Final Girls Berlin Film Festival showcases horror cinema that’s directed, written, or produced by women*. We are holding the sixth edition of FGBFF from February 4-7 2021 in Berlin. We are looking for horror films (as well as films with horror elements or films that pay homage to horror), of all lengths. We are also extra excited if female filmmakers wish to visit the festival in order to participate in panels, or give talks or workshops on a particular aspect of horror cinema. We are committed to creating space for female voices and visions, whether monstrous, heroic, or some messy combination of the two, in the horror genre.

Short film submissions are eligible for an Audience Award. Ballots will be distributed and collected at screenings of each shorts program.

Final Girls Berlin accepts submissions of both short and feature-length films, as well as films that don't fit neatly in either of those formats.
All submitted films must be written, directed, or produced by women, trans, or non-binary filmmakers.
All submitted films must be considered horror, or at least have horror elements.
You may submit films regardless of prior screening status or year of completion.
Preferred formats: mp4 with aac sound codec, blu-ray discs; DCP
Promo materials such as posters, t-shirts, etc. are very welcome and will be distributed to the audience at the festival.
Once a film has been accepted into the official festival program it can no longer be withdrawn.
The filmmaker grants permission to FGBFF to screen the film at the advertised festival as well as future FGBFF events (unless indicated otherwise in a cover letter with the submission form).
The filmmaker agrees that the festival can use up to 5 stills from the movie for promotional purposes.

Overall Rating
  • Teja Rose

    Absolutely loved this festival! The films were wonderful and I had a great time speaking on a panel about the landscape of horror for women today. Many different empowering stories told. I would be thrilled to come back next year :)

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Wonderful, was great having you here!

  • Andy Edwards

    Unfortunately I couldn't make the festival, but the communication was great, and the line-up looked fantastic. Hopefully will make it one year!

    February 2020
  • I was thrilled to show at Final Girls! I love love their feminist mandate in the horror genre. Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend but the communication was excellent.

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you!!

  • Laurel Vail

    Though I was unable to attend the event, I found all the communication to be excellent. They have great social media pages and they were able to get my film reviewed before the festival so I had more promotion! Thanks so much for having my film be a part of it.

    February 2018
  • Laura Moss

    This was a wonderful chance to meet fellow female-identifying horror filmmakers and celebrate each others' work, as well as engage with audiences. I hope to be back for the next one.

    February 2018