Here we go!

The up-and-coming  Int. Film Festival Hannover starts its 17th round.

From November 22nd to 26th, 2023 we will open the cinema doors again.True to our motto — up-and-coming connecting film talents with experience and passion — we want to bring you together and network with each other, because together you are much stronger than you think.

But in order to be able to show films, you have to deliver your works to us. We take them all: long or short, documentary or fiction, let your creativity run wild.

Closing date: August 1, 2023

As always, we are looking for the special, the creative, the innovative and the original. We want to show work that is imaginative, unusual, humorous, provocative and idiosyncratic. First film attempts are particularly welcome. When making the selection, the focus is not on technical perfection, but on the originality and independence of the idea and cinematic implementation. We are looking for cinematic lateral thinkers, film maniacs and do-it-yourselfers.

up-and-coming is a discovery festival, a place to meet and a springboard for young talents up to the age of 27 years from Germany and all over the world.

From April 13th you can submit your films to or

Everything important about the regulations can be found here, so that nothing goes wrong with the submission.

The Event

The director and the team of each selected film are invited to a meeting with the audience and all members of the jury (in person or digital). If you can travel sutainably to Hanover, we very welcome you to the festival and pay for your lodging (2 people) during the festival. Otherwise we recommend your digital participation. You will get the details, if you are nominated. If you have not the possibility to travel sutainably to Hanover, you can nevertheles take part on our online-panels and -workshops. Even if you are not nominated. We will do everything in our power to create a warm and familiar atmosphere at the festival (digitally and on the venue) as ever.