The Courage Film Festival is aimed at all the filmmakers and screenwriters who use their work to take a stand and fight for what they believe is right! We're now looking for submissions for our 5th edition in Berlin in Spring 2021.

We welcome films and screenplays that fight for good causes and portray the struggles and adversity that people and groups face when trying to bring about positive change and influence in a world where you sometimes have to shout in order to make yourself heard.

We are looking for stories that spark discussions and debates and are the protagonists for positive change and development in the world. All themes are welcome, covering topics such as women, immigration, the environment, family, equality, mental health, disability, etc.

People face challenges every day. Will your story ignite courage in another human?

We want to hear your stories and give you a platform to share them and to also discuss the issues portrayed in your film with like-minded filmmakers. Our events include screenings, workshops and Q&A and discussion sessions about the main themes of the festival.

Let the Courage Film Festival be the platform where you grab the world’s attention to champion your cause and raise awareness.

Certificates and awards will be given.

All filmmakers or script writers that submit to the Courage Film Festival must agree to the following conditions:

All films must include English subtitles if they are not in English.

All films must be submitted to the correct category: Short films under 25 minutes, feature films more than 25 minutes. Documentary Short films under 35 minutes, Documentary Feature films more than 35 minutes.

The festival reserves the right to check all material is suitable for screening and holds the right to reject material deemed unsuitable without issuing a refund. The judges and screening committee’s decisions are final.

If you withdraw your film or script from the festival we reserve the right to not issue a refund.

You agree to allow the Courage Film Festival to use the materials submitted and relevant press information for promotion and other media activities if the film is selected to be screened.

Unfortunately, the Courage Film Festival does not pay screening fees.

Filmmakers and scriptwriters are solely responsible and accountable for obtaining the correct permission to use any materials they do not already own the rights to, including but not limited to, music, logos, trademarks and all intellectual property rights. The Courage Film Festival will not be held responsible for failure to do so.

Overall Rating
  • Jon Holmes

    A very welcoming festival, keen to make a difference

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your review, Jon. It warms our hearts to know you felt welcome. Have a wonderful festive season!

  • mohamad ali wahaj

    It's a good festival
    Hope you have more success

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Mohamad Ali Wahaj. Thank you so much for your review and your kind words. We wish you all the best as well!

  • arshia zeinali

    Hi dear firends
    Im arshia from iran Director of the short film "Doomsday Clock "
    Thank you for your response

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Arshia. Thank you for sharing your film with us and congratulations on being a semifinalist. We look forward to more from you!

  • Dear organizers of the festival! You're all good! Many thanks for the opportunity to participate in your festival!

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your work with us, Anna! We look forward to watching more from you in the future.

  • We were delighted UberLand was a semi-finalist at the Courage Film Festival. A BIG thanks to the CFF team!

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Nick. You are more than welcome. We are the ones who thank you for sharing your film with us. We wish you all the best!