Berlin Indie Film Festival is a monthly international film festival with annual live screenings. Berlin is a cosmopolitan city that attracts talent from all over the world. Our mission is to discover new talent and promote their work and creativity.

Every month the monthly winning film and documentaries are selected and programmed for our annual screening event, which will be held in cooperation with the Dante Alighieri Society in Berlin, an international organization created for the diffusion of Italian language and culture but also well known for their activity promoting art, cinema, literature, philosophy, history and much more.

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 Arminius Market Hall in Berlin Moabit, a beautiful location opened in 1891 that now offers food, crafts & art, plus activities & events

MONTHLY COMPETITION

MAIN CATEGORIES

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
Travel
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
Horror
Best Editing
Cinematography
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design
Best Screenplay
Historical
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 trailer, teaser, film poster, extracts, and stills - will be used for promotional purpose.
- 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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • 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
  • Peter Gould

    Thank you for the selection and the honorable mention. It was a pleasure to be part of your festival. I hope to be back with another film one day!

    February 2021
  • Elisa Cantelli

    I'm really happy for my Boucle en Onde which is starting its own life with your award. Many thanks...

    February 2021