Industry Accreditation

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Berlin International Film Festival has developed a new festival format for 2021 and is pleased to be able to hold the festival for the industry and the public. The industry platforms European Film Market (EFM), Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund will kick off the 71st Berlinale from March 1 to 5, 2021 with an online offer.
In June, there will be a summer event with numerous film screenings for public audiences.

Industry professionals can apply for an Online Market Badge for the EFM (March 1 to 5, 2021).
Before applying, please carefully read the participation guidelines.

The Online Market Badge offers participants the opportunity to watch Market Screenings and attend EFM Industry Sessions online. By accessing the EFM Participants Guide, badge holders will have the opportunity to network with market participants from around the world.

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The Online Market Badge* grants access to the following EFM online features:

  • EFM Industry Sessions (selected industry sessions will be limited in capacity and / or by pre-registration or invitation)
  • Market Screenings (At the discretion of the rights holders, access to online screenings may be limited to selected groups within EFM participants.)
  • EFM Participants Guide (Inclusion in the EFM Participants Guide is only possible for those applying with a company / organisation.)
  • Event Schedule

* An Online Market Badge holder can be granted Buyers status. The Buyers status grants priority access to Online Market Screenings. The Buyers status is not for sale but will be granted in limited number by the EFM. You are considered for a Buyers status if you order an Online Market Badge and select "Acquisitions (…)" as your "Field of Activity" on the application form.

Fees & Deadlines

  • Regular until Jan 31, 2021 (CET): €89
  • Late from Feb 1, 2021 (CET): €134

The Online Market Badge is non-refundable.

For an Online Market Badge that was paid for before or on December 17, 2020, a special right of cancellation applies. You can cancel this badge entirely by sending an e-mail to by January 31, 2021.


A precondition for an EFM Registration is proof of your current professional activity as a filmmaker or as a representative of the film industry, a cultural institution or another film festival. When applying, please provide your professional supporting documents in accordance with the accreditation requirements.

To review your application, we require the following information:

  • Your company’s field of activities
    Please provide a company profile with a detailed list of recent projects.
  • Your area of responsibility
    Please provide your position in the company.

You can provide evidence of your professional affiliation/activity by including a link to an up-to-date website or by uploading relevant documents (in German or English).

Please note that we do not provide an unlimited number of accreditations to any given company. We recommend that you register staff members in the order of your company's priorities. Only staff members with permanent positions in your company can be accredited.

To review your application, we require the following information:

  • A CV including a detailed filmography
    Festival selections, awards and any funding received should be included in the filmography. Your projects and activities during the last three years are decisive for an accreditation.

You can provide evidence of your professional activity by including a link to an up-to-date website or by uploading relevant documents (in German or English).

Due to the new festival format, accreditation with "Association Code" is no longer possible.

Contact Industry Accreditation

Head of Accreditation
Patrick Hanbaba
Potsdamer Platz 11
10785 Berlin

Foreign Film Industry
Babette Dieu
Benjamin Kohzer
+49 30 25920-198

German Film Industry & Freelance Filmmakers
Karla Stöhr
Lillith Kolling
+49 30 25920-191

Maija Nieminen
+49 30 25920-632

Contact Web Support

For technical questions concerning the accreditation
phone +49 30 25920-800

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