– In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner. – Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English or German subtitles.

– All fees are non-refundable.

– Not all the submissions are selected for the official competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films.

– Filmmakers can submit the film in multiple categories in order to become a multi-award film. Still, the decision about the selection is strictly determined by our judges’ team and no selection is guaranteed.

– Submitting your movie, you authorize Berlin short festival to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.

– Films can be available online and still be entered in the competition for our festival.

– Films must have been completed within the past 4 years.

– Shorts must be less than 50 minutes.

-We do not require premiere status.