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Berlin International Film Festival

Germany
All genres

Berlinale is widely regarded as one of the top three festivals for feature films in the world (alongside Cannes and Venice) with more than 335,000 tickets sold and 20,000 plus industry attendees annually.

It screens about 400 films across all genres, and the programming strands include Competition, Panorama (independent and art house), Generation (for young audiences), Forum (avante-garde and experimental) and Culinary Cinema (about food and the environment). More recently it introduced NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema for films with particular countries or regions showcased each year.

Integrated into Berlin’s structure is the European Film Market (EFM), plus the Co-production Market and Berlinale Talents. The EFM is a major annual film business market, attracting more than 9,000 industry participants from 110 countries.


TIPS FOR ATTENDEES

“Having been to the EFM before, and attend some events at the Berlinale, I could see how it has a mix of the following: artistic integrity ... and respect for innovative work, but also seems to have a sense of humour ; good press coverage and international attention; a high glamour quotient ...connection to the market (with the EFM running simultaneously and many buyers and sales agents attending ...but also real audiences of regular people ..., who attend in huge numbers, and give a good gauge of how the general public will respond to your film.”

“It is EXPENSIVE to attend an A list festival, with the various requirements of the festival...as well as of course accommodation, flights and meals for you and whoever attends... it is important that you speak with your sales agent well in advance about what they will cover.”

“..it was felt by us and our Sales Agent that it (Berlin screenings) would significantly raise the profile of our film. As it turned out, the Berlin screenings led to a number substantial sales to and invitations to other festivals... The excellent press we received from Berlin also brought significant attention to our film.”

“I would absolutely recommend that any filmmaker should insist on seeing 5 mins of his/her DCP screened at least 2 days prior to the premiere to avoid any disasters on the night. I insisted on seeing a few minutes with the new German subtitles, which I had not seen. As it turned out..it was immediately apparent that there had been a mistake made...It would have been a disaster if we had screened this print on the night of the premiere.”

Find out More
To learn more about Berlinale, watch this interview with Maryanne Redpath, selector for Festival and Director of the Generation program.

Awards

2014 - Won - 52 Tuesdays - Else - Siegessäule Readers’ Jury Award

2014 - Won - 52 Tuesdays - Crystal Bear - Best Film

2014 - Won - Emo (The Musical) - Special Mention - Youth Jury Generation 14plus

2013 - Won - Rocket, The - Crystal Bear - Best Film

2013 - Won - Amber Amulet, The - Crystal Bear - Best Short Film

2013 - Won - Satellite Boy - Special Mention - Children’s Jury Generation Kplus

2013 - Won - Satellite Boy - Special Mention - International Jury Generation Kplus

2013 - Won - Rocket, The - Best First Feature

2013 - Won - Rocket, The - Amnesty International Film Prize

2012 - Won - Julian - Crystal Bear - Best Short Film - Generation Kplus

2012 - Won - Bino - Special Mention - Best Short Film - Generation Kplus

2012 - Won - Bino - Special Prize of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk - Best Short Film - Generation Kplus

2011 - Won - Lily - Crystal Bear - Best Short Film - Generation Kplus - short films

2011 - Nominated - Minnie Loves Junior - Special Mention - Generation Kplus - short films

2010 - Won - Franswa Sharl - Crystal Bear (Kplus Short Film) - Generation Kplus

2009 - Won - Jerrycan - Special Mention - Generation Kplus program

2009 - Won - Mary & Max - Special Mention - Generation 14Plus

2008 - Won - Black Balloon, The - Crystal Bear - Best Feature Length Film - Generations 14plus

2008 - Won - Nana - Crystal Bear - Best Short Film - Generations Kplus

2008 - Won - Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story - 2nd place Audience Award - Panorama

2006 - Won - Love This Time - Special Mention - Panorama - Shorts

2005 - Won - Green Bush - Short Film Award - Panorama

2005 - Won - Djarn Djarns, The - Crystal Bear - Best Short Film - Kinderfilmfest

2004 - Won - Fugue - Panorama Short Film Award - Panorama

2004 - Won - Cracker Bag - Special Mention, International Jury Kinderfilmfest - Kinderfilmfest

