Berlin IFF a live event, we are one of the most rewarding and helpful festivals in Europe for international emerging artists and experienced creators to be a part of. After 8 successful years, our events have attracted a wealth of talent from around the world.

We have been helping filmmakers find distribution and funding for their next film making venture. Year after year, we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival.

Our International Film Festival is all held in one convenient location; All of the screenings, workshops, meetings, networking, industry professionals, Awards Night and even hotel rooms. That means that we will always be there, supporting you and your project from before the Festival starts to the closing ceremony

There is ample opportunity to attend networking events, industry professional talk panels, workshops, guest speaker events, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&A's, film screenings and to socialize with like-minded creatives from all walks of life. All of this is neatly wrapped in a week-long showcasing of films where our strong community supports any and every film, from first-time artists to seasoned creators.

Our prestigious awards ceremony concludes the festival in high fashion with a gala dinner to celebrate our nominees and winners.

We are a unique festival that provides a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network and do business during the festival week.

We have built a small but exceptional network of industry professionals that will look at all films entered and will give business and commercial advice. There are countless success stories of filmmakers securing distribution for their films, launching them and their work into the marketplace. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen.

We can create a ripple for your movie to be seen around Germany, Europe and beyond. It all starts here by entering today.

Winners from each of our categories walk away with our International prestigious trophy award in recognition of their talents and achievements in film.

Awards are presented during our international ceremony. Attendees enjoy the night in high fashion with a gala dinner in celebration of our nominees and winners.

Berlin FFI has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment. The International Filmmaker Festival is an annual event based in the city of Broadstairs, It is possible that each film nominated may be presented more than once.

Entries must have been produced within the last four years. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English, we also welcome but it is not compulsory to have German as well as English to increase the possible markets, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation.

The International Film Festival, reserves the right to use excerpts from submitted work for promotional purposes only. The festival is open to the public as well as attending distribution and sales professionals. If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities to assist in the sale of your movie for up to 12 months after the festival date, we have TV buyers and film buyers and distributors also attending, you will if your film is nominated have one to one meetings if you wish to talk business on your movie.

Global in outlook, AFFI is committed to unearthing open-minded filmmakers who cut through conceptual frameworks, paradigms and dichotomies. With a soft spot for Asian filmmakers worldwild, Asian cities, Asian stories, Asian Architecture, sci-fi narratives driven by Asian philosophies, and bringing ancient Asian heritage on to the screen.

AFFI plans to set up teams in some Asian cities where artists gather, such as Dali, Chiang Mai, Kyoto ......Under the “AFFI” umbrella a number of awards are on offer for feature films, short films (ultra-shorts), documentaries, museum film, animation ,music videos and more......

Please keep an eye on our AFFI news.

Official or professional national organisations and individuals may submit feature and short films to the festival. Films submitted for pre-selection should arrive no later than 14th may 2023 and must be sent digitally so the movie can be downloaded. It is the International Filmmaker Festival's policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the programme.

OTHER T's & C's.
By submitting your film you are agreeing to the Berlin FFI, screening your film during the festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Rashad Haughton

    We are honored that "Half Samurai" was selected and awarded at such a wonderful festival.

    December 2023
  • Greg Simmons

    Our documentary "Mission Peace" was selected by Berlin FFI, we were happy to be apart of the experience!

    April 2023
  • Shomshuklla Das

    Intellectual, smart and sophisticated, that is Milan international film festival. Fantastic show of films. And a wonderful place to belong too.

    December 2019
  • Dr. Teresa Mular

    My honor and privilege to be selected and awarded by this festival for my film Flying on the Wings of Time. Wonderful staff and great films being screened. The awards ceremony is outstanding .

    December 2018
  • I'd recommend entering this festival!

    December 2018