A laidback film festival in Berlin,
where non-professional film creators
meet their audience.

30 – 31 October 2020
FLUTGRABEN e.V., Berlin

The word “amateur” comes from the Latin word “amo”, “to love”, and that love for cinema is at the heart of every film being selected for WIPE festival. This love not only replaces the film education for their authors, but also exempts them from all sorts of boundaries, which an education creates.

For us, amateur films are not just a festival concept. It is a search for a new film language, which can exist just outside of industrial schemes of production and distribution.

Thank you so much for including my very first short movie in WIPE amateur film festival in Berlin. I had a blast! Great communication, interesting venue, intriguing list of movies and an awesome possibility to meet new people. Thanks again and hopefully, see you next year!

Marta Aleksandra Przybysz
Poland

Attending WIPE was an extremely positive experience for us as independent filmmakers. Very few festivals of this nature exist. WIPE is put on for the right reasons: to share art, to have fun, to encourage creativity. I am thrilled that we were a part of it. We enjoyed the programming overall and met interesting, cool people from around the world. It was an all-around great time and worth the trip to Berlin.

Amy McCullough and Jimmie Buchanan Jr.
USA

The people were very friendly and kind. The space was very nice and chill. WIPE film festival is truly encouraging for all the amateur filmmakers and their great variety of films. Thank you very much for the wonderful weekend.

Anna Fujii
Japan

An open call for 2020 is out now!


  1. Main requirement for participants — no film education. Genre, format, duration and other formal and technical characteristics are not part of the selection criteria.
  2. Your film should have English subtitles, if it was made in another language.
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