Berlin Liberi Film Festival is a two day event the third weekend of December with one simple purpose - to screen and promote true independent films in Berlin.

For film makers participating at the Festival should be a valueble experience and for audience equally so. Venue is Kino Moviemento, the oldest Cinema in Germany, founded 1907 located in Kreuzberg in the middle of Berlin.

Most films are no-budget but some films are with a bigger production level. We strive to celebrate and promote personal film making regardless of which shape and form it comes in. Experimental and Obscure films are in the very root of the festival, but the root itself is the personal expression, the free voice.

So far we have screened films from more than 50 different countries such as Brazil, Iran, USA, Russia, Sweden, Lebanon, Tunisia and of course Germany to name a few. We've also been blessed to have film makers visiting the festival from many of these countries.

A reason for this is that we pay for accomodation as an encouragement and support to travel to Berlin for the weekend. May it be for networking or just for the fun of it, this is part of our agenda that participating should be worthwhile for film makers.

We work to provide a friendly atmosphere and weekend where film makers, organizations, enthusiasts and audience can meet and spend quality time together while watching some real independent films.

We do interviews with the attending film makers which we'll use for promotional purposes. Always, but especially at Indie level, getting to know the people behind the works is greatly appreciated by audiences and peers alike.

All selected films are invited to our VoD-platform, Illambra. We launched 2018 building completely from scratch and use a straight forward 50/50 model for revenue. For us it's first and foremost about true independent films finding a home online where they can be hosted and presented together in a qualitative manner. We're looking to build a solid library over time, presenting authors rather than titles, and let the user base come along with it.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

- The Festival will Award a Grand Prix as well as best film in each category.

- All selected Film makers receives Accomodation in Berlin for the Festival weekend courtesy of the Festival.

- All selected films are invited to Illambra. It is a curated streamingsite for Independent, Obscure and Experimental films using a straight and fair 50/50 revenue model with film makers, founded as a separete company by us who organize Berlin Liberi to extend the range alternative cinema provides to an online platform.

www.illambra.com

Please take a moment to read our Rules & Terms before submitting!

-There is no limit as to how many films a Film Maker can submit. However, each film can only be submitted once in one single category. If your film is suiting in more than one category, then please choose the one you find most suiting.

-Completion date does not influence the submission selection.

-Previous Festival history for the Film does not influence the submission selection. Neither Films displayed in multiple festivals nor World premieres are given priority.

-Please make sure that your submission includes a Film Synopsis a Director Biography and a still photo from the film as these are needed to produce the Film Festival Catalogue.

-No refunds.

- The sender of the submitted film is responsible for all copyrights. The applicant is legally authorized to enter the film in the festival and, if selected for the festival, authorized to give screening permission.

-The applicant has secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights, including but not limited to music, images, and content.

-If selected for the festival the applicant acknowledges and agrees that the film will be displayed in front of a live audience.

-The film remains the property of the author.

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  • Markus Kaatsch

    A festival it's a pleasure to work with! Smooth communication and great support given by a very passionate and engaged team! Thank you!

    May 2018
  • Hilusha Hewagama

    Great Film Festival in Germany

    April 2018
  • ramy jarboui

    really good atmosphere ,friendly people,a great selection

    January 2018
  • Pablo Radice

    Excellent Festival , communication , feedback , hospitalty. Very professional and lovely , highly recommended!

    January 2018
  • monteith mccollum

    This is a gem of a festival, the programmers are amazing. They have a great dedication and passion for film as an art form. I've been impressed with the selections and quality of work. As a filmmaker who's been around a bit, I also really appreciate how friendly they are! All in all, a top fest to apply to.

    January 2018