7th ClipAward – Low & No Budget Short Film Festival

7th ClipAward | Low & No Budget Short Film Festival | Mannheim

Over 300 shorts from Germany, Europe and from all over the world reached us in Mannheim so far. This is amazing, we are completely thrilled! The good thing is – it’s not the end! The entry deadline was postponed!

Clip award is open to independent filmmakers in order to realize their own short films and music videos, therefore without the infrastructure of a film school or funds of a film promotion.

The cost per minute amount to max.  500 € and the game length max.  13 minutes.

Apart from this there are no restrictions. The festival shows short films, animated films, trash films, experimental films, documentaries, animations, music videos, etc.!

Everything is allowed – as long as it is short and cheap..

Call for Entries 2012

To all fans of the independent and low budget short film!
We call your attention to the CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 7th Low and No Budget Short Film Festival ClipAward which will take place from 25 to 27 May 2012 in the splendid baroque castle of Mannheim, Germany.

If you are a young and passionate independent filmmaker MEMO suggest you to send to ClipAward your short features, animations, trash movies, documentaries, music videos and so on. The young team of the Festival will bring everything on screen! Everything really means everything: freaky, crafty, slick, hard-boiled, and witty!

As a pure low & no budget short film festival, ClipAward exclusively addresses independent filmmakers from all over the world. Therefore remember that   the films may not be shot within the scope of media studies* or being produced with the financial support of film funds.
*That does not mean that film students are excluded from the application, as long as the shorts were not produced within the infrastructure of the film school (e.g. as a seminar work). 

The conditions for participation:

  1. Productions costs:
    max. EUR 50/min in the NO BUDGET SECTION and max.EUR 500/min LOW BUDGET SECTION
  2. the maximum length is 15 minutes 
  3. the shorts have to be subtitled in German/English.

Entry deadline is March 29th, 2012.

They are looking forward to your SHORTS!


The winners of ClipAward 2011:

Winner of the Short Film Competition 2011

Der Uhrmacher und sein Refugium
Director: Kiana Naghshineh
Mannheim, 2010.
4:30 min | Costs: 0,-

Winner of the Music Video Context 2011

Bright Lights by Okta Logue
Director: N. Hildebrandt, C. Oppermann
Darmstadt, 2010
3:57 min | Costs: 120,-

Winner of the Baltic Perspective 2011

Ordinary Summer
Directed by Sergey Lavrenov
Riga, Latvia 2010
13:35 min | Costs: 800,-