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.

That was REC Filmfestival 2018

The 27th REC Filmfestival at ufaFabrik, from 19th to 23rd of September 2018:
5 days of exciting movie clips and professional feedback, ambitious discussion and international contacts, as well as lots of fun and new experiences!

This were the Awarded Films 2018

For the program we had chosen 69 clips from 20 countries out of more than 700 entries :
REC Filmfestival 2018 – program english

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These were the awards 2018:
Silver and Golden Clips in two age bands (6-15, 16-27), the Doku-Clip (bestowed by Dokfestival Leipzig) and a traineeship with one of the next movie or tv productions of ZIEGLER FILM GmbH & Co.KG.

For „REC For Kids“ 2018 we had two juries:
A jury with professional media pedagogics and film makers:
Marie-Ulrike Callenius and Ralph Etter
and a jury of kids with:
Ronja Tenhaven, Diana Stoffel, Wanda Stoffel, Noam Schwitzke.

The jury for „REC International Young Filmfestival 2018“ were:
Jan Tenhaven, Regina Holzkamp and Jannis Alexander Kiefer – they watched all films at the festival, gave you a professional feedback and in the end made out the winners.

The festival is running!

3rd day of REC-Filmfestival

– 19th to 23rd of September 2018
– an international competition for films

– made by kids (6-15 years) and young professionals (16-27 years)
– 69 films from 20 countries

Latest information:

The lecture „From YouTuber to Filmmaker“ (Friday 4:00 pm) is cancelled

The program:

Wednesday morning we started with REC for Kids:
At 9 am and 11 am we showed a programme with films for kids. There were also workshops to make videos and radio reports yourself.

The competition of young professionals started on Wednesday evening:
REC – International Young Film Festival
At 6 p.m. the programme began with the films of the young professionals:
The „Shorts Kaleidoscope“ – 7 films from 4 countries

And at 20:15 the ceremonial opening began with the presentation of the juries, an overview of the topics and programme focal points and, of course, films.

we show programs for kids from 9 – 13 o’clock each day
and from 19 o’clock programs with films of young professionals.
There will also be exciting workshops

On Saturday at 14 o’clock there is a program with films for the whole family,
the big award ceremony starts at 4 pm – 10 prizes from 5 juries will be awarded.
Afterwards we show the award-winning films.

Here you will find an overview of the complete programme:
REC Filmfestival 2018 – program english

And this is how you get to the festival: ufaFABRIK

We are looking forward to see you!