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Accreditation A-Z

Until november 2020 applications for Accreditation / EFM Registration are not accepted.

Please note that all information currently given on these pages refers to the Berlinale 2020 and is given subject to alteration in order to offer a general insight into accreditation procedures.

1. Create / Reactivate your account

In order to access the accreditation application form please log in under "My Account". If you had an account in the past, please continue to use it. Your account is valid for as well as Contact the web support team if you have forgotten your user name:

2. Apply for accreditation

Once you have an account, you can submit an application for accreditation under "My Accreditation / EFM Registration". Only one application per account is possible.

3. Confirmation and payment

You will receive further information about your accreditation along with the approval of your application via e-mail. Please note that the online payment of the accreditation fee is only possible by credit card.

The Berlinale wishes to enable the greater participation of parents at the Festival and EFM. Accredited visitors have the opportunity to pre-register their children for the Berlinale Kids Package. Kicking off as a pilot project the Berlinale offers this service only upon availability.

The package includes the Berlinale Kindergarten (open to kids from 6 months to 6 years). In addition, kids & caregiver have access to the EFM Locations Gropius Bau & Marriott Hotel.

Registration period: January 6th until 31st, 2020 A service fee of €50 will apply. For more information and to register your child + an accompanying caregiver, please contact us via .

Attendance can be cancelled without stating reasons until March1, 2020 as long as a badge has not been collected. Paid badges will be reimbursed without any service charge by the Berlinale. Please contact .

Careful handling of your private data is important to the Berlinale! Please make sure that no unauthorised person has access to your personal account. See Privacy Policy for all relevant information on how your data is handled. For further questions regarding data protection please contact the data protection officer at .

Invited guests of the festival and film teams are not accredited via the online accreditation platform. The festival will contact these guests individually. An additional Market Badge can be ordered via .

Please report the loss of your accreditation badge immediately to your accreditation counter. Re-printing of a new badge can take up to 24 hours and is subject to a EUR 30 charge. Day Passes and Visitor Passes cannot be replaced.

Once your application has been accepted and your accreditation is paid for, you can fully access the Online Services. You therefore have to be logged in to your "My Account". Depending on the type of your accreditation you can use the following services on the Berlinale and EFM websites.

You will have access to these Online Services as soon as your application has been approved:

FA MB PA Online Services Access as of
    X Press download area
(depending on professional field)
X X X At "My accreditation > My Who's Where details" you can edit your details for the Who's Where early November
X X X Enquire about discounted hotel rooms through Berlinale Partner-Hotels early November
FA = Festival / Student Accreditation
MB = Market Badge / Buyers Badge
PA = Press Accreditation

You will have access to these Online Services once your accreditation is paid for:

FA MB PA Online Services Access as of
X X X View the festival’s Who's Where mid-February
  X   EFM Film Entry mid-November
  X   EFM Participants Directory
with detailed company and contact information

Exhibitors & Participants

beginning of December
beginning of January
      EFM Screening Schedule late January / early February
  X   Use of EFM Daily Planner late January / early February
FA = Festival / Student Accreditation
MB = Market Badge / Buyers Badge
PA = Press Accreditation

As soon as your application for a Festival Accreditation / EFM Registration has been approved, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with information on how to pay. After we have received your payment, you will be able to access the online services as they become available. You can make your payment through one of the following methods:

  • Online credit card payment
    Until February 16, you can use your credit card to pay the accreditation fee online. We accept MasterCard/EuroCard, American Express and VISA. Please log in to your “My Account” and provide the billing address for your invoice before making the payment. Once we have received your online payment, we will email you an invoice. You will also be able to download the invoice in your “My Account”. Moreover, you can fully access the online services for accredited participants.
  • In person
    From February 16, the online credit card payment is no longer possible. The accreditation fee can only be paid in person in Berlin at the respective accreditation counter by credit card (MasterCard/EuroCard, American Express and VISA) or girocard.
  • Collective payment via bank transfer
    Until January 27, companies and institutions can make collective payments for their employees/representatives via bank transfer. Kindly note that at least five people are required for a bank transfer. Please send an e-mail with a list of all names to be paid for to . Please ensure to only list persons with a confirmed accreditation. Also bear in mind that bank transfers can take several days to process.


Attendance can be cancelled without stating reasons until March 1, 2020, as long as a badge has not been collected. Paid badges will be reimbursed without any service charge by the Berlinale. Please contact .

About one week before the festival starts, you will receive an e-mail with information on the collection of your accreditation. The attached pick-up letter informs you about the location and opening hours of your accreditation counter. This document needs to be provided (digitally or printed) when picking up your badge(s).

Participants who have to apply for a visa at a German Embassy or Consulate General: As of mid-December, the festival will inform the respective Embassy or Consulate General of your participation in order to facilitate your visa application. Among other documents, a proof of health insurance for the duration of your stay in Berlin is necessary. You may find further information on deadlines and visa application forms here.


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10785 Berlin


For technical questions concerning the accreditation process please contact the Web Support:

Web Support
phone +49 30 25920-800