“Without dreams, there can be no courage."
Win Wenders

Berlin Art Film Festival is an IMDb qualifier monthly and annual online competition and a screening platform in association with Euro Arthouse Cinema. We seek to recognize and promote the best film and script projects from all over the world.

The festival is a true filmmakers festival by a team of filmmakers dedicated to the language of cinema and arts. Our festival has awarded Cannes winning directors such as Warwick Thorton in competition with emerging international indie talents.

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 film projects of all genres in various categories of the competition.

We are seeking features, shorts and scripts of all genres. It is important to recognize independent films and artists who have dedicated their life to making arthouse film projects. 

1,500 Euro for Best Film of the year

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 monthly event.
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
  • Polly Cole

    Great festival. Great communication. TYSM.

    October 2021
  • June Mock

    I am extremely grateful for the invite and excited to be part of your festival. Thank you again for recognizing my teams film "To Be MELO" as part of your program. Many thanks! June!

    October 2021
  • Absolutely thrilled that my screenplay "Valentina, Relationship Killer" received the award for Best Unproduced Screenplay at this brilliant festival! It's been an amazing experience being part of this event!

    October 2021
  • Maya Sapiro-taien

    It was really exciting to be a part of the official selection of the festival! Thank you so much, and show us the way to the next whiskey bar, you know why!

    October 2021
  • Three Corners of Deception

    Thank you so much Berlin International art film festival for giving me the opportunity to shine through your amazing festival!😀 I really appreciate the knowledge meant that you gave me because you know how hard it is to create such a feature film thank you for appreciating Hard-work!😀

    Dr. Meleeka Clary

    October 2021