4th Annual

Berlin Short Film Festival

June 29, 2017 to July 03, 2017

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Short Film
Short films between 5 and 50 minutes.
Short Documentary
Sci-Fi Short Film
Horror Short Film
Experimental Short Film
Short Short Film
Under 5 minutes
Music Video


Now entering its fourth year, the annual Berlin Short Film Festival aims to be one of Europe's leading film festivals for international film-makers. It is a unique platform for new talent and a celebration of cinematic creativity and innovation.


The Festival attracts a broad selection of shorts by film-makers working in every genre and format, and offers Berliners and visitors an extraordinary chance to glimpse the future of cinema. The festival prides itself upon providing opportunities for talented directors, producers, writers, actors and crew members from all over the world to learn together and exhibit their work in a stimulating international environment.

The 2017 Berlin Short Film Festival will show over 100 short films. Five days of premières and networking events provide ample opportunities for selected film-makers to showcase their achievements, learn from their fellows and build contacts for future collaborations. The Festival also benefits from the vibrant Berlin film-making community and the cinema's proximity to the media hub of the metropolis.

The festival is open to any film in any genre under 50 minutes in length, and especially prioritises low-budget films of independent spirit and exciting new talent.


C Biswas (Director); Claudine Biswas (Director); Jim Devaux


*All entries must be submitted digitally. Either through WaB's secure screeners, or a link to an online platform like Vimeo. Be sure to give us the online location of your film, with any relevant passwords, if you do not use WaB's secure screeners.
*If you are submitting more than one entry, a separate submission is required for each film.

Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kit, and photos to info@berlinshort.com. Include your film title and tracking number.


Although due care will be exercised, BSFF cannot assume any liability for damage to entries. All film entries must be submitted digitally. If selected to be showcased during the event, all screening copies must be received by June 20, 2016. Photos may be used for any festival promotions. Films which have been broadcast on Television, Cable or have had an international theatrical release prior to BSFF are NOT eligible for any competition but may be screened, out of competition. Non-English or German language produced films must have English or German subtitles or be dubbed in English or German. All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in their films. Selected film entries will be notified by May 22, 2017. Filmmakers or screenwriters accepted and attending the festival are responsible for travel, lodging, and all other expenses.