(To win and get nominated means your result qualifies for IMDB).

Willkommen in Berlin! FILMHAUS is an IMDb-qualified YEARLY and VIRTUAL film festival, with MONTHLY/BIMONTHLY competition rounds (depending on submission volume)! FILMHAUS has a global scope and desire to recognise experimental cinema amongst narrative-driven, multi-genre films.

NEXT JULY/AUGUST RESULTS: 2 September 2021 (Deadline Friday 27 August)

YEARLY VIRTUAL SHOWCASE: 12-19 December 2021

2nd PLACE: $1,000
3rd PLACE: $500

Mark Zuckerberg was not wrong when he predicted in his notable 2016 keynote at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress that we were heading into a future where the majority of content to be consumed will be VIDEO. In an excruciatingly saturated content climate merged with monetary pressures, it can be the toughest ordain for an independent filmmaker to gain recognition for his vision and craft out in the festival circuit.

FILMHAUS's mission is to host a competitive arena in which to test the caliber of your audiovisual stories for a cheaper flat fee price, for just one-click you get access to every single category the competition has to offer, so that the ODDS are in your FAVOUR!

We look forward to your submissions, we are rooting for you!

Those films officially selected and nominated will receive their FILMHAUS official laurels. Winners and nominees will have the ability to register their high-ranking status at FILMHAUS on IMDb.
Three highest ranking films in the entire yearly competition receive Jury cash grand prizes: (1st Place $1,500 / 2nd Place $1,000 / 3rd Place $500)

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Micro-Short Film
Best German-Speaking Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Streaming Series/Pilot
Best Podcast
Best Original Song
Best Unproduced Screenplay
Best Screenplay
Best Scriptwriting for Documentary or Podcast
Best Student Film
Best Mobile Film
Best Zero-Budget Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Queer/LGBTQIA+ Film
Best Drama
Best Romance/Musical
Best Comedy
Best Action Drama
Best Thriller
Best Horror
Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Best Directorial Debut
Best Director
Best Newcomer Director
Best Lead Actress
Best Lead Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Film Trailer Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best CGI/Visual Effects
Best Make-Up/Special Effects

-All film genres and durations accepted.
-All submissions are final, no refunds.
-The submitter owns all the rights to the film or screenplay.
-No limiting parameters in terms of the film's production year.
-You grant the FILMHAUS team permission to use screengrabs/official stills from the film on the festival website and/or festival's social media platforms in order to promote your film's status within the competition round.
-The jury's decision will be final and will not be discussed.
-All non-English foreign language films must have English subtitles
-No free waivers can be granted at this time.
-You agree to have read and accepted FILMHAUS's rules, regulations and code of conduct.