Amateur Film Festival WIPE is created to give viewers the opportunity to watch films of different genres made by non-professionals, who in turn will be able to meet with their audience.

The word “amateur” comes from the Latin word “amo”, “to love”, and that love for cinema is at the heart of all the works that we show in our film festival. This love not only replaces the film-education for their authors, but also exempts them from all sorts of boundaries, which an education creates. So the amateur films for us is not a conceptual format of the film festival. It is a search for the new film language, which can exist just outside of industrial schemes of production and distribution.

The only requirement for the participants - NO FILM EDUCATION. Genre, format, duration and other formal and technical characteristics (except English subtitles - they are necessary) are not important.

The best works in the categories of “Film”, “Director” and “Screenplay” will be awarded prizes. Last year we had a supporters like CyberLink and Final Draft, who provided us as a prizes the software for film editing and the software for screenplay writing respectively.

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  • Attending WIPE was an extremely positive experience for us as independent filmmakers. Very few festivals of this nature exist. WIPE is put on for the right reasons: to share art, to have fun, to encourage creativity. I am thrilled that we were a part of it. We enjoyed the programming overall and met interesting, cool people from around the world. Arto (the organizer) was very communicative and gracious as a host. It was an all-around great time and worth the trip to Berlin.

    November 2018
  • Ana Fuj

    The people were very friendly and kind. The space was very nice and chill. WIPE film festival is truly encouraging for all the amateur filmmakers and their great variety of films. Thank you very much for the wonderful weekend.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ana! It was great to meet you in Berlin, and show your great work of course.

  • Marta Aleksandra Przybysz

    Thank you so much for including my very first short movie in WIPE amateur film festival in Berlin. I had a blast! Great communication, interesting venue, intriguing list of movies and an awesome possibility to meet new people. Thanks again and hopefully, see you next year!

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Marta! It was a great pleasure to meet you, watch your work and speak about it after the screening.

  • FRANC KOPIC

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your notice that my film is OFFICIAL SELESTION for the competiotion – I am very glad about it. I wish success to the wonderful festival!
    Thank you Festival Team. Great team, excellent communication.
    Best regards
    FRANC KOPIC
    Maribor, Slovenia

    November 2018
  • Melina B

    Unfortunately I couldn't be there but I am very happy that Arto gave me the chance to present my first amateur film!

    November 2017