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

Berlin International Art Film Festival is an IMDb verified monthly competition and a virtual festival with an annual award event announcing the best films of the year. 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.

We will promote and award film projects and also provide honorable mentions for filmmakers who may not necessarily win but who should be acknowledged for their work because of their talents and the importance of their independent projects. The award winners and the official selections of each edition can request in online screening through the producer.

The festival stands with independent cinema and promotes arthouse film projects of all genres in various categories of the competition.

The monthly virtual festival provides the best tools for all independent artists to be further promoted and recognized for their talents. 

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. 

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
  • It was a sign of encouragement when I received the email confirming my movie poster as the best. I want to say a big thank you to the organizers of this event. I appreciated.
    Ubong Inyang
    SoulMate movie 🎬

    July 2021
  • Very proud to have been chosen

    July 2021
  • kim jaeyoung

    I am grateful to have been included in the program of such a wonderful festival. Thanks BIFF.

    July 2021
  • Mark Rose

    Thank you BIFF and judges! We hope to visit your city soon and so much appreciate this honor for Alaska Long Hunters. See you soon.

    July 2021
  • Wonderful film festival. Great creative team. I enjoyed participating in the program. I recommend everything to filmmakers!

    July 2021