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
  • edward vincent

    Thank you Berlin International Art Film Festival for showcasing our short film The Madison Crush. We are so honored to be in your film festival.

    May 2024
  • Naiar dos Santos Lima 43292925053

    É com grande satisfação que compartilhamos com vocês nossa recente participação no Festival Internacional de Cinema de Arte de Berlim. Foi uma experiência incrível poder apresentar nosso trabalho ao público internacional e receber um feedback tão positivo. Agradecemos imensamente à organização do festival por nos dar essa oportunidade e a todos que compareceram às nossas exibições.

    May 2024
  • This is a wonderful festival that focuses on the artistry of film, which so many festivals no longer do. I had an amazing experience working with the warm and kindly committee. Thank you for honoring our film.

    May 2024
  • Sue Schroeder

    So grateful that HOME was selected as a Nominee to the Berlin International Art Film Festival. The Festival's communication was great and we hope to offer another film to the Festival in the future.

    May 2024
  • Thank you Berlin International Art Film Festival! A wonderful Festival!

    May 2024