INTERFILM - International Short Film Festival Berlin

Submit films!

INTERFILM and KUKI are looking forward to your new works, your stories, your experiments, your perspectives!

Enter via / Deadline: 29 May / All film forms and countries of production / max. 20 minutes - enter now!

INTERFILM 40 International Short Film Festival Berlin
5 - 10 November 2024

Our doors are now open to receiving the poetic, playful, personal, humorous and challenging films that our festival thrives on and which we present to Berlin audiences with dedication and enthusiasm each November. Films of all forms, genres and formats can be submitted to us via until 29 May. The 40th edition of INTERFILM and the 17th edition of KUKI - which focusses on children's and youth worlds - strive to be warm, fun and welcoming spaces of creative reflection on current political and social discourses and dynamics.

Positive, authentic representation, empowerment and self-determination are at the heart of the programs, and we particularly encourage queer and BIPoC filmmakers, filmmakers with disabilities and people with other experiences of marginalisation to submit their work. We encourage filmmakers to mention this in their biography.

interfilm as an institution as well as in its curatorial approach rejects all forms of racism, sexism, misogyny, queerphobia, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, ableism, classism and other discriminatory ideologies, attitudes and practices.


Only films enterd via SHORTFILMDEPOT will be considered. Read our regulations (PDF) here

Entry fee: 8,- Euro - A screening fee of EUR 50 will be paid to each film running in a non-competitive program, per non-competitive program (for up to 3 screenings per program respectively).

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Also: INTERFILM is an oscar-qualifying and FFA-relevant festival!
Since 2018, the winners of Best Live Action and Best Animation Award in the International Competition will be eligible for consideration in the Live Action Short Film and Animated Short category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. German (Co-)Productions selected for a our competition programs also collect points for the german FFA-Referenzförderung.