The “Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin” (FFFB) is an annual five day film event featuring screenings of international short films & feature films of all genres as well as a hand-picked selection of music videos. Panels, networking sessions and discussions about recent topics will complete the program.

The Female Filmmakers 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.
Our festival highlights and celebrates women in key, principle positions in filmmaking. Whether it be a producer, director, cinematographer, writer, or lead editor. This is why it is called “Female Filmmakers Festival”.

We have a broad audience and one of our main goals is to connect people no matter which gender, ethnicity or background they may have. Everybody is welcome! The FFFB gives its audience the opportunity to see great independent films that they normally would not have access to.

Although, it is an international film festival, showcasing films from all over the world, every year two countries will be in focus, which means a special section will be dedicated to productions from these two countries.

All films will be screened in Germany's oldest cinema "Moviemento"
https://www.moviemento.de/

CATEGORIES:

BEST OF FESTIVAL- FEATURE & SHORT FILM

BEST PERFORMANCE

BEST SOUNDTRACK

BEST SCREENPLAY

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

BEST DOCUMENATRY

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

THE UNIQUE FEMALE VOICE AWARD

SHE IS ON FIRE AWARD

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SPECIAL MENTIONS

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:

ELIGIBILITY

Submission is open to all short films (25 mins max duration) and feature films (120 min max duration), that have been completed after January 1, 2017. We welcome narrative films, documentaries, animations and experimental films and music videos.

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).

All films must be a Berlin premiere!

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 2020 "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.

Please submit your film via the online submission platforms.

TO KEEP COMPETITION FAIR FOR EVERYONE WE ARE NO ABLE TO GIVE AWAY WAIVERS!

NOTIFICATION:
Due to the large amount of submissions received, the Festival will only contact those filmmakers with work selected for competitions.

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

The festival does not pay screening fees. By submitting you agree that your film can be screened without a screening fee and that you have all rights for images and music used in your film. The festival is not responsible for any violations of copyrights.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Gloria Endres de Oliveira

    Super sweet festival with a very diverse selection and crowd attending and a lovely atmosphere.

    November 2019
  • Susan Rivo

    The organizers of this brand new festival put together a wonderful program. The vibe was relaxed and celebratory. The films that I saw dealt with timely social and political issues. Communication was excellent throughout. The Q&A sessions after the films were skillfully moderated and the audiences were truly engaged and insightful. We were thrilled to have been able to attend - and even more so to have received a special mention for documentary for LEFT ON PEARL. Berlin is a fascinating city well worth visiting. I highly recommend this festival and wish them continued success.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Susan! That's very kind of you! We are glad you enjoyed the festival and your trip to Berlin! Our audience loved your film as you know! The best of luck for "Left On Pearl"!

  • Elena Horgan

    Wonderful festival. Thanks so much to all the team behind it!

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Elena! We were honoured to present your film and are very happy that you enjoyed the festival!

  • Natacha Thomas

    So proud to be part of this year with RED TALE ! Thanks for your awards !

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Natasha! Our audience loved your film!!!

  • This is an exceptionally well run festival! A really high level in quality of films shown & the respect shown to the films and the filmmakers who came to the festival (of which there were loads of us!) was just brilliant!! The Kino Moviemento Cinema is beautiful. The festival treated us filmmakers so well with excellent communication & a really warm & friendly atmosphere. I will definitely be sending more films to them & encoraging others to do so!

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Mo! We are delighted that you enjoyed the festival! It was so great having you there and being able to share your film with our audience! Well done and best of luck for your future productions!