The Vierte Welle Films Festival aims to give visibility to female, transmasculine and non binari artists and raise awareness about gender inequality, citizen participation, prevent prejudice, fight against discrimination, and recognize rights through audiovisual content, MADE BY WOMEN*, of the so-called fourth-wave feminism.
Fourth-wave feminism is articulated by creating audiovisual and written content of a philosophical, political, economic, social, ecological, and cultural nature, academic or not, and disseminating the same through social networks and traditional media.
The first festival’s edition was in 2019 in Berlin.
The festival is organized by Karne Kunst in collaboration with Sorora e.V and Xochicuicatl e.V. The team responsible for the festival consists of women, mainly with a migration background, and feminist activists in various groups and organizations.
In addition to the screening, the festival is complemented by a comprehensive program including free activities open to the public.

We strongly encourage submissions from artists who experience multiple forms of oppression from Black, Indigenous, and people of color and artists with disabilities, queer, trans, and non-binary/gender-nonconforming people.

Registration for the Festival has a fee, but it can be applied for free using VIERTEWELLE2022.

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El Festival feminista Vierte Welle, tiene como objetivo dar visibilidad a las mujeres artistas y ayudar a crear conciencia sobre la desigualdad de género, la participación ciudadana, el trabajo para prevenir los prejuicios, la lucha contra la discriminación a través de audiovisuales, realizados por mujeres, del llamado feminismo de la cuarta ola.

El feminismo de la cuarta ola se articula a través de la creación de contenidos audiovisuales y escritos de carácter filosófico, político, económico, social, ecológico y cultural; académico o no, y su difusión a través de redes sociales y medios tradicionales. El festival está organizado por Karne Kunst en colaboración con Sorora e.V y Xochicuicatl e.V

La inscripción al Festival tiene un fee, pero se podrá aplicar de forma gratuita usando el codigo: niunamenos.

There will be no awards considering that it is not a competition, but collaborative participation where all those involved add to the discussion and visualization of the issues established in point 3.

No habrá premios por considerar que no se trata de un concurso, sino de participación colaborativa donde todos los involucrados se suman a la discusión y visualización de los temas establecidos en el punto 3.

1 - DATES
The Vierte Welle Festival will take place in the City of Berlin, Germany, in October 2022 (date to be confirmed). The deadline is September 01, 2022.

2 - FESTIVAL GOALS
The goal of the Vierte Welle Festival is to present audiovisuals that cover the social issues related to feminism from multiple and original points of view, under the three categories described in point 3, thus promoting a critical cinema that contributes to social transformation and equal rights.

3- CATEGORIES:
1°. #INTERSECTIONALITY: refers to injustice, inequality, exclusion, and discrimination (whether based on a person's gender, race, class, sexual orientation, or nationality) exercised due to imposed social categories and the existing system of oppression.
2°.#BODYPOSITIVITY: refers to the socially established canon of beauty. Incluide menstrual health.
3°.#METOO: refers to violence against women in all forms: physical, mental, emotional, economic, institutional, etc.
4. #Berlin: Short films by Berlin-based female filmmakers with a migration background.
5 . #Niunamenos : Short films by Latin American filmmakers that address feminist issues in the region.
6 . #TransLivesMatter: International short films by transgender filmmakers

4 - PARTICIPATION AND SUBMISSION
Gender: documentary or fiction, experimental, animation, video clips, transmedia, etc., made by artists, referring to the themes established in point 3 of this document.
Duration: minimum 5 minutes, maximum 25 minutes
Films or videos sponsored by commercial companies that are, due to their content, advertising may not participate.
Through this registration, the organizers are automatically granted the right of the free non-profit use of fragments extracted from the film for a maximum duration of 3 minutes for the promotional dissemination of the Festival by TV, social media, or other communication media, both during the Festival as on the occasion of shows or subsequent events. The copyright always belongs to the authors/directors, and/or producers.

5 - REQUESTED MATERIAL
The festival requests the submission form, completed by the film rights owner. The Festival accepts the reception of films in digital format through an online viewing link with the password (Vimeo, Youtube, etc.). The programming team will only use the link for the selection process. The organization team will request a copy in the necessary format once the film is selected.

6 - SELECTION
The organizers reserve the right to select the short films, place them in the sections, competitive or not, and program them as often as appropriate. The authors of the selected works will be notified with sufficient time to send a projection copy in the format and quality of the exhibition to improve its quality. The authors of the selected films may request letters of invitation to process scholarships, grants, or aid from sponsoring institutions of mobility for this type of event.

7 - SUBTITLES
All films will be screened with English subtitles provided by the filmmakers.

8 - PRIZES
There will be no prizes considering that it is not a contest but collaborative participation where all those involved join the discussion and visualization of the topics established in point 3.

9 - RATES, SHIPPING, AND RETURNS
Registration fee: 5 Euros. (You can apply for free using the code: VIERTEWELLE2022)
The participants bear the costs of sending projection copies and other required materials. The Festival will not accept submissions that incur fees, taxes, or additional charges. Screening copies will only be returned upon express written request, specifying the destination and the return date (distributors, producers, different festivals, etc.). The participant bears return costs. The Festival will not cover any costs for damages for the use of the copies.
THE FESTIVAL DOES NOT MAKE ANY SCREENING FEE OR COPYRIGHT PAYMENTS.

10 - PRESS AND PROMOTION
The owners of the selected films undertake to include the phrase "Official Selection of the Vierte Welle Film Festival Berlin" and the Festival logo in their advertising and press material. The directors and producers agree to share on their social networks actively.
The films can be used in future Vierte Welle Festival events to promote the festival.

11- SCREENING FEES.
THE FESTIVAL DOES NOT MAKE ANY FEE PAYMENT FOR SCREENING OR COPYRIGHT.

12 - ACCEPTANCE
THE PARTICIPATION IN THE “ VIERTE WELLE FESTIVAL” IMPLIES THE KNOWLEDGE AND TOTAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRESENT BASES AND CONDITIONS. ANY EXCEPTION, DOUBT, OR CONFLICT, WILL BE EVALUATED AND RESOLVED BY THE ORGANIZING COMMISSION OF THE FESTIVAL.

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  • I found the program very interesting! Unfortunately I couldn't be present at my screening but I'm sure it was a great event for connect with other berlin artists!

    November 2022
  • Gisela Sanchez

    I’m very glad to be part of the festival. Thanks for the selection

    November 2022
  • Erica Schreiner

    It was an honor to be part of the Vierte Welle Festival. Beautiful and serious programing of international feminist films in unique categories. There were also insightful Q+As with the filmmakers. Such a cool experience and I'll be keeping an eye on this festival for years to come.

    May 2021
  • Yameli Gomez Jimenez

    Great festival! The team was really helpful and friendly. The communication was always good.

    May 2021
  • Julieta Tetelbaum

    I’m very glad to be part of the festival. I highly recommend the festival to everyone interested in feminist films! THANKS!

    May 2021