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/

We are a very filmmaker friendly festival and pick our program 100% from film submissions.

CATEGORIES:

BEST OF FESTIVAL- FEATURE FILM
BEST OF FESTIVAL -SHORT FILM

BEST PERFORMANCE

BEST SOUNDTRACK

BEST SCREENPLAY

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

BEST DOCUMENATRY

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

THE RAISING AWARENESS AWARD

THE UNIQUE FEMALE VOICE AWARD

SHE IS ON FIRE AWARD

+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, 2018. 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
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Hospitality
Networking
  • Mary Stephen

    great to be selected and even greater to have Jessica Yeung nominated for "Best Performance". All throughout it has been a wonderful experience although circumstances prevented me from attending in person. From the serious preparations, to the opportunities offered to present our work and have exchanges (podcast and zoom filmmakers talks sessions), there is really a feeling of support and community. Thank you to a great team!

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mary! We were very happy to present your film and do such an interesting interview with you! Good luck for your future projects!!!

  • Suri Grennell

    We loved being part of the Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin, found them to be so lovely to deal with in the run up to and during the festival. Although we were unable to be there, due to travel restrictions, we still felt so included in the festival!

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Suri and CONGRATULATIONS again ;-) We are happy that we found a way to include everyone! That's what we are aiming for- having a community to support each other.

  • pippa Samaya

    Such a beautiful, thoughtful and conscious festival. Was a true pleasure and honour to be a part of!

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Pippa! It was great meeting the two of you and giving the audience the chance to be part of such an interesting Q&A session. You two are truly inspiring!

  • Nicola Macindoe

    Brilliant festival! So proud to be involved!

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much Nicola! We are proud to have had your amazing film as part of our program!

  • Leyla Bulatova

    Organizers are very supportive! The programming was very well put together but the communication was on the next level. Natasha helped me out multiple times with getting the right files for the screenings and made sure we all had all the info to be on the panel.

    I only wish I was there in person to meet everyone.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Leyla! Great film and wonderful panel! We are very happy that you were part of our festival!