The Courage Film Festival is aimed at all the filmmakers and scriptwriters who use their work to make a stand and to fight for what they believe is right!

All themes are welcome, covering topics such as women, immigration, the environment, family, equality, mental health, disability etc.

We are looking for films that spark discussions and debates and are the protagonists for positive change and development in the world. We want to hear your stories by giving you a platform to share them and to also discuss the issues portrayed in your film with other like-minded filmmakers.

The Courage Film Festival will feature films and scripts 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.

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

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

There will be screenings and discussion with social organizations that support the event. There will also be organized workshops and discussions about the main themes of the festival.

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.

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  • Roger Paradiso

    It's an honor to be a semifinalist with the Courage FF in Berlin.

    Thanks very much
    Roger

    November 2018
  • Federique BUCK

    Very committed and caring team, lovely welcome and interesting selection. Don’t hesitate!

    November 2018
  • Thank you so much for screening In Her View for your Choices short film block! Your hospitality and generosity made me feel so special! Your themes and approach highlighted the indie film spirit and I am sure this is the first of many successful years to come! It was a pleasure getting to know Adis and Sophia over the few days of my stay. Many thanks again for a wonderful Berlin experience.

    November 2018
  • Carol Younghusband

    We loved the values of this festival and were so pleased we entered. Although we were unable to attend the festival 'in person' their friendly communications were extremely inclusive which made us feel a part of it. The cherry on the cake, was winning 'Best Foreign Film'. Would recommend.

    November 2018
  • Jim Kroft

    A festival of extraordinary heart, wonderful communication and focus on prescient themes. The location of one of Berlin's best independent cinemas "Il Kino" made for a warm, energised and friendly night where one could speak with old friends - and make new ones alike. I'd recommend this festival to anyone. Thanks all at Courage Film Festival!

    November 2018