We are currently assuming that the REC-Filmfestival Berlin will take place in September 2020. The entire team is doing its best to organize the festival despite the restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic. In addition, we are already considering alternatives, if the restrictions on public life should last longer. Of course we will keep you updated!

However, to fill all this time at home, we came up with a special competition of the REC-Filmfestival Berlin. The #recathome! If you would like to participate, just send us your best “stay at home” film until May 15th, 2020 and win the silver or gold #recathome award including a great surprise. There are no limits to your imagination, however your film must not exceed 90 seconds.

Further information and the conditions of participation can be found here: #recathome

We are looking forward to your film! Stay healthy!

P.S .: The submission deadline for the REC-Filmfestival Berlin is still running until June 15th, 2020.

Impressions 2019

The Clips 2019: Gold, Silver and the Docu-Clip
REC for Kids with the moderator Heiko Martens
The directing-workshop with Lisa Zielke
The radio-workshop with Mario Prause
The jury talk with Rojin Haddadzadegan (moderation), Erik Lemke, Susanne Dzeik and Britta Hartmann

Tobias Rahm (mid) with guests from Novemberfestivalen:
Thomas Johnsson (left) and Torbjörn Jackson
The Kids-Jury gives an honorary mention to the team of „Alles muss man selber machen“
The audience at the awarding ceremony

The jury of mediapedagogics:
Ulrike Hemberger (mid) and Martin Riemer (right) with the moderator Detlef Fluch (left)
Jackson Wai Chung Tse from Canada wins a Silver Clip
The Silver Clip on stage
Farewell-brunch with the filmmakers
The team of the REC-Filmfestival 2019

The Awards

The awards ceremony began Saturday at 4 pm. Altogether 4 Golden Clips, 3 Silver Clips and one Documentary Clip were awarded, furthermore there were 10 honorary mentions.
Ziegler Film awarded an internship as well as a matinée for two films.
Novemberfestivalen together with the REC-Filmfestival awarded a nomination for Novemberfestivalen in Sweden, travel expenses will be covered.
And here you will find all the awarded films 2019

The festival is on!

From the 18th to 22nd of September the REC-Filmfestival Berlin takes place in the ufaFABRIK!
As always, we have a lavish programme, we show 79 films from 19 countries and offer exciting workshops.

In the morning from 9 to 13 o’clock we show the films for younger visitors, in the evening from 18 o’clock (Wednesday), Thursday and Friday from 19 o’clock we show the films of the filmmakers from 16 years. There is something very special about the evening film screenings: after each programme we ask our jury of professional filmmakers to come on stage and each jury member will then spontaneously give a brief individual feedback on each film. This can be praise for certain aspects, but also criticism. Of course, this is not yet a decision for a prize winner, these decisions will only be made on Friday night.

On Saturday at 14 o’clock there is the family program and at 16 o’clock starts the award ceremony!
At the award ceremony we will award Golden and Silver Clips to each age group, as well as special mentions and (in the age group from 16 years) the „Docu-Clip“ for the best documentary film, which will be awarded by the „International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film“.
Ziegler Film will be awarded an internship at a film production company and will also select a short film that will be shown in Berlin’s Kino Filmkunst 66 as a matinée.
Also nominations will be made for other festivals.

In addition to the film programmes, there will be exciting workshops:

  • Jurassic Park 8″ – We shoot trailers for fictional films with virtual dinosaurs, animals, elves and gnomes.
    (for participants up to the age of 15)
  • „Radio Studio“
  • Self-confident appearance as a filmmaker“ (for participants aged 16 and over)
  • „Directing & acting in feature films“ (for participants aged 16 and over)

Finally, there will be a brunch for all filmmakers on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the foyer of the cinema.

The current programme can be found here: REC Programme 2019

Everyone who has submitted a film will of course receive accreditation and free admission to all events. Also your team members, with whom you made your film.

More information about the festival, the program, the workshops and the location can be found here: Festival 2019

Deadline for submissions 2019 has passed

The deadline for submissions to the REC Film Festival 2019 was 20th of June. Further submissions are no longer possible.

A total of well over 600 films from 35 countries have been submitted!
A preliminary jury will now make the selection for the programme from all the films submitted. This selection will be made around the beginning of August 2019.

Final Call

Dear filmmakers and friends,

the international REC-Filmfestival Berlin has it’s 28th edition this year and you can be a part of it.

The preparations are running at full speed and we are looking forward to receive your films.

The deadline for entries is the 20th of June 2019 – you should submit your entries NOW!

To everyone, who did not submit yet, a little reminder:

  • there is no thematic precondition
  • content and form of your film is free
  • there is no limit of length
  • there is no entry-fee

Our competitions take place in two different age-groups:

Filmmakers age 6 to 15 years follow this link:
REC for Kids – submitting

Filmmakers age 16 to 27 years follow this link:
REC internationales Filmfestival

Attention: the films you sent us should be made in the years 2017-2019.

Send us your films as download
(we accept files  in mpeg4, or h264, they shouldn’t exceed 100 MB per minute of video. Download-links have to be valid until the end of the festival.)

until the 20th of June 2019 !

You will find the entry-form on the website of Filmfestivals4U:
Login on that website as filmmaker, fill out the entry-form, send it digital with download-address

On Filmfestival4U you also can apply for several other festivals.

From all sent in films a selection committee will select the films for the programme. This selection will be ready about early August 2019.
The festival itself will take place from the 18th to the 22nd of September 2019 in the „ufa-Fabrik“ in Berlin-Tempelhof.
The REC-Filmfestival bestows prizes up to 3.000 EURO and moreover it nominates films for further international festivals.

We are looking forward to receive your films and to see you in Berlin!
Your festivalteam

Entries for REC 2019

Now entries can be made for the REC Filmfestival 2019

For REC – Internationales junges Filmfestival young filmmakers age 16 to 27 can submit films (filmmakers age 6 to 15 can submit at REC for Kids).
All topics, genres and length of films are allowed.
Deadline for entries is the 20th of June 2019.

Further information: Submit 2019

The 28th REC-Filmfestival will take place in from the 18th to 22nd of September 2019.