Due to organizational reasons, the 9th edition of ClipAward will take place in autumn 2014. This, however, is a good reason to extend the CALL FOR ENTRIES period for international submissions. By now, 450 fabulous shorts, documentaries, installations, and music videos have reached the ClipAward headquarter in Mannheim. We're curious and excited what will come on top of that!

Send us your short features, animations, trash movies, documentaries, and music videos. We bring everything on screen that is freaky, crafty, slick, hard-boiled, and witty! Everything is allowed - as long as it's short and cheap!


As a short film festival for low & no budget productions, ClipAward explicitly addresses independent filmmakers who make films without big money. Therefore, your movies / Music Videos / installations must meet the following conditions:

  • the clips may not be realized within the scope of film studies (e.g., seminar work).
    This, however, does not mean that film and media students are generally excluded from participation. You may apply with movies that were realized in your leisure time.
  • the production costs may not exceed 500 Euro per minute
  • the maximum length is 15 minutes
  • the submission is limited to max. 3 clips per director
  • the shorts have to be subtitled in English
  • the screening copy must be a digital video file
    The screening copy must be a digital video file (e.g., via dropbox,, etc.) and meet the required screening quality; if necessary, provide a password for the download. Due to technical reasons, we accept only MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 or H.264-codes files in the formats .VOB, .MOV, .MP4, .M4V. Max. Resolution is 1280 x 720; no Full-HD.

If you have any problems concerning the transaction or the format of your movie, please contact us: info(at)

Thank you, we' re looking forward to your SHORTS! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.



  1. Please read the conditions for participation
  2. Afterwards, upload your film using a server of your choice (e.g., dropbox, and provide the DOWNLOAD LINK in the online form. 
    You can also use youtube or vimeo but please, provide a password for a download.
  3. Please transfer 3 euros per film submitted to our account. You can use Paypal or a standard bank Transaction (find data on the right). In case the money transfer is not possible in your country, please contact us.
    Thank you, the money is used for financing the festival which is organized on a low budget basis itself. 
  4. Fill in the ONLINE FORM to complete your application!


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us: info[at]


The films in the program and the date of the festival will be announced in July 2014.

Download C4E as PDF

Download C4E as PDF






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