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Let's combine different approaches, author's vision, handwriting and genre combinations to convey the versatility of our world to the future!
IFF Berlin Awards - is a festival created in support of the artists of our time. It brings together different approaches, authorial visions, handwriting and genre combinations.

We are mired in pop, clip culture. It has clouded our thinking, hiding our path behind a shroud of empty information. We are constantly on the surface, skipping over momentary highlights. It's a perpetual pursuit without meaning. It's an addiction. We have become less receptive. We've stopped hearing ourselves. We've forgotten about depth.

Let's combine different approaches, author's vision, handwriting and genre combinations to convey the versatility of our world to the future!
Every two months our team carefully review the submitted films and grants awards.

From every round our judgement committee will select 5 works for annual screenin.

Each year the festival presents 30-50 shorts as part of the films in competition programming.

Annual Participants will be notified via e-mail and will be invited to Berlin Awards event.

Annual awarding films will be shown at the Berlin Awards.

Also will be opportunity to join and work with a BTIFF creative group crew of professional filmmakers.

All awarded films receive laurels, publication in our media and digital diplomas.

  • Best Production Design
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Short Script
  • Best Feature Script
  • Best Color Editing
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Experimental
  • Best Crime
  • Best Thriller
  • Best Horror
  • Best Sci-Fi
  • Best Adventure
  • Best Music Video
  • Best COVID Short
  • Best LGBTQ+ Film
  • Best Eco Work
  • Best Animation
  • Best Director
  • Best Producer
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Young Filmmaker
Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards.
Terms & Conditions
  • The maximum duration allowed is 45 minutes for shorts and a minimum duration of 45 minutes for feature films.
  • Every Film must have english subtitles
Submission Process
  • Every Film must be submit via FilmFreeway
  • Submitter must own all the rights to the film.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
Completion Date
  • Films with a completion date no more than 18 months before the festival dates will be accepted, films with a completion date later than the previous year's festival dates will be given preference.
Screening Format
Formats accepted for exhibition: Digital H264, DCP and 1080 or 2K .mov Files (and Blu-ray back-up if requested). Entries must be submitted as online screeners via FilmFreeway. Secure Vimeo screeners are welcome. Please link such screeners on FilmFreeway.
Dates of the festival
Call for submissions open

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The BERLIN AWARD IFF is your opportunity to discover your new sides.
Dive into the world of the unknown, explore this world and be inspired with BERLIN AWARD IFF.
Our goal
Capture the best moments of the present in order to direct them into the information flow for the future.
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