Welcome to the 5th edition of the Meraki Film Festival. For this edition we will be in both Berlin (Germany) and Madrid (Spain) 2022! Two cities, double the chance to be selected or even to be selected twice!
The 2021 Edition will take place in April 2021 in both cities, depending on the situation with the pandemic we may have to change the program to other dates.
Our festival is inspired by the meaning of the word “Meraki“ and its relation to the process of creating films and screenplays.
The term “Meraki“ is reserved for projects that are a labour of love that have been borne out of absolute devotion during the creation process. If you have put your heart and soul into creating a film or screenplay than this is the Festival for you to celebrate your success and hard work.
It is a perfect event to show your work to a film-passionate and “connoisseur” audience. Our festival's philosophy is about promoting new opportunities for people to enjoy cinema where cinema is created. To show films that entertain and enlighten audiences, that transmit the passion their creators have put into their work through a big screen.
Best German Film
Best German Language Film
Best Music Video
Social Awareness Award
Meraki Award (Special Award from the Jury)
Films that have dialogue must include English, Spanish or German dialogue or English, Spanish or German subtitles
Films that are publicly available online prior to the Meraki Film Festival may be considered for exhibition during the Meraki Film Festival.
The Meraki Film Festival committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project. All submissions are screened and evaluated by the Meraki Film Festival Selection Committee. Their decisions are final and confidential.
The Festival reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries, without issuing a refund.
In the event of a film being withdrawn from the festival, the Meraki Film Festival will not be liable to refund any submission fee or to return any materials submitted.
After a film has received official selection, the Festival is permitted to use excerpts from the film, up to a maximum of 30 seconds, nationally and internationally for promotional purposes
For promotion of the entire selection and of each selected film, the Festival website is allowed to use any photo or digital film clip (less than 30 seconds duration)
Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all the necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in the film, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. The Meraki Film Festival expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.