Accrediation procedure

Applications for accreditation to the 2025 Berlinale can be made online from the beginning of November 2024.

The information on this page serves as a general orientation on the accreditation process.
Updated information on the Berlinale 2025 will be published from autumn 2024.

Accrediation Steps

1. Create/reactivate your account

To access the accreditation application form, please log into “My Account”. If you already have an account from a previous year, please continue to use it. Your account is valid for and for

2. Apply for an accreditation

In “My Account” you can start an application for accreditation by clicking the “My Accreditation” button. Only one application per account is possible. Please have a digital photo and your proof of activity ready. You can find the accreditation requirements here.

3. Confirmation and payment

You will receive an e-mail notification once your application has been assessed. If the accreditation has been approved, you will now be able to proceed to payment. All EFM/Festival/Press Accreditations must be paid for by February 1, 2024. Please note: (Online) Market Badges and Festival Accreditations applied for at the Early Bear/Regular rate which have not been paid for by February 1, 2024, will be charged the daily rate as of February 2, 2024. Late payment may lead to delays in collecting your accreditation badge and in gaining access to the online ticket shop.

4. Badge pick-up on site when participating in Berlin

Physical badges for Festival Accreditations and/or Market Badges must be picked up from Potsdamer Platz in order for the holder to use all the services to which the badge grants access. For the Online Market Badge, you only need to pick up your accreditation pass if you are planning to visit the Gropius Bau or the Marriott Hotel on February 20 and/or 21, 2024.


In accordance with §3a clause 5 UStG, Directive 2006/112/EC Art. 53 and Implementing Regulation EU No. 2825/2011, VAT at the rate of 7% is levied in Germany on all accreditations (with the right to participate in the festival in person in Berlin). This means the gross price must be paid for all accreditations (only EFM customers from other EU countries who have already booked a stand can request to pay by collective transfer using the reverse charge procedure when paying for accreditations).

You can pay for your accreditation/EFM badge by the following methods:

  • Online payment
    Online payments can only be made by credit card (Mastercard, American Express, VISA) and PayPal. To make an online payment, please log into “My Account” and provide the billing address for your invoice. Please note that it will not be possible to make any changes to the billing address after payment.
    After completing your payment, you will receive an invoice by e-mail. You can also download this invoice at any time via the “My Accreditation” button in “My Account”.
  • Group payment via bank transfer
    Until January 16, 2024, companies and institutions can make a group payment for their employees/representatives via bank transfer. Kindly note that at least five people are required for a group payment via bank transfer. Please e-mail a list of the names of the people you wish to pay for. Only include persons whose accreditation has been approved. Also, bear in mind that bank transfers can take several days to process. To make a group payment via a bank transfer, please contact in good time.
  • On site payment is no longer possible

If you experience any difficulties during the payment process, please contact .


Refunds for Student and Festival Accreditations that have already been paid for are only possible until February 1, 2024 and only if a written notice of cancellation is sent to .

It is not possible to cancel Market Badges and Online Market Badges once they have been paid for.

You cannot transfer your accreditation to someone else.