Danke

 

 

 

 

And the winners are

Sky Award – Best Feature Film:

Snowdance Award for the best feature film – presented by Sky 
Snowdance Award Feature Film includes prize money of $ 1.500

 

The Most Beautiful Thing In The world

Ein Film über die schönste Sache auf der Welt, ein gemeinsames Kind und doch spaltet er das Paar fast bis zur Trennung. Dieser Film hat die Jury nicht gespalten, man war sich sofort einig. Emotional, ohne jemals sentimental zu werden, fesselte der Film alle Jurymitglieder sofort und erzählt eine Geschichte ganz nah am Menschen. Unglaublich intensiv gespielt von den beiden Hauptdarstellern, man fiebert mit bis zum Ende.

Die Jury fand den Film in jeder Hinsicht preiswürdig: Von der Kamera bis zur Regie (Danyael Sugawara).

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Sky Award – Best Documentary:

Snowdance Award for the best documentary – presented by Sky
Snowdance Award Documentary Film prize money is $ 1.000 

 

 

Dirty Games

Ambitioniert, ein Film mit politischer und sozialer Relevanz, der nicht langweilt. Dirty Games von Regisseur Benjamin Best berichtet über die Abgründe des professionellen Sports in einer spannenden, teilweise schockierenden Doku. Dieser Film löst Debatten aus und ist seiner Zeit weit voraus, außerdem wird ihn bald auch ein breiteres Publikum zu sehen bekommen, denn er kommt im Sommer in die Kinos.

Für die Jury die beste Doku des Festivals, er befasst sich gesellschaftlichen Themen, ohne zu langweilen.

 

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HOREX Award – Best Director:

Horex Award for the best director of the festival
Horex Award includes prize money of Euro 2.000,- 

The prize money is meant for the film maker/director.

 

Der Kuckuck und der Esel

Eine schwarze Komödie, eigentlich ein Insider-Joke. Ein Drehbuchautor entführt den für ihn zuständigen Fernsehredakteur. Eine Geschichte, wie für dieses Festival geschrieben. Jeder unabhängige Drehbuchautor hat wahrscheinlich schon einmal die Erfahrung gemacht, wie man sich fühlt, wenn man gegen die Wände des öffentlich-rechtlichen Fernsehsystems rennt.

 

Gut inszeniert, tolles Timing für Gags und ein absolut mitreißendes Schauspielerteam.
Regisseur Andreas Arnstedt setzt voll auf schwarzen Humor.

 

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DELO Award – best Photography:

Snowdance Award for the best photography – presented by DELO

 

Zero Zero Belge

Eine Agentenparodie, völlig überdreht. Bei ihr war sich die Jury uneins, doch eine Leistung überzeugt alle, die des Kameramanns, Bruno Degrave. Technik auf höchstem Niveau. Longshots, Close-Ups und irrsinnig Variantenreich. Dadurch gewinnt der Film unglaublich an Dynamik.

 

In Anbetracht des extrem niedrigen Budgets von 25.000€ Gesamtbudget, absolut Preiswürdig!

 

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VR Bank Award – best short film:

Snowdance Award for the best short film – presented by VR Bank Landsberg-Ammersee eG

 

The Man On The Roof

Selten gab es einen Kurzfilm, der das Thema Verlust und die Verarbeitung dessen so unprätenziös und trotzdem emotional auf die Leinwand gebracht hat.

 

Ein solches Meistwerwerk, hier in Landsberg auszichnen zu können ist uns nicht nur ein Bedürfnis, sondern auch eine Ehre.

 

Wir freuen uns mit dem Gewinner Leo Bülow aus Schweden und wünschen uns von ihm für die nächsten Jahre einen Langfilm aus der gleichen Guss.

 

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Sky Award – best Music Clip:

Snowdance Award for the best Music Clip – presented by SKY

 

il Civetto „Baba Che“

by Alexander Ullmann

 

 

Description

The Snowdance Independent Film Festival is one of the few festivals in Germany that exclusively show productions made with little or no state funding. Furthermore, Snowdance prefers films which are not dominated by the influence of TV stations or major studios. Snowdance is the main festival for independent, free-thinking film makers. The Sundance Film Festival in the US is the model it emulates. 

Sponsored by SKY and supported by important creatives of the German film scene, Snowdance developed in its first two years to one of the hottest und most passionate film festivals in Germany. 

Its Festival Director Heiner Lauterbach is a famous actor in Germany. Festivals Creative Director Thomas “Tom” Bohn realized “Straight Shooter” with Dennis Hopper and parts of the “Tatort” series as a film maker. 

So this festival is made by engaged film creatives for engaged film creatives and their audience. Snowdance does not offer any red carpet or any VIP-corner. But it’s a meeting and melting point for actors, directors, producers and all sorts of people who are interested in film. 

Come and have a look !

Awards & Prizes

Snowdance Award for the best feature film – presented by Sky 
Snowdance Award Feature Film includes prize money of $ 1.500 

Snowdance Award for the best documentary – presented by Sky
Snowdance Award Documentary Film prize money is $ 1.000 

 

Horex Award for the best director of the festival
Horex Award includes prize money of Euro 2.000,- 

The prize money is meant for the film maker/director.

