The Golden Horsemen

FILMFEST DRESDEN is one of the best endowed short film festivals in Europe with prizes and awards worth € 71,000. Respective juries award the best films in each festival competition section.

International Competition Awards:

Golden Horseman Animated Film
Sponsor: State Chancellery of Saxony
€ 7,500
Golden Horseman Short Film
Sponsor: Public Media Authority for Private Broadcasting (SLM)
€ 7,500
Golden Horseman of the Audience
Sponsor: Sächsische Zeitung
€ 3,000
Golden Horsemen of the Youth Jury
Sponsor: Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
€ 2,000

National Competition Awards:

Golden Horseman Animated Film
Sponsor: DIAF German Institute for Animated Films, Friends of FILMFEST DRESDEN
€ 3,000
Golden Horseman Short Film
Sponsor: Filmnächte am Elbufer
€ 3,000
Golden Horseman of the Audience
Sponsor: MDR Public Broadcaster
€ 4,000
Golden Horsemen of the Youth Jury
Sponsor: Melli-Beese-Oberschule Dresden (Semper Bildungswerk)
€ 2,000
Saxon Film Promotion Prize
Sponsor: Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism
€ 20,000
DEFA Promotion Prize Animation
Sponsor: DEFA Foundation
€ 3,000

 

Central German Competition:

Sponsor: Saxony Film Association
€ 3,000

 

Cross-Competitive Awards:

ARTE Short Film Prize (towards purchase of a film)
Sponsor: ARTE
€ 6,000

"fully political"
Sponsor: N.N.

€ 3,000

Golden Horseman Sound Design
Sponsors: Ballroom Studio/ FILMFEST DRESDEN

 €1,500 non-cash prize
for studio shot + € 1,500 prize money

LUCA Film Award for GenderEquality
Sponsors: LAG Jungen- und Männerarbeit Sachsen, Genderkompetenzzentrum Sachsen, LAG Queeres Netzwerk Sachsen

€ 2,000

Dresden Short Film Award of the German Film Critics Association
Sponsor: German Film Critics Association

 unendowed