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interfilm - Berlin International Short Film Festival

interfilm Berlin
Straßburger Str. 55
10405 Berlin
Germany
phone +49-30-25 29 13 22
fax +49-30-6 93 29 59
http://www.interfilm.de
email: interfilm@interfilm.de

Festival Director
Heinz Hermanns

Festival Producer
Alexander Stein

Year of Foundation 1982

Event Date from 19 November 2018 till 25 November 2018

in Berlin, Germany

International Competition

Sections International Competition, Documentary Competition, International Children's Films Competition, Confrontations Competition - Films with a Conscience, German Competition, Eject - The Long Night of Weird Films, Green Film Competition - Environmental Shorts; Special Programs: Country Focus, Sound and Vision, Queer Films, Mockumentaries, Experimental Films, Animation, Shocking Films, Music Video Clips, Berlin Films

Category Short

Terms of Entry 20 min. or less, completed after 1 January 2016, previous participation in other national or international film festivals is possible

Genre Drama, Experimental, Documentary Films, Comedy, Children & Youth, Music

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format HD QuickTime, 35 mm

Registration Deadline 24 June 2018

Attendance Figures 21,000

Participants of the Film Industry around 600 representatives of the international short film business, festival scouts, short film producers and directors

Prizes/Awards
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Best Short Film (Euro 6,000)
Best Live-Action (Euro 2,000)
Best Animation (Euro 1,000)
Best Cinematography (postproduction services worth Euro 9,000)

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Best Documentary (Euro 1,000)

CONFRONTATIONS COMPETITION
1st Prize (Euro 2,000)
2nd Prize (Euro 1,000)
Online Award (Euro 1,000)

GREEN FILM COMPETITION
Best Environmental Film (Euro 1,500)
Green Film Online Award (Euro 1,000)

GERMAN COMPETITION
1st Prize (Euro 1,000)
2nd Prize (equipment rental worth Euro 2,500)

SHORTS FOR KIDS COMPETITION
KUKI 1st Prize (Euro 1,000)
KUKI 2nd Prize (Euro 500)
Teen Screen 1st Prize (Euro 1,000)
Teen Screen 2nd Prize (Euro 500)
Best Short Documentary for Children - Audience Award (Euro 500)

EJECT AUDIENCE AWARD (Euro 1,000)

Number of Films Shown around 600 from 70 countries (in competition: 100)

Media Coverage international journalists: 10, national journalists: 10, local journalists: 25, print media: 50 representatives, TV: 15 representatives

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation In 1982, interfilm Berlin was the first short film festival to include short film distribution. After the Berlinale, it's the second oldest Berlin film event. Thanks to a film market and numerous competitions and seminars, many representatives of the short film industry and festival directors attend the event. It almost has the same level of importance as Hamburg or Oberhausen. The festival offers a film market, workshops, filmmaker´s brunch and internet screenings. The festival is organized by interfilm Berlin Management, which is also the umbrella for the interfilm Short Film Distribution.

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