The Film Festival Cologne is organising the COLOGNE FILM CAMP for the first time this year: interested people between the ages of 18 and 28 can apply for exclusive participation and experience the festival up close for four days, get to know prominent personalities from the cinema and television industry and see the latest film and series highlights. The COLOGNE FILM CAMP pursues the goal of strengthening film cultural awareness in the younger generation and is aimed at all those who want to be part of an intensive cinema and festival experience.


The participation includes a festival accreditation from 14 – 17 October 2019, which grants free access to screenings, professional events and artist talks with top-class guests. Participants of the COLOGNE FILM CAMP will also receive a program compiled for them with their own information offerings as well as an invitation to the Film Festival Cologne Awards.


Join us and send us a short letter of motivation with information on age, education, photo and contact details under the subject COLOGNE FILM CAMP to Ryan Schou:


Conditions of participation

  • Participants must be between 18 and 28 years old at the time of the COLOGNE FILM CAMP 2019.
  • No professional or academic background is required to participate. No prior knowledge or expertise is required for participation.
  • The Film Festival Cologne does not cover accommodation and travel costs for the participants.
  • Participants should be available daily from around 2 p.m. during the program period from 14 to 17 October 2019.
  • The accompanying program will be in German.
  • The project team of the COLOGNE FILM CAMP will decide on the selection of participants after receipt of the applications.