Festival's Basic Information

Festival name

Interfilm Berlin – international short film festival Berlin

Festival's short name
Foundation year


General contact email
Name and contact of the Director or organizers max. 3 persons.

Heinz Hermanns heinzberlin@yahoo.com      Matthias Groll   matthias@interfilm.de

Name of the programmer(s)

Heinz Hermanns / Matthias Groll



ZIP Code


Awards of the last edition (award-winning films) film, country, director

4os TOIXOS / 4TH WALL // Dimitris Gkotsis // Griechenland // 2018 // 09:50 min; Documentary

WNETRZE IWA / IN A LION // Karol Lindholm // Polen // 2018 // 11:50 min; Documentary

Categories and genres

Short films – All genres

How many screenings do you have in extra activities in addition to the festival?

With the subject of environmental films we show it in schools and in places outside of Germany also on other festivals. We also give workshops about shorts in other countries also about environmental shorts. Extra screenings in general with short film programs outside the festival are around 500. We have regular screenings all over Germany every month.

How many sections does the festival have -competition and out of competition


Other non-cinematographic activities of the festival: panels, conferences, etc.

Script Pitch, Forum with lectures about:  sound design, acting, gender & script,  3D animation, Discussion about guest countries (2019 Spain and Venezuela)

Does the festival have an educational section/activities?
Does the festival have a market or industry activities?
Average of short films during the festival
Average of feature films during the festival
Average of documentaries during the festival
Average of fiction films during the festival
Average of animation films during the festival
How many prizes or competitive sections does the festival have?


In how many cities does the festival happen?


How many films have been programmed in all the festival throughout all its editions?


In how many venues does the festival take place? How many private vs public.

12. – 2 public

How many screenings are held during the festival and how many during the Tour.

120 during festival normally

Festival Dates

Festival Dates

November 15, 2020

Next open call date (from)

February 1, 2021

Next open call date (to)

June 1, 2021

General contact email

Festival short description

interfilm Berlin is one of the oldest and biggest short film festivals worldwide and has a competitive section with environmental shorts. More films about the subject can be seen in other sections and the KUKI film festival for Kids, which is part of interfilm. It is oscar qualifying and also works as a distributor

Categories and genres

Short films - All genres