Participation and Conditions

Film specifications

Being at point zero there are no specifications for your film submission. Anything from a short experimental film to a three-and-a-half-hour epic is accepted. A participant can also submit multiple films. Depending on submissions we will divide the winners into categories, but altogether there will be three winners guaranteed with the prize money as mentioned below.


To submit a film one has to fill out a short online form with personal details and title of the film and accept the terms and conditions (on this page as soon as submission begins), after that one can start sending the film/films. We recommend services like Wetransfer (2gb limit), TransferNow (5gb limit), Mega (no limit - account required) or others. As the target email adress please use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. At this point the film will not be public, as it will only be seen by members of the jury.  

2020-erster-gewinnerfilm-willkommenzuhause-3"Welcome Home" by Markus Mueller-Hahnefeld
2020-zweiter-gewinnerfilm-bob-1"Bob" by Marc Rössler


You can register to take part in the competition and submit a film until August 1st, 2021. After completing the online registration form and accepting the conditions of participation, the registration will be confirmed in writing via email. The registration data are only used for establishing contact and communication between the participant and Point Zero (Nullpunkt e.V. Germany). They will be kept confidential and not disclosed to third parties.

Film Upload

The film must be submitted by August 1st, 2021. If problems arise when uploading / sending the film by the various services, our team can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to send us the film by other means. 

Prize money

If you are among the three winners, we will contact you and invite you to the opening night. In addition, a further, small selection of interesting submissions might be shown at opening night (depending on the length of the films).

1. Prize: 1000 €
2. Prize:   250 €
3. Prize:   100 €

Conditions of Participation

All persons of legal age can participate. Up to 5 films can be submitted per registered participant. If a film is produced in a team, it is sufficient for one person from the team to register. Participation in the competition is free of charge. The judges' decision is final.

2020-dritter-gewinnerfilm-blues-1"I've got the blues, but the blues didn't get me yet" by Jan Benedikt Heese
2020-premierenabend-6Point Zero Film Festival opening night 2020


All films submitted can be shown live on the opening night. Even after the film has been submitted, the submitter remains entitled to publish the film. The submitter grants Point Zero (Nullpunkt e.V.) the unrestricted right to show stills / photos or up to 5-second excerpts of the submitted film for promotional purposes to the public and / or to make them publicly available. The submitter further declares that he is the owner of all rights to the film (including the music used) necessary for distribution and exploitation, and releases Point Zero from the obligation to pay damages, the costs of a legal dispute, including the costs of an appropriate legal defense, in the event of a claim by a third party.

Independent Jury

The jury alone decides on the award of the prizes. The jury is exclusively appointed by Point Zero. The jury meetings are not open to the public. The jury is made up of authors and filmmakers. The jury makes its decision after extensive discussion by voting and a majority decision. The decision and evaluation of the jury is final.