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19-Apr-2014 12:02am PDT  

 

International Film Awards Berlin

2 Annual September 03, 2014 to September 07, 2014

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c/o Müller-Dorn
Reichsstr. 86
2. OG
Berlin 14052
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Phone: +493030814962
info@filmawardsberlin.de
http://www.filmawardsberlin.de

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Feature Film
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 30 minutes or more.
Narrative Short Film
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 5 minutes up to 29 minutes in length.
Documentary Feature Film
Any work of non fiction with a running time of 30 minutes or more.
Documentary Short Film
Any work of non-fiction with a running time of 29 minutes or less.
Animated Feature Film
Any narrative work of fiction that is mostly animated with a running time of 30 minutes or more. (ANY kind of animation is eligible)
Animated Short Film
Any animated work of fiction with a running time of 1 minute up to 29 minutes in length.
Narrative Ultra Short Film (5 Min. or less)

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The ifab festival seeks to present the most innovative and adventurous developments in cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to a wider attention, and to provide a platform for appreciative and informed discussion of their work. ifab is interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work show stylistic boldness, strength of form and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists clichés and stereotypes.

We celebrate the diverse cultural mixture that is Berlin, screening films from all over the world and honoring emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, religious, cultural and geographic perspective.

The International Film Awards Berlin attempts to cultivate avenues and spaces for independent and student artists from all over the world to create and display their stories without commercial pressure, in affordable screening venues in order to discover and develop independent filmmaking and cinema-house culture.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The International Film Awards Berlin was founded dedicated to the preservation and support of independent cinema. Each year the Festival Board seeks diverse selection that will decorate talented filmmakers.

The International Film Awards Berlin culminates in the presentation of several awards:

Best Narrative Feature - the ifab Brandenburg Gate Award

Best Director ifab Award
Best Screenplay ifab Award
Best Lead Actor ifab Award
Best Lead Actress ifab Award
Best Cinematography ifab Award

Best Documentary Feature ifab Award

Best Narrative Short ifab Award
Best Narrative Ultra Short ifab Award
Best Documentary Short ifab Award

Best Animated ifab Award

ORGANIZERS
Annett Marx (Creative Director) ; Felix Held (Artistic Director) ; Philipp Mueller-Dorn (Festival Founder) ; Philipp Mueller-Dorn (Festival Founder)

GENERAL RULES
The ifab Festival will take place from September 3rd to 25 September 7th in Berlin.
• ifab seeks to present the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to a wider attention, and to provide a platform for appreciative and informed discussion of their work. ifab is interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work show stylistic boldness, strength of form and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists clichés and stereotypes.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

• Entrants must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadline, film length, entry material and other requirements . • ALL films must be Germany premieres. ifab is particularly interested in world or European premieres. • Non-German language works must have Englsih subtitles at the time submitted. Of course we would like to encourage filmmakers to additionally provide German subtitles. • Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. films promoting tourism, charitable appeals, etc.). • All submitted films should be no more than 5 Years old by September 2014. •BluRays and hard drives drives of films invited to screen at ifab must arrive no later than 21 days before the first screening unless special arrangements are made with the ifab organisers. • ifab regards a short film as 29 minutes or under and a feature film as 30 minutes or over. PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Submissions will not be returned. The final selection of all films presented at the ifab Festival and their placement in the program is the responsibility of ifab's Programming Director.