ABOUT AROUND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Around International Film Festival is an Independent annual gathering with four major events for all Feature, Documentary, Short, Commercial, Music Video, Animations, Student Films, TV, Series and New Media as an IMDb Award Listing Qualifier.

Monthly Official Selections & Yearly 4 International Events
Monthly Festival’s library has some very remarkable award winning films from all Around the world. Your film will be viewed by the international community and will be judged by the final jury of film professionals. Filmmakers competing in festivals can submit their films online and have to share the official trailer, teaser or at least behind the scenes video. Judges and the international community will award the best films through private screenings to make the overall yearly selection.
All selected participants will get our “Official Selection” and all the winners “Official Winner Laurel” every month. Each year we select Best Of The Bests to Screen on our Annual Festival in Berlin and we gather all the Official Selections in Amsterdam // Paris // Barcelona.
Best of the Best Winners will be awarded by the ARFF International Certificate
at the Annual Award Ceremony at Berlin.
Besides the monthly and yearly curated awards of Around International Film Festival, we also present the associated awards for the exclusive winners, such as Inktip Prize Package, ECU International Mention by reference and welcoming our filmmakers at Berlinale & European Film Market regarding our participation every year as Around Films.

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ARFF International

Goal of Around Film Festival is to provide homes to group of film enthusiasts who are committed in creating spaces for film industry and devoted to spreading the knowledge of the modern visual art for filmmakers to present it all in one single platform. 

All editions of ARFF International such as ARFF Berlin, ARFF Amsterdam, ARFF Paris and ARFF Barcelona are directed by Onur Yayla aka Onno Mara with the guidance of Around Films.

Christophe Karabache

June 2018
A competition of excellent standard. Great communication. High quality selections. I recommend it!

Bettina Kee

May 2018
Great festival! I warmly recommend to anyone! XXX

Agustina Caldirola

Director - March 2018
Extremely grateful for being part of this festival. It is my first experience with a personal short film and I appreciate that you value independent work. Great festival

Joaquim Haickel

March 2018
It was a great pleasure to participate in this importantre and prestigious festival!

Hugo Pinto

March 2018
Great Festival. Glad to be part of the fun.

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July 2019 Award Board

  • BEST DIRECTOR : Miracle – Bongi Ndaba (ZA)
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY : The Amber Light – Adam Park (UK)
  • BEST SHORT FILM : JENNI – Ray R HUNGRIA (US)
  •  BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY :  Your Smile – Haoxiang Liu  / dir: Haochen Yang  (CN)
  • ARFF GLOBE AWARD : A Century of Dreams – Ven Jemersic (SI)
  • ARFF AUDIENCE AWARD : JULIA LIROS: ME SIENTO SOLA – Ludovica Lirosi (IT)
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM : SANFOKA – Vivian Vivas (CO)
  • BEST MUSIC VIDEO : Hanreti : Shine On – Sylvie Kohler (CH)
  • BEST STUDENT FILM : Iberion – Nico Wilcox Cano (ES)
  • BEST ANIMATION : Be Hold – Gilnaz Arzpeyma (CA)
  • ARFF INTERNATIONAL MENTIONS : Hoy No – Daniel Alejandro (AU) & My Little Bum – Steven Go (CA)
  • BEST TRAILER : 2 Below 0 – Tim Cash (US)
Around International – Barcelona
July 2019 Selection
  • BEST DIRECTOR :  The return of Richard III on the 9:24am train – Eric Bu (FR)
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY : THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER – Chihsiung Asio LIU (TW)
  • BEST SHORT FILM : Stubborn as a Mule – Victor Bargès (FR)
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY : CHOCOLATE MAN – Julian C. Steiner / dir: MEG (DE)
  • ARFF GLOBE AWARD : Caring In Another World – Coline Morand (FR)
  • ARFF AUDIENCE AWARDS : The Nun’s Kaddish – Luis ismael (US) & Stuck –  Muhammad K. Smith (KR)
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM : This is my land… – Salvador Miranda (NL)
  • BEST MUSIC VIDEO : Ginta : Tattoo – Aleksandras Brokas (LT)
  • BEST STUDENT FILM : The Fall Leaves – Maya McCullough (US)
  • BEST ANIMATION : Fury – Stefano Lentini & Samuel Yal (FR)
  • ARFF INTERNATIONAL MENTIONS : Ada – Dane Winn (UK) & Coming Back to Life – Jean Paul El Hachem (LB)
Around International – Paris
July 2019 Selection
  • BEST FEATURE FILM : The Reliant – Paul Munger (US)
  • BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY : NAMASTE – Project trip Viva con Agua – Christian Felber (CH – NP)
  • BEST SHORT FILM : artHOUSE PARAINEN – Rolf Lindblom (FI)
  • BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY : Bosphorus Cymbal Masters – Daniel Ali (UK)
  • BEST DIRECTOR : The Seahorse Trainer – Ricardo Bonisoli & Babak Bina (CA)
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY : The West Kerry Cowboy – Sophie O’Donovan / dir: Cian O Connor (IE)
  • ARFF GLOBE AWARD :  Lights of Hope – Mario Pons Múria (ES, FR, GR, SY)
  • ARFF AUDIENCE AWARD : How good that you are here! – Elias Rauchenberger (AU)
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM : Pink Bubblegum – Summa Cilem (DE)
  • BEST STUDENT FILM : A Stranger – Napat Anuwongcharoen (TH)
  • ARFF INTERNATIONAL MENTION : The Accompanist – Frederick Keeve (US)
  • BEST TRAILER : John – Shihyun Wang (US)
Around International – Berlin
July 2019 Selection
  • BEST FEATURE  FILM : VORTEX – Christophe Karabache (FR)
  • BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY : Vegetable skin, an interview – Giovanni Soletta (IT)
  • BEST SHORT FILM : Tombstone Pillow – Daniel Lir, Bayou Bennett (US – PH)
  • BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY : Women of Gold – Jerry de Mars (NL)
  • BEST DIRECTOR : Terms and Conditions – Leon de Levita (NL)
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY : The Duckpond – Kristoffer Jönsson / dir: Robert Andersson (SE)
  • ARFF GLOBE AWARDS : Buried Seeds – Andrei Severny (US)  & Carrying Tomorrow – Hezekiah Lewis (US – ET)
  • ARFF AUDIENCE AWARD : Short Calf Muscle – Victoria Warmerdam (NL)
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM : Sunset – German Martinez (NL)
  • BEST STUDENT FILM : The Priest – Ken Ubaghs (BE)
  • ARFF INTERNATIONAL MENTION : The Barman Of The Stars – Eva Vizcarra (ES)
Around International – Amsterdam
July 2019 Selection

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