Berlin Experimental Film Festival focuses solely on Experimental films of all kind from all around the world. The Festival takes place at Kino Moviemento, the oldest Cinema in Germany, founded 1907 located in Kreuzberg in the middle of Berlin.
We are looking to once again present a weekend packed with no less than ten hours of pure Experimental Cinema.
We first and foremost seek bravery and a lust to experiment and express using the medium of Film, regardless if the film maker is an amateur starting out or an established professional. Weather it's a personal vision of the artist being portrayed or an artistic investigation of any thematic or technique the key for the festivals program is the experimental method and the personal approach of the film maker.
Regardless if its a quiet sensitive film about personal pain, an angry roar against society, a light hearted documentary about a grandmother, a visual portrayal of sound itself or an insecure attempt to wander into an unknown sexuality - the Experimental Film making as such is what the curated program is be built upon.
We work to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere so that the Festival becomes a meeting point for film makers, film organizations, enthusiasts and audience to meet at. We heavily market the festival and participating films to fill the screenings, the first edition was sold out.
We provide accomodation for all selected film makers.
We offer accreditation to both Commercial and Non Profit Organizations such as NGO's, Film Clubs, Production Companies, Agencies etc that have Experimental Films as interest. If you represent an Organization of this kind please contact us for more information.
Awards & Prizes
The Festival will Award a Grand Prix as well as best film in each category (Narratives, Non Narratives, Documentaries, Berlin Experimental Films).
Rules & Terms
Please take a moment to read our Rules & Terms before submitting!
-There is no limit as to how many films a Film Maker can submit. However, each film can only be submitted once in one single category. If your film is suiting in more than one category, then please choose the one you find most suiting.
-Completion date does not influence the submission selection.
-Previous Festival history for the Film does not influence the submission selection. Neither Films displayed in multiple festivals nor World premieres are given priority.
-Please make sure that your submission includes a Film Synopsis a Director Biography and a still photo from the film as these are needed to produce the Film Festival Catalogue.
- The sender of the submitted film is responsible for all copyrights. The applicant is legally authorized to enter the film in the festival and, if selected for the festival, authorized to give screening permission.
-The applicant has secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights, including but not limited to music, images, and content.
-If selected for the festival the applicant acknowledges and agrees that the film will be displayed in front of a live audience.
-The film remains the property of the author.