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
  • Fabio Giovinazzo

    Great festival, absolutely. Very important experience. My film "Blond Poison"... WINNER Best Horror!!! Oh, what a beautiful sensation! Thanks!!!

    August 2022
  • Javid Banday

    It is a honour seeing our work getting recognized at various prestigious platforms like Berlin International Art Film Festival.

    August 2022
  • It has been such an honour for "Phoenix: David's dream", produced in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, being winner award at the Berlin International Art Film. Thank you so very much for having us! I recommend the BIAFF to all future applicants.

    August 2022
  • Amine Boucekkine

    Thank you very much for your interest in "Dead Dreams Falling", and thank you even more for granting us with a winner award for the best music video! I am also thrilled to have won the best composer award.
    My partner Craig Murray and I feel very honored to be part of your festival. Looking forward to applying with more projects in the future!

    August 2022
  • Rima Irani

    There is no better reward than being appreciated...
    Thank you "Berlin International Art Film Festival" for the nomination allocated to my feature documentary "Autism Across the globe". I hope that it will highly contribute in raising AUTISM AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE WORLDWIDE 💙💙💙

    June 2022