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
  • Great to have my script “Ball of Fire” selected for the Berlin International Art Festival.

    April 2023
  • I am glad to be nominee for Berlin International Art Film - Whirlwind its my first short movie - acting and producing -

    April 2023
  • I am delighted that Beyond Money: Yenomon was officially selected and a nominee for the 2023 Berlin International Art Film Festival. The process of submission and communications have been faultless. I highly recommend other film makers to submit to future festivals and film lovers to attend.

    April 2023
  • Manouchehr Kholghi

    Fantastic Berlin International Film Festival

    April 2023
  • Meghana Jadhav

    We are so proud the Berlin International Art Film Festival chose our short film 'Rekha' as an award winner of the 15th edition, Best Indie film and best director. Thank you for appreciating our work. We are truly honored.

    April 2023