Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival

Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival

February 16-26, 2023

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.

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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 73rd Berlinale

As is tradition, the 2023 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. Encounters and Panorama promote aesthetically and structurally daring works from independent, innovative filmmakers. international cinema highlights. Films for a younger audience are showing in the Generation section, while new discoveries from the German cinema landscape are presented in the category Perspektive Deutsches Kino. 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.

Kristen Stewart Heads the Jury of the 2023 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 Kristen Stewart ("Spencer," "The Clouds of Sils Maria") will be jury president of the 2023 Berlinale, a role filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan took over the year before.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Steven Spielberg

In 2023, director, producer and screenwriter Steven Spielberg will be honored with the Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement at the Berlinale. "Over the course of his incredible career, Steven Spielberg has not only enthralled generations of viewers around the world, but has also given new meaning to 'cinema' as a factory of dreams. [...] If the Berlinale 2023 stands for a new beginning, we could not find a better way to kick it off than with Spielberg's great work," declares Berlinale director duo Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian.

Berlinale 2023: Competition Films

  • 20.000 especies de abejas (20,000 Species of Bees) by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren
  • Bai Ta Zhi Guang (The Shadowless Tower) by Zhang Lu
  • Bis ans Ende der Nacht (Till the End of the Night) by Christoph Hochhäusler
  • BlackBerry by Matt Johnson
  • Disco Boy by Giacomo Abbruzzese
  • Le grand chariot (The Plough) by Philippe Garrel
  • Ingeborg Bachmann – Reise in die Wüste (Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey Into the Desert) by Margarethe von Trotta
  • Irgendwann werden wir uns alles erzählen (Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything) by Emily Atef
  • Limbo by Ivan Sen
  • Mal Viver (Bad Living) by João Canijo
  • Manodrome by John Trengove
  • Music by Angela Schanelec
  • Past Lives by Celine Song
  • Roter Himmel (Afire) by Christian Petzold
  • Sur l’Adamant (On the Adamant) by Nicolas Philibert
  • The Survival of Kindness by Rolf de Heer
  • Suzume by Makoto Shinkai
  • Tótem by Lila Avilés

At a Glance

Film Festival
73rd Berlin International Film Festival
Various movie theaters in Berlin
16 February 2023
26 February 2023
Admission Fee
€11 to €18, Kplus films: €6
Full Program

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| Last edited: 31 January 2023