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Welcome to The International Rare Disease Film Festival

CENTOGENE – The Rare Disease Company – invites you to the inaugural International Rare Disease Film Berlin Festival starting with the Kick Off on 29 Feb. 2020 at the International Rare Disease Day event in Berlin.

We invite artists, filmmakers, directors, and authors to participate in the inaugural International Rare Disease Film Festival Berlin. The aim is to increase awareness of the challenges that those living with rare diseases face.

We hope to showcase work focusing on various rare diseases from diverse points of view. The multitude of our patients’ lives should be expressed in films and documentaries of all genres.

The Rare Disease Film Festival Berlin is seeking short documentaries as well as artistic and experimental entries to inform and mobilize the public. This unique film festival aims to unite a wide range of artistic excellence combined with scientific experience.

The First Rare Disease Film Festival will take place on 28 Feb. 2021.

The RDFF Award


CENTOGENE will award the International Rare Disease Film Prize to the most compelling films.

1st Prize: 16,000 Euros

2nd Prize: 9,000 Euros

3rd Prize: 3,000 Euros

The International Rare Disease Film Festival Berlin was officially launched during the 13th Annual Rare Disease Day event organised by Centogene on 29 Feb. 2020 at E-Werk in Berlin.

Get inspired by the afternoon film show featuring documentaries and films on the subject from the DISORDER FILM FESTIVAL, San Francisco:

  • Tess Is Not Alone, Bo Bigelow
  • Menkes Disease: Finding Help and Hope, Daniel DeFabio
  • Unconditional, Jon Dorflinger
  • Finn, Jon Muedder

We proudly welcome our special guest and filmmaker, Elle Ralph, with her film about the phenomenon of synesthesia: My Dad is Orange.