International Short Film Festival and Distribution
interfilm Berlin organises the Berlin International Short Film Festival
as well as interfilm Short Film Distribution. Established in 1982 the
festival has years of experience and ever-expanding contacts in the
international cultural and short film sectors. This has made it possible
for interfilm to co-operate with a number of institutions and hold
regular events, testifying to the festival’s success as a platform for
bringing the short film format to a wide audience.
interfilm’s goal is to locate creative individuals and channel their
fantastic ideas by bringing them together with others and presenting
them in an international, culturally political framework and
facilitating the exchange of imaginative concepts.
interfilm offers a wide variety of short features, animated films and
documentaries to enthusiastic audiences that value these films as much
as they cherish longer works.
International Short Film Festival
interfilm has established itself as one of the most important short film
festivals in Europe. interfilm is known the second oldest German short
film festival (after Oberhausen), and is recognised as the second most
significant and oldest international film festival in Berlin after the
Berlin Film Festival.
than 4000 films under 20 minutes long are submitted each year.
Approximately 400 of those are then selected and programmed in a number
of different thematic programmes. There is an International programme, a
German programme as well as documentaries and children’s films. Special
programmes focus on productions from a specific country or region.
Thematic programmes also concentrate on (i.e.) music videos,
advertisements, computer games, historical films and retrospectives.
Interfilm Berlin Short Film Distribution
interfilm distribution portfolio contains ca. 300 films. Equal emphasis
is given to programme blocks consisting of 90 minutes of films and of
shorts to be shown before a feature. These films are rented out to
cinemas, television stations, cultural institutions and Internet
DVD sector has been expanding very swiftly as well. These films are then
shown in public spaces such as on the underground, in waiting rooms, and
on „mobile entertainment“. Extremely short works prevail in this sector,
and interfilm has a number to offer.
interfilm initiated and co-presents an annual short film festival in the
Berlin Underground called „Going Underground“ in which the films can be
viewed on monitors in train carriages. The festival is also a partner of
the „Zebra Poetry Film Festival“. Together with Siemens, interfilm held
the world’s first competition for short films realised using mobile
telephones. Regular events are also held, such as the monthly „Shorts
Attack“, which is an integral part of the cultural calendar in Berlin.
interfilm compiles short film programmes that are shown all over the
world as well as programmes of the festival’s highlights. Press coverage
all year round is guaranteed, and this helps make the festival’s
programme exceptional. Contacts with filmmakers and institutions span
the globe too. In 2004, for example, interfilm presented itself in
Bosnia, Croatia, Latvia, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Belarus, South Korea,
Thailand, Australia, Mexico and the U.S…