The Berlin Indie Film Festival is a monthly international film contest with annual live screenings taking place in Berlin, focusing on discovering new talents and works.

Monthly winning films are selected, and among these, an extraction of scenes will be presented at the annual screening event, which will be held in cooperation with the Babylon Kino in Berlin.

Our jury includes, among others: Amelia Antonucci, founder and program director at Cinema Italia SF, LLC; Emanuela Mascherini, actress/writer, director; Gaia Kim Bartolini, screenwriter.

The screening will take place at the Kino Babylon in Berlin Mitte, part of a listed building complex at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz opposite the Volksbühne theatre



Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Actress - Feature Film
Best Actor - Feature Film
Best Actress - Short Film
Best Actor - Short Film
Mobile Feature Film
Mobile Short Film
Best Director - Feature Film
Best Director - Short Film
Best Director - Documentary
Best Director - Short Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Animation
Commercial &. Advertising
Covid 19
Artist Film - Short
Comedy - Short
Dance Film (Short)
Green & Environment
Fashion (Short)
Family Friendly (Short)
Music Video (Short)
Thriller (Short)
VR & Immersive Experience
360 Film
Science Fiction
Best Trailer
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design
Best Screenplay
Best First Time Director

Honorable Mentions

All winners receive a free certificate (pdf/jpg file)

We accept short films up to 31 minutes, fiction, documentary, or other narrative forms, depending on the category.

We accept feature films from 51 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
  • Nice festival, it was an honor to be there.

    June 2021
  • Thank you so much for putting on such a great festival at such a difficult time Berlin Indie! Well done!

    April 2021
  • Vincenzo Cerulli

    My first ever selction! What a feeling!

    March 2021
  • Kaveh Jahed

    Berlin Indie Film Festival, I hope the best for you 🌷

    March 2021
  • János Tárkányi

    It is a great honour for the whole team and me to enter this competition. I am delighted to see that this film has been appreciated by a very competent jury with extensive professional experience. Please allow me to thank each and every member for the time and patience invested in watching the film, as well as for appreciating the result of our work

    February 2021