FFDD21: More than 2,700 film submissions from 104 countries

This year our Call for Entry was shortened due to the festival postponement: from 15 September to 1 December. We are all the more pleased that we were able to match last year's figures and that once again many filmmakers sent us their works via the Shortfilmdepot platform.

The more than 2,700 short films submitted are made up of 55.4% feature films, 13.3% animated films, 15.4% experimental films and 15.9% documentaries. The countries most strongly represented in the submissions are Germany (472) and France (442). They are followed by Spain (193), South Korea (130), the United Kingdom (112), the USA (85) and Canada (86). Especially productions from South Korea increased in quantity. The festival reached short films from a total of 104 production countries - here, too, we are pleased to be able to maintain the international level of the previous year. Next year's programme will also include films from extraordinary participating countries such as Panama, Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean island of Martinique.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all filmmakers! Over the next few weeks, the various commissions and the festival team will view the numerous submissions and select the entries for the competition and the special programmes of the 33 FILMFEST DRESDEN. By the beginning of March 2021, we will notify all entrants of the final selection.

Further information on the programme selection procedure can be found here. We are looking forward to an exciting 33rd festival year!

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