Shebeen Flick is Berlin’s Irish Film Festival.

Since 2012 Shebeen Flick has become an integral part of the St. Patrick’s celebrations in the German capital. Since then, every March Shebeen Flick gives Berliners the chance to see a curated programme with films that have not yet been distributed locally alongside some favourite Irish classics.

Whenever possible, the filmmakers attend the screenings and take part in a moderated discussions with the audience at the festival’s pop-up bar, where both filmmakers and audience can mingle, have a drink and interact in an informal setting.

The Festival is ONLY open to filmmakers who submit through FilmFreeway

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world. Eligible films may be made by an Irish filmmaker, a filmmaker working in Ireland or a filmmaker of Irish heritage that created a film reflective of their Irish background, the Irish people or Ireland’s history. If the filmmaker is not Irish, the content needs to have an Irish subject matter.

Features: min. 60 minutes
Shorts: max. 30 minutes
Music videos: max. 10 minutes

All films must have been completed within 2 years prior to the festival date and, preferably, be a German premier. E.g. For 2018, we accept films completed in early 2018, 2017 or 2016.

No premiere requirement, but highly appreciated.

Projects shall have no distribution in Germany.

All submissions must contain:
- Online screener
- Synopsis (shorts: 50 words / features: 100 words)
- 3 high-resolution stills

The technical requirements of our hosting cinema are:
- DCP Hard drive (CRU or USB)
- Online only via Filemail or Wetransfer
- Codecs: mpeg2, mpeg4, h264
- Sound: PCM or AC3 audiocodec
- Resolution: up to 2048 x 1080 pixel
- Bitrate: up to 50Mbit
- Subtitles: should be delivered as part of the picture
- Please give the file a distinguishable name

To qualify for selection, all non-English language films must have an English-subtitled screening copy available.

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.

Submissions will be accepted via FilmFreeway only.

Only professional quality work accepted.

Submission fee is non-refundable.

By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the work submitted.
The entrant agrees that up to three minutes of their film may be used by Shebeen Flick Irish Film Festival Berlin in promotional activities including screening a clip on television, on the festival’s trailer or website.

By agreeing to proceed with your submission you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions.

In the event of disagreement concerning the interpretation of the regulations, the interpretation of the festival will take precedence.

Failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions may result in the submission being disqualified.

These regulations are subject to change without prior notice.


We look forward to receiving your submission!

Overall Rating
  • Excellent festival adding a unique flavour to independent film programming in Berlin. Fernanda and all involved were amazing and inclusive throughout. Highly recommend!

    March 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful film with us, Tess! <3

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    Kevin McCann

    Féile scannáin an mhaith ar fad! Go raibh maith míle maith agaibh - Fernanda, Leah agus gach duine. Danke schon for giving our short film 'Prison Door' a wonderful eclectic platform to be seen by the Berlin audience.

    March 2017