interfilm Festival

34th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2018

19 - 25 November 2018

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From February 1 to June 24

interfilm: Oscar® Qualifying Festival!

2018 kicks-off with a bang! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles has declared interfilm an Academy Award® Qualifying Festival. As of now, winning films in the categories “Best Fiction” and “Best Animation” in the International Competition of the interfilm festival will automatically be considered to compete for an OSCAR® in the categories "Live Action Short" and "Animated Short Film".  More


This happened in 2017:

33rd International Short Film Festival Berlin 2017

33rd International Short Film Festival Berlin 2017

20 - 26 November 2017

500 films from 70 countries in 60 programs and 8 locations

With an overall audience of 21,000 the interfilm Festival Berlin came to a successful and celebratory close on Sunday 26 November.


Festival Impressions - click! - here

Festival Opening

Celebrate 33 years of interfilm at the Volksbühne on 20 November 2017 - more

The Program

60 shortfilm programs with competitions and further sections - more - the timetable

International Competition

8 programs with wonderful films: They compete for the jury's favour - more

Confrontations Competition

Confrontations highlight global, political and social issues - more - also as Online Award

Documentary Competition

The documentary section reveals a wealth of portraits and observations - more

German Competition

Programmes that reveal the true German diversity, fun and seriousness - more

Green Film Award

Entertaining environmental films in insightful films - mehr - also as Online Award!

eject_XX - Competition

eject_XX - The Long Night of Weird Films celebrates weird shorts - more

Encounter, exchange, discuss
: From Script Pitch to Masterclasses, Talks, Meet & Greet. - Script Pitch Competition starts summer 2017 - more

Focus On USA

Reality updates with strong films from the United States - more

Focus On Ex-Jugoslavia

Explore the region of Ex-Jugoslavia in several programs full of history and thrills - more

Hot, Fresh Delicacies

Enjoy our irresistable selection of special programmes in Delicacies - more

Clips & Tracks

A vibrantly diverse, musical mix of film & video treats await you here - more

This Year's Guests

Guest programmes, festival highlights, attending curators and more - more

Extended Vision

3D, Virtual Realität and a work session with special glasses - more

Sound & Vision

We're turning off the sound and inviting musicians to create shorts live - more

360 Degrees - Virtual Reality

Films that fly away: Virtual Reality in the dome of Zeiss Planetarium - more

Events, Parties and more

Events, Partys, Receptions, Vernisage and more: Festival is fun - more

Award Ceremony

On sunday 26. Nov. 2017 winners will receive prizes at the final festival event - more