The deadline for entries was 20th of June 2019.
Conditions of partizipation
The most important in brief:
Films can be submitted by young filmmakers age 6 to 15. There are no restrictions on genre, topic and length of film.
To submit films for the Festival 2019 is possible until 20th of June 2019. Please use the portal filmfestivals4u.net (There you can submit your films also to other festivals.) We do not charge entry fee.
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 (Youtube is accepted if there are no restrictions of rights, i.e. a download is possible). We don’t accept links for download, where it is necessary to register the REC Filmfestival to any provider (for example „Dropbox“).
Here are the details:
REC Internationales Junges Filmfestival
takes place from the 18th to the 22nd of September 2019.
We invite all young filmmakers to take part in the REC-Filmfestival Berlin. Everyone from age 6 to 15 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 2017 and 2019. 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 will also do, 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 20th of June 2019.
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 (Youtube is accepted if there are no restrictions of rights). We don’t accept links for download, where it is necessary to register the REC Filmfestival to any provider (for example „Dropbox“).
Alternatively you can make an upload here (max size per file: 2GB):
(Attention: During the upload there is no feedback from the server, i.e. start the upload, do not close the browser and then wait. Depending on the file size and speed of the Internet connection, this may take a while. Only when the upload is finished, there is a confirmation.)
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.
All postage for all submissions of preview material to the REC-Filmfestival must be paid by the submitter. Preview copies will not be returned. All shipments from non European Union member states must be sent with a customs declaration on the packaging stating the following: „For temporary, cultural purposes only – no commercial value“.
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. The competition is international, differed in two age groups: 6 to 12 and 13 to 15. 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).
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 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).