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 Winter 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
  • SILVANA D'Mikos

    Not good communication or follow-up. They postponed the festival for Covid, which is understandable, however, they did not send further communication explaining if the festival will run or not. On their website, there isn't much information either.

    September 2021
  • Peyman Shahmohamadi Movie Distribution

    Greetings and Regards

    Thank you to the esteemed director as well as the good public relations of the festival who answered the questions of the esteemed filmmakers and distributors in a regular and appropriate manner.

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi. Thank you for the review. We are glad communication ran smoothly. All the best!

  • Anne Lakhdar

    Thank you for selecting our film on deaf people!

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi. Thank you for leaving this review to help us improve. We are very glad to have had the opportunity to feature your film. Best of luck for the future!

  • Kamran Mohammadi

    Fantastic Festival Everything is great

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    What a heartwarming review. Thank you, Kamran Mohammadi. We wish you all the best!

  • Ilona Schadauer

    Thank you for selected my film "der Erlkönig". Courage Film Festival is an excellent Festival. I am glad to be there.

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Ilona. Thank you for sharing your short with us and congratulations on being selected. We are thrilled to have had the chance to feature your work. Best of luck!