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New Short Film Awards at the 55th Hof International Film Festival

We are very pleased to inform you about two new prizes that will be awarded at the Hof International Film Festival starting this year. In addition to the well-known “German Talent New Cinema Award”, “Granit – Hof Documentary Film Award”, “Hans-Vogt-Award”, “Bild Kunst Award” and the “Hof Gold Prize of the Friedrich-Baur-Foundation”, the city of Hof, already benefactor of the “Award of the City of Hof”, which has been awarded annually since 1986, has decided without further ado to offer two additional prizes: the SHORT FILM AWARD OF THE CITY OF HOF and the PUBLIC SHORT FILM AWARD OF THE CITY OF HOF.

The SHORT FILM AWARD OF THE CITY OF HOF is determined by a jury consisting of three members for short films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For the PUBLIC SHORT FILM AWARD OF THE CITY OF HOF, on the other hand, visitors can vote for all short films in the cinema as well as digitally at our streaming festival. The awards are each endowed with Euro 2.500.

“The Cinema and 55 years ago also the Hof International Film Festival began with short films. Often the short film is the first signature of cinematic talent. To be able to honor this in a double way, especially this anniversary year of the Home of Films with audience and jury, are great prospects for our filmmakers. We thank the city of Hof very much for this initiative.” Thorsten Schaumann, Artistic Director of the Hof International Film Festival

Preparations for the 55th Hof International Film Festival are in full swing. Every day we receive a great quantity of new film submissions from Germany and abroad. Filmmakers and productions can still » submit the films to us until 30 August 2021.

This year the Hof International Film Festival celebrate its 55th anniversary. It will take place in the city of Hof from 26 to 31 October 2021. Films will be shown in cinemas according to the current hygiene requirements and with plus7streamdays we offer the audience the opportunity to see the films digitally as a transactional video on demand at the streaming festival from the German premiere until 7 November 2021.