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OUR MISSION:

Give artists a platform to tell their stories no matter what the length or budget.

OUR MOTTO:

"It's never too short."

 

Berlin Flash Film Festival is a monthly, online film festival that celebrates micro and super short films and scripts.

Each month, all entries are screened by an international panel of experts active in the film and performance industry. The opening date for our monthly screening submissions is on the 1st of every month and closes on the 25th of every month. All monthly screening winners and official selections are announced on the last day of every month and receive their appropriate laurels and certificates via email.

All monthly screening winners automatically advance to semi-finalists for our annual Berlin Flash Film Festival.  Our live screenings and an award ceremony are held at Zoo Palast in the lush Kino B. The red carpet event lasts 3 hours and is invite only. All invited attendees receive refreshments and festival winners receive their official certificates during our awards ceremony recognizing their artistic accomplishments.

 

 
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OUR JUDGES

 
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HEATHER NICOLE

Founder and Judge of Berlin Flash Film Festival

To pursue film one needs to have something produced. Double edged sword. #Rollingeyes. I took matters into my own hands and began creating my own super shorts and submitting them to festivals. I soon saw the spectrum of "short film" ranged from 60 seconds to 40 minutes. #Applesandoranges. How fair is that? Well, frankly, it's not. The bigger question I posed was, "Why weren't there festivals that celebrated just short films?" I asked myself, "Why not create a space where artists can have a voice regardless of the length or budget?" And so the seed was planted.

The Berlin Flash Film Festival raises awareness of the impact of super and micro short films. Artist of all forms should have the opportunity and space to voice their creative work on an international level regardless of length and budget. We are just that. 


PIERRE DAMEN

Co-founder and Judge of Berlin Flash Film Festival

Pierre began his professional career at a young age with The Hamburg Ballet performing in Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Sleeping Beauty.  He later appeared in the original cast of Tarzan in Germany, the White Vampire in Tanz der Vampire, and the role of Pepper in Mamma Mia! in Essen, Stuttgart, and Vienna.  Pierre's professional career soon carried on from stage to film and television where he was seen in Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten, Unter anderen Umständen, and as a finalist on Got to Dance Season 2.  Pierre continued on to star in the short films Speed Dating and She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not?, both winners of international film festivals.  Pierre is the co-founder of BFFF and Oktober 23rd Productions.

What do I love about BFFF?

Giving filmmakers a creative platform to voice their art.


Peter Stassen

Featured JUDGE of Berlin Flash Film FestivaL

Peter Stassen is the CEO of the agency ARTgerecht in Hamburg and the producer and organizer of „The Golden Reel Stage Movie Awards“ in Hamburg and Stuttgart.

Over the last couple of years he has managed over 30 Artists from all over Europe. More infos on www.artgerecht-agentur.com

What do I love about BFFF?

Watching creativity come to life. 

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Ciro Miro

Featured Judge of Berlin Flash Film Festival

Ciro, a native to the Canary Islands, can be seen in films along side actors such as, Jason Isaacs, Julia Ormond, Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne and Penelope Cruz, just to name a few.  His most recent TV credits include playing the role of the Comisar Canovas for the national Spanish TV “El Comisario," and the successful sitcom “La Revoltosa”  for Canary TV.  Along with his film and television credits, Ciro is no stranger to the stage.  In his free time, Ciro can be found teaching fencing, or letting his creative juices flow as a Berlin master/filmmaker of different independent short movies.

www.ciromiro.com

What do I love about BFFF?

I have the chance to share my passion of cinema with other film-freaks like me and meet the new generation of filmmakers coming up. "Shoot or die!!  That´s the point!!!”

Chris Bolam

Featured Judge of Berlin Flash Film Festival

Christopher hails from the north east of England and has lived and worked in Theatre throughout Europe, London Berlin & Vienna to name a few.

Moving to Cologne at the age of 19 and growing up in an international circle of friends and colleagues has influenced his love of Film and Music.  Chris has appeared on television shows such as Fehrnsehen Garten and Wetten Dass? As a film enthusiast and critic, Chris enjoys watching films involving honest films about real people; ripping of the shiny exterior of life.  Some of Chris' favorite films include The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, The Godfather 2, and Whiplash.

What do I love about BFFF?

Simplicity can blow your mind.


Jonathan Tilley

featured judge of berlin flash film festival

Jonathan is a personal brand strategist who helps creative people (like filmmakers and photographers) shine online and share their talent with the world. Through his online courses and webinars he teaches creatives how to brand themselves on- and offline and how to market themselves authentically without feeling like a starving artist. To learn more about Jonathan and his work visit JonathanTilley.com 

WHAT DO I LOve about BFFF?

How each filmmaker brings their story to the table in an quick and easy format and in doing so, they touch your heart in a flash. 

Tanja Maria Boyd

featured judge of berlin flash film festival

Tanja began her artistic career when she graduated from Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria with her certification in dance and musical theatre.  Some of her greatest theatrical accomplishments include Grease, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Roman Polanski's Dance of the Vampires as the originals soloist, CATS, Saturday Night Fever, Miami Nights, Crazy for You, Rocky Horror Picture Show, West Side Story, and Fame.  In 2010, Tanja decided to switch gears to the other side of the table as a casting associate for Stage Entertainment where she casts Disney's Aladdin, Lion King, Cameron Mackintosh's and Disney's Mary Poppins, and Kinky Boots.

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT BFFF?

Always excited about creativity.

 

David Boyd

featured judge of berlin flash film festival

Scottish native, David Boyd, grew up with art as a huge influence in his life.  David received his theater and dance certification from the Clark Theatre School and the Scottish Ballet Dance School in Glasgow.  His love of performance soon took him all over the world where he appeared in Romeo and Julia, and Royston Maldoom's The Shoals of Herring and became a member of the Jazz Art UK Dance Companyas a soloist.  David has graced the stage as leads in several international productions such as TABALUGA & LILLI, CATS, Miami Nights, Saturday Night Fever, Starlight Express, Disney's Tarzan and is currently playing the lead role of Bert in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. David has also made television appearances on the Royal Variety Show,Carmen Näbel, and Verstehen Sie Spaß.

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT BFFF?

New, Independent, Love, Cinema, Art.


 

Niklas Abel

featured judge of berlin flash film festival

Niklas dreams of living in a world filled with lots of green energy, more kids that play in the mud instead of on their tablets and a portable machine that provides caipirinhas on demand.

As a performer he was lucky enough to stand on many time-honoured stages in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He was asked to participate in the development of the musical theatre adaption of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s classic “The Visit“, played dirty old comedies in Hamburg and lent his voice to a squirrel that tells you about food intolerances. And he’s still waiting to be voted “person of the week“.

When he is not in the theatre, you can find him whipping up a delicious tarte, sweating in a bikram yoga class or reading a Dutch book to improve his vocabulary. He admires Jack Nicholson and Charles Aznavour and loves a good glass of Shiraz. But above all he loves movies. Old, new, long, short, black and white or in technicolor – all of it. He feels absolutely honoured about being a judge on this crazy up-and-coming festival and he is in awe about the monthly contribution’s phenomenal passion and creativity. Keep sending the good (short) stuff, people. You’re part of something special.