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
  • I am honored and thankful for receiving the Best Cinematography award for my film, A Circle in the Desert. This is a meaningful and much appreciated award to me. I thank you all and I look forward to working with you again in the future!

    November 2022
  • Lorien Haynes

    Many thanks to the Berlin International Art Film Festival for supporting our film. For a micro budget, non profit indie, this kind of support makes a huge difference for us. Very grateful.

    November 2022
  • Great young film festival in Germany's capital and rich film heritage city of Berlin. Good communication and proud to see our film 48.000 Names win the best short documenary! My pleasure to join this film festival again with a new film project

    November 2022
  • Thrilled and honored that my screenplay THE WAITING ROOM was judged as NOMINEE in the festival. Thank you BIAF.

    November 2022
  • It was an honor and a pleasure to be part of the Berlin International Art Film. This was a classy and well organized festival. It was humbling to be selected among so many artistic projects. Thank you BIAF!

    November 2022