2nd Refugees Welcome
Film Festival
24.October.2019 - 30.October.2019
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 10178 BERLIN


1st Refugees Welcome.
25.October.2018 - 31.October.2018 BABYLON
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 10178 BERLIN

Der Scwarze Nazi

Director - Karl-Friedrich König, Tilman König

All the films have English Subtitles – if the language of the movie is not English   TICKETS

Der Scwarze Nazi

Director - Karl-Friedrich König, Tilman König

...in between...

Director - Nikos Katsos, Christos Stefanou

beyond borders – stories of freedom & friendship

Director - Sandra Dajani, Nazgol Emami, Johanna Bentz, Madeleine Dallmeyer, Camilo Colmenares, Diana Menestrey, Khaled Nawa


Director - Farid Zarrinbal, Harald Sandø


Director - Jan Wittkopp, Simon Schneckenburger

The Alien Trail

Director - Nicolas Iordanou, Sylvia Nicolaides

Broken Borders

Director - Jannis Hollmann & Nikita Menkov

Same Drum

Director - Poppy van Oorde-Grainger

The Refugees Film Festival has been born due to the necessity to highlight the enormous drama of the crisis of millions of people in the XXI century that must leave their homes searching for a better life or only escaping from death.
Through a selection of films from all across the globe, the Film Festival aims to raise awareness of common persons that had changed radically their way and place of living and that depict circumstances in a desperate bid for freedom or only to survive.
Ranging from blockbusters to independent films, the program aspires to shed light on their situation and contexts, their fears, losses, hopes, successes, and their despair, courage, and resilience.

The line-up also includes stories of resilience and hope, population under war, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), racial persecutions against native Americans, genocides against minorities, etc.
Also, the film festival includes productions made with and by women, men, and children in their new lives in the cities or places of temporary settlement. The Film Festival will also be featuring special guests from the films, including the filmmakers, actors, and protagonists.

In one week of programming, we will have 48 great films from Germany, Austria, USA, Canada, Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Kosovo, Poland, Netherlands, Romania, Iraq, Iran, Argentina, Honduras, Australia, Sweden, Bangladesh, Cyprus, and Egipt. The majority will be a premiere in Berlin and many of them in Germany also, like “Are you volleyball”, “Der Schwarze Nazi”, “Touch of Angel”, “The boys next door”, “Y”, “Tin Can”, “88 Cents”, “A Piece of Germany”, “Strange Guests”.
We will see nominated Oscar Awards films, and great shorts and features, dramas and documentaries with tons of nominations and awards in the most important film festivals all over the Word.

This window to the best of the movies about this interesting and actual issue, that cross not only Europe-Middle East-Africa, but also different regions with migrations (international and internal, Natives of the USA and Canada, etc.), unknows wars like the Honduran – Salvadorian War, persecutions against the Rohingya Nation and beautiful cooperative movies made by and for children, will permit here, in Berlin, to empathize with millions and millions of Human Beings that exist, and not only in the queue of Ausländerbehörde.
We hope that the first edition of the Refugees Film Festival could help to understand, through the cinema, this complex reality that is going on in the entire world.

All the films have English Subtitles – if the language of the movie is not English
Dates & Deadlines
  • September 1, 2018, Opening Date
  • September 30, 2018, Earlybird Deadline
  • December 31, 2018, Regular Deadline
  • February 28, 2019, Late Deadline
  • July 31, 2019, Extended Deadline
  • August 31, 2019, Notification Date
  • October 24 – 30, 2019, Event Date

  • Click to submit your film in one of the platforms that you choose.

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