SEP 29 - OcT 1, 2023

Festival of

silent green Kulturquartier
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FAB 2023

Full FAB 2023 programme & official trailer now online

Off we go again – with the brand new FAB 2023 trailer, the full programme is revealed and the ticket presale has officially started! The official trailer of FAB 2023 was produced by dyrdee Media.


***All submissions closed***


Competition Programme

On its 7th edition FAB 2023, we will once again present a selection of outstanding international and regional animated films touching hearts and minds. As always, the focus is on the short, artistic animated film in our competitions: German Animation, International Animation, New Talents and Pink Panda. In addition, this year there is again a competition for Commissioned Animation and, for the first time since 2018, an Animated Feature competition with three international animated film productions.

Supporting Programme

This year’s supporting programme focuses on Pop-Up Festivals and Future Visions in animation. For the first time we are offering our popular numerous workshops, talks, panels, masterclasses, presentations and networking events as part of the new Berlin Animation Hub. Two great workshops for kids, satellite events and opportunities to celebrate and network at our festival parties and receptions round out the festival happenings.


Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Community, our very own exhibition FAB Dimensional starts into the 4th round with cross-media and interactive animation projects beyond the cinema screen. This year‘s exhibition shows eleven international artistic positions that use very different approaches to make animation tangible in space, invite to interaction and amazement. The 4th FAB Dimensional will open on the evening of 28.9. at silent green Kulturquartier.

plan your visit

Ticket presale

Tickets to all FAB events are already available! Also back: The popular (and limited!) Festival Pass, which guarantees you a whole weekend of action.

FAB 4 free

Watch out: Once again this year there will be a number of free events – with and without prior registration! Especially worth mentioning are the FAB Dimensional Exhibition, the Berlin Animation Hub events FAB Pitching Session, Elevator Pitches, Crash Course: Explainer Films and the Screening: Simply Well Explained. Also take a look at our events calendar, because many of our networking events and children’s events are also free!


of FAB 2022

Strolling down memory lane once again? At the 6th festival edition FAB 2022, 117 animated films presented themselves in 5 competition programmes. In addition, we showed a selection of animated films in thematic focus screenings and presented an extensive supporting program and the largest edition of the FAB Dimensional exhibition to date. All highlights can be seen here.


What’s on

FAB @10. Lange Nacht der Filmfestivals, July 28 2023

In Berlin you can soak up some extra FAB feeling with four FAB22 gems at the “Lange Nacht der Berliner Filmfestivals”

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Extended Deadline: Mapping Contest THEN

The submission for the interactive mapping contest THEN has been extended by one month and will now run until August 05, 2023!

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Extended Deadline: 4th FAB Dimensional

Submissions of Expanded Animation works for the 4th FAB Dimensional have been extended by two weeks, until June 19, 2023!

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