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Feb 14, 2024
Opening of the Berlinale 2024

On February 15, the start of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival will be celebrated in the Berlinale Palast. Minister of State for Culture and the Media Claudia Roth, Governing Mayor of Berlin Kai Wegner, this year’s Jury President Lupita Nyong’o, as well as the Festival Management Mariëtte Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian will kick off the Berlinale with a festive opening.

During the Opening Gala, the International Jury will be introduced. Hadnet Tesfai and Jo Schück will be the hosts of the evening. The event will be broadcast on ZDF/3sat from 7.20 pm and streamed live.

The opening film, the world premiere of Small Things Like These which is screening in Competition, will be shown directly after. The director Tim Mielants, producers Matt Damon, Alan Moloney, Catherine Magee and Drew Vinton as well as their film team Cillian Murphy, Eileen Walsh, Emily Watson and Zara Devlin will introduce the film in the Berlinale Palast.

In addition to the members of the International Jury, the Encounters jury, the GWFF Best First Feature Award jury, the jury of the Berlinale Documentary Award as well as the Generation International Jury are expected on the Red Carpet.

List (241 KB) of international and national guests expected at the opening.

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February 14, 2024