News on Semi-finalists will take place on the 28th October and the winners will be annoucned on the 18th November 2017.

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Awards Categories

Best Feature
Best Web-series
Best Fan Film
Best Action Short
Best Drama Short
Best Animation
Best Comedy
Best VFX
Outstanding Film Award
Grand Jury Award
Dublin Scifi Film Festival Award

There will be certificated awarded to the Runners-up in these categories. Additional certificated winners in the following categories:

Best Direction
Best Actor
Best Actress

The Rules

  1. Here are our rules to enter:
  2. All films submitted must belong to the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Genre, geek interest films of all types, including narrative, animation, experimental and fan films.
  3. Films must be in English or have English subtitles.
  4. All submissions must be made online, uploaded as a digital file. We do not accept mailed dvd's or other media formats when selecting.
  5. You give the Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest permission to use the film or its trailer and/or any other marketing materials you supply to us for any promotional purposes for the festival.
  6. You give the Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest permission to show your film royalty-free during the festival at the designated venue(s).
  7. Once a film is officially accepted to the festival, the filmmaker can no longer withdraw it from the festival lineup.
  8. The filmmaker is responsible for submitting the screening materials before the festival.
  9. You must have all copyright clearances, including music, for all the work you submit to us.
  10. Fan-films are an exception as they are always homages to existing franchises. We do accept and want Fan-films in the festival.