Berlin Liberi Film Festival focuses on personal voice in filmmaking.

Curating films in all shapes and forms from all over the world we are happy to open our call for submissions for the third time!

The Festival takes place at Kino Moviemento, the oldest Cinema in Germany, founded 1907 located in Kreuzberg in the middle of Berlin.

We are looking to once again put together a blasting Festival. It's going to be Independent, Experimental, Obscure and personal. Angry, gentle, happy and rough!

In focus at the Festival are the participating films and their directors. We heavily advertise and promote the film program towards audience and industry, the two first editions were sold out.

We work to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere so that the Festival becomes a meeting and networking point for film makers, film organizations, enthusiasts and audience. To encourage all selected film makers to visit the Festival we provide and pay for accomodation, something we also offer Film Industry professionals wishing to visit the festival.

Former known as Berlin Experimental Film Festival we are shifting focus from the Experimental method to the Personal voice which is why we now take the next step as Berlin Liberi Film Festival. With all forms of Experimental and Independent film making at the heart of the Festival, the root itself will be the Personal Voice from which all else follows.

We first and foremost seek bravery and a lust to experiment and express using the medium of Film, regardless if the film maker is an amateur starting out or an established professional. Regardless if its a quiet sensitive film about personal pain, an angry roar against society, a light hearted documentary about a grandmother, a visual portrayal of sound itself or an insecure attempt to wander into an unknown sexuality - the Personal voice is what the curated program is be built upon.

We offer accreditation to both Commercial and Non Profit Organizations such as NGO's, Film Clubs, Production Companies, Agencies etc that have Independent Film as interest. If you represent an Organization of this kind please contact us for more information.

- 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.

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.

Overall Rating
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    ramy jarboui

    really good atmosphere ,friendly people,a great selection

    January 2018
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    Pablo Radice

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

    January 2018
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    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
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    Pedro Tavares

    Great communication, divulgation and feedback. Thanks BEFF!

    January 2018
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    Yusuf Emre Yalçın

    I couldnt have been there to attend to the festival but I could say that their attitude and communication was so kind, fast and responsive.

    January 2018