Industry Accreditation

Industry professionals travelling to Berlin can apply for a Festival Accreditation and/or Market Badge. Professionals staying at home can apply for the Online Market Badge. Please note that the European Film Market is extending its online features this year and that access to the physical market has had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

The Festival Accreditation grants access to the festival screenings of each section, though not to all screening times or every venue, and to the public events in the Berlinale Talents programme. Tickets for these screenings can be booked free of charge online. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, capacity is limited and the Festival Accreditation will therefore not grant access to the EFM location Gropius Bau.

The Market Badge grants access to the EFM locations and Market Screenings. Please note: buyers and exhibitors have priority access if venue capacity is restricted due to COVID-19. In 2021, Market Screenings can only be accessed with an online ticket. Tickets are free of charge but must be obtained beforehand. Buyers have priority. Market Badge holders will also have access to the extended EFM online features (EFM Industry Sessions, Online Screenings, Participants Guide, Event Schedule).

The Online Market Badge grants access to the extended EFM online features (EFM Industry Sessions, Online Screenings, Participants Guide, Event Schedule).

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Benefits, Fees and Deadlines

  Festival Accreditation Market/ Buyers* Badge Festival Accreditation + Market/Buyers* Badge Online Market Badge
Tickets for festival screenings
Tickets for public talks & Berlinale Talents alumni film screenings
Tickets for selected press screenings
Tickets for market screenings**
Access to EFM locations (subject to capacity; buyers* and exhibitors have priority)
Access to EFM location Gropius Park
Extended EFM online features
  • EFM Industry Sessions
  • Online Screenings***
  • Participants Guide****
  • Event Schedule
Publication in the Berlinale Attendee List
Early Bird until Dec 6, 2020 (CET) €125 €210 €335 €89
Regular until Jan 12, 2021 (CET) €125 €255 €380 €89
Late from Jan 13, 2021 (CET) €170 €300 €425 €134

* The Buyers Badge grants priority entry to Market Screenings, Online Market Screenings and EFM locations. The Online Buyers Badge grants priority access to Online Market Screenings. The (Online) Buyers Badge is not for sale but will be granted in limited number by the EFM. You are considered for a (Online) Buyers Badge if you order a Market Badge or an Online Market Badge and select "Acquisitions (…)" as your "Field of Activity" on the application form.
** Tickets for Market Screenings are mandatory in 2021 and must be booked in advance.
*** At the discretion of the rights holder, access to online screening may be limited to selected groups of EFM participants.
**** Inclusion in the EFM Participants Guide is only possible if you are with a company/organisation.

If you are planning to come to Berlin but it turns out that you are unable to do so, the following cancellation regulations apply:

  • Festival Accreditation holders can cancel their accreditation until February 10, 2021 and still receive a full refund.
  • Market Badge holders can participate in the EFM online and will be refunded the difference in price between the Market Badge and the Online Market Badge. Further information can be found in the FAQs.
  • The Online Market Badge is non-refundable.


A precondition for a Festival Accreditation/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).

Members of a national professional association that is a Berlinale cooperation partner should contact their association before completing the Berlinale online accreditation form. The association should provide the applicant with an “Association Code” which proves their professional status as a filmmaker or representative of the film industry. No further verification documents will be required.

The Berlinale has cooperations in place with the following national professional associations:

  • AG Dok:
  • Berliner Film- und Fernsehverband e.V.:
  • Bundesverband Regie e.V.:
  • Bundesverband Filmschnitt Editor e.V.:
  • Bundesverband Jugend und Film e.V.:
  • Bundesverband kommunale Filmarbeit e.V.:
  • Bundesverband Produktion Film und Fernsehen:
  • BVK - Berufsverband Kinematografie:
  • Filmbüro Bremen e.V.:
  • Film- und Medienbüro Niedersachsen e.V.:
  • Filmbüro NW e.V.:
  • Filmkultur Schleswig-Holstein e.V.:
  • Film- und Kinobüro Hessen e.V.:
  • Filmverband Sachsen e.V.:
  • Spitzenorganisation der Filmwirtschaft (SPIO):
  • Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren e.V.:
  • VSK Verband der Berufsgruppen Szenenbild und Kostümbild:
  • Vedra - Verband für Film- und Fernsehdramaturgie e.V.:

For further information, please see the FAQs.

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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