filmfest-site
If you also want to sell, exchange or show anything, please bring your own tables and umbrellas with you!
please tell until 1st of August 2016 to 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.


39th Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt: August 13-17, 2015

Filmfest Weiterstadt 2015_kl

Now online:

Program overview 2015

Catalogue pages

A review to the 37th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt 2013

The Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt took 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.

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.