Every second counts. The Berlin Minute Festival takes it literally. A maximum of 60 seconds film length is allowed. The challenge is to tell a story in just 60 seconds. The founders of early cinema showed us how. For technical reasons, the first films often only had one camera shot and were no longer than one minute. Today we are again faced with a time challenge - the attention span is becoming shorter and shorter due to social media. The Berlin Minute Festival tries to set new visual impulses in the metropolis of Berlin with the 60-second format. Both Berlin artists and international artists are invited to submit one-minute films. Films of any genre can be submitted - films that amuse, shock or touch, whether poetic, musical or silent, with or without a happy ending, films that are committed (for climate protection, against racism, for human rights, ...), films that experiment with new forms of expression and, above all, films that move us. Our goal is to show as many films as possible and to connect people and filmmakers.

Berlin Minute Award

Innovation Award

Better Future Award

Female Voice Award

Make A Difference Award

The Berlin Minute Festival has the right to add, to change and to remove awards categories depending on the submitted films.

ELIGIBILITY

Submission is open to all short films ( 1min max duration), that have been completed after January 1, 2020.

COPYRIGHT & LEGAL TERMS

By entering your film for consideration to the 2022 "Berlin Minute Festival", you authorise that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein.

The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall indemnify and hold harmless the "Berlin Minute Festival" and any representative or affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY

If accepted to screen at the Festival, the entrant agrees to provide a H.264 or MPG4 file for exhibition (.mov or .mp4, 1080P or 720P, max. data rate 25 mbs, AAC Stereo 44.1khz) Foreign language films must be subtitled in English or German. Any costs associated with any subtitling is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

TO KEEP COMPETITION FAIR FOR EVERYONE WE ARE NO ABLE TO GIVE AWAY WAIVERS!

NOTIFICATION:
Due to the large amount of submissions received, the Festival will only contact those filmmakers with work selected for competitions.

The rest of the films will be announced on the Festival’s website when the full Festival programme is launched.

Unfortunately, due to the large amount of submissions received, the Festival cannot offer feedback regarding films that are not selected for the Festival.

Please note, there are no refunds for submission fees.

By submitting you agree that the festival is allowed to use film stills, film posters as well as trailers/ short sequences of your selected film and share it on social media sites and on the festival website. Prints may be made including film posters and stills of all selected films.

The festival does not pay screening fees. By submitting you agree that your film can be screened without a screening fee and that you have all rights for images and music used in your film. The festival is not responsible for any violations of copyrights.

As we are an independent festival, travel expenses cannot be covered. Our guests will receive a festival pass and get the chance to present their films during Q&A's after the screenings.