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The winners of the 25th International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin

On Sunday 8 November the 25th International Short Film Festival Berlin came to a celebratory end after a successful week. More than 500 films from 49 countries were shown in 16 competition programmes and 22 special programmes. In the competition programmes prizes were awarded with a total value of 31500 €. All winners were announced on Sunday 8 November.
13,000 visitors came to the festival this year, of which 2,200 attended the 2nd International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin. 15,000 took part in the online voting for the Viral Video Award.

Here's a list of all the winners:


Jury: Gil Alkabetz, Pascale Faure, Florian Gallenberger, Laza, Irina Potapenko

Berlin-Brandenburg Short Award - Best Film

6,000 € from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Missen / Missing
Regie: Jochem de Vries
Niederlande, 2009
12:35 min

Best Fiction
Post production, valued at 12,000 € from PICTORION das werk Berlin GmbH

Regie: Patrik Eklund
Schweden, 2008
17:00 min

Best Animation
Video/data-to-film transfer 35mm, valued at 2,000 €
from TrickWILK Berlin GmbH

Videogioco - Loop Experiment
Regie: Donato Sansone
Italien, 2009
1:40 min

Special Mention

Regie: Camillelvis Théry
Frankreich, 2008
8:45 min


Jury: Alfred Holighaus, Burghart Klaußner, Annegret Richter

Best German Film

SAE Insitute Short Award

Scholarship for 4 months tuition in any available subject, valued at 2,000 €

Regie: Serdal Karaça
Deutschland, 2009
28:47 min

 interfilm Award

valued at 1,000 € from Bewegliche Ziele e.V.

Germania Wurst
Regie: Volker Schlecht
Deutschland, 2008
11:00 min

Titelbild Award

Film subtitling for one film (up to 30 minutes), valued at 500 €

Regie: Daniela Roos
Deutschland, 2008
17:36 min


Jury: Holger Franke, Lars Klingbeil, Marina Ludemann

Best Film Against Violence and Intolerance

1st Prize / 2,000 € from the Federal Agency for Civic Education

Ali & the Ball
Regie: Alex Holmes
Australien, 2008
14:59 min

2nd Prize / 1,000 € from the Federal Agency for Civic Education

Regie: Dorte W. Hogh
Dänemark, 2008
23:00 min

1st Special Mention

Paradis perdu
Regie: Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis
Frankreich / Israel, 2008
9:50 min

2nd Special Mention

De Si Près
Regie: Rémi Durin
Belgien, 2009
12:00 min


Jury: Jens Becker, Rick Minnich, Yiorgos Tsangaris

ZDFneo Award - Best Short Documentary

Purchase & broadcast (max. 15 minutes, up to 2,000 €)

Bye Bye C'est Fini
Regie: Tora Mårtens
Sweden, 2008
14:00 min

1st Special Mention

Hanasaari A
Regie: Pekka Veikkolainen, Hannes Vartiainen
Finnland, 2009
16:00 min

2nd Special Mention

Lessons From The Night

Regie: Adrian Francis
Australien, 2008
9:00 min

interfilm Documentary Award
1000 € from Bewegliche Ziele e.V.

Grijsgedraaid / Grey Matter
Regie: Ina Van Beek
Niederlande, 2006
24:30 min

V. KUKI - 2nd Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin

Best Children's Short Film

1st prize / 1,000 € from Zapf Umzüge

The Problem with Pets
Regie: Catriona Craig
Schottland, 2008
13:00 min

2nd prize / 500 € from Würgeengel

Regie: Adrian Flückiger
Schweiz, 2008
4:51 min

Best Short Film for Youth

1st prize / 500 € from Bewegliche Ziele e.V.

The Ground Beneath
Regie: Rene Hernandez
Australien, 2008
20:00 min


Audience Award for the weirdest & most wonderful film 1,000 € from webwerk

Der Conny ihr Pony
Regie: Robert Pohle
Deutschland, 2008
4:50 min


Jury: Alain Bieber, Florian Lukas, Harald Martenstein
Jurypreis 500 € von Flip Videos
Jury Prize 500 € from Flip Videos:

Stiegl - Skispringen einmal anders von Projekt X, Österreich 2008
Alternative Ski Jump by Projekt X, Austria 2008

Audience Award
500 € from Flip Video

You are Terrorist by Alexander Lehmann, Germany 2009

Special Mention
To a friend by Pierpaolo Balani and Antonio Maccario, Italy 2009

For festival info and impressions, please go to

Achtung: Festival Reloaded:
The award winners and highlights of this festival will be screened at:

Preisträger und Favoriten am Do., 12.11., 20 Uhr,
Urania (An der Urania 17)
Shorts attack - Highlights und Lieblinge am Mi., 18.11., 22 Uhr
im Babylon

We're already looking forward to the 26th International Short Film Festival 2010, the entry form will be online in January 2010!


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