interfilm - International Short Film Festival Berlin

Submit films!

The submission deadline for 2021 has expired.
Films can be submitted again from the beginning of February 2022.

37th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2021

16 - 21 November 2021

Submit films up to 20 minutes - all genres.

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

Submit films from 1 February to 27 June 2021

Entry fee: 8,- Euro

Submitting filmmakers may want to consider whether their film fits the interfilm profile. interfilm likes good films. That's relative of course. But we cannot and do not want to specify our criteria, because we are generally open to everything the short form has to offer. Not only do we love films produced to a high standard with an international flair for success, but also those that are courageous in style and content.

Go for it!

The submission fee is not complicated: Simply register with Shortfilmdepot, invest in the success of the film and wait for our feedback. In over 35 years of interfilm, we have seen countless great films and brought them to the screens of (not only) this city. We eagerly await many more!

We are looking forward to the 37th edition of the interfilm Festival from 16 to 21 November 2021!

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Festival profile

The festival program: 7 competitions are planned: International Competition, Confrontations Competition, Documentary Competition, German Competition, Green Film Competition, Eject XVIII and Online Competition.

Also: interfilm is an oscar-qualifying 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.