Berlinale: No plans to postpone the festival
The Berlin Film Festival has denied reports that the Berlinale 2022 will be postponed.
"We would like to emphasize that there are no plans to postpone the festival to a later date or to have it take place virtually," a statement on Thursday (02 December 2021) read. The American magazine "Variety" had previously reported a postponement from the planned February date to June of next year.
Berlinale 2022 planned under 2G conditions
The article was based on unknown sources and rumors, Berlinale spokespeople stated: "We don't know where these rumors come from and we want to avoid any wrong ideas within the industry concerning the form of the Berlinale 2022." Along with Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale is one of the most important international film festivals and has its permanent place in the festival calendar. The Berlinale's European Film Market and the Marché du Film in Cannes are "the most important film markets worldwide." The festival and film market are "still planned" as a presence event under 2G conditions with access only for vaccinated or recovered persons. Expansion to 2G plus with masking, spacing, testing or limited capacity is possible, he said. "How which option is used, we will decide and implement in close coordination with the authorities."
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10 - 20 February 2022
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.