Kiez Berlin Film Festival takes place every year in Berlin and is organized by a group of professionals in the field of cinema, television, and art, in cooperation with WREP Media Company, based in Berlin, Germany, specialized in media production, distribution, and rights management. In an effort to support creative communities, theatres, artists and galleries, we select creative locations around the city of Berlin to present the movies and hold regular meeting events.
This year we are focusing on Prenzlauer Berg, the area where the popular art gallery of Carl Smith will be holding our meeting and screening events.
Over the years many artists chose Prenzlauer Berg as their residence: the painter and sculptor Käthe Kollwitz, the early film maker Max Skladanowsky, the poets Adolf Endler, Annemarie Bostroem, and Heinz Kahlau, the theater director Christoph Schlingensief, the writers Jurek Becker, Bruno Apitz, Peter Hacks, Herbert Nachbar, Dieter Noll, Klaus Schlesinger, Klaus Kordon, Uwe Kolbe, Paul Alfred Kleinert, Florian Illies, Wladimir Kaminer, and Detlef Opitz, the sculptor Olaf Nicolai, the painters Cornelia Schleime, Elke Pollack, and Konrad Knebel, the photographers Thomas Florschuetz, Helga Paris, and Nicolaus Schmidt, the film director Tom Tykwer, the keyboardist Jörn-Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, the playwright René Pollesch, the musicians Gerhard Schöne, Christian Lillinger, Nina Hagen, Dirk von Lowtzow (Tocotronic) and Till Lindemann, (Rammstein), the actors Fredy Sieg, Eva-Maria Hagen, Heike Makatsch, Katharina Wackernagel, David Bennent, Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Kurt Krömer and Matthias Schweighöfer, the comic-strip artist Flix, as well as the TV- and radio presenters Hans Rosenthal, Alfred Biolek, Sarah Kuttner, Sandra Maischberger and Benjamin Tewaag.
The area around our screening location is well known for the choice of shops, restaurants, bars, culture, and points of interest. If you will be around you are welcomed to join us at our Summer event at the end of July to Meet, have a drink, and see a list of all the movies that participated to this festival.
The Kiez Berlin Film Festival is organised and sponsored by the WREP Media Company in Berlin, a group that focuses on projects involving internet, culture, art, media, and journalism.
The monthly winning film and documentaries are selected and among those, an extraction of scenes will be presented at the annual screening event, which is held at selected spots in Berlin related to arts and culture.
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Actress - Short Film
Best Actor - Short Film
Best Director - Feature Film
Best Director - Short Film
Best Actress - Feature Film
Best Actor - Feature Film
Commercial & Advertising
Artist Short Film
Artist Feature Film
Comedy Short Film
Comedy Feature Film
Dance Film, Short
Dance Film, Feature
Environment and Climate, Short
Environment and Climate, Feature
Food & Drinks
Gender equality, Rights, and Issues
Discrimination and Equality
Family and Children Friendly
Science and Technology
Mobile Feature Film
Mobile Short Film
Mobile Documentary and Journalism
Health and Medicine
Computer Graphics, Compositing, Effects, and Animation.
Student Film (discounted)
Winners and Special Mentions will receive a free certificate (pdf)
Rules for film submissions are:
1. A short film is any film with a run time under 40 minutes.
2. Films of all languages can submit, but the film must have English subtitles.
3. Kiez Berlin Film Festival may use submitted promotional material for the promotion of the festival, but it is not guaranteed all accepted films will be promoted.
4.Kiez Berlin Film Festival reserves the right to rearrange festival programming and location up until the day of the festival and does not accept any liability for costs associated with the change.
5. By submitting your film you authorize Kiez Berlin Film Festival to show your film, or parts of it, at the festival.
6. No refunds will be given for submission.
7. Berlin Kiez Film Festival is a celebration of independent filmmakers and is a place of creative encouragement.
8. Berlin Kiez Film Festival accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury, or disappointment incurred or suffered by any person as a result of submitting a film to Berlin Kiez Film Festival and its curation and all related events.
9. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker, and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.