ARFF Berlin // International Awards (6)


24 Jan 2021
Call for entries

08 Dec 2022
Early deadline

08 Dec 2022
Standard deadline

08 Dec 2022
Late deadline

08 Dec 2022
Festival closed

26 Mar 2023
Notification date

01 Feb 2022
31 Dec 2022


Mitte Berlin 10178 Germany,  10178 , Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 40'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 40'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
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Festival start: 01 February 2022      Festival end: 31 December 2022

Around International Awards ✈ Barcelona ✈ Paris ✈ Amsterdam ✈ Berlin.

Annual Independent event with 4 major gatherings for all Feature, Shorts, Documentary, Experimental, Commercial, Music Video, Animations, Student Films, TV, Series, and New Media. The international community evaluates the all-genre creations to serve ARFF Official Laurels and invites all to participate on Yearly International Events in 4 Destinations. ARFF Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam participants will be certificated during the annual events by screening in the trailer showcase to be awarded at the Annual Award Ceremony. Thus, all the ARFF Finalists will be mentioned multiple times to have the best out of the entire festival run during the whole year altogether. Submit today to participate in all 4 events, regarding the unique system of ARFF International. Submissions made via Festhome are getting evaluated and selected, directly for the yearly events. Monthly selection is available on other associated platforms.

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ARFF submitters have an exclusive chance to be showcased on the Annual Events to have the Official Certificates.
Same creation can be submitted on different sections and the different cities of ARFF International to have more opportunity at the International Award Events and to get the customized Laurels from ARFF Berlin ✈ ARFF Barcelona ✈ ARFF Amsterdam and ✈ ARFF Paris exclusively.

ARFF International - Around International Film Awards (Us, our, we) hereby sets out the following terms of participation, valid from 01.12.19 until further notice.

1.Submitted filmmakers accept all the Rules&Terms automatically regarding the updated form. WE DO NOT SCREEN YOUR FILM ONLINE until the 4 yearly event dates listed below.

Each year we select Best Of The Bests to Screen on our Annual Event in Berlin, Amsterdam // Paris // Barcelona editions are focused on specific showcases and Q&A Sessions.

Best of the Best Winners will be awarded by the ARFF International Certificate at all the events and the Annual Award Ceremony.

2. Our judges has an access to all films and they vote without sharing your work publicly. Please be sure that you have the proper english subtitle on the trailer and the full movie.

3. Submissions made after the yearly evaluation, will be re-evaluated for the next season safely. If you want to increase chances for your production, you can allow your film to be accessible online with password if needed. It's always possible to submit on the other cities/categories of ARFF International on related platforms.

4. ARFF International does not post the current creations online. Also, we only screen your film with notification in the end of the year. ARFF International has an access to online data shared through Festhome and other portals. If your creation has the potential for distribution, (co)production or any commercial usage, Around Films keeps the right to make previews with 3rd party. Still, the final action will be taken with the owner of the material here (submitter). And our team will contact you for confirmation through the possibilities. Previous yearly selections and the winner creations will be accessible with password protection for the Privileged Participators.

5. Hereby all entries should be sent via Festhome with an online screener. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us. Festival will be informing in advance, if your film is selected for the yearly screenings and if not, following up with the Yearly Shortlist is the filmmakers' responsibility.

6. By submitting your work, you confirm that you own the rights of the film and accepting all the Rules&Terms. If you'll be making an IMDb contribution as a Monthly Selection, stating the month on the Official Selection status is a must. Only the yearly Finalists has a right to process it as Winner on the IMDb page.

7. Festival keeps the right of changing the section of the selected film from the section which is submitted. Same film can be submitted on different sections to have more opportunity.

8. Festival has the right to download&cut by using snippets, sequences, still images from the submitted material to share on printed, social media and the website. Also to share the IMDb data of the associated industry members. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its participation has been publicized. During the festival, no participating film may be screened outside the festival venues prior to its official presentation at the festival. ARFF International has the right to shortlist your film automatically for screening, Non- responsive filmmakers have to cover the commutation payment due to the festival's full rental expense, stated on the Venue agreement. Screening sessions and fees are determined between the Venue and the Festival. The filmmaker has is responsible to follow up, with the e-mail data has given on Festhome and other associated platforms

9. Festival does not offer any refund through withdrawal or the movies haven’t selected for the monthly / yearly editions.ARFF International keeps the right to disqualify the film in the case of unresponsive mails for the screening and due to violating message or a comment on (social) media.

10. Music video and Animation works has the chance to be the winner of specified categories such as; Best Director, Best Cinematography, Jury Award, Globe Award. Please visit ARFF Paris & ARFF Barcelona Editions also to submit directly on the Music Video&Animation categories. ARFF International Mention and Best Trailer categories are out the yearly competition.

Thank you for sharing your unique creation and being a part of our network.

Photo Credits: (Left to Right) ARFF Teamx3, Robin Cimitruk

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