49th International Film Festival Wuerzburg from 26th to 29th of January 2023


At the Wuerzburg International Film Festival, the audience is the jury. Visitors use their ballots to decide which films will be awarded one of the three coveted audience prizes.

With the audience awards, the Filminitiative Wuerzburg supports filmmakers in gaining attention and recognition for their work. And in the current difficult times, especially for freelance artists, the prize money is also very important. Therefore, the Filminitiative Wuerzburg would like to especially thank the sponsors of the three audience awards.

Competition films & voting

And this is how the voting works: Selected festival films take part in the competition. Visitors of the festival receive a voting card at the entrance to the respective film, on which they can give their verdict – simply by tearing the card at the desired rating

very good | good | so-so | bad

The Film Initiative asks for active participation in the evaluation, so that the final score is determined by as many votes as possible.


The festival’s main prize is being offered for the 35th time. The prize money of 2,500 euros is provided by VR-Bank Würzburg.


This category receives its own honor for the 20th time. The winner receives prize money of 1,500 euros from the Vogel Communications Group.


The makers of the two best short films can look forward to a sum of 500 euros each, donated by Würzburger Hofbräu.