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Giffey on the Berlinale: «We have a responsibility»

Berlinale 2022 - Eröffnung

Die Regierende Bürgermeisterin von Berlin, Franziska Giffey spricht bei der Eröffnungsveranstaltung der 72. Berlinale Internationalen Filmfestspiele.

Berlin's Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey has praised the decision to hold the Berlinale in person this year.

Great desire for in-person events

"Every movie we watch and get to experience together, every impression, every story triggers something," the SPD politician said Thursday night (Feb. 10, 2022) at the opening of the film festival. "And I think that right now, we long for it so much. That's why it's good that this festival can take place on location - even under difficult conditions, especially now." She further stated that Berlin is one of the world's great film cities. "We have a responsibility to support the cinema and film industry," Giffey stressed. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Berlinale will take place in a reduced format this year.

Berlinale 2024

Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival

February 13 - 23, 2025

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.  more

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 11 February 2022
Last updated: 11 February 2022

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