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Film Entry

The festival's deadlines for the receipt of entry forms and films have passed on November 08, 2019 (feature length films) and November 15, 2019 (short films).
The film entry (festival) is no longer active.

The decisions of the selection process will be announced as soon as possible, at the latest towards the beginning of 2020.

In order to submit a film to the Berlinale you have to send the film and the completed film entry form to the festival before the given deadline.
In any case, we ask you to carefully read the Festival's General Guidelines for Submission and Participation as well as the "How to Berlinale" short guide to film submission.
The additional special requirements of the individual sections – regarding premiere status, running time, subtitling etc. – can be found on the corresponding pages of the Competition, Encounters, Berlinale Shorts, Panorama, Forum, Generation and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections.

Please note:

  • 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 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.
  • Submitted data is binding and will be made available to you for download following the completion of the registration process.
  • A successfully completed film entry does not automatically mean the inclusion of the film in the festival programme.

If you want to submit a film to the European Film Market please use the EFM Film Entry.

Contact Web Support

For questions concerning the technical process of the film entry please contact the Web Support:

Web Support
phone +49 30 25920-800

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For further questions the Programme Organisation will be at your disposal:

Programme Organisation
phone +49 30 25920-444
fax +49 30 25920-499