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 berlinale.de and for efm-berlinale.de.
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. The badge must be paid for online by January 31, 2022. All Festival/Press Accreditations must be paid for by January 31, 2022. Please note: (Online) Market Badges applied for at the Early Bear/Regular rate which have not been paid for by January 31, will be charged the Late Fee from February 1, 2022 onwards. If the payment is received in due time, all your online services will be activated.
4. Badge pick-up on site when participating in Berlin.
In 2022, physical badges (Festival Accreditations and/or Market Badges) must once again be picked up from Potsdamer Platz in order for the holder to use all the services to which the badge grants access.
Following receipt of payment, the online services for accredited visitors will start to become available. To gain access to the online ticket shop for accredited visitors in good time before the festival begins, the accreditation fee must be paid by January 31, 2022. Any late payments may lead to delays in collecting the badge and gaining access to the online ticket shop.
The Early Bear / Regular rate for (Online) Market Badges and festival accreditations is only available until January 31, 2022.
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 14, 2022, 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 January 31, 2022, and only if a written notice of cancellation is sent to .
A Market Badge or combined Festival Accreditation and Market Badge that has/have already been paid for cannot be cancelled completely. However, it/they can be converted into an Online Market Badge until January 31, 2022. The cost of the Online Market Badge will be offset against the fee already paid for the Market Badge. In such cases, the fee for the Online Market Badge will be the price applicable at the time that the Market Badge was requested.
It is not possible to cancel an Online Market Badge once it has been paid for.
You cannot transfer your accreditation to someone else. The cancellation of an accreditation that has already been paid for is only possible in writing. To do this, please e-mail .