Badge Types

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.

Representatives of the film industry attending the festival in person can apply for festival accreditation and/or a Market Badge. Industry visitors who mainly wish to participate online in the EFM can apply for an Online Market Badge. Details on the respective access options can be found in the table below.

Festival Accreditation grants holders the opportunity to attend festival screenings in every section – but not at all times or at every venue - as well as the public events in the Berlinale Talents programme. Tickets for these events are free-of-charge but must be booked online. Access to the exhibitors within the EFM locations (Gropius Bau & Marriott Hotel) will be restricted. Access with a Festival Accreditation will be permitted on the following dates: February 15 all day, February 16 to 19 from 5 pm and on February 20 and 21 all day.

The Market Badge grants full access to the EFM locations, EFM Industry Sessions, Berlinale Series Market and market screenings. These screenings can be attended without tickets on production of a Market Badge. In addition, Market Badge holders have access to the EFM Online Services (VoD of selected EFM Industry Sessions, Online Screenings, the Participants Guide and, for producers, the Producers & Project Pages).

Festival Accreditation and the Market Badge grant access to the World Cinema Fund Day.

The Online Market Badge grants access to the EFM online events and services (VoD of selected EFM Industry Sessions, Online Screenings, Participants Guide, Producers & Projects Pages) and in Berlin to the Archive Market (Feb 20) as well as to the EFM stands in the Gropius Bau and the Marriott Hotel all day on February 20 and 21, 2024.

Buyers status: The Buyers Badge grants access to market screenings and the EFM locations with a priority over Market Badge holders. The rights holders of the films have the option to restrict access to the screenings (on-site & online) to selected groups – for example buyers – within the cohort of EFM participants. Buyer’s status cannot be purchased but is allocated to a limited number of people by the EFM. You are considered for a Buyers status if you order a (Online) Market Badge and select "Acquisitions (…)" as your "Field of Activity" on the application form.

Day Pass
The EFM Day Pass entitles you to visit the EFM stands in the Gropius Bau and the Marriott Hotel for one market day. The Day Pass is subject to availability and only available for the day of purchase in the Access Desk at the Gropius Bau (Thur-Mon: €125 per day, Tues-Wed: €75 per day). Please expect ticket numbers to be limited or sold out, especially on busy market days (Fri-Mon). Film buyers and exhibitors have priority depending on capacity. Fees: Thur-Mon: €125 per day, Tues-Wed: €75 per day (all prices incl. VAT).

Fees and Deadlines

The accreditation fee to be paid is determined by the date of application and remains valid until February 1, 2024. The current daily price applies from February 2, 2024 to all accreditations that have not been paid for.
The "Buyers" status is not available for purchase; it is allocated by the EFM and extends the Market Badge/Online Market Badge.

Due to capacity restrictions, we strongly recommend that you submit your accreditation application(s) by the Regular rate deadline on January 9, 2024. After this date, the possibility to apply for and grant individual or multiple types of accreditation may be discontinued at any time.

Online Market Badge applications can be submitted until February 21, 2024.

Accreditation +
Early Bear until Dec 6, 2023 (CET) incl VAT €140 €320 €460 €119
excl VAT
€130.84 €299.07 €429.91 €111.22
Regular until Jan 9, 2024 (CET) incl VAT €140 €390 € 530 €159
excl VAT
€130.84 €364.49 €495.33 €148.60
Late from Jan 10, 2024 (CET) incl VAT €200 €450 €590 €159
excl VAT €186.92 €420.56 €551.40 €148.60

On-Site Access

  Festival Accreditation Market/ Buyers Badge**** Festival
Tickets for public festival screenings (excluding the opening and award ceremony at Berlinale Palast as well as Berlinale Goes Kiez screenings)
Access to installations of Forum Expanded Free admission Free admission Free admission Free admission
Access to public talks of Berlinale Talents Online Ticketing Waiting Line Online Ticketing / Waiting Line
Access to press screenings at the Berlinale Palast via Ticketing Rush Line for Buyers Badge via Ticketing /
Rush Line for Buyers Badges
Access to selected press screenings at the CinemaxX via Ticketing Waiting Line Waiting Line
Access to EFM Market Screenings (Feb 14-21) ✔* ✔*
Access to EFM stands within Gropius Bau & Marriott (subject to capacity; buyers and exhibitors have priority) Feb 15 all day |
Feb 16-19 from 5 pm |
Feb 20-21 all day
only Feb 20-21 all day
EFM Industry Sessions
(Selected Industry Sessions require pre-registration or an invitation)
only Feb 20 all day 
Exclusive work & meeting area for producers**
(Individual services require prior registration)
✔** ✔**
Berlinale Series Market incl. Showcases & Talks
Selected Talks and Sessions of the Berlinale Co-Production Market
Berlinale Talents Labs Presentations (Feb 21)
World Cinema Fund Day (Feb 21, requires prior registration via )
Archive Market (Feb 20)
Access to all exhibitions at the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen (15.-25.02.)

The Berlinale advises accredited persons that due to official requirements access to festival and EFM events may be restricted or entirely removed.

Access Online

EFM Online Market Screenings*
  • Scheduled screenings (Feb 14-21)***
  • VOD (Feb 23-Mar 31)
✔* ✔* ✔*
EFM Online Services
  • Participants Guide
  • Screening Schedule
  • Producers & Project Pages**
Selected Events of the EFM Industry Sessions (VOD)
Selected Showcases & Talks of the Berlinale Series Market (VOD)
Publication in the Berlinale Attendee List
Publication in the EFM Participants Guide
Selected Talks and Sessions of Berlinale Talents available free of charge available free of charge available free of charge available free of charge

* At the discretion of the rights holder, access to market screenings (online & on-site) may be limited to selected groups of EFM participants.
**Select "Producer (...)" as your "Primary field of activity" on the application form to be able to use this offer.
***All market participants set their time zone online. The Online Screening schedule is based on the local time of the viewer. If no specific time zone is set, the default time zone is Central European Time (CET).
**** The Buyers Badge offers priority access to the EFM stands in the Gropius Bau and the Marriott Hotel and to market screenings.