ABOUT AROUND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Around International Film Festival is an Independent annual event with four major live screenings 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 Screenings
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 // 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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June 2019 Award Board

  • BEST DIRECTOR : The Rose is Death – Daniel Giménez (ES)
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY : For Love or For Anger – Fabrizio Raggi (IT)
  • BEST SHORT FILM : KRIM – Manuel Hüttner (AT)
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY : The Sunflower – Fyodor Petrukhin (RU)
  • ARFF GLOBE AWARD : Wormhole – Vahid Davoodi Pooya (IR)
  • ARFF AUDIENCE AWARDS : Los Punsetes “Miedo” – Pablo Nieto (ES) & White Cube -Yasutaka Nakata (JP)
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO : KA•TA•O•RI•HA – Kei Uehara (JP)
  • BEST MUSIC VIDEO : ‘’Adam Evald – That Day’’ – Alexander Grinash
  • BEST STUDENT FILM : Aliron – Adrià Llauró (ES)
  • BEST ANIMATION : The Masque of Blackness – Epoh Beech (UK)
  • ARFF INTERNATIONAL MENTION : “A Small Mistake” – William Weinig (US)
  • BEST TRAILER : 129 – Peter Noel (HU)
Around International – Barcelona
June 2019 Selection
  • BEST DIRECTOR :  Miss Chazelles – Thomas Vernay (FR)
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY : Better – Justin McAleece (US)
  • BEST SHORT FILM : Return To Sender – Lou Dubigeon (US)
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY : Dolls Don’t Die – Julie Prieur (CA)
  • ARFF GLOBE AWARD :  It is Not Too Late – Vladimir Miketa (HR)
  • ARFF AUDIENCE AWARDS : I DO ME – Julien Pohl (DE) & Body First MV – Jane Zhang – OUTERSPACE Leo (TW)
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM : Bunker on Kummerstraße – Susanne Dietz (UK – DE)
  • BEST MUSIC VIDEO : The Avant-Gardener – Lindsay Katt & Heather Matarazzo & Jeremiah Kipp & Carl Byrd
  • BEST STUDENT FILM : La Chrysalide – Lily Landecy (FR)
  • BEST ANIMATION : Right Now – Tania Khalaf (LB)
  • ARFF INTERNATIONAL MENTIONS : Ashes to Ashes – Taylor Rees – Renan Ozturk (US) & Oh, Brother – Laurin Gausch (AT)
  • BEST TRAILER : Finite Water – Zachary Thomson & Dianne Wennick (US)
Around International – Paris
June 2019 Selection
  • BEST FEATURE FILM : Adamstown – Patrick Merz & Henning Wötzel-Herber (DE)
  • BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY : Buried Seeds – Andrei Severny (US – IN)
  • BEST SHORT FILM : AWAKE – Ben Wang (US)
  • BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY : M’Hamid Oasis Morocco – Monika Koeck (UK – MA)
  • BEST DIRECTOR : Windows, Windows – Wojciech Solarz (PL)
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY : Drown Among The Dead – Julio E. Valdes (MX)
  • ARFF GLOBE AWARD :  The Birth –  Mazen Adel (EG)
  • ARFF AUDIENCE AWARDS : Prufrock Blues – Anne-Sophie Bine (FR) &  The animal that therefore I am – Bea de Visser (NL)
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILMS : We Shall Overcome – Kelvin Shum (US)
  • BEST STUDENT FILMS : Silent is the House – Cole Edward Hill (US)
  • ARFF INTERNATIONAL MENTION : Skye Steele – Rise of Nefertiti / Howard Perry (UK)
  • BEST TRAILER : Raging Cult – Meagan Adele Lopez (FR)
Around International – Berlin
June 2019 Selection
  • BEST FEATURE  FILM :  Nursery Rhyme of a Madman – Igor Stephen Rados (CA)
  • BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY : The Last Tribes – Ebru Cakirkaya  (NA – TR)
  • BEST SHORT FILM : CLOVER – Bonnie Chen (CN)
  • BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY : How to Bend Concrete in 108 Easy Steps – Mahesh Madhav (US)
  • BEST DIRECTOR : TRISKELION – Stuart T Birchall (UK – TH)
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY : Trauma – Lud?vic Matthey / dir: Basile Manent (CH)
  • ARFF GLOBE AWARD :  Humanitarian – Erick Fix (US – JO)
  • ARFF AUDIENCE AWARD : SERVAIS – Rudy Pinceel (BE)
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM : Phainesthai – Cyan Meeks (US)
  • BEST STUDENT FILM : This Way Out – Alix Speyer Bacher (US)
  • ARFF INTERNATIONAL MENTION : Lost Kids – Morgan Grunefeld (NL)
  • BEST TRAILER : Story Of Convicts  – Benjamin Sebire (FR)
Around International – Amsterdam
June 2019 Selection