JUNGER FILM | Terms and conditions

Films admitted to the competition are:

  • of all forms, themes and genres

  • by filmmakers from and/or in Germany who were not older than 26 years at the time of completion of the film

  • that do not exceed a running length of 30 minutes (exceptions will be considered if justified by the quality of the film)

  • which were completed after January 1st, 2022

General information

The competition JUNGER FILM is organized by the Institute for new media Rostock in cooperation with the Junge Filmszene im Bundesverband Jugend und Film BJF.

  • There are no entry fees for the competition.

  • A selection committee decides by February on admission to a maximum of one of the competitions in the festival.

  • The competition films will be publicly discussed and evaluated by a jury of experts at the festival.

  • The decisions of the selection committee and the award jury regarding the film evaluation are final. Legal recourse is excluded.

Provisions on copyright and performing rights

  • Each film submission must include information about the filmmakers (all creatively involved).

  • Third-party services in idea, image and sound are to be shown.

  • Possible rights of third parties must not be violated.

  • All rights to the film remain with the filmmakers.

  • By accepting the terms and conditions of the competition, the filmmakers agree that their films may be used for the public relations of the festival and copied for the archive of the Institute for new media.

  • With the admission of films to the competition, the organizer requests permission to broadcast them on the open channels of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

  • The screening, publication or making of copies by the organizer requires the express permission of the filmmakers.

  • All performance rights of the film within the festival are owned and declared by the submitter.

Technical notes

  • Viewing copies can be submitted in .mp4 format on DVD, Blu-Ray, USB media or via web link (e.g. Vimeo, Dropbox, YouTube). A file in H.264 codec in FullHD is sufficient for this purpose.

  • Screening copies are to be submitted in the best possible quality and with English subtitles, ideally in ProRes or comparable codecs, via download link, on DVD, Blu-Ray or a USB data carrier as a single file. The video resolution should not fall below 1920×1080.

  • The submission deadline for screening copies will be communicated to the filmmakers by the organizer.

  • Submitted data carriers or transmitted files must be legibly and permanently labeled with information on the film title, name of the submitter, year of production, and running time of the film.

  • Data carriers can only be returned if the submitter pays the postage.

  • The organizer assumes no liability for damage or loss of any kind.

Final agreement

By submitting to the JUNGER FILM competition, the filmmakers accept the above conditions and instructions.

Status: October 2023