The Golden Horsemen

FILMFEST DRESDEN is one of the best endowed short film festivals in Europe with prizes and awards worth € 70,500. 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 Fiction 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 Fiction Film
Sponsor: Saxony Film Association
€ 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 State Minister of Culture and Tourism Promotion Prize
Sponsor: Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism
€ 20,000
DEFA-Promotion Prize
Sponsor: DEFA Foundation
€ 3,000

Cross-Competitive Awards:

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

"Fully Political" - Short Film Award of the Saxon Centre for Political Education
Sponsor: Saxon Centre for Political Education

€ 3,000

Golden Horseman Sound Design
Sponsors: Bosworth Creative / Bosworth Music GmbH & Ballroom Studios

 €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

€ 1,500

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

 unendowed

Regional Competition/Regional Film Night:

Audience Award
Sponsor:  Filmnächte am Elbufer
€ 2,000