NewBorn Short Film Festival Berlin showcases outstanding short & Features Films from around the globe.
NewBorn Short Film Festival will always be proud to treat films with the highest regard and to give a home to new projects for audiences to discover and celebrate!

Jury Committee of the 7th NewBorn Short Film Festival:
- Heinz Hermanns, Germany
Artistic Director at International Short Film Festival in Berlin - Interfilm
Founder & Curator at ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
Co-founder and Artistic director at Almagro International film festival
Script Consultant at SOME FINE DAY Pix in Kenya
Visiting Professor at SCAU in Guangzhou, China

- Vasiliki Maltasoglou, Greece
Festival Director of Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival and
co-founder of the organization Balkans Beyond Borders

- Maria Teixeira, Portugal
Maria Trigo Teixeira studied Communication Design in Porto (Portugal) and Animation at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (Germany). Her graduation film "Inside me" won several awards including the German Short Film Award for Best Animation in 2019.
Between 2016 and 2021 she organised and programmed the monthly film festival Shortcutz Berlin.nCurrently, she is working on her new short animated film "Oma" (working title) which will premiere in 2023.

Best Screenplay
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Narrative Feature Film
Audience Award

1. One Year Festival & Distribution Strategy by NewBorn Short Film Agency, valued $ 1500*
2. Service, 12-month Award Subscription, valued $189.00
3. Free Submission to Hollywood Screenings Film Festival 2023, valued $ 50
4. Free Submission for your Next Project to NewBorn Short Film Festival, valued $ 50

Official Selection
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The entrant/submitter/moviemaker hereby certifies that he possesses the right(s) and all of the proper clearances to submit the movie, including, but not limited to image rights, talent releases, soundtrack and/or source music releases; and assumes all responsibility for their material. NEWBORN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any movie submitted to the festival.

Every entry/submission will be judged based on its directing, acting, technical, and artistic merits, as related to the submission. All decisions made by the judge(s) are considered final and incontestable. We reserve the right not to give all of the possible awards if we don’t receive enough entries in a particular category or if none of the submissions meet our high judging standards.

Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category.

All submissions in any language must be subtitled in English.

The english subtitles must be embed in the film file. No additional .srt files will be accepted.

NewBorn Short Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify any film whose submitter might be in any way linked to illicit or criminal acts, proven or otherwise.

The selected, nominated and awarded movies promotional material will be announced and viewable in our site and in our social media pages.

The selected films rightful owners of the rights, in each category of every edition, hereby authorise the film’s live screening in NewBorn Short Film Agency's events. This authorisation is an indispensable condition for the inclusion in the festival’s official selection.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for selecting our film "The Disparity" for your film festival, we are so honored and humbled to have our documentary screened at your film festival. Thank you for the Semi Finalist Award. Means so much to us.
    Much love, God Bless,
    Dr. Madeline Kelley/ Movie Producer
    Kamnar Productions, LLC

    April 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your nice words. We are looking forward to watch for your new films.

  • petri salo

    I was very happy to be selected. I couldn't be there participating...but I am happy to have been part of that.

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Petri. Glad to have your films in our selection again.

  • Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Brandon. Glad to have your films in our selection again.

  • A fine festival with passionate storytellers at the helm. I'm very pleased I submitted my work! Thank you, NewBorn!

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your nice words!
    Looking forward to see more of your work.

  • Tomoyoshi SUGIURA

    Unfortunately, I am a semi-finalist so I couldn't go to the festival. However this notice from festival is not only polite but also making me submit my new film to next year event.

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your nice comment and for submitting your film to us. Looking forward to watch your new films!