Additional Information

Feb 08, 2023
Berlinale 2023: Diversity and Accessibility

The Berlinale is committed to diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and is constantly working to further develop inclusive events. The guidelines for social togetherness are set out in the Anti-Discrimination Code of Conduct. An Awareness Team of formally educated anti-discrimination consultants will be available again to ensure its implementation. Information on this year’s offerings (accessibility, toilets for all genders etc.) at the respective venues (see the Festival Map) and at the EFM are now online. The festival programme undergoes a Gender Evaluation annually. The TEDDY Award, the festival’s queer film award, makes LGBTIQ+ topics visible at the festival.

On the Berlinale Accessibility webpage, tickets available for people with disabilities, information on films with German subtitles and/or audio descriptions in German, and discussions with German Sign Language interpretation can be found. Generation offers educational cinema events for school classes as well as for youth projects outside of school.

Industry activities take place at Berlinale Pro*: The European Film Market (e.g. Toolbox for documentaries, fiction film, the Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents with its international networking opportunities and the World Cinema Fund with its support for cinema in regions with weak film production infrastructures.

An overview of all festival events (293 KB) as well as external events supported by the Berlinale that have a focus on diversity and equal access. This list is continuously updated.

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February 8, 2023