"The reason is not necessarily that we did not like the film. Amongst more
than 1500 entries there were approx 600 films we disliked, but there were
also approx 300 films we liked but which just did not fit into this years
selection and further 400 films we very much would have liked to screen but
could not select due to the limited screening time at the festival. Please
excuse that with so many films we are not able to send individual
I liked that they had the balls to say that there were 600 films they didn't like. I also liked that they then proceeded with specifics to why another 700 didn't make the festival due to not being disliked but because some didn't meet the selection criteria and others could not fit into the festival's screening time constraints.
You can check out the final selection on the Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt website.