Berlin Short Film Festival


Years running: 8 (since 2014)

Berlin Short Film Festival

International Short Film Festival.


The Annual Berlin Short Film Festival aims to be one of Europe's leading film festivals for short filmmakers. It is a unique platform for new talent and a celebration of cinematic creativity and innovation. The Festival attracts an astonishing array of filmmakers from across the world and offers Berliners an extraordinary chance to glimpse the future of cinema. 


Jury Award categories:

  • Best Short Film
  • Best Short Documentary
  • Best Short Short Film
  • Best Sci-Fi Short Film
  • Best Horror Short Film
  • Best Experimental Short Film
  • Best Comedy Short Film
  • Best LGBT Short Film
  • Best Animated Short Film
  • Best Short Feature
  • Best Music Video


  • The festival is open to any film in any genre under 50 minutes in length, and especially prioritises low-budget films of independent spirit and exciting new talent.
  • We only accept digital submissions. We accept no hardcopy submissions. Submissions will be open via FilmFreeway, Click, and Festhome.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Claudine Biswas (Director).




Official Website



Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
Berlin Berlin 10178

Phone: 09234092340

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    September 01, 2020
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 03, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    March 19, 2021
  • Late Deadline
    May 14, 2021
  • Notifications
    May 28, 2021
  • Event Dates
    5 — 9 July 2021
Categories & Fees

Films of any genre between 5 and 50 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $45
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $55

Films of any genre and music video under 5 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $45

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