Berlin Indie Doc Fest is the sister festival of Toronto IDF and New York IDF - affordable alternative film festivals for independent documentary filmmakers looking to reach audiences in two of North America's largest cities.

Berlin IDF accepts short and mid-length documentary and mockumentary films from all over the world.

The second annual BIDF will take place in Berlin at the Lichtblick Kino cinema in July 2018.

Rules & Terms

Entrants must fully comply with these rules & regulations, including all deadlines and other requirements:

1. All films must either be in English or have English subtitles. English language films will ideally also have German subtitles.
2. All films must have been completed after January 2016.
3. All films must be submitted via online screener (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.).
4. All accepted films must be submitted digitally by July 14, 2018.
5. All entrants must provide an uploaded trailer for accepted films.
6. All entrants accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to screen their film at BIDF2018 and warrant that they have the necessary rights. Berlin IDF is held harmless against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at BIDF2018.
7. The date and venue of BIDF is subject to change.