INTERFILM 38 International Short Film Festival Berlin
15 - 20 November 2022

German Competition

It has been a year of extremely powerful and moving stories which have constantly occupied our minds, far beyond our roles as curators. This year's submissions (and ultimately the selected films) take nothing for granted, pose urgent questions, examine their own consciences and shift positions of power. In our selection, we wanted to see the strongest German films, the ones that risk something, that are uncomfortable in the best sense, the ones that polarise. For us it wasn't about being of one mind for every film, we didn't want to have a sort of lukewarm mash based on consensus. That's why it was all the more surprising that we ultimately had a large pool of films that we all agreed on. The three competition programs are challenging, a vital, multi-faceted collection of German documentary, animated, experimental and narrative films.


3 programs


GC 01 Hamsterrad


16.11.22, 17:30h, Colosseum 2

18.11.22, 18:30h, Unterfilm Clubkino

19.11.22, 22:00h, Pfefferberg Theater


GC 02 Zwickmühle


17.11.22, 19:30h, Pfefferberg Theater

18.11.22, 20:30h, Rollberg Kino

19.11.22, 20:00h, Colosseum 2


1st prize Postproduction worth 5.000,- €
D-Facto Motion
2nd prize Equipment rental worth 2.500,- €
25p cine support
Audience Award 1000,- €
& Nomination to the touring program from the
European Short Film Audience Award
FBW-Sonderpreis zur Förderung des besonderen Kurzfilms / Kinderkurzfilms FBW Special Award for the Promotion of Special Short Film / Children's Short Film
FBW - Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung