Around International Film Festival // Berlin Official Awards ✈
Annual Independent event with a live screening for all Feature, Shorts, Documentary, Experimental, Commercial, Music Video, Animations, Student Films, Series, TV and New Media. Every month, the international community awards the creations to serve ARFF Berlin Official Laurel and evaluates all for to participate on BOB2018.

It was a pleasure to meet all the participators at Berlinale 2017 // Around the EFM as well.
Will be looking forward to meet in person through the upcoming events.

All the ARFF International Editions are the Official IMDb Award Listing Qualifier.
It's also possible to submit separately on the other editions of ARFF to have more chance in the yearly competition:
ARFF Barcelona ✈
ARFF Paris ✈
ARFF Amsterdam ✈

Feel free to check our vimeo channel, gets 5K-10K view per month.

Goal of Around Film Festival is to provide homes to group of film enthusiasts who are committed in creating spaces for film industry and devoted to spreading of the knowledge of the modern visual art form to all interested for all around the globe to present it all on one single platform. Monthly Festival's library has some very remarkable award winning films from across the globe.

(Festival keeps the right to change the venue&dates till the Official Award Event.)

- Festival Program -

- Around Network meeting cocktail

- Short Cutz Selected Screening

- Best of the Bests Screening

- Around Films Award Ceremony

- Live Acts

- After Party

Awards & Prizes

All selected participants will get our ‘’Official Selection’’ and all the winners ‘’Official Winner Laurel'' every month’’. Each year we select Best Of The Bests to Screen on our Annual Festival in Berlin // Amsterdam // Paris // Barcelona

Best of the Best Winners will be awarded by the ARFF International Certificate
at the Annual Award Ceremony at Berlin.

Also your trailer will be a part of the Monthly Winners Cut to promote your creation
in a best way through our social media channels.

Rules & Terms

1.Winners and the Official Selections will be announced on the 1st day of every month and will be published on our official facebook page to serve the Official Laurels on the following days.

2. Our judges has an access to all films and they vote without sharing your work publicly.
Please be sure that you have the proper english subtitle on the trailer and the full movie.
In any case, trailer is a mandatory.

3. All films participate in Audience Category, so if you want to increase chances for your production you can allow your film to be accessible online, with password if needed.

4. ARFF International does not post the current creations online. Also, we only screen your film with notification in the end of the year. ARFF International has an access to online data shared through Filmfreeway and other channels. If your creation has the potential for distribution, (co)production or any commercial usage, Around Films keeps the right to make previews with 3rd party. Still, the final action will be taken with the owner of the material here (submitter). And our team will contact you for confirmation through the possibilities. Previous yearly selections and the winner creations will be accessible with password protection for the Privileged Participators.

5. All entries should be sent via mail, trough FilmFreeway with an online screener. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us. Accepted ''Project in the Spotlight'' participators does not have any privilege and selection guarantee in competition.

6. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film and accepting all the Rules&Terms. IMDb contribution will be processed only by ARFF International, just for the yearly winners. Monthly winners can not mention themselves and it's a cause for disqualification in specified cases.

7. Festival keeps the right of changing the section of the selected film from the section which is submitted. Same film can be submitted on different sections to have more opportunity.

8. Festival has the right for using snippets from the submitted material for promotional videos.

9. Music video and Animation works has the chance to be the winner of specified categories such as; Best Director, Best Cinematography, Jury Award, Globe Award and
Best Trailer. Beside this monthly winning potential both sections ,the monthly selected creations will be screened on the specified events. Please visit ARFF Paris & ARFF Barcelona to submit directly on the music video&Animation categories.

10. We don’t offer any refund through withdrawal or the movies haven’t selected for the festival.

Thank you for sharing your unique creation and being a part of our network.

*See you Around*

15 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Anat Zalmanson Kuznetsov

    Thank you Around Film Festival!

    May 2017
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    Gino Pinetti

    All of our team is happy and proud to be part of this important festival. Very good projects and very nice people. Thank you to all organization.

    May 2017
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    Riccardo Torresi

    very nice people and great locations!

    February 2017
    Response from festival:

    Was a pleasure to host Riccardo and the colleagues at Barcelona event through ARFF Berlin selection.

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    Niv Klainer

    A great concept with an excellent team!

    February 2017
    Response from festival:

    We are pleased to satisfy the filmmakers needs through our possibilities in a best way as the international colleagues. Kind regards.

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    Han Zhang

    Very good festival, and the team communicate with filmmakers patiently.

    February 2017
    Response from festival:

    It was a pleasure to screen the ''Stars'' animation on our Barcelona event. Looking forward for the future collaborations.