The 180’ Berlin FilmFest is looking for creations that tell a lot in a short period of time for its 7th edition in Berlin (Germany) January 2025!

We welcome shorts of all genres of up to 30 minutes and there's also a special space for microfilms of up to 3 minutes (hence the name 180' Berlin Filmfest!).

Our ultimate goal is to provide a fresh and exciting experience for independent filmmakers. We want to support you and tell your story!

We joined Grow My Tree in planting a greener world! Now a part of every submission goes towards planting trees. Thank you for contributing!

We choose films and screenplays for our official selection and as semifinalists. They receive digital laurels.

Then, the official selection can win one or several of our awards, which vary. Award winners receive:

- Digital laurel
- Digital certificate of award
- Digital certificate of tree planted with Grow My Tree

We don't offer cash prizes at this time.

You may submit your film to multiple categories.

Films must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes.

Films must have been produced after January 1st 2016.

Films that have dialogue must include English dialogue or English subtitles.

All films must be independently produced and financed.

For student films we require student ID or similar proof.

Screenplays must be for short films, not features. Their length should be between 40-45 pages or, exceptionally, up to 80 pages. We only accept screenplays in English.

We reserve the right to determine the eligibility of any project.

We do not provide invitation letters for visa purposes.

When you submit to us, you opt in to ~4 emails/year with tips and discount codes for us and partner festivals. To opt out, just email us at or unsubscribe through the link at the end of one of our emails. We won't spam - only send you helpful info and resources!

Overall Rating
  • ghalib datta

    Amazing Festival. We are honored to be selected and be the semi finalist in this prestigious festival. A Big 'Thank You' to all the Organizers and Jury Members

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations on being a semifinalist and thank you for your kind words. Best of luck for the future!

  • It was great to get to participate in this high-energy film fest! Well-organized, good communication, good value for the submission fees (especially if you get your film in early!). Hope to participate again in the future!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your feedback, Adam, and congratulations on your amazing film! It was an honour hosting its screening. We hope you participate again in the future too because we can't wait to watch your next project!

  • Had a great time screening Linnea's Brain in Berlin! Really nice to chat with the organizers and other filmmakers, and the venue was really cool. Would do it again.

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for making it all the way from the USA, Al! Those moments when we get to chat with the filmmakers and see them chat with each other are our favourites. Here's to doing it again soon!

  • Claudius None

    the event was cancelled and noone informed, i showed up to an empty bar. also i don‘t know if my film was played another day. i give them the benefit of the doubt. but a little more care in the future on that regard will go a long way.

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Claudius. Thank you for reaching out to us. We sent you a private message here on FilmFreeway clarifying the situation. Let us know if you have any other questions. And best of luck for the future!

  • Miro Alleyne-McCarthy

    Great festival. A real honour to have SLAY THE BEAST FROM A STATE OF PEACE play in it. Thank you!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank YOU for submitting your film to us and for now leaving this review. Wishing you all the best!