Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival

  • Berlinale 2023 (1)
  • Lupita Nyong'o

    Actress Lupita Nyong'o heads the jury of the 2024 Berlinale Main Competition.

  • Martin Scorsese

    Martin Scorsese will receive the Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement at this year's Berlinale.

  • Berlinale 2024 (14)

    Filmstill: Mé el Aïn (Who Do I Belong)

  • Berlinale 2024 (15)

    Filmstill: Black Tea

  • Berlinale 2024 (11)

    Filmstill: Shambhala

  • Berlinale 2024 (5)

    Keyke mahboobe man (My Favourite Cake)

  • Berlinale 2024 (9)

    Filmstill: Langue Étrangère

  • Berlinale 2024 (18)

    Filmstill: Another End

  • Berlinale 2024 (19)

    Filmstill: In Liebe, Eure Hilde (From Hilde, With Love)

  • Berlinale 2024 (13)

    Filmstill: L’ Empire (The Empire)

  • Berlinale 2024 (10)

    Filmstill: La Cocina

  • Berlinale 2024 (20)

    Filmstill: Small Things Like These

  • Berlinale 2024 (1)

    Filmstill: Architecton

  • Berlinale 2024 (12)

    Filmstill: Yeohaengjaui pilyo (A Traveler’s Needs)

  • Berlinale 2024 (17)

    Filmstill: Gloria!

  • Berlinale 2024 (3)

    Filmstill: Vogter (Sons)

  • Berlinale 2024 (7)

    Filmstill: Des Teufels Bad (The Devil’s Bath)

  • Berlinale 2024 (6)

    Filmstill: Sterben (Dying)

  • Berlinale 2024 (8)

    Filmstill: Hors du temps (Suspended Time)

  • Berlinale 2024 (16)

    Filmstill: Dahomey

  • Berlinale 2024 (2)

    Filmstill: Pepe

The Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale for short, is one of the most important film festivals worldwide. Every year, it attracts the elite of the film industry as well as the largest audience of any film festival in the world.

Up to 400 films are shown in different sections and genres. Year after year, around 300,000 tickets are sold to the public. 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

Program Highlights of the 74th Berlinale

As is tradition, the 2024 Berlin International Film Festival hosts quite a few subcategories, each of which is a small festival in its own right. The Competition is the festival’s centerpiece and screens international film highlights that will be talked about. Panorama promotes aesthetically and structurally daring works from independent, innovative filmmakers. Films for a younger audience are showing in the Generation section, while Forum takes a closer look at film as a medium and its experimental forms. The Berlinale Shorts present a diverse exploration of cinematic possibilities in the short film genre.

Lupita Nyong'o Heads the Jury of the 2024 Berlinale

Every year, the Berlinale jury awards a total of eight prizes, including the Golden Bear for Best Film and the Silver Bear for Best Actor. Actor Lupita Nyong'o («Black Panther», «Little Monsters», «12 Years a Slave») will be jury president of the 2024 Berlinale, a role actor Kristen Stewart took over the year before.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Martin Scorsese

In 2024, director Martin Scorsese will be honored with the Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement at the Berlinale. "For anyone who sees film as the art of crafting a story in a way that is both personal and universal, Martin Scorsese is an unrivalled role model," said Berlinale directors Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian. "His view of history and humanity has helped us to understand and question who we are and where we come from." The Oscar-winning director was born in New York in 1942 and is considered one of the world's best-known directors. His latest historical thriller "Killers of the Flower Moon" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro has been nominated seven times at the Golden Globes. His works also include films such as "Taxi Driver", "Shutter Island" and "Gangs of New York".

Berlinale Awards

The most important awards at the Berlinale are the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears. They are presented by an international jury and belong to the most renowned awards in the international film industry.

  • Golden Bear for Best Film
  • Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
  • Silver Bear Jury Prize
  • Silver Bear for Best Director
  • Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance
  • Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance
  • Silver Bear for Best Screenplay
  • Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Camerawork, Editing, Music, Costume or Set Design

Opening Film: Small Things Like These

This year's Berlinale opens with the world premiere of Tim Mielants' "Small Things Like These". The film is about the Irish Magdalene "laundries". These were church institutions in which thousands of women in Ireland were forced to perform hard physical labour without pay from the 19th century until 1996, when the last of these homes closed. Cillian Murphy is joined by Eileen Walsh, Michelle Fairley and Emily Watson.

Berlinale 2024: Competition Films

  • Another End by Piero Messina
  • Architecton by Victor Kossakovsky
  • Black Tea by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • La Cocina by Alonso Ruizpalacios
  • Dahomey by Mati Diop
  • A Different Man by Aaron Schimberg
  • L’ Empire by Bruno Dumont
  • Gloria! by Margherita Vicario
  • Hors du temps by Olivier Assayas
  • In Liebe, Eure Hilde by Andreas Dresen
  • Manodrome by John Trengove
  • Keyke mahboobe man by Maryam Moghaddam
  • Langue Étrangère by Claire Burger
  • Mé el Aïn (Who Do I Belong To) by Meryam Joobeur
  • Pepe by Nelson Carlos De Los Santos Arias
  • Shambhala by Min Bahadur Bham
  • Small Things Like These by Tim Mielants
  • Sterben by Matthias Glasner
  • Des Teufels Bad by Veronika Franz und Severin Fiala
  • Vogter by Gustav Möller
  • Yeohaengjaui pilyo (A Traveler’s Needs) by Hong Sangsoo

Berlinale 2024 (1)

Photos: Stars of the Berlinale 2024

Saoirse Ronan, Kristen Stewart, Cillian Murphy, Rooney Mara, Kristen Stewart, Matt Damon, Sebastian Stan and more: the Berlinale 2024 is once again attracting numerous international stars to Berlin.  more

At a Glance

Film Festival
74th Berlin International Film Festival
Various movie theaters in Berlin
15 February 2024
25 February 2024
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Last edited: 22 February 2024