Hidden in the backyard of Haus Schwarzenberg cozy »Open Air Kino Mitte« opens its doors for cinema screenings in summer. Professionals, amateurs, hobbyists and beginners are invited to show their view on the city or on the way of living in Berlin on several short nights in summer 2023.

Films must either visibly take place in Berlin or must have a significant connection to Berlin or the way of living in Berlin. Films can be up to 30 minutes and must be in english, with english subtitles or with no dialog. All genres of film are represented and accepted.

Overall Rating
  • Sunniva Innstrand

    The Short Nights of Berlin takes place at an intimate, urban and romantic venue in the heart of Berlin, and creates a welcoming and warm atmosphere for independent films and their film makers. Thank you for having me!

    September 2023
  • A very important event for independent filmmakers in Berlin!

    September 2023
  • Häly Heinecker

    Sweet and lovely evening at one of the weekly open air screenings in August.

    Me and my crew had a great time presenting our project and watching a captivating selection of films in a nice atmosphere. The hosts are passionate about indie cinema and provide an uncomplicated, seamless organization.

    September 2023
  • Florian Kosanke

    It was a great experience! Nice location with a bar next to the cinema to network after the event. See you next year!

    September 2023
  • Grace Evangeline Holme

    It was such a pleasure to premiere our short film 'LIGHT' at this beautiful & inspiring festival in our hometown of Berlin! The organisers did an incredible job of curating, marketing & hosting the event; it was a real celebration of local cinema - with a sold out audience. Iris was amazing in the Q&A; across the evenings there were many interesting discussions with the filmmakers. All in all a friendly, supportive, community film festival - 10/10!

    September 2022