Dates & Deadlines

Opening Date

April 27, 2020


July 16, 2020

Notification Date

July 31, 2020

Festival Dates

November 7 - 30, 2020

Program Director

Harry Putz

Dear filmmakers, freeriders and artists!
Liebe Filmemacher*innen, Freerider*innen und Künstler*innen

The Freeride Filmfestival is a selection of the latest freeride movies including freeride skiing and/or snowboarding produced by independent filmmakers. We want to present the wide range of movies that is being produced in this passionate outdoor sports covering all different types of genres like adventure, expedition, portrait, comedy, fiction and art. Our aim is to constantly help to support filmmakers and athletes with attracting attention on their projects and to be the platform where self-minded people can gather and get inspired for winter.

In 2020 we will step up from 12 to 30 screenings, touring through 30 theaters and venues in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. We are the largest Festival of it´s kind worldwide and reach an audience of up to 10,000 spectators. Due to Covid-19 we might have to be innovative for the 11th edition in 2020 and are already looking for alternative ways to reach as many spectators as possible. But until further notice we will stick to our original plan.

2020 is the first year Freeride Filmfestival accepts entries exclusively on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests. This will help us to have a more professional, easier and smoother submission process. Thank you for your understanding.

Awards & Prizes

Every selected movie will be awarded the "FFF Official Selection Laurel". Furthermore will filmmakers and cast/athletes will appear in our promotional activities such as video productions, podcasts and a wide range of regional and international press work, whilst also appearing on stage at our biggest shows with up to 800 spectators and getting the chance to travel with us on our tourbus for a few days.

Winner will be awarded with the "FFF Audience Award Laurel".

€ 1,000 - POW FILM AWARD 
The Freeride-Filmfestival 2020 is cooperating with Protect our Winters Europe on a POW-branded award, calling for freeride film content with clear climate advocacy and climate action content. Films for this award will be filtered out of all FFF submissions. The winner will be awarded with € 1000 and the "FFF+POW Film Award Laurel".

Special criterias are: 
- Must have clear climate related content in the spirit of POW, i.e. engaging, inclusive and without pointing fingers 
- Total length can be up to 30 minutes 
- Freeriding has to play a major role in the film 
- Only manpowered transport allowed in nature 
- If primary language is not english there need to be english subtitles in the movie

Rules & Terms

1) Maximum length: 30 minutes 

2) Synopsis (Summary, Producer, Cast, DOP, Location, ...) 

3) Final screener or a close to final version for download or streaming (final screener to be delivered by 31. August 2020; 

4) Trailer in HD for download, resolution not lower than 15Mbps 

5) At least 5 photos in hires that represent the essence of the movie; cleared rights for presswork and promotional purpose mandatory; behind-the-scenes pictures are welcome; filename must be: Athlete_Movie_Location_Photographer; photocredit will always be listed; 

6) A commitment from one of the main actors/athletes to attend at least 5 out of 7 main screenings; attendance at further screenings to be discussed and rewarded; 

7) Premieres will be preferred 

8) Movie may not be available for free (youtube/facebook/…) before 1 December 2020 

9) License fee will be paid depending on number of screenings, importance and length. 

10) Screenings and premiere events in central Europe need do be planned in coordination with the Freeride Filmfestival 

11) Language: Movies in German and English are accepted. Movies in other languages need to have English or German subtitles, German is preferred. 

12) Video On Demand: The licensors also provide their films to the Freeride Filmfestival (FFF) for the purpose of “streaming” (VOD), “download”, also called “electronic sell through” (EST), and “subscription video on demand” (SVoD). The FFF has the right, but is not obliged to actually use the delivered films and to exercise the right of use. The right of use is exercised on the so-called "VOD service" of the FFF, an Internet portal or via the services of FFF partners.

Feel free to e-mail us at in case you have any questions or issues with deadline, uploads or other terms. We really want to try everything to take your movie under consideration.


1) Gesamtlänge: max. 30 Minuten 

2) Synopsis (Zusammenfassung, Auflistung von Produzent/Cast/Kamera/Drehorte/...) 

3) fertiger Film oder eine aussagekräftige Vorversion via Download oder Streaming (finale Vorführversion bis 31. August 2020) 

4) Trailer in HD zum Download, Auflösung mindestens 15 Mbps 

5) Fotoauswahl min. 5 Bilder die den Film aussagekräftig repräsentieren; Behind-the-scense Bilder sind willkommen; in HiRes mit Freigabe der Bildrechte für unsere Pressearbeit; Benennung der Dateinamen: Athlet_Film_Location_Fotograf 

6) die Zusage eines Hauptprotagonisten zur Teilnahme auf mindestens 8 Tourstopps (Reisekosten und Unterbringung werden übernommen) 

7) Prämierenfilme werden bevorzugt behandelt 

8) der Film darf frühestens am 1. 12. 2020 im Internet veröffentlicht werden 

9) Wir bezahlen eine Lizenzgebühr abhänging von der Anzahl der Aufführungen, der Gewichtung und Länge. 

10) Prämieren und Teilnahme bei anderen einschlägigen Festivals in Mitteleuropa müssen in Absprache mit dem FFF geschehen um Konkurrenzveranstaltungen in einer Stadt zu vermeiden. 

11) Sprache: Filme in Deutsch und Englisch werden akzeptiert. Filme in anderen Sprachen müssen Deutsche oder Englische Untertitel haben, bevorzugt Deutsch. 

12) Video On Demand: Die Lizenzgeber stellen ihre Filme dem Freeride Filmfestival (FFF) zusätzlich zum Zwecke der Nutzung für “Streaming” (VOD) “Download”, auch “Electronic Sell Through” (EST) genannt, und “Subscription Video on Demand”, (SVoD) zur Verfügung. Das FFF hat das Recht, ist jedoch nicht dazu verpflichtet, die gelieferten Filme tatsächlich zu verwenden und das Nutzungsrecht auszuüben. Die Ausübung des Nutzungsrechts findet auf dem sog. „VOD-Dienst“ des FFF, einem Internet-Portal oder über Dienste von Partnern des FFF statt.

Bitte kontaktiere uns unter wenn du Fragen zu deiner Einreichung hast, ob es um die Deadline, die Bereitstellung von Dateien oder um die Kosten geht. Wir möchten alles versuchen, um deinen Film für unser Festival in Betracht ziehen zu können.