Our festival

Kitzbühel distinguishes itself from other international film festivals not only through its relaxed atmosphere with an Alpine panorama and a setting that invites open exchange, but also through its specific, transnational DACH perspective and the consideration of film and television production in a larger media industry context. A market is only strong when all its levels work together: innovations in storytelling and design as well as audience orientation are decisive factors that the festival attempts to bring together.

Guests from different sectors, professions and levels will be invited to discuss and create new paths and projects together with possible points of contact.

The movie selection

The heart of the festival is the selection of films for both the competition and the sidebars. Above all, the festival framework is intended to help filmmakers from the national and international up-and-coming generation to network, establish themselves and, above all, find inspiration.

The competition

The competition presents feature films and documentaries with an innovative creative style as well as an audience-oriented perspective. The aim is to provide a forum for the presentation and networking of interdisciplinary cinema, streaming and TV productions. Only the first three productions of the filmmakers are eligible for feature-length films in the competition.

Networking & Panels

Only a festival that is constantly developing and networking can expand its important position in the DACH region. For this reason, the focus is on both future-oriented perspectives and sustainable networking. This is taken into account with a diverse program and events (FFKB Connect, panels, think tank, screenplay retreat).