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

Berlin Art Film Festival is an IMDb qualifier bi-monthly festival and a screening platform in association with Euro Arthouse Cine. 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. Jury members are also selected from the award-winning artists of the previous editions of the festival.

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 film projects of all genres in various categories of the competition.

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 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
  • It's great to be part of this festival. Thanks a lot! Hope to participate in this festival in future.

    January 2022
  • Sonia Guggisberg

    I am honored that my short experimental documentary film LINE
    is at Berlin Art Film Festival. It is the second year showing new films at this wonderful Festival!

    January 2022
  • Charlotte Brown

    It was an amazing experience to be selected into the festival. I look forward to future events and hopefully attending in person.

    January 2022
  • Malcolm Solomon

    It was a wonderful event that everyone should experience.

    January 2022
  • Lance Hoovestal

    The America Boxed In team appreciates all the hard work put in by the Berlin International Art Film Festival team. Great job!

    January 2022