Early Bird Deadline April 14
Craft Categories €125
Main Categories €150
New Generation €55

Regular Entry Deadline June 14
Craft Categories €150
Main Categories €175
New Generation €65

Late Entry Deadline July 14
Craft Categories €175
Main Categories €200
New Generation €75

You may qualify for a discount on your entry. See discount information below, or get in touch for free strategic advice sending us links to your projects.


The annual summit welcomes creators of visual culture to learn, inspire and connect.
The awards honour the most inspiring work in 3 seperate sections: personal work, commercial work and music video content, with main and craft categories in each.


Films raising public awareness promoting gender equality, racial equality and peace in times of war can be entered free of charge in these specific categories.
You can donate the money you save here to a good cause of your choice instead.


Emerging talent - 50% OFF ALL CATEGORIES except new generation category
Multiple Entries - If you have 4 or more entries in the same order you get the most expensive entry FREE 
Discounts are calculated automatically at the end of the submission process.


Each year the winners of the Berlin Commercial Awards get defined in three consecutive voting rounds. 

RAW Selection - Sneak Preview of entered projects
Official Selection - Longlist of exceptional work published on the website from July 28
Shortlist - Award Nominees going to final judging sessions (from August 14).
Winners - Announced at Award Show during 2023 Festival and online. August 25

Emerging Talent

Berlin Commercial offers young directing talent and their teams (with 5 projects or less under their belt) a 50% discount to run in the regular competition (ALL categories).
The discount applies when less than 5 projects define the portfolio.
Just select ‘emerging talent’ in the entry form and the discount will be automatically calculated at the end of the submissions process.

Please be aware: Berlin Commercial will examine your previous work (website, Vimeo, social channels) if you are proved to be ineligible for the 'Emerging' discount, you will be asked to pay the full price entry fee, or risk having your work withdrawn


Eligibility Period: Entries produced after March 1, 2022 are eligible for entry into Berlin Commercial 2023.
Please note, projects submitted for an award in previous years are not eligible.

Entries cannot be made without the permission of the client and/or owner of the rights of the work. Berlin Commercial retains the rights to disqualify entries which offend national, religious, cultural or racial feelings. There are no refunds on completed entries, you can always change the submitted media and credits while entries are open.

By entering, you agree to these rules and warrant that you are eligible to enter the Contest.

You must pay an entry fee for each Submission that you submit (the “Entry Fee”). 


To submit your Submission, you must (1) complete the entry form/media upload on this site (2) confirm your agreement to these Official Rules; (3) pay the Entry Fee using an authorised payment method.

Berlin Commercial's decision on all matters relating to the awards are final and binding in all respects.

Advice with your Entries

If you are not sure which entry package to pick or if a category is strategically the right one to boost your visibility and outcome in the creative competition please get in touch - We're always happy to help.

Grant of License

By entering your work you permit Berlin Commercial the usage of your work such as footage from it for further communication on the companies social channels and website. Please make sure you have the rights to enter work to Berlin Commercial - Festival for Creators of Visual Culture.

Please have your project finished by July 30th - so it can be included in the festival program, online platforms, presented to the high-profile jury and be showcased during the Award Show, in case of a successful selection by the jury.

By submitting your Submission, you grant Berlin Commercial a non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, edit, publicly perform, display, reproduce, transmit, sublicense, and distribute in all media formats that exist now or in the future the submission in connection with (1) Berlin Commercial and the promotion of Berlin Commercial and (2) the promotion of future iterations of the Berlin Commercial Festival.


You shall indemnify, defend, and hold the contest parties harmless from any losses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from any third party action (a) asserting a breach by you of any representation, warranty, or obligation in these official rules; or (b) asserting that your submission infringes or violates any law or any third party right, including any intellectual property right.