Open Call

A Piece of Happiness

Take part!
Call for contributions until May 31, 2019


Under the motto »A Piece of Happiness« we are looking for films that deal with the lost human dignity. You can join in and submit your film until May 31, 2019, whether short or long films, documentary, animation or feature films-to us and become part of the WaLa International Film Festival 2019.

Conditions of participation

Topic »A Piece of Happiness«

Deadline for submission of films and all materials is on May 31, 2019.
Each Participant can submit one or several films. Lengths can be chosen freely.


The following formats are permitted for submission: mp4 to DVD or web link to download (e.g Vimeo, dropbox).
Participation is open to documentaries, feature films, animated films and video art.


If the original language of the film is not English, the film(s) must have subtitles in this language.


The films should be sent on or before May 31, 2019 to the festival office in Ladenburg by post or as a link, together with the application form and required accompanying materials such as

  • Texts about the content (max 100 words.), the creation of the film and scene photos
  • Biography and picture of the director (max. 100 words)
  • Filmography of the director
  • Biography and picture of the »director of photography« (max. 100 words)
  • Filmography of the »director of photography«
  • Biography and pictures of the leading actor/actress (female/male) (max. 100 words)
  • Filmography of the leading actor/actress (female/male)
  • Pictures of stage and backstage of films
  • Information about the team

Please send per E-mail or Post to:

Internationales Filmfestival
Hauptstraße 7—9
D-68526 Ladenburg

By registering, the filmmaker explains that he fully owns all rights to the picture and sound of the film.
The festival assumes no liability if this is not the case.
With the registration and signature the conditions of participation of the festival are accepted.


All films are pre-selected by the selection team and experts from the fields of film and TV and compiled for the festival’s programmes.
The selection does not focus on technical perfection but on the originality and autonomy of the idea and cinematic realization of the topic.

Jury and Awards

The films will be screened by an independent festival jury.
Additionally, there is an audience award.
The Prize aims to reward movies that are imaginative, unusual, provocative and idiosyncratic and serve the purpose of illustrating the lives of people.
The decisions of the selection and the festival jury are final and are communicated to all participants by Email, if they are not present in person.

Shipping and return shipping

The cost of shipping of all films and preview materials to Ladenburg are the responsibility of the sender.
All submissions from countries outside the EU must be clearly marked with a customs declaration »Temporary use. Only for cultural purposes, consignment has no commercial value.«
There is no return shipping.

Overnight service for festival visitors

An overnight service for festival visitors is helpful in arranging overnight places. The costs are to be paid by each participant. There is no entitlement to a specific accommodation category.

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