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Introduction to the film festival

Welcome to the 5th edition of the Meraki Film Festival. For this edition we will be in both Berlin (Germany) and Madrid (Spain)! Two cities, double the chance to be selected or even to be selected twice! 

Our festival is inspired by the meaning of the word “Meraki“ and its relation to the process of creating films and screenplays. 

The term “Meraki“ is reserved for projects that are a labour of love that have been borne out of absolute devotion during the creation process. If you have put your heart and soul into creating a film or screenplay than this is the Festival for you to celebrate your success and hard work. 

It is a perfect event to show your work to a film-passionate and “connoisseur” audience. Our festival's philosophy is about promoting new opportunities for people to enjoy cinema where cinema is created. To show films that entertain and enlighten audiences, that transmit the passion their creators have put into their work through a big screen.

Sfilmmaker is our exclusive platform for cooperation in China, and we look forward to your films.


Awards

Best Director

Best Short

Best Feature

Best German Film

Best German Language Film

Best Screenplay

Best Documentary

Best Cinematography

Best Music Video

Best Actor/Actress

Social Awareness Award

Meraki Award (Special Award from the Jury)

Rules

Genre :Action Comedy War Science fiction Ethics Violence Adventure Crime Family Music Love Magic Fantasy Shootout Suspense Youth Inspirational Literary Biography Western Drama others Documentary
Subject :Unlimited
Video Format :MPEG4 DCP

Films that have dialogue must include English, Spanish or German dialogue or English, Spanish or German subtitles.

Films that are publicly available online prior to the Meraki Film Festival may be considered for exhibition during the Meraki Film Festival. 

The Meraki Film Festival committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project. All submissions are screened and evaluated by the Meraki Film Festival Selection Committee. Their decisions are final and confidential. 

The Festival reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries, without issuing a refund. 

In the event of a film being withdrawn from the festival, the Meraki Film Festival will not be liable to refund any submission fee or to return any materials submitted. 

After a film has received official selection, the Festival is permitted to use excerpts from the film, up to a maximum of 30 seconds, nationally and internationally for promotional purposes.

For promotion of the entire selection and of each selected film, the Festival website is allowed to use any photo or digital film clip (less than 30 seconds duration).  

Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all the necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in the film, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. The Meraki Film Festival expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

Evaluation

  • Overall rating
Jury Profile
Jury Name Judge photos Jury Profile

Authorization type

    Exclusive Contract

Duration (several sessions)

    5

Film Festival Features

  • Red Carpet
  • Celebrity Guest
  • Film Screen
  • Trophy
  • Copyright transactions
  • Certificate

Dates & Deadlines

  • 2022-04-15
    Submission start time

  • 2022-04-30
    Earlybird Deadline

  • 2022-05-31
    Regular Deadline

  • 2022-06-30
    Special Deadline

  • 2022-07-31
    Summer Deadline

  • 2022-08-31
    Middle Deadline

  • 2022-11-30
    Late Deadline

  • 2022-12-31
    Final Deadline

  • 2022-12-31
    Submission end time

  • 2023-01-31
    Finalist notification start time

  • 2023-01-31
    Finalist notification end time

  • 2023-04-16
    Award ceremony start time

  • 2023-04-17
    Award ceremony end time

Categories and fees

  • Short Film
    Video length :1 - 20
    Films that have dialogue must include English or German dialogue or English or German subtitles. For films with a duration less than 20minutes.

    2022/04/30
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2022/06/30
    Special Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Summer Deadline

    Standard: 35 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/08/31
    Middle Deadline

    Standard: 40 Dollar

    Student: 40 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/12/31
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 60 Dollar

    Student: 60 Dollar

  • Feature
    Video length :21 - 180
    Films that have dialogue must include English or German dialogue or English or German subtitles. Films with a duration longer than 20minutes

    2022/04/30
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

    2022/06/30
    Special Deadline

    Standard: 35 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Summer Deadline

    Standard: 40 Dollar

    Student: 40 Dollar

    2022/08/31
    Middle Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 60 Dollar

    Student: 60 Dollar

    2022/12/31
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 65 Dollar

  • Documentary Short
    Video length :1 - 30
    Films that have dialogue must include English or German dialogue or English or German subtitles.

    2022/04/30
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2022/06/30
    Special Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Summer Deadline

    Standard: 35 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/08/31
    Middle Deadline

    Standard: 40 Dollar

    Student: 40 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/12/31
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 60 Dollar

    Student: 60 Dollar

  • Documentary Feature
    Video length :31 - 180
    Films that have dialogue must include English or German dialogue or English or German subtitles.

    2022/04/30
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2022/06/30
    Special Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Summer Deadline

    Standard: 35 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/08/31
    Middle Deadline

    Standard: 40 Dollar

    Student: 40 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/12/31
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 60 Dollar

    Student: 60 Dollar

  • Scripts/Screenplays Short
    Script :1 - 30
    Films that have dialogue must include English or German dialogue or English or German subtitles

    2022/04/30
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 22 Dollar

    Student: 22 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 24 Dollar

    Student: 24 Dollar

    2022/06/30
    Special Deadline

    Standard: 26 Dollar

    Student: 26 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Summer Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

    2022/08/31
    Middle Deadline

    Standard: 40 Dollar

    Student: 40 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 65 Dollar

    2022/12/31
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 70 Dollar

    Student: 70 Dollar

  • Scripts/Screenplays Feature
    Script :31 - 180
    Films that have dialogue must include English or German dialogue or English or German subtitles

    2022/04/30
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 22 Dollar

    Student: 22 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 24 Dollar

    Student: 24 Dollar

    2022/06/30
    Special Deadline

    Standard: 26 Dollar

    Student: 26 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Summer Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

    2022/08/31
    Middle Deadline

    Standard: 40 Dollar

    Student: 40 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 65 Dollar

    2022/12/31
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 70 Dollar

    Student: 70 Dollar

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