The ISFF Detmold is dedicated to high-quality films by innovative filmmakers from all around the world. More than 3,000 short film submissions come from around 80 countries each year. The festival focuses more on non-commercial short films: Documentary, animated, experimental and feature films. From big premieres to the first work of young talents everything is represented. In addition to the short films, there will be numerous highlights of art and music during the festival. Various artists will present their works in Hangar 21. The festival will feature different cultural and artistic events & meetings as well as festival performances and happy hours in the “Hangar 21″s various halls. These events include interviews, podium discussions, photography, paintings and sculptures exhibitions, video installations, happenings, sound, light, water, lasers, music performances, and street theater. During the festival, two workshops will be held where 100 participants learn to shoot their own short film and their own music . Every year, ISFF Detmold cooperates with the schools and a selection of children films is presented. The festival takes place with the presence of the city mayor in the 22,000m2 Hangar 21, which is known for its prestigious and important cultural and artistic activities.