We invite filmmakers from all over the world to the 21st PROVINZIALE,

from now until 15 May 2024,

to submit their productions to us. We are looking for films that respond to our programme: Spatial reference, resource management, coming, going, staying and shaping. Landscape, region or place become visible as players in human life.

A fourteen-strong selection team reviews the entries, evaluates them in terms of their quality and our programme and puts together a festival programme for the following international competitions:

Short documentary film (up to 45 min)

Short fiction film (up to 30 min)

Animation (up to 30 min)

The fourth competition is dedicated to

long documentary film (45 min. and over)

and will be compiled from films invited by us. Unsolicited applications for this competition are only possible with an exposé by email to doc.submission@provinziale.de by 15 April.

Two audience prizes (DIE ROSE and DIE DISTEL) totalling €12,000 will be awarded for each of the four competitions. DIE ROSE is awarded for the strongest appeal to the audience, while DIE DISTEL recognises the most valuable contribution to the content of our programme.

From the competition entries in all four categories, the selection team will also nominate four to eight films for the special jury prize DER STACHEL. This is awarded for the most interesting filmic examination of the problem of sustainability. The prize money of €2,000 is donated by the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development and Kreiswerke Barnim.

Click here for online – submission.

Click here for our regularies.