Every year, the Berlin Indie Film Festival hosts live screenings of international films in Berlin, focusing on discovering talents. Chosen among the monthly winners, some films will be shown at the prestigious Babylon theatre in Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, 10178 Berlin.

Among the jury members are Amelia Antonucci, founder, and director of Cinema Italia SF, LLC; Emanuela Mascherini, actress/writer, and director; and Gaia Kim Bartolini, screenwriter.

The last live festival took place at Babylon theatre on January 25th, 2023



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
  • THANK YOU Berlin Indie Film Festival for the recognition of our short Entanglement! Such an honour!!
    Much love from Rebel Eye Film Productions and Brain & Jangen Productions.

    April 2023
  • Great to be a part at your festival, so proud Winner and inspiring!

    March 2023
  • Russell Emanuel

    Great film festival that treated us well! Thank you so much!

    March 2023
  • Emmett Hanly

    So grateful for being an award winner.

    March 2023
  • Arca Lui Scora

    It was a vivid, gorgeous, extraordinary experience. Thank you, Berlin Indie Film Festival! You were the first festival ever that our experimental short, was submitted and it also won an award - you are our lucky fest!

    January 2023