From May 23 to 28, 2023 at the borders of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic the 20th Neisse Film Festival will be taking place. In this memorable 20th year the festival we are once again calling for films which will compete in the categories of feature film, short film and documentary. A total of eleven Neise Fish - the festival prizes - and approximately 24,000 Euros in prizes are waiting to be awarded. Alongside the best films in each category and the audience favorites, awards will be given for example for the best acting, best screenplay and best production design. A special prize will also be given to a film chosen from among all films shown at the festival which furthers the understanding between the three neighbouring countries of Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Films produced in 2022 and 2023, and produced or co-produced in at least one of the three neighboring countries (Czech Republic, Germany, Poland), are eligible for entry into the competition at the 20th Neisse Film Festival. The final date for all submissions is December 31, 2022. Films will be selected by mid-April 2023.
Europe Lived in the Tri-Country Region on the Neisse River: The Neisse Film Festival has been presenting current feature films, documentaries and short films each May in the three-country-region including Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic since 2004. What began with the idea of showing films in three countries has developed into a cultural "bridge" for film fans and arthouse cinemas from these neighbour countries, and has become an important meeting point for national and international film-makers and representatives of the film business. The program takes a look at (inter-)relationships between the peoples of eastern Europe and at their cinematic treatment of the past and present. It has become tradition that the program draws from all three countries and more, offering three competitions and various thematic film series as well as events such as concerts, readings, exhibitions and parties.