INDEPENDENT DAYS|23rd International Filmfestival

10 Apr 2024 - 14 Apr 2024
Karlsruhe, Germany

The Independent Days International Filmfestival (IDIF) is one of Europe's most important festivals for independent filmmakers and part of the European Festivals Association.

IDIF is an IMDb Award-listing qualifying festival!

The Festival is screening films of every length and genre from all over the world.

The Home of Independent Film

Our focus is on independent film productions from all over the world and we show short films as well as documentary and scenic feature films. We have created a platform for film students and professional filmmakers who show how great films can be created without the support of major film and TV studios with little financial means. The professional filmmakers here are not oriented towards mainstream cinema, but tell their stories in a creative, inspiring and refreshing way. They take up current topics and use the entire spectrum of modern filmmaking with a fine feel for emotional film material in order to conjure them up on the screen. The diversity of genres is also important to us, something that many major film producers and TV stations shy away from, especially in Germany and Europe. We are committed to a cinema that can overcome the limits of reality with courage and self-confidence and reflect on the strengths of storytelling. The INDEPENDENT DAYS show a film programme that reflects the entire spectrum of independent cinema.

Practical info

Pricerange per day

Under 10 euro


Partner hotel , Youth hostel , AirBnb


Fast snack , Snack bar , Resto , Veggie/vegan

Main target group

16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o

Directions & transport

Car park , Train/tram/bus , Airport (max 20km)


City center

Average attendence per day

500 to 2000 attendees

Art disciplines


Support for disabled people