Rules & Terms

Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry form and fee.

Entry fee is nonrefundable.

Filmmaker will assume shipping costs to the festival.

We prefer online screeners, digital copies, or a link to an online video (such as YouTube or Vimeo). Please include a valid password if required.

If your film will be selected for screening you must send film in high quality (Full HD, mp4 or mov) with German subtitles.

All materials submitted become the property of the festival and will not be returned.

The selection committees’ and juries’ decisions are final.

Berlin International Cinefest reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or festival scheduling.

Filmmaker agrees that films entered into the festival may be selected for screening at the festival.