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exground film of the month
26.06.2013 / 20.00 Uhr / TILT

Youth film of the month
22.06.2013 / 17.30 Uhr / OH BOY

Submission of film for the exground filmfest 26 is possible as of now

Submission of films and videos in the categories main program (American Independents, Neues aus Deutschland, International feature- and short films), special program and contests (German short film contest, International short film contest, Wiesbaden-Special – Short film contest, youth days – International youth film contest) in the genres fiction, documentary, animation and experimental film. The submission is free of charge.

Closing date July 1, 2013 (submission of film)




Wiesbaden, November 25th, 2012  

exground filmfest 25 solemnly closes festival

Sylvie Hohlbaum’s BEIGE wins German Shortfilm Competition //
LENA gathers award of youthfilm competition //
THE CONVERSATION awarded in International Shortfilm Competition ON VIDEO

exground filmfest 25 closes and celebrates successful festival
On Sunday, 25th November exground filmfest 25 invited for the closing ceremony to Caligari FilmBühne. On ten days the festival had presented the highlights of international independent film in Wiesbaden. Numerous international guests attended the festival in the Hessian capital and presented their works to large numbers of audience. Again more than 14,000 viewers attended the festival’s events.

Press Release, Nov. 25th, 2012

exground filmfest is proud to present the program THE ART OF FILM AND VIDEO PERFORMANCE, giving an insight into the fascinating work of film and video artist Karl Nussbaum on Thursday at KunstHaus.

Thursday, November 22, 20:30 h at KunstHaus (in the presence of Karl Nussbaum)


Wiesbaden, November 18th, 2012

exground filmfest 25 opened successfully

Opening film SUMMER GAMES // A WALL IS A SCREEN draws more and more audience each year // HAND IN HAND wins Wiesbaden youthfilm-competition

This weekend the 25th edition of exground filmfest started. Up until November 25, 2012 the Wiesbaden festival presents the highlights of international independent film.

exground filmfest 25 was officially opened on Friday, 16. November, in the packed Caligari FilmBühne with the Swiss youthfilm SUMMER GAMES by Rolando Colla. Before the film started, Wiesbaden's head of cultural department Rose-Lore Scholz and Reiner Schöler from the Hessian ministry for science and arts stressed the unique role of exground filmfest among the Hessian film festivals in their welcoming speeches and congratulated the organizing team on the 25. jubilee. The Swiss consul general Pius Bucher agreed with his previous speakers and introduced the country-in-focus Switzerland program.

Press Release, Nov. 18th, 2012

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Wiesbaden, November 12th, 2012

exground filmfest 25 welcomes guests from all over the world

Switzerland country-in-focus // filmmaker-talks // a program of 250 films

exground filmfest 25 welcomes many international guests in Wiesbaden for the jubilee edition November, 16 – 25, 2012 and looks forward to animated discussions of the 250 independently  produced short- and feature length films in the festival program.

For this year's country-in-focus program numerous Swiss guests are invited to Wiesbaden, to present their films. For the award-winning film 180° by Cihan Inan exground filmfest welcomes not just the director, but also lead actor Michael Neuenschwander for this year's festival. For the Swiss  documentary A GLORIOUS MESS the protagonists Elmira Claude and Thomas Moll will be on side, to present this unusual film to the audience in person. In the exground youth days Güzin Kar presents her film FLYING FISH, counting among the five most successful Swiss productions in 2011. For the Swiss short film TONS OF PASSION exground filmfest welcomes the director Corina Schwingruber and co-director Nina Steinemann.

Press Release, Nov. 12th, 2012


exground filmfest 25 - program:



The press conference of exground filmfest took place on Tuesday, 6. November 2012 in the foyer of Caligari FilmBühne Wiesbaden. Numerous press representatives were present to get informed about the program and the highlights of this year's festival edition. The panelists were representatives of exground filmfest, Andrea Wink and Gerald Pucher, as well as Rose-Lore Scholz, head of the culture department of the state capital Wiesbaden, Reiner Schöler, head of the film and media division in the Hessian Ministry of Science and Arts, and the Swiss consul general, Pius Bucher. The ESWE publictransportation company in the framework of the press conference presented one of their three exground-busses, featuring the exxground poster motive and serving regular lines.














  • Gerald Pucher / exground filmfest
  • Reiner Schöler / Referatsleiter Film und Medien im Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
  • Andrea Wink / exground filmfest
  • Rose-Lore Scholz / Kulturdezernentin der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden
  • Pius Bucher / Schweizerischer Generalkonsul

Wiesbaden, November 8th, 2012

exground filmfest 25: High-class supporting program for jubilee

Nora de Baan: „Kino à la Minute“ // Video performance Karl Nussbaum // Schlachthof-Party with Jim Avignon

exground filmfest 25 presents November 16-25, 2012 not just the highlights of international independent film but also an outstanding supporting program in Wiesbaden.

A first highlight is offered right after the festival opening on November, 16 – the filmic tour of the city A WALL IS A SCREEN. Wiesbaden city center's house walls turn to screens for shortfilms of all genres. Meeting point point is in front of Caligari FilmBühne at 9 pm. The cineastic city walk will end at Kulturpalast, where the opening party starts from 10 pm.

Press Release, Nov. 8th, 2012


Wiesbaden, October 15th, 2012

Cineastic fireworks for the 25. edition of exground filmfest International independent film pays a visit to Wiesbaden //
Jubilee Program // Focus Switzerland

exground filmfest celebrates its jubilee and invites to Wiesbaden November 16-25, 2012 for the 25. edition of exground filmfest. One of the most important festivals of independent film in Germany for its 25th edition presents some 250 independently produced short- and feature length films from all over the world. This year's country in focus is Switzerland.

Press Release, Oct. 15th, 2012


On our homepage, you can find the accreditation form at:

which – if interested – we would kindly ask you to fill in and send via e-mail to akkreditierung@exground.com until November 8, including a photo of yourself. You can also send it to the address named in the form.


Wiesbaden, 10. September 2012


exground filmfest – Wiesbaden's oldest film festival celebrates its jubilee - 25. festival
Record number of film entries // jubilee program // Focus Switzerland

exground filmfest celebrates its jubilee 16-25 November, 2012 and for the 25th time presents highlights of international independent film in Wiesbaden.

Exground filmfest has rececived more than 250.000 entries since its start.

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