 

Snowdance Award for the best cinematography – presented by DELO

Snowdance Award for the best short film – presented by VR Bank Landsberg-Ammersee eG

Snowdance Award for the best Music Clip – presented by SKY

 

 

Dates & Deadlines

  • July 15, 2015: Opening Date
  • September 15, 2015: Early Entry deadline
  • November 15, 2015: Official Entry deadline
  • December 7, 2015: Late Entry Deadline
  • December 10, 2015: Notification Date
  • January 29 – 31, 2016: Event Date

Categories & Submissions

Independent Feature Productions (longer than 70 minutes)

We are looking for national and international feature films of all genres that are longer than 70 minutes and are professionally made.

Snowdance prefers films which are not dominated by the influence of TV stations, state funding or major studios.

 

Independent Documentary Productions (longer than 40 Minutes)

 

We are looking for national and international documentary films of all themes that are longer than 40 minutes and are professionally made. 

Snowdance prefers films which are not dominated by the influence of TV stations, state funding or major studios.
 
 

NOW also open for:

Independent Short Film Productions (not longer than 15 minutes)

We are looking for national and international short films of all genres that are not longer than 15 minutes and are professionally made.

Snowdance prefers films which are not dominated by the influence of film high schools or state funding.
 
Independent Music Clip Productions (not longer than 7 minutes)

We are looking for national and international music clips that are not longer than 7 minutes and are professionally made.

Snowdance prefers films which are not dominated by the influence of commmercial music labels.

 

 

Organizers

Thomas “Tom” Bohn
Creative Director

 

Heiner Lauterbach
Festival Director

 

Jürgen Farenholtz
Managing Director

 

 

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Locations

Stadttheater

Historical theatre with 300 seats

 

Stadttheater theater

 
Festival act:

opening event, opening film, feature-length films, award ceremony

 

Address:

Schlossergasse 381 a, 86899 Landsberg am Lech

 

 

 

Stadttheater / Foyer

Extension building of the municipal theatre. Large foyer, bar.

 

 
Festival act:

opening party after the opening event, film brunch

 

Address:

Schlossergasse 381 a, 86899 Landsberg am Lech

 

 

 

Historisches Rathaus

Building with historical stucco facade by Dominikus Zimmermann

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Festival act:

reception by the Lord Mayor Mathias Neuner
speed casting
jury session
panel discussion on independent film

 

Address:

Hauptplatz, 86899 Landsberg am Lech

 

 

 

Olympia Kino

Traditional cinema in Landsberg

 

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Festival act:

feature-lenght films – see programme

 

Address:

Adolph-Kolpingstraße 131, 86899 Landsberg am Lech

 

 

 

LiKKa Landsberg

Cool festival lounge located directly at the Lech river

 

Licca Lounge Landsberg

 
Festival act:

warm-up days / festival head office / get-together

 

Address:

Hubert-von-HerkomerStrasse 111 , 86899 Landsberg am Lech

 

 

 

Sonderbar

Cult bar in the city’s heart

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Festival act:

parties / get-together

 

Rules & Terms

SUBMISSIONS

When submitting to SNOWDANCE you are agreeing to screen the submitted film during the dates of the festival. SNOWDANCE will not pay any screening fees for presentation of the film during the festival. The only exception would be if there is a negotiated agreement preceding the submission of the film to SNOWDANCE.

 

ENTRY REGULATIONS

SNOWDANCE is a competitive showcase for domestic and international feature films and documentaries. SNOWDANCE reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project submitted. Only works completed in the last two years are eligible for selection.

We only accept online-Screeners (Filmfreeway). When you send DVDs, BluRays or any other material before being invited, SNOWDANCE will not judge it and will not send it back. SNOWDANCE does not accept additional e-mail informations about your film.

 

FILM/VIDEO ENTRIES

All non-german language entries must have English subtitles. Works in progress will not be judged. From SNOWDANCE selected screening material will be returned, press and any application materials will NOT be returned . All features and documentaries submitted must be available in BluRay or DCP for festival presentation.

 

COMPETITION

The SNOWDANCE Film Festival is a competitive event and unless notified otherwise, all films officially selected are eligible for competition. All films are nominated and voted upon by an impartial jury of filmmakers, industry professionals, festival programmers and film aficionados.

 

PRESS MATERIALS

If selected, SNOWDANCE will require an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to include high-resolution production stills, key art, bio and filmography of the director, production notes and full cast and crew credits.

 

LIABILITY

Although every possible care will be taken with tapes, films, drives and files while in our possession, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. Do not send original or master prints, tapes, files or drives. Please keep SNOWDANCE notified of any address/phone number changes.

 

SHIPPING

The cost of shipping all entries and films to the festival must be paid by the entrant. SNOWDANCE will reset the prints of the shortlist back to the filmmaker. SNOWDANCE will not be responsible for expedited or overnight shipping charges to other organizations. Also, SNOWDANCE cannot guarantee shipment of prints to other festivals during the days of the festival. All international entries must be sent ‘free domicile’ to the SNOWDANCE office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper.

 

REPRODUCTION AGREEMENT

Submission of an entry gives SNOWDANCE permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including film trailers, shown in all promotional activities realted to the festival.

 

NOTIFICATION

Films selected for SNOWDANCE will be notified no later than December 7, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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