Submit 2021

Deadline for submissions is the 15th of June 2021.

Conditions of partizipation
The most important in brief:

  • Films can be  submitted by young filmmakers up to 25 years. There are no restrictions on genre, topic and length of film.
  • We do not charge entry fee.
  • To submit films for the REC-Filmfestival Berlin 2021 is possible until the 15th of June 2021. Please use the portal filmfestivals4u.net  (There you can submit your films also to other festivals.)
  • We accept videos as download-links. For download we accept files  in mpeg4, or h264, which must not exceed 100 MB per minute of video. Download-links have to be valid until the end of the festival. We don’t accept links without possibility for a download. We don’t accept links for download, where it is necessary to register the REC-Filmfestival Berlin to any provider (for example „Dropbox“).

Here are the details:

Regulations 2021
REC-Filmfestival Berlin takes place from the 22th to the 25th of September 2021.
We invite all young filmmakers to take part in the REC-Filmfestival Berlin. Everyone from age 6 to 25 who has made films – on his own or in a group – is welcome to participate in the REC-Filmfestival Berlin. The age of the filmmaker in the year of origin of the production matters. Multiple entries are allowed, provided that the film has been made between 2019 and 2020. There is no thematic or formal restriction, nor limit of length. The films should be in english language or english subtitled. (For submitting an english dialog list is ok, but for screening we need an english version or english subtitles.) We do not charge entry fee.

Submit every film with a completed entry form. Fill in the entry form at: filmfestivals4u.net After submitting your data at filmfestivals4u.net, you can provide your films as downloads. Deadline for entries is the 15th of June 2021.

Viewing copies and download-links
For viewing we need standard-files like mpeg4, or h264. The files shouldn’t exceed 100 MB per minute of video. If we will select the film for the program and we need a higher resolution, we will contact you.
Download-links have to be valid until the end of the festival. We don’t accept links without possibility for a download. We don’t accept links for download, where it is necessary to register the REC-Filmfestival Berlin to any provider (for example „Dropbox“).

Text and descriptions
The text you give us as film description will be used for the catalogue. This text must not be longer than 1100 charakters. Our editorial department reserves the right to cut or edit the text.

Rights
By submitting a film the presenter declares to be the owner of the rights in the work submitted. The presenter accepts that the data of the films will be published (for example in catalogue and program) and that a short film scene could be published for festival-presentations (for example in a festival-trailer).
All declarations concerning the film and its producer (for example age of filmmaker and year of producing) have to be true. If that is not the case, the decisions of the selection committee and the jury can be retracted.
With the submitting form and the signature the presenter accepts the regulations.

Jury and awards
An independent committee will preselect the films taking part in the competition. A jury will award the three best films with an award.
All decisions by the pre-selection jury and the festival jury are final and may not be contested. Film makers whose entries have been selected for competition will be informed by email only. Therefore, please make sure to provide a valid email address with your submission. If the producers of awarded films are not present at the awarding ceremony, they will be informed by email. If money is combined with the award, it will not be paid, if the winner is not present at the awarding ceremony (if the expenditures for travelling are reasonable, for example for participants from Berlin and Berlin-region).

Accommodation
For every film that will be in our program we will give a financial aid for accommodation for one filmmaker during the festival. For the filmmaker and further guests we can recommend cheap accommodation on request.

Organizer of the festival:
The REC-Filmfestival Berlin is hosted by the „Jugend- and Familienstiftung des Landes Berlin“, the non-profit association „outreach gGmbH – Projekt Network“, and the non-profit association „PUMA e.V.“ with it’s mediacenter „Clip“ (c/o autofocus Videowerkstatt e.V., Lausitzerstr. 10, D-10999 Berlin, Germany).
The association Puma e.V.  is registred with the number: 10027 Nz at the Amtsgericht Berlin Charlottenburg (local district court).

The festival is running!

Our festival has been running since Wednesday and despite the current situation, many filmmakers and visitors have made the way to our festival. This allows us to enjoy the incomparable festival atmosphere despite Corona.

In the mornings, the REC for Kids section film screenings for school classes are raunning. At the same time, workshops on green screen, animation and radio can also be attended. At 2 p.m. there will also be workshops for all interested festival participants: yesterday our sponsor Ludwig Kameraverleih offered the “Professional Cine Cam” workshop and a genre writing workshop with Liza Reichardt & Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey will take place today. From 5 p.m. the film screenings of the REC for Youth section will continue (free places still available)!

Tomorrow, on Saturday, after the family program (2 p.m.), of course the big award ceremony (4 p.m.) will take place. We are pleased that there is a lively public interest at the award ceremony. Unfortunately, we can no longer offer tickets for the award ceremony and for the screening afterwards. However, the entire award ceremony can be followed live on our YouTube channel.

You can also get an insight into the festival on Facebook and Instagram.

The festival starts!

The first kids‘ film block K1 has just started and all kids, filmmakers and visitors are watching closely at the screen. By the way, you can watch all films live on our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ezB-uQtoGmYQXVpWCeZiQ

The next kids‘ film block K2 continues at 11:30 a.m. and our opening gala will take place this afternoon at 5 p.m.

All information about our festival, you’ll find here: Festival 2020

We also report live from the festival on our social media channels, so take a look!

Only one more sleep…

…and then it finally starts! But we don’t have much time to be excited, because we are busy setting up the ufaFabrik all day so that everything is ready to go tomorrow.

Tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. the first kids‘ films will be shown on the big screen and at 5 p.m. the 29th REC-Filmfestival Berlin will be officially opened! We are particularly looking forward to the festival dinner with all the filmmakers who will be present after the opening gala!

If you want to stay up to date, it is best to follow us on Instagram or Facebook, where we will give you small insights into our work and the festival.

Until tomorrow!

The countdown has started!

Only seven more days, until the REC Film Festival Berlin 2020 starts! We are in the final stages of preparation and looking forward to see you at our festival soon!

In order to ensure an exciting, varied but above all safe festival this year and to protect you and the entire festival team as well as possible, we ask you to consistently comply with our hygiene rules.

Since only a limited number of people are allowed in the cinema this year, there are fewer tickets available than usual. We therefore ask you to let us know in advance by email, if you want to come to our festival. Tickets can also be bought at the festival, as long as free seats are available. All information about the tickets can be found here: Tickets

We also have great news for everyone who cannot take part in our festival due to Corona: This year’s REC-Filmfestival Berlin will be streamed live! So you can enjoy the program from home. Here you’ll find all information about the stream: Livestream

This year’s festival program and all other information about the festival can be found here: Festival 2020

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Your festival team!

Deadline for submissions 2020 has passed

The deadline for submissions to the REC-Filmfestival Berlin 2020 was 15th of June. Further submissions are no longer possible.

Our preliminary jury will now make the selection for the festival programme from all the films submitted. This selection will be made around the beginning of August 2020.

The REC-Filmfestival Berlin 2020 will take place at the „ufaFabrik“ in Berlin-Tempelhof from 16th to 20th of September. (We will inform you as soon as possible about the required COVID-19 measures at our festival.)