2002 - Won - Delivery Day - Special Mention (Kinderfilmfest) - Kinderfilmfest

2002 - Won - Delivery Day - Special Mention (Crystal Bear Award) - Kinderfilmfest

2002 - Won - Walking On Water - Teddy Award for Best Feature Film - International Panorama

2002 - Won - Walking On Water - Reader’s Prize of the Siegessäule - International Panorama

2002 - Won - Beneath Clouds - Piper Heidsieck New Talent Award - Dannielle Hall - International Competition

2002 - Won - Beneath Clouds - Premiere First Movie Award - Ivan Sen - International Competition

2000 - Won - Chrissy - Teddy Jury Award - International Panorama

Screenings

2017 - Generation Kplus - RED DOG: True Blue

2017 - Generation 14plus - After the Smoke

2017 - Generation 14plus - Smashed

2017 - Culinary Cinema - Monsieur Mayonnaise

2017 - Crystal Bear for Best Short Film - Wolfe

2017 - Forum Expanded - Wutharr, Saltwater Dreams

2017 - Generation 14plus - EMO the Musical

2017 - Panorama - Berlin Syndrome

2016 - Berlinale Special Series - Cleverman series 1

2016 - Generation 14plus - Girl Asleep

2016 - Generation Kplus - Kill Your Dinner

2016 - Generation Kplus - Boyfriend Game, The

2015 - Generation 14plus - Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under

2015 - Berlinale Special Gala - Life

2015 - Perspektive Deutsches Kino - Elixir

2015 - Generation Kplus - Paper Planes

2015 - Generation Kplus - Face of Ukraine, The: Casting Oksana Baiul

2015 - Culinary Cinema - That Sugar Film

2015 - Generation 14plus - Oscar Wilde's the Nightingale and the Rose

2015 - Generation 14plus - Nulla Nulla

2015 - Generation 14plus - Wawi

2015 - Generation 14plus - Driftwood Dustmites

2014 - International Forum of New Cinema - Darkside, The

2014 - Generation 14plus - 52 Tuesdays

2014 - Generation 14plus - Galore

2014 - Berlinale Special - Tim Winton's The Turning

2014 - Generation 14plus - Emo (The Musical)

2014 - Generation 14plus - Snowblind

2014 - Berlin International Film Festival - 52 Tuesdays

2014 - Berlin International Film Festival - 52 Tuesdays

2014 - Berlin International Film Festival - Emo (The Musical)

