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. 

Check out some of our projects through Euro Arthouse Cinema Daily:

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
  • Catia Ott

    Interesting, enjoyable festival. Thank you for supporting independent cinema and filmmaking!

    June 2022
  • Hebert Poll Gutierrez

    Thank you for this wonderful space to share art. Thank you for demonstrating through your festival that it is time to create cultural bridges, not walls.

    June 2022
  • Thank you for this magnificent prize, a great encouragement from you to continue to not give up and write my feature film this summer and I will come back to see you, that's for sure! Thanks a lot !

    June 2022
  • "Theatre Without Audience" has been finally presented in Germany on the Berlin International Art Film Festival. It's like with Travis: the conscience of a guy needs a long way to go. And without Wim Wenders it would take much longer. Thank you very much

    June 2022
  • Kain Baigent

    Well, what can one say?...These beautiful people selected both my short film & my screenplay, UNBELIEVABLE, and great response from the staff. Thank you from my heart. And the cast and crew from the short send there luv too....Thank you

    June 2022