The Female Filmmakers Film Festival Berlin is a new annual five day film event featuring screenings of international and local short and feature film productions of all genres.

The Female Filmmakers Film Festival Berlin (FFFB) was created to support up and coming female talents from different ethnic backgrounds and nationalities, who have a unique story to tell.

Every year two countries will be in the focus of the festival, which means a special section will be dedicated to productions from these countries. In our first edition, our focus will be Ireland and Spain.

Awards & Prizes

CATEGORIES/ AWARDS

BEST OF FESTIVAL FEATURE & SHORT

BEST DIRECTOR FEATURE & SHORT FILM

BEST ACTRESS & BEST ACTOR FEATURE & SHORT

BEST MUSIC & SOUND FEATURE & SHORT

BEST EDITING FEATURE & SHORT

THE UNIQUE FEMALE VOICE AWARD

SHE IS ON FIRE AWARD

All winners will receive certificates, the Female Filmmakers Film Festival Berlin award and will be featured in a special section on the website as well as on the festivals official Facebook page.

Rules & Terms

Entering a film in the Festival implies the acceptance of the following regulations. The Festival wishes all potential entrants the best of luck with their submission, and their film.

Terms and conditions update September 2017.
ELIGIBILITY

Submission is open to all short films (25 mins max duration) and feature films (110 min max duration), that have been completed after January 1, 2016. We welcome narrative films, documentaries, animations and experimental films.

Works-in-progress are not accepted.

In order for a film to be eligible, it must have at least one as a woman-identified person in a key creative role (director and/or screenwriter).

WHAT TO SEND

Please ensure the following are provided as part of all submissions:
-A cover letter
-Synopsis of the film in both short (50 words) and long (150 words) versions
-Full cast and credits list
-Director’s biography (under 100 words) AND filmography
-3 different stills from the film (at least 300 dpi High Resolution)
-A photo of the director (at least 300 dpi High Resolution)
COPYRIGHT & LEGAL TERMS

By entering your film for consideration to the 2019 Female Filmmakers Film Festival Berlin, 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 Female Filmmakers Film Festival Berlin 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. Any costs associated with any subtitling is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

Festival laurels will be provided to all Official Selections and Award winners. Films should be presented in their original versions with English language subtitles or commentary where necessary.
The Festival does not pay screening fees for submitted films. Please submit your film via the online submission platforms.
NOTIFICATION

Due to the large amount of submissions received, the Festival will only contact those filmmakers with work selected for competitions and notification will be given on 15 September, 2018.

The rest of the films will be announced on the Festival’s website in mid October 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.

By submitting you agree that the festival is allowed to use film stills, film posters as well as trailers 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.