Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival

Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival

7 - 17 February 2019

The Berlinale is the city's most glamourous event. With more than 400 films shown it attracts the elite of the film industry as well as the largest audience of any film festival in the world.

Berlinale

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Berlinale- International Film Festival

Berlin is famous for being a cosmopolitan, exciting capital with international appeal. This becomes particularly apparent during the Berlinale, one of the most important events in the international film industry's calendar.

More than 20,000 film professionals and critics as well as numerous film fans from more than 120 countries are accredited for and visit the Berlin International Film Festival each year. With over 330,000 tickets sold, the Berlinale draws the largest audience of any film festival in the world by far.

But the festival has much more to offer than just the screening of films. For two weeks, workshops, panel discussions and joint projects encourage collaboration between all the participants. And at the exclusive Berlinale parties, people, art, glamour and business meet.

Berlinale Jury 2019

The International Jury decides who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the Berlinale Competition. Jury president of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival in 2018 was the German director, screenwriter, film composer and producer Tom Tykwer. Other members of the jury included Belgian actress Cécile de France, the former director of the Filmoteca Española Chema Prado, US producer Adele Romanski, Japanese composer Ryūichi Sakamoto and US film critic Stephanie Zacharek.

The jury of the Berlinale 2019 has not been announced yet.

The Berlin Film Festival's Programme

The Berlinale's programme includes about 400 films of various genres and formats that are open to the general public, the vast majority of which are world or European premieres.

It is divided into different sections, each with a unique profile: Major international productions in the Competition, independent and art-house productions in Panorama, films for a young audience in the Generation category, the most exciting German cinema productions in Perspektive Deutsches Kino, an in-depth look at films from "distant" countries and experimental forms in the Forum, and an investigation of various other cinematic possibilities in the Berlinale Shorts.

The programme is topped off by a thematic Retrospective and a Homage that focuses on the life's work of a great film personality. Both these categories, which are curated by the Berlin Film Museum, aim to place contemporary cinema within a historical context.

A Unique Network: The Berlinale and the European Film Market

The European Film Market (EFM), a film trade fair that is part of the Berlinale where 400 companies and 8,000 film professionals foster synergies, has developed into one of the most important events for the international film business. The Berlinale and the EFM, the festival and the market, form a unique network of formal and informal connections - also to the benefit of Berlin as a location for film-making.

Photo Galleries (in German)

Berlinale 2018 - Preisträger

  • Adina Pintilie
    Adina Pintilie
  • Bill Murray
    Bill Murray
  • Malgorzata Szumowska
    Malgorzata Szumowska
  • Samuel Ishimwe
    Samuel Ishimwe
  • Elena Okopnaya
    Elena Okopnaya
  • Gewinner der Berlinale 2018
    Gewinner der Berlinale 2018
  • Ana Brun
    Ana Brun
  • Ines Moldavsky
    Ines Moldavsky
  • Anthony Bajon
    Anthony Bajon
  • Manuel Alcala und Alonso Ruizpalacios
    Manuel Alcala und Alonso Ruizpalacios

Berlinale 2018 - Eröffnung

  • Bill Murray und Tilda Swinton
    Bill Murray und Tilda Swinton
  • Eröffnungsgala der Berlinale 2018
    Eröffnungsgala der Berlinale 2018
  • Eröffnungsgala der Berlinale 2018
    Eröffnungsgala der Berlinale 2018
  • Jeff Goldblum
    Jeff Goldblum
  • Stephanie Zacharek und Ryuichi Sakamoto
    Stephanie Zacharek und Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Daniel Brühl
    Daniel Brühl
  • Helen Mirren
    Helen Mirren
  • Greta Gerwig
    Greta Gerwig
  • Tilda Swinton
    Tilda Swinton
  • Eröffnungsgala der Berlinale 2018
    Eröffnungsgala der Berlinale 2018
  • Maria Schrader
    Maria Schrader
  • Patricia Clarkson
    Patricia Clarkson
  • Moritz Bleibtreu und Johanna Wokalek
    Moritz Bleibtreu und Johanna Wokalek
  • Nikolai Kinski und Ina Paule Klink
    Nikolai Kinski und Ina Paule Klink
  • Florian David Fitz und Elyas M´Barek
    Florian David Fitz und Elyas M´Barek
  • Oliver Masucci und Bibiana Beglau
    Oliver Masucci und Bibiana Beglau
  • Sandra Hueller
    Sandra Hueller
  • Tom Tykwer und Marie Steinbach
    Tom Tykwer und Marie Steinbach
  • Emilia Schüle
    Emilia Schüle
  • Liev Schreiber
    Liev Schreiber
  • Michael und Claudia Müller
    Michael und Claudia Müller
  • Dieter Kosslick und Cecile de France
    Dieter Kosslick und Cecile de France
  • Anke Engelke und Dieter Kosslick
    Anke Engelke und Dieter Kosslick
  • Eröffnungsgala der Berlinale 2018
    Eröffnungsgala der Berlinale 2018

Berlinale 2018 - Die Internationale Jury

  • Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
    Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
  • Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
    Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
  • Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
    Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
  • Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
    Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
  • Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
    Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
  • Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
    Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
  • Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018
    Berlinale - Internationale Jury 2018

Main venue: Berlinale Palast at Potsdamer Platz

Address
Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1
10785 Berlin
Opening Hours
7 - 17 February 2019
Internet
Official Berlinale Website (in English)
Miscellaneous
The films are screened in several cinemas in the city centre with the Berlinale Palast at Potsdamer Platz as the central venue. The festival programme and detailed information about advance ticket sales are available at the Berlinale Website.

Public transportation

Bus
Potsdamer Platz
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| Last edited: 14. August 2018