Welcome to the Film Entry

The 2024 festival’s deadlines for the receipt of entry forms and films have passed. The film entry is no longer active.

At “My Film Entry” you can find an overview of your saved film submissions to the Berlin International Film Festival.

In order to submit a film to the Berlinale you have to send the film and the completed film entry online form to the festival before the given deadline. The festival does not consider film entries for which the selections screeners have not been submitted within the deadline. A film entry is only possible with a personal account and using the online registration form.

In any case, the festival asks you to carefully read its General Guidelines for Submission and Participation as well as the additional special regulations of the individual sections.

Section Running time incl. credits Premiere Status
Minimum Requirement

(world premieres are preferred)
Awards
Competition min. 60' International premiere
(German productions and co-productions have to be world premieres)
Golden Bear, Silver Bears, GWFF Best First Feature Award, Berlinale Documentary Award, Teddy Awards, Heiner Carow Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Prize of the FIPRESCI Jury, Guild Film Prize, Peace Film Prize, Amnesty International Film Award, Berliner Morgenpost Readers' Jury Award
Encounters min. 60' International premiere
(German productions and co-productions have to be world premieres)
Best Film, Special Jury Award, Best Director, GWFF Best First Feature Award, Berlinale Documentary Award, Teddy Awards, Heiner Carow Prize, Prize of the FIPRESCI Jury, Tagesspiegel Readers’ Jury Award, Peace Film Prize, Amnesty International Film Award
Berlinale Shorts max. 30' International premiere
(German productions and co-productions have to be world premieres)
Golden Bear, Silver Bear, Berlin EFA Nominee, Teddy Award
Panorama min. 60' European premiere GWFF Best First Feature Award, Berlinale Documentary Award, Panorama Audience Awards, Teddy Awards, Heiner Carow Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Prize of the FIPRESCI Jury, CICAE Art Cinema Award, Label Europa Cinemas, Peace Film Prize, Amnesty International Film Award
Forum
min. 60' European premiere GWFF Best First Feature Award, Berlinale Documentary Award, Teddy Awards, Heiner Carow Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Prize of the FIPRESCI Jury, CICAE Art Cinema Award, Caligari Film Prize, Peace Film Prize, Amnesty International Film Award
Generation max. 20' (short films)
min. 60' (feature films)
European premiere Crystal Bears, Awards of the Generation International Juries, GWFF Best First Feature Award, Berlinale Documentary Award, Teddy Awards, Heiner Carow Prize, Peace Film Prize, Amnesty International Film Award
Berlinale Classics min. 60' International premiere -
Retrospective and Homage do not receive submissions. For information on the programmes Berlinale Special and Forum Expanded please visit the respective section profiles.
If you want to submit a film to the European Film Market please use the EFM Film Entry.
  • One entry form must be filled out for each film.
  • A film entry can only be finished successfully if your browser supports the use of “cookies”. For information regarding the handling and storage of your data, please see the Privacy Policy.
  • You can save any ongoing registration process in your account, and return to it later for completion and submission. In addition, you can use the “Back” and “Next” buttons to check or change your registration data at any time prior to sending it off.
  • The submitted data will be made available for download in PDF format after the completion of your registration. Subsequent changes can only be made by the festival – please email clearly stating the film number you have been assigned during registration if you discover you want to change the information about your film after you have completed the submission process.
  • The outcome of the selection process will be emailed to the email address given on the submission form as soon as a final decision has been made by all the sections involved.

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