interfilm Festival

Submit films for 2014

Submit films from March 3 to June 20 2014

Visit the festival website 2014!

for our big birthday festival:

30st International Short Film Festival Berlin 2014

November 11 - 16 2014


We'd love you to take advantage of the elegant submission service provided by SHORTFILMDEPOT!

Please read the regulations below or as PDF

You may submit films with a maximum duration of 20 minutes.

Festival profile: Competitions and more

The coming interfilm festival will present more than 500 films during six festival days in seven competitions and numerous special programmes. International juries will confer ‘interfilm Short Awards’ with prizes totalling  EUR 30.000.

International Competition / Documentary Competition / Confrontations Competition – films with a conscience / German Competition / Eject – The Long Night of Odd Films / Viral Video Award / Green Screen Award – Environmental Shorts

Special Programmes:
Focus on Japan and Norway / Mockumentaries / Experimental Films / Animation / Metropolis Bejing / Dance Films / Queer Films / Shocking Films / Music Films / Music Videos Clips / Berlin Films / Bike Shorts and more


1. Organisers of the interfilm 30th International Short Film Festival Berlin are interfilm Berlin Management GmbH in cooperation with Bewegliche Ziele e.V.

2. Films may not be longer than 20 minutes, and not older than two years (January 2012). However the interfilm Festival reserves the right to include films exceeding 20 minutes duration.

3. To be eligible to enter the interfilm 30th International Short Film Festival Berlin the entry form and Video File OR 2 preview DVDs for viewing purposes must reach the interfilm office in Berlin by June 20th, 2014. Films must be subtitled in either German or English if dialogues are in a different language.

4. Submitted films will be considered for all festival categories, including those at our partner festival, KUKI – 7th International Short Film Festival for Children & Youth Berlin.

5. The risks and costs of sending viewing material and screening copies to the interfilm Festival are the responsibility of the sender. Accordingly, film copies sent to interfilm from other festivals are to be coordinated by the sender.

6. The screening formats are 35mm and Quicktime 1080p only. If the original version is in a language other than English, the film must be subtitled in English. We also require English subtitles for German language films.

7. Material and Images: Each entry to Shortfilmdepot must be accompanied by 1-2 film stills (JPEG or TIFF, min. 300dpi) as well as 1 photo and short biography (max. 160 characters) of the director.

8. Film copies are insured for their print value for the duration of the festival. Compensation claims must be made within 10 days after the film has been returned. Court jurisdiction is in Berlin.

9. All parcels from non-EU member states must be clearly marked with a customs declaration stating the following: “For cultural purposes only. No commercial value.” Parcels from non-EU member states must also be accompanied by an invoice stating a value of not more than 10 euros (under no circumstances should higher production costs be given). Costs arising from incorrect declarations will be charged to the account of the sender.

10. By submitting a film to the interfilm Festival the sender consents to the film being screened at the festival. It is no longer possible to retract the film from festival inclusion once the application form has been sent. It is the responsibility of the sender to ensure that permission has been obtained from all appropriate parties before submitting a film.

11. The screening copy must arrive no later than 15 days before the festival begins (Friday, October 24, 2014).

12. Notice of festival acceptance and rejection will be given in October 2014 via email. Please include legible email addresses on the application form!

13. Video Files and preview DVDs shall remain in the interfilm archive. All festival entries may be viewed by accredited guests at the interfilm Film Library during the festival.

14. After the festival, and in agreement with the right holders, interfilm presents selected films that were shown in festival programmes, at non-commercial screenings of festival highlights.

15. Please send Preview DVDs to:
interfilm Berlin / 30th Festival
Tempelhofer Ufer 1a
10961 Berlin / Germany