interfilm Festival

34th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2018

20 - 25 November 2018

Script Pitch 2018

Submit scripts!

We’re looking for captivating screenplays and pitches for short films that blow us away and are now accepting entries for the 6th international Script Pitch competition - More

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

Festival Opening

Celebrate 34 years of interfilm at the Volksbühne on 20 November 2017

The Program

Approx. 60 shortfilm programs with competitions and further sections - more

International Competition

Approx. 8 programs with wonderful films: They compete for the jury's favour

Confrontations Competition

Confrontations highlight global, political and social issues - also as online award

Documentary Competition

The documentary section reveals a wealth of portraits and observations

German Competition

Programmes that reveal the true German diversity, fun and seriousness

Green Film Award

Entertaining environmental films in insightful films - also online!Green Film Award

eject_XXI - Competition

eject_XXI - The Long Night of Weird Films celebrates weird shorts


Encounter, exchange, discuss
: From Script Pitch to Masterclasses, Talks, Meet & Greet. - Script Pitch Competition starts summer 2018 - more

Focus On Columbia

Stories and adventures from Columbia in several programsFocus On USA

Script Pitch

International Script Pitch Competition - Submit scripts now - more

Hot, Fresh Delicacies


Enjoy our irresistable selection of special programmes in Delicacies

Clips & Tracks


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

This Year's Guests

Guest programmes, festival highlights, attending curators and more

Extended Vision


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

Sound & Vision

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

360 Degrees - Virtual Reality


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

Events, Parties and more

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

Award Ceremony


On sunday 25 Nov 2018 winners will receive prizes at the final festival event