interfilm Festival Distribution

interfilm Berlin - Festival Distribution

Participating in festival competitions plays a pivotal role in the success of short films as it provides them with the optimal opportunity to garner significant attention, not only from the audience but also from distributors, sales agents, broadcasters, and production studios.

Starting from 2023, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) has rectified the shortfall in funding for distribution and is currently backing a festival distribution program, which includes a two-year submission service for German short films facilitated by interfilm Berlin.

The interfilm Berlin festival distribution service aims to streamline, enhance, and consolidate the placement of films at festivals, complementing the services offered by AG-Kurzfilm and German Films for filmmakers. This will be advantageous for both festivals and filmmakers. Filmmakers can thus focus on what matters most: creating and showcasing outstanding short films, as well as enjoying premieres and award ceremonies.

The new festival distribution will be managed by Lucy Pizaña and Anne Isensee. With their expertise, they will develop the appropriate individual strategy for short films, handle the submissions, and the communication between festivals and filmmakers.


Looking for festival distribution for your new short film?

Our festival distribution constantly takes in new German short film productions.

If you are interested, send us

  • a password protected viewing link
  • a brief background information (short synopsis, length, production country & year)

via e.mail to:

After viewing the film, we will contact you with a decision as soon as possible. Should we take your film into our line-up, we will discuss the strategy and the associated costs together.

If you have any further questions, please take a look at our FAQ page.


Anne Isensee

Anne Isensee is an animation director and animator from Berlin. She studied Animation at Babelsberg Film University, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Paris and SVA New York as a Fulbright Scholar. Her short films are shown and awarded at international film festivals. She gives lectures and workshops at film festivals, at universities and social initiatives and teaches "Drawn Animation" at UE Germany, Berlin. Since 2021 she is a board member of AG Animationsfilm (ASIFA Germany).

Lucy Pizaña

Lucy Pizaña, born in Mexico City, completed her Master's program in Film Cultural Heritage at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, following her undergraduate studies in Film and Theater Studies (BA) at the Freie Universität Berlin. Over the years, Lucy has immersed herself in various aspects of the film industry, including organizing and curating film festivals such as the Berlinale. She has also played pivotal roles in conference coordination, film distribution, and contributed to the activities of the DEFA Foundation. Currently, Lucy is engaged in research on Jewish film festivals at the Film University Babelsberg and serves as the co-head of the new festival distribution branch at interfilm Berlin.