2013 - Generation Kplus - Rocket, The

2013 - Generation Kplus - Satellite Boy

2013 - Generation 14plus - Yardbird

2013 - Generation 14plus - You Like It, I Love It

2013 - Generation Kplus - Amber Amulet, The

2013 - Generation Kplus - Summer Suit

2013 - Culinary Cinema - Make Hummus Not War

2013 - Culinary Cinema - Red Obsession

2013 - Berlinale Special - Top of the Lake series 1

2013 - NATIVe – Features - Beneath Clouds

2013 - NATIVe – Features - Samson & Delilah

2013 - NATIVe – Features - Ten Canoes

2013 - NATIVe – Shorts - Green Bush

2013 - NATIVe – Shorts - Nana

2013 - NATIVe – Shorts - Ngangkari

2013 - NATIVe – Shorts - Payback

2013 - Berlin International Film Festival - Rocket, The

2013 - Berlin International Film Festival - Amber Amulet, The

2013 - Berlin International Film Festival - Satellite Boy

2013 - Berlin International Film Festival - Satellite Boy

2013 - Berlin International Film Festival - Rocket, The

2013 - German Cinema - LOLA@Berlinale - Lore

2013 - Berlin International Film Festival - Rocket, The

2012 - Generation 14plus - Wilding, The

2012 - Generation 14plus - Kiss

2012 - Generation Kplus - Bino

2012 - Generation Kplus - Julian

2012 - Generation Kplus - Bino

2012 - Generation Kplus - Bino

2012 - Generation Kplus - Julian

2012 - Panorama - Iron Sky

2012 - Berlinale Shorts - Karrabing! Low Tide Turning

2011 - Generation Kplus - short films - Minnie Loves Junior

2011 - Generation Kplus - short films - Lily

2011 - Generation 14plus - Griff The Invisible

2011 - Generation 14plus - Red Dog

2011 - Generation Kplus - short films - Lily

2011 - Generation Kplus - short films - Minnie Loves Junior

2010 - Generation Kplus - Franswa Sharl

2010 - Panorama - Red Hill

2010 - Generation 14plus - Bran Nue Dae

2010 - Generation Kplus - Franswa Sharl

2009 - Generations Kplus - Ali & The Ball

2009 - Generation Kplus program - Jerrycan

2009 - Generation Kplus - Jerrycan

2009 - Generation 14Plus - Mary & Max

2009 - Generation 14Plus - Mary & Max

2009 - Generation 14plus - Tomorrow

2009 - Generation 14plus - Summer Breaks

2009 - Generation kplus - Netherland Dwarf

2008 - Generations 14plus - Black Balloon, The

2008 - Generations 14plus - September

2008 - Generations Kplus - Hey, Hey It's Esther Blueburger

2008 - Generation 14plus - Meditations on a Name

2008 - Generations 14plus - Yolk

2008 - Generations Kplus - Nana

2008 - Panorama - Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story

2008 - International Forum of New CInema - Son Of A Lion

2008 - International Forum of New Cinema - Corroboree

2008 - Generations 14plus - Black Balloon, The

2008 - Generations Kplus - Nana

2008 - Panorama - Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story

2007 - Panorama - Home Song Stories, The

2007 - Generation 14Plus - West

2007 - Generation KPlus - Razzle Dazzle

2007 - Generation Shorts - Tommy the Kid

2007 - Generation Shorts - Playground

2007 - Short Film Competition - Girl Who Swallowed Bees, The

2006 - gala - Proposition, The

2006 - Competition - Candy

2006 - Panorama - Documentary - Rampage

2006 - Kinderfilmfest - Opal Dream

2006 - Panorama - Shorts - Love This Time

2006 - Kinderfilmfest - Bloody Footy

2006 - Shorts Competition - Hold Please

2006 - Panorama - Shorts - Love This Time

2006 - Panorama - Fish

2005 - Panorama - Green Bush

2005 - Kinderfilmfest - Djarn Djarns, The

2005 - Panorama - Transient

2005 - Panorama - Green Bush

2005 - Kinderfilmfest - Djarn Djarns, The

2005 - Berlin International Film Festival - Harry's War

2004 - Kinderfilmfest - Cracker Bag

2004 - Panorama - Fugue

2004 - International Competition - Scree, The

2004 - Panorama - Fugue

2004 - Kinderfilmfest - Cracker Bag

2003 - Kinderfilmfest - Short Films - L'envie

2003 - In Competition - Alexandra's Project

2002 - Kinderfilmfest - Delivery Day

2002 - Kinderfilmfest - Delivery Day

2002 - International Panorama - Walking On Water

2002 - International Panorama - Walking On Water

2002 - International Competition - Beneath Clouds

2002 - International Competition - Beneath Clouds

2002 - Kinderfilmfest - Hildegarde

2002 - International Forum - One Night the Moon

2002 - Panorama - Pitch, The

2002 - International Panorama - Walking On Water

2002 - International Competition - Beneath Clouds

2002 - Kinderfilmfest - Delivery Day

2001 - International Forum of New Cinema - Diplomat, The

2000 - Children's Film Festival - Calling, The

2000 - International Competition - Episodes in Disbelief

2000 - International Panorama - My Mother Frank

2000 - International Panorama - Chrissy

2000 - International Panorama - Chrissy