The ALPINALE represents a venue for both professional and amateur filmmakers from home and abroad, who are given the opportunity to conduct multi-cultural and open dialogue with creative people, and to present their work to an interested audience.

In order to participate please read the terms of conditions carefully and follow the indicated steps. Each short film must be submitted seperatly.

This is the submission procedure in detail:

  1. Read and accept the terms of conditions
  2. Fill out the online form.
  3. Submit your film via streaming link.
  4. Until the end of May all submissions are screened and the best about 30 films are selected for the festival in August. After the decision we will inform everyone about the nominations via mail.
  5. We will ask you for a good quality MP4 or MOV (H264) when you are accepted to the festival.


1.) International Competition categories 

The duration of the film must not exceed 30 minutes including credits. Only original versions of films no older than 2 years may be sent in.

Please do not re-submit a movie that you have already submitted to the ALPINALE before.

Invited are films in the following categories:
a) INTERNATIONAL: Short-films of all kinds (fiction or animation), produced under professional conditions.
b) ACADEMY: Productions by students and graduates of colleges of film and media arts, film academies and other similar institutions.

Invited are films in the following genres
a) fiction films
b) animation

2.) Application

The submission is to be sent in no later than the 15th of March 2018 via our online form only. By submitting your film you allow us to screen it in best possible quality during the festival in August and our additional events throughout the year FREE OF CHARGE.

The online form must be filled out correctly by March 15, 2017 the latest. The following documents are necessary to do so:
– Film stills (print quality)
– Synopsis in english (and German if available)
– Streaming video file link

3.) Accepted film formats

The submitted video (Streaming-Link) will be used for the pre-screening. It should provide a resolution of 1280×720 at least.

If your movie gets nominated for the short film festival we need a video file in projection quality until June fullfilling the following criteria:
File Format: MOV
Video Codec: Quicktime ProRes 4:2:2
Audio Codec. Uncompressed PCM, 24bit, Dual Mono (!)
Framerate: 24, 25 or 30 fps
Resolution: 1080p
Filesize: max. 50 GB
The subtitles have to be burnt in the movie file, no separate SRT files please!

English subtitles must be provided.

Any additional material sent in to the festival will remain with the festival.

The organizer does not take over liability for the films, its adequate handling is assured though. Applicants carry the exclusive responsibility for possible violations of copyrights. Incorrect information will disqualify the participant.

4.) Nomination

In order to participate in the competition, a selection commitee decides on the acceptance of the film. Its decisions are indisputable. If the selection commitee does not accept a film for the competition, there is the possibility for the commitee to show the film in one of the extra screenings. The festival comittee doesn’t give any reasons for nominations or rejections.

5.) Jury and prizes

The evalution is made by an international jury on location during the festival. Its decisions are indisputable. The jury presents:

»Golden Unicorn« for the price of the jury
»Golden Unicorn« for best short film international
»Golden Unicorn« for best short film academy
»Golden Unicorn« for best short film animation
Best local production (v-shorts)
Best short film for kids

The audience decides on a »Golden Unicorn« as the audience award.


If you want to submit your film for the 33. ALPINALE 2018, you can use this form.