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 in advance all for to participate on the yearly 4 Screenings.

It was a pleasure to meet all the colleagues at Berlinale // Around the EFM. 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. Please be aware that all the Around International Film Festival Editions have two phases of elimination system as monthly and the yearly.

(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

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.

1.Winners and the Official Selections will be announced on the 1st day of every month (CET time zone) 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.

3. 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.

4. 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 in the safest way.

5. All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway or the other associated platforms with an online screener. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us. Accepted ''Project in the Spotlight'' participators do not have any privilege and selection guarantee in competition. Festival will be informing in advance, if your film is selected for the yearly screenings and if not, following up with the Yearly Shortlist is the filmmakers' responsibility.

6. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film and accepting all the Rules&Terms. If you'll be making an IMDb contribution as a Monthly Selection, stating the month on the Official Selection status is a must. Only the yearly Finalists has a right to process it as Winner on the Around International Film Festival page.

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

8. Festival has the right to using snippets, still images from the submitted material and to share the IMDb data of the associated industry members. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its participation has been publicized. During the festival, no participating film may be screened outside the festival venues prior to its official presentation at the festival. ARFF International has the right to shortlist your film automatically for screening, Non- responsive filmmakers have to cover the commutation payment due to the festival's full rental expense, stated on the Venue agreement. Screening sessions and fees are determined between the Venue and the Festival. The filmmaker has is responsible to follow up, with the e-mail data has given on FilmFreeway.

9. Festival does not offer any refund through withdrawal or the movies haven’t selected for the monthly/yearly editions and mistaken Certificate Orders. Priority Submissions or Now Submitting Invitations do not have any guarantee to be selected. ARFF International keeps the right to disqualify the film in the case of unresponsive emails for the screening and due to violating message or a comment on social media.

10. Music video and Animation works have the chance to be the winner of specified categories such as; Best Director, Best Cinematography, Jury Award, Globe Award. Please visit ARFF Paris & ARFF Barcelona Editions also to submit directly on the Music Video&Animation categories. ARFF International Mention and Best Trailer categories are out the yearly competition.

InkTip Prize Package: Where producers go for scripts and writers.

Winners of the [insert category name] will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.

Producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

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

*See you Around*

Overall Rating
  • Vahid Davoodi Pooya

    it is an outstanding festival, with a brilliant philosophy. Their transcendent thought of #astralstory has impressed me. I'm honored to be part of this family. I appreciate your kind and attention guys. See you soon in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam or Barcelona!

    June 2019
  • May you walk In Beauty. Thank you for standing with the Texas Tribes

    June 2019
  • Grateful to have had significant success with several films and having received several laurels from ARFF

    February 2019
  • Sonalii Castillo

    Thank you for having MAMBA be a part of your festival and for being so welcoming .

    January 2019
  • michael flume

    Im so sorry i missed it, I think I even did win some awards. It was a busy production time, could not get away. You are all top, always very professional and friendly communications, all the best and many thanks!! Michael flume..writer, producer, director of "The Story of L'Homme Cirque"

    May 2018