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Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2019

Frankfurt, 3 June 2019 – The red carpet will once again be rolled out this year: For the second time, Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) will award the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards. The submissions period is now open for two categories: Until 15 July 2019, publishers and production and media companies may submit their proposals for the Film Awards for the categories “Best International Literary Adaptation” and “Best International Adaptation for Children or Young Adults”.

Feature films and TV productions and series that are based on literary works or children’s and young adult books may be submitted. Last year, “INTRIGO – DEATH OF AN AUTHOR”, based on the novels by Håkan Nesser, won the award for “Best International Literary Adaptation”, and the German-Dutch production “Romy’s Salon” (directed by Mischa Kamp) won in the category “Best International Adaptation for Children or Young Adults”.

The award ceremony for the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards will be held on Saturday, 19 October 2019, in the Frankfurt Pavilion on the exhibition grounds. In addition to the awards for “Best International Literary Adaption” and “Best International Adaption for Children or Young Adults”, together with MGIP Motovun Group of International Publishers, a prize will also be awarded for the “Best Illustrated Book on Film”.  

To participate, please complete the submission form and send it, together with your film material, to The deadline for submissions is 15 July 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Bettina Back ( directly.

Find the submission form here:

Also this year: “A Book is a Film is a Game” professional programme

Speaking of film: For the fourth time, Frankfurter Buchmesse will present the networking day “A Book is a Film is a Game” on Friday, 18 October 2019. The programme is aimed at film and games producers as well as literary agents and publishing rights managers and has already become firmly established in the Book Fair programme.

About Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,500 exhibitors from 109 countries, around 285,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and some 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers in attendance. It also brings together key players from the fields of education, film, games, STM, academic publishing, and business information. Since 1976, the book fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. Frankfurter Buchmesse organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association).


Contacts for the media: 
Press & Corporate Communications Frankfurter Buchmesse
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138,
Kathrin Grün, Head of PR and Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170,

Tina Pfeifer, PR Manager, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-271,


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