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72nd Berlinale | Short Films 

Berlin, Germany, February 10 to 20, 2022


Short films, all genres  

The Berlin International Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2022 edition.   

Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival. 

  • Competitive: Yes    
  • Entry fees: Yes  
  • Shorts must be no more than exactly 30 minutes in length for the Berlinale Shorts section or 20 minutes or less for the Generation section.   
  • An International premiere status is required for the Berlinale Shorts section. Films must have a European status for the Generation section. 
  • Shorts have not been broadcast nor presented on the Internet/VOD. 
  • All non-English-language shorts must have English subtitles.     

The Berlinale, along with Cannes and Venice, counts as one of the oldest and most important competitive festivals in the world. The Short Film Competition proposes an eclectic selection that explores the trends of the genre. 

The Berlinale is a very dynamic, cosmopolitan and full-service film festival with many elements that are of significant interest to the Canadian film industry and filmmakers. A considerable number of Canadian features and shorts were selected and have won awards in recent years.  In 2021, John Greyson’s International Dawn Chorus Days was selected. The Spirit Keepers of Makuta’ayby Yen-Chao Linas well as The Crying Conch (Le cri du lambi) by Vincent Toi were also selected in prior editions. 

 The Berlin International Film Festival is an Oscar® and BAFTA Qualifying Film Festival. 

Telefilm Canada recognizes a selection in the Festival for application to its  International Promotion Program.   

International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal 
1 800 567-0890