The Berlin International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema is one of the most rewarding and helpful festivals in Europe for international emerging artists and experienced creators to be a part of. After 4 immensely 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 filmmaking venture. Year after year, we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival.

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 5-course 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.

Awards & Prizes

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 5-course gala dinner in celebration of our nominees and winners.

Rules & Terms

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

Feature films, documentaries and short subjects of any genre on 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, 70mm and video and DVD are selected by invitation from entries to the festival,

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 Berlin International Filmmaker 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. We work with a number of accredited national and international press working with the screening venues in Berlin, 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.

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 30th June 2018 and must be shipped to our uk office or send so the movie can be downloaded. All shipping must be clear that the dvd has no commercial value and is for festival screening only, postage and any duty of films must be borne by the sender. Please note: it is not possible for us to return any DVD or tapes, but can be collected by you at the festival. It is the Berlin 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 International Filmmaker Festival, screening your film during the festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above regulations.