Independent Days| International Filmfest (IDIF)

call for submission

The call for submission 2021 is now online! To submit your films via FilmFreeway follow the link below:

Event Date

From 21st to 25th October 2020 there will be a hybrid edition of the film festival. For example, 22 programme items are at the SCHAUBURG Film Theater and two film programmes at the ZKM | Centre for Art and Media. Thus, a large part of the 162 films from 40 countries that the programme committee had selected can actually be shown in the cinema. In addition, it will be possible to watch most short and feature films online via the vimeo video streaming portal.

Independent Day on demand - vimeo

Become a part of our online filmfest community and stream this year's official selection on vimeo. The films are available until October 28, 2020.

Follow the link below:

Opening Show | Wednesday, 2020-10-21, 2pm

Award Show | Sunday, 2020-10-25, 6pm





Our mascot KARLINA is already preparing for the next edition of our film festival, because in 2020 we celebrate

20 years of independent days!


Find our festival programme online.

Call for Submission

Submissions for our 20th festival edition are now closed. Please note that we cannot accept any more films.

Dear friends of independent film,


Welcome to the Independent Days International Filmfest (IDIF). This international Film Festival presents films that reflect the whole spectrum of Independent Cinema.


We screen shorts and feature films of all genres as well as documentaries. The best films are being awarded, currently there are 11 award categories. The total amount of our price money is 10,000 Euro.


We are looking forward to your films and are hoping to welcome you in 2019!



Best regards,

Your festival-team