To all Roma, Sinti, Kale, Kalderash, Lovara, Lalleri, Ursari, Beash, Manouches, Askali, Aurari, Romanichals, Droma, Doma, Gypsies, Travellers and to all other Romani groups in the world…

We are looking for films with which members of different Romani groups can identify to. People with a Romani background or self-organizations can propose films by Roma and non-Roma filmmakers whose themes concern the lives of Romani people in the world and critically reflect upon the reality of discrimination.

Possibilities of film registration:



Deadline for proposals:

Sunday, 15 September 2019



Background information

AKE DIKHEA? translated means “YOU SEE?”. It is a self-organized, international Roma film festival that will take place in Berlin in December 2019. The festival presents Berlin, Germany and the whole world from the perspective of Romani people: Which films represent us, which themes are important to us, how do we see ourselves and how do we want to be seen? We don’t want to wait until someone gives us a voice. We want to help shape the social space ourselves and decide on the themes and structure of the festival events.

The festival is organized by the Berlin Roma self-organization RomaTrial in cooperation with Germany’s oldest cinema, Moviemento.


Selection procedure

The AKE DIKHEA? Roma Film Festival stands for a unique, participatory selection process: Thanks to our worldwide network of (Roma) filmmakers, we are able to discover topics, people and perspectives that would otherwise remain hidden or only have a local or national impact. The whole process is highly inclusive:

Between 19 August and 15 September 2019 we will collect proposals and applications for films from various Romani communities, stakeholders and individuals.

In mid-September 2019, an international jury – Roma and non-Roma film professionals – will meet in Berlin to discuss a maximum of 50 films pre-selected by the art director Hamze Bytyci. Together they will then select around 10-20 short and feature-length films to be presented at the film festival.

We accept all film genres and lengths. We only accept films by Roma and non-Roma filmmakers with the highest degree of reflection on prejudices against Sinti and Roma.


Proposal guidelines
  • Only individuals or organisations defining themselves as Romani individual or Romani organisations are supposed to propose films.
  • Only film by Romani and non-Romani filmmakers with the highest level of critical reflection on prejudices towards Romani people can be accepted.
  • The entry form for each film must be filled in – we offer support with this.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Both short film and feature-length films can be submitted, all genres are feasible.
  • No submissions of videos available online for public streaming or download for free.
  • There are no restrictions regarding the year of production.
  • Each proposer can submit a maximum of five feature-length films and ten short films.
  • If the spoken language in the film is not English, the film must have English subtitles.
  • We offer support with the translation into English language, if needed.
  • We do not accept preview versions – only finished videos ready for presentation at the Festival may be submitted. It is not possible to submit new versions of a video after the deadline.


Call for films in different languages:

Romani chib