Since 1997 the East Frisian Short Film Award goes to the short films voted most popular among the productions nominated for this competition. The East Frisian Short Film Award has a purse of € 4,000 (1st prize € 2,500, 2nd prize € 1,000, 3rd prize € 500) provided by VGH Versicherungen, Landes-direktion Ostfriesland.
The winner will receive our famous “Camera Ottifant” (designed by the Emder comedian Otto Waalkes).
Since 2013 the best short film from the perspective of a young audience is awarded in the competition for the Engelke Short Film Award. The nomination of the short films for the Engelke Short Film Award is conducted by an independent preview and nomination commission called by the section management and made up of school students, apprentices and young adults.
The Engelke Short Film Award has a purse of € 2,500 provided by the Sparkasse Emden.