An array of exciting prizes is available for visiting filmmakers, including opportunities for training with Canon C-Series cameras. Throughout the entirety of its five-day span, Filmfestival Kitzbuehel does everything possible to put its visitors in full control of their gorgeous Austrian surroundings. In that spirit of extreme hospitality, free accommodations, lodging, and meals are provided for those filmmakers whose works are selected for screening. To support upcoming artists FFKB also gives 50% of all tickets sold for shortfilm screenings to the filmmakers.
Filmfestival Kitzbuehel benefits from an astonishing level of industry participation and is fueled by a jury that includes Academy Award nominees and winners, each of whom is eager to champion great new discoveries. Last year's festival unveiled the European premieres of In God We Trust and Bridegroom, two sobering and remarkable documentaries that went on to worldwide acclaim.