World premieres are given priority.
German films have to be world premieres.
Accepted formats: DCP, 35mm, 70mm, 3D (depending on the theatre)
Date of completion: Within the 12 months prior to the Festival
Eligible are feature films of at least 70 minutes running time which
- are intended for theatrical release.
- have not participated at any international film festival. A presentation at national showcases in the country of origin will be tolerated.
- have not been released commercially other than in their country of origin.
- have neither been presented in television nor in the internet / VOD.
In case of international coproductions the main country of production will be considered as country of origin.
Films which have previously been submitted and viewed for Berlinale selection cannot apply a second time.
The Festival Director has the right to settle any cases not covered by the regulations.
All films have to be registered online at online film entry. The entry fee is € 150 and payment can be effected by credit card only (Visa, American Express, MasterCard) during the online submission process.