Berlin Indie Film Festival hosts live screenings of international films in Berlin, focusing on discovering talents. Chosen among the winners, selected films will be shown at one of the events we hold in Berlin several times a year. Our latest event was held at the prestigious Babylon theatre in Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße. The next event, in June 2024, will be held in Berlin Pappelallee 32.


Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Animation
Health and Medicine
Artist Film
Dance Film
Green & Environment
Family Friendly
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design

Honorable Mentions

All winners receive a certificate (pdf/jpg file)

We accept short films up to 40 minutes, fiction, documentary, or other narrative forms, depending on the category.

We accept feature films from 41 minutes.

By submitting your film you agree to the following:
- Parts of your film - including a trailer, teaser, film poster, extracts, and stills - will be used for promotional purposes.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
- The films must include English subtitles unless the spoken language is English

Overall Rating
  • Steven Shaw

    Loved the Berlin Indie Film Festival. It was an honor to received Best Original Music Score for our Western feature length film, "Goin' Home."

    May 2024
  • Roberto Strazzarino

    Thank you to the Berlin Indie Film Festival for awarding my short film PENTACLUB (The Club of Five) the Best First-Time Director of a Short Film prize. I also appreciate that the film has been included in the lineup for the major screening on April 20, 2024, at the Babylon Berlin cinema.

    May 2024
  • Mohammad H. Majdzadeh T.

    This festival was not enough for our film to watch by,you and your festival and,audiences, I hoped to have a wonderful screenning and participating there, However thank you so much, best all, Mohammad Majd-Distributor of Film (No To War)

    May 2024
  • Grazie. Portare nel Mondo L' Amore ,attraverso immagini tratte dal dolore recuperato attraverso l' Arte è magia del cuore che si esprime Donando al Mondo Calore.Mai smettere di Credere e lottare.Giuseppina De Luca.

    January 2024
  • We were elated that our short film 'Abandoned' was selected for the 'Berlin Indie Film Festival'. A big thank you to the organizers and the jury.

    January 2024