IMDb qualifier's 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, 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 first screening took place at Babylon in Berlin Mitte on November 16, 2021. The next screening will take place in November 2022



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
Health and Covid 19
Artist Film - Short
Comedy - Short
Dance Film (Short)
Green & Environment
Fashion (Short)
Family Friendly (Short)
Music Video (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 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
  • It was a great honor to receive Best Short Film Award for Vietnamese Shortfilm "Faded" by the team at Berlin Indie Film Festival! Thank you so much!

    September 2022
  • RIYEL Productions

    We are very thankful that "YU ZHEN TANG" was selected in the Berlin Indie Film Festival.

    August 2022
  • Olivier Simon

    Many thanks for the awards to Au nord de la nuit (North of the night). Excellent festival. A must on the festival road. A great team and a passion for cinema!

    July 2022
  • Ed Casey

    Recommend filmmakers consider submitting your work to the Berlin Indie FF. They are supportive of new works and it was a pleasure to receive a Selection from their jury.

    June 2022
  • ignacio verdugo

    I love this festival. We are very happy with our participation! Thank you very much for considering our work, it is very important to us. A hug!

    March 2022