General information

General information

IFFF 2025

The next IFFF Dortmund+Köln will take place from 1-6 April 2025 in Dortmund. A selection programme will also be shown in Cologne.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Film submissions for the different sections will be open from mid/end of September. Films can be submitted online via a form on our website. A corresponding page for submissions, including the submission form and further information, will be available on our website from mid/end September.



Applications for accreditation can be submitted online via a registration form approximately one month before the opening of the festival. The accreditation deadline ends usually one week before the festival starts. As soon as accreditations are possible, there will be a corresponding page on our website with further information and the application form.

Applications for accreditation can be submitted by all journalists, filmmakers, and other representatives of the film industry, who can provide proof of their occupation, are eligible for accreditation. Applications for accreditation can also be submitted by students of all disciplines and pupils aged 18 and over.

Representatives of the press covering the festival can, with specification of the publication and editorial department for which they report, obtain a free press accreditation.

The festival reserves the right to make decisions on accreditation after verification of all required supporting documents.

Accreditation fees 2024:
Representatives of the press (with specification of the publication and editorial department): free
Industry representatives and journalists who do not cover the festival: 35€
Students and seminar participants: 20€
Pupils (18 years and older): 20€



Der allgemeine Ticketverkauf startet ca. einen Monat vor Festivalbeginn über unsere Website sowie unseren Ticketanbieter. Während der Festivalwoche können Tickets zudem im Festivalzentrum sowie eine halbe Stunde vor Veranstaltungsbeginn in den jeweiligen Spielstätten erworben werden.

General ticket sales start approximately one month before the start of the festival via our website and our ticket provider. During the festival, tickets can also be purchased at the festival centre and on the day of the event at the respective cinema 1/2 hour before the screening.

The following tickets can be purchased:
Regular screening (ca. 9,00€ / red. 6€)
Six-ticket (ca. 45,00€ / red. 30,00€)
Festivalbadge (ca. 80,00€ / red. 50,00€)

Payment options online:
Paypal, credit card (Visa & Mastercard), instant bank transfer, Giropay.

Who gets a discount?
Pupils, students, trainees and those completing voluntary military service and federal voluntary service; senior citizens aged 65 and over; holders of the “Cologne” or “Dortmund Pass”. Tickets also available via the Kultur-Pass app.


Notes on accessibility

Almost all of our films are shown with German or English subtitles. The films are marked accordingly in the timetable and on the website.

“Greta & Starks” audio descriptions and subtitles are labelled with the corresponding logo.

Information on the accessibility of the different venues will be available on the ‘Inclusion’ page on our website. This page will be published approximately one month before the start of the festival, after the various venues have been announced.

If you have any further questions about accessibility, please contact Katharina Gismann (email:; phone: 0221 33 77 05 20)


Child care

During the festival, childcare will be provided for children aged 4 and over. Child care will be free of charge and will generally be located at the festival centre.

The specific opening hours will be published on our website before the start of the festival. Registration is done by e-mail (at least 12 hours in advance).



The IFFF Dortmund+Köln shows current and historically relevant films by women for over 40 years. Our programme consists of various thematic fields and competitions and shows films of all genres and lengths. Our programme page provides an overview of the entire IFFF 2024 programme, while the fest archive and the film archive also offer an overview of all films from previous editions.

Our mission statement provides an insight into the festival philosophy of the IFFF Dortmund+Köln. Further information on the festival profile and the individual competitions can be found on our profile page.

The festival programme is published on our website approximately one month before the festival begins.

Any further questions?
Please send us an email to