The Golden Blasi

Bears in Berlin, lions in Venice and rabbits in Kaufbeuren − the filmzeit trophy Blasi reminds of a chocolate rabbit, but is made of solid metal. It is awarded annually to the jury prize winner in Kaufbeuren and − NEW − to the prize winner of filmzeitinternational in Kempten. The trophy is named after the Holy St. Blasius, who is a versatile patron saint and is said to protect against throat diseases, the plague, but also against hurtful words. Perhaps he also protects against other dangers with pandemic extent.

Just as solid and genuine as the Blasi is the festival's claim to offer exciting cinema for the head, heart and belly.

The organiser may award the following prizes in Kempten and Immenstadt:

International Competition:

  • Jury award – 1.500 €
  • Award of the students‘ jury*
  • Audience award*


  • Jury award*
  • Award of the students‘ jury*
  • Audience award*

* The organiser is still looking for sponsors for some awards.

Kaufbeuren prizes are:

  • Award of the jury – 1.500 €
  • Innovation award – 1.000 €
  • Democracy award – 750 €
  • Award of Dokufilmzeit – 500 €
  • Award of the students‘ jury – 500 €
  • Audience award – 500 €