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Berlin Independent Film Festival

A festival for filmmakers achieving great things with tiny budgets.

About

The Berlin Independent Film Festival is at the epicentre for low-budget filmmaking in Europe. While the Berlin Independent Film Festival is not connected with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), BIFF runs at the same time, and just down the street from the European Film Market and draws on all the film industry power gathered in Berlin for those events.

As well as a offering plenty of screening opportunities for indie films, BIFF is developing into a crucial business hub for the low-budget film industry. 

The Berlin Independent Film Festival gives special attention to films by first- and second-time directors and films achieving amazing results with small budgets.

BIFF will host a daily skills-share workshop where attending filmmakers help each other out with marketing advice and EFM tips. Also, every evening will include a social and networking event for attending filmmakers to build their contacts base.

Awards

Jury Film Award categories:

  • Best Feature (over £100k),
  • Best Micro-budget Feature (under £100k),
  • Best No-Budget Feature (under £10k),
  • Best UK Feature,
  • Best Documentary,
  • Best Sci-Fi / Horror Feature,
  • Best Female Director Feature,
  • Best LGBT film,
  • Best Short Film,
  • Best UK Short,
  • Best Short Documentary,
  • Best Animated Short,
  • Best Experimental Short,
  • Best Short Short,
  • Best Horror / Sci-Fi Short,
  • Best Music Video.

Screenplay Award categories:

  • Best Feature Screenplay,
  • Best Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay, 
  • Best EU Screenplay,
  • Best Comedy Screenplay.

Audience Award categories:

  • Best Feature,
  • Best Short.

Rules

  • Features: From 50 minutes to 180 minutes,
  • Shorts: maximum 50 minutes.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Preview DVD (clearly labelled with the title, running time and contact information; do not declare a value on your submission, as this will hold it up in customs) or submission via Withoutabox or Filmfreeway system;
  • Completed submission form (can be found on festival's website);
  • Sumbission must be prepaid.

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Claudine Biswas-MacKenzie (Director).

Documents

Place

Germany
Berlin

Official website

berlinfest.com

Contacts

Address:

See Submission Address
Berlin EU GER
Germany

Phone: 442087693344
Email: info@berlinfest.com

Social Networks:

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 01, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    September 14, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    October 19, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    December 07, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    December 17, 2018
  • Notifications
    January 07, 2019
  • Event dates
    13 — 19 February 2019
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — £90
  • Regular Deadline — £100
  • Late Deadline — £105
  • Extended Deadline — £130
  • Earlybird Deadline — £90
  • Regular Deadline — £100
  • Late Deadline — £105
  • Extended Deadline — £130
  • Earlybird Deadline — £55
  • Regular Deadline — £60
  • Late Deadline — £65
  • Extended Deadline — £80
  • Earlybird Deadline — £55
  • Regular Deadline — £60
  • Late Deadline — £65
  • Extended Deadline — £80
  • Earlybird Deadline — £55
  • Regular Deadline — £60
  • Late Deadline — £65
  • Extended Deadline — £80
  • Earlybird Deadline — £55
  • Regular Deadline — £60
  • Late Deadline — £65
  • Extended Deadline — £80
  • Earlybird Deadline — £55
  • Regular Deadline — £60
  • Late Deadline — £65
  • Extended Deadline — £80
  • Earlybird Deadline — £55
  • Regular Deadline — £60
  • Late Deadline — £65
  • Extended Deadline — £80
  • Earlybird Deadline — £55
  • Regular Deadline — £60
  • Late Deadline — £65
  • Extended Deadline — £80
  • Earlybird Deadline — £45
  • Regular Deadline — £50
  • Late Deadline — £55
  • Extended Deadline — £65

Low-Budget — €250 000 − €1 000 000

  • Earlybird Deadline — £90
  • Regular Deadline — £100
  • Late Deadline — £105
  • Extended Deadline — £130

Без бюджета — до €25 000

  • Earlybird Deadline — £90
  • Regular Deadline — £100
  • Late Deadline — £105
  • Extended Deadline — £130
  • Earlybird Deadline — £90
  • Regular Deadline — £100
  • Late Deadline — £105
  • Extended Deadline — £1

Микро-бюджет — до €250 000

  • Earlybird Deadline — £90
  • Regular Deadline — £100
  • Late Deadline — £105
  • Extended Deadline — £130
  • Earlybird Deadline — £30
  • Regular Deadline — £35
  • Late Deadline — £40
  • Extended Deadline — £50
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