Berlin Art Film Festival is an international IMDb verified bi-monthly event and a screening platform in association with Euro Arthouse Cinema Daily. We seek to recognize and promote the best international arthouse film and script projects of all genres. The festival is a true filmmakers festival, dedicated to the language of cinema and arts. Our festival has awarded Cannes winning directors such as Warwick Thorton in competition with emerging international talents and has invited jury members from US and Canada to create the best possible solutions for indie artists to promote and screen projects in this digital era of independent arthouse cinema.

Berlin has been known as an important center of filmmaking and the contributions of German cinema can not be denied in the history of cinema. Berlin Art Film Festival attempts to provide spaces for independent filmmakers to create and display their stories without commercial pressure, in order to discover and celebrate extraordinary films and develop independent filmmaking. The festival stands with independent cinema and promotes arthouse features, shorts and scripts in a variety of categories. It is important to recognize independent art films and artists who have dedicated their life to making arthouse film projects. 

Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary short
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Script
Best Unproduced script
Best TV Series/Pilot/Web
Best Comedy
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Thriller
Best Trailer
Best Composer
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Indie Film

Projects must have been completed after 2016.
Projects can be available online and still enter the online event.
Online screening can be requested anytime by the official selections and award winners.
In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.
All fees are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks Berlin! ...for the Nomination for Desposyni! Great Fest!
    Happy to have participated.

    January 2023
  • Thank you so much for awarding my film "True Believer" the Best Feature Documentary Award! I will be exhibiting my film at the Japan booth at EFM2023, which is attached to the Berlin International Film Festival next month. It would be a great pleasure if I could meet you all there.

    January 2023
  • Sina Nazarian

    Thank you for the support & recognition of arthouse cinema.

    I'm truly honoured to have received the Best Experimental Film Award for WHERE I'M FROM.

    Thank you,
    Sina Nazarian

    December 2022
  • Thank you to the festival organizer for recognizing our documentary "Farming Without Harming (The Power or Regenerative Agriculture)" and awarding it BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE. The more people see this film the more we can move towards change by understanding what constitutes safer farming practices and then we can put pressure on the system and demand that our politicians and lawmakers do the right thing. Support your local farms! Vote with your dollar!

    December 2022
  • C Fazio

    I am honored to have my short film chosen for best first time filmmaker. I am grateful for the festival giving me the opportunity to have my film seen. Thank you.

    December 2022