3rd Annual

Berlin Short Film Festival

June 30, 2016 to July 04, 2016

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Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
Berlin Berlin 10178
Phone: 09234092340

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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


The Annual Berlin Short Film Festival aims to be one of Europe's leading film festivals for short filmmakers. It is a unique platform for new talent and a celebration of cinematic creativity and innovation. The Festival attracts an astonishing array of filmmakers from across the world and offers Berliners an extraordinary chance to glimpse the future of cinema.


The festival aims to provide opportunities for talented short filmmakers from all over the world to learn together and exhibit their work in a stimulating international environment.

We screen at one of Berlin's top indie cinemas, the Babylon. We screen from digital copies only, and we only accept digital submissions (no hard copies).


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. All photos provided must be clearly identified on the back. Photos will not be returned & 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 language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English. All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in their films. Film Producers are responsible for insurance and shipment costs of films to BSFF. BSFF will not return screening copies to filmmakers. Selected film entries will be notified by May 25, 2016. Filmmakers or screenwriters accepted and attending the festival are responsible for travel, lodging, and all other expenses.