PANDEMIC UPDATE: The festival is still scheduled to go ahead as planned.
If the festival were to be postponed, we would keep all submitted films in consideration for the next edition.

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 (and old) projects for audiences to discover and celebrate!

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 $ 3000*
2. Service, 12-month Award Subscription, valued $189.00
3. Free Submission to Hollywood Screenings Film Festival 2021, 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
  • NewBorn Short Film Agency

    Great Festival! Great Films! Great Audience!

    December 2019
  • Katie Garibaldi

    Top notch! Good communication from the start. I wasn't able to attend, but I enjoyed following the event and updates on Facebook and felt like a nice networking opportunity was created nonetheless. I won for Best Music Video and so honored to have been a part of this festival!

    March 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Katie! It was our pleasure to have your music video.

  • Robert Lepenik

    Great Festival! I am very happy to have been part of it!

    March 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Robert! Glad to have your film.

  • conrad molleson

    Great wee festival offering filmmakers & animators valuable access to new audiences & wider international exposure.

    October 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your nice words Conrad!
    We hope to watch your new work soon!

  • Crystal Frame Ltd. (Distribution department)

    It's good idea of the festival and I wish to the organizers a lot of success. Just one recommendation. Try to think of the name of the festival, which need to be sustained in the movie circles.
    All the best and see you next year again.

    October 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your feedback Lyubo!