Rules & Regulations

 

Entering a film in the Festival implies the acceptance of the following regulations. The Festival wishes all potential entrants the best of luck!

Terms and conditions update May 2019. 

 

EliGibility

Submission is open to all short films (25 mins max duration) and feature films (120 min max duration), that have been completed after January 1, 2017. We welcome narrative films, documentaries, animations and experimental films. We also accept music videos of all different styles under 10min.

Works-in-progress are not accepted.

In order for a film to be eligible, it must have at least one as a woman-identified person in a key creative role (director and/or screenwriter).

 

What to Send

Please ensure the following are provided as part of all submissions: 
-A cover letter
-Synopsis of the film in both short (50 words) and long (150 words) versions
-Full cast and credits list
-Director’s biography (under 100 words) AND filmography
-3 different stills from the film (at least 300 dpi High Resolution) 
-A photo of the director (at least 300 dpi High Resolution)

 

Copyright & Legal Terms

By entering your film for consideration to the 2020 Female Filmmakers Film Festival Berlin, you authorise that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall indemnify and hold harmless the Female Filmmakers Film Festival Berlin and any representative or affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

 

Conditions for entry

If accepted to screen at the Festival, the entrant agrees to provide a H.264 or MPG4 file for exhibition (.mov or .mp4, 1080P or 720P, max. data rate 25 mbs, AAC Stereo 44.1khz) Foreign language films must be subtitled in english. Any costs associated with any subtitling is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

Festival laurels will be provided to all Official Selections and Award winners. Films should be presented in their original versions with English language subtitles or commentary where necessary. 
The Festival does not pay screening fees for submitted films. Please submit your film via the online submission platforms.

 

Notification

Due to the large amount of submissions received, the Festival will only contact those filmmakers with work selected for competitions and notification will be given on April 1st, 2020.

Unfortunately, due to the large amount of submissions received, the Festival cannot offer feedback regarding films that are not selected for the Festival.

By submitting you agree that the festival is allowed to use film stills, film posters as well as trailers and share it on social media sites and on the festival website. Prints may be made including film posters and stills of all selected films.

By submitting your film, you confirm that you have all distribution rights for your film. The festival does not pay screening fees.

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Categories/ Awards

BEST OF FESTIVAL FEATURE

BEST OF FESTIVAL SHORT

BEST PERFORMANCE

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST DOCUMENTARY

BEST SOUNDTRACK

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

BEST SCREENPLAY

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KALIFILM AWARD

MACMAHON MEDIA AWARD