28th International Short Film Festival Berlin

13 - 18 November 2012

500 Films in 58 programmes, 7 competitions and 7 cinemas and locations!

The Winners are ...

With an audience record of 17,000, the Festival came to a euphoric close! We had a lot of fun with more than 550 guests from all over the world. Thanks to all of them, thanks to our partners and friends and thanks to the Berliners for having been a great audience!

Festival Impressions here

Read the Catalogue (Part 1) and see the Special Programmes + Check out the online festival magazine Behind the Screen! + Watch the Festival-Trailer!

Festival-Doku 2012

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Festival Opening

Come and celebrate the 28th International Short Film Festival Berlin on 11 November 2012!

The Programme

View all programmes comprising 7 competitions and numerous special sections

International Competition

7 programmes in the International Competition compete for the jury's favour and celebrate the diversity of short film culture!

Confrontations Competition

The three Confrontations programmes highlight global political and social issues

Documentary Competition

The doc section reveals a world full of unforgettable portraits and incredible observations in 2 programmes!

German Competition

3 programmes that reveal the true diversity, fun and seriousness of German film culture.

Green Screen Competition

Entertaining and insightful environmental films at Green Screen in two unique programmes.

Eject Competition

Eject XV - The Long Night of Odd Films with 25 weird shorts in a long, late and crazy Friday night screening!

Viral Video Award

Cast your vote in the online competition and select your favourite of 21 viral videos with a message!


Check out interfilm's legendary festival events

Focus Africa

Six programmes bursting with African culture, politics and life!

Focus Iceland

Three programmes that transport you to Iceland and extraordinary encounters!


interfilm welcomes the world with Guest Progammes from China, Czech, Holland, Berlin and a Poetry Film Festival!


Enjoy our irresistable selection of special programmes in Delicacies!

Clips & Tracks

Enjoy a mix of international music videos and animation in 3 stunning programmes!

Sound & Vision

We're turning off the sound and inviting amazing musicians to create live music for epically visual films at Sound & Vision

Bike Shorts

Indulge in a wild mix of sport, thrills and fun at the Bike Shorts special, full of international films!

Table Quiz

Test your short and feature film knowledge at interfilm's wacky quiz night: Table Quiz! Please note: This event is held in German


Celebrating the diversity of short film creativity on a long ShortFriday at numerous events and exchanges - on 16 November at the Volksbühne!

Pitch me!

Present your film and media projects! Pitch, screen and meet during ShortFriday at Pitch me!

Festival Party

See you at our festival party on Sat. 17 Nov. in Kreuzberg at fab location Bi Nuu (Schlesisches Tor)

And much, much, much more ...

... check out The Programme

Impressions 2012


Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors!

We're so grateful for all the enthusiastic support that makes this festival what it is!