Student Accreditation

Applications for accreditation to the 2023 Berlinale can be made online from the beginning of November 2022.

The information on this page serves as a general orientation on the accreditation process.
Updated information on the Berlinale 2023 will be published from autumn 2022.

The Berlinale grants a limited number of student accreditations to film and media schools around the world with a focus on film. If you are an interested student, please contact an official at your university so they can contact the Berlinale on your behalf. We are unfortunately unable to consider individual queries by students.

New since the 72nd Berlinale: access to film screenings is exclusively via online tickets.

Fee, Deadlines and Application Procedure

The Berlinale offers a limited number of Student Accreditations at the preferential price of 80 Euros.

1. Requests can be made by universities until December 15
Universities can apply for an allocation of accreditations for their students until December 15. If the total quota of Student Accreditations is reached before December 15, the application period will end earlier. To apply, please send a description of your institution’s course content or area of study and a link to the website to and state your desired number of accreditations.

2. Student Codes for distribution to students
After checking your application, a certain number of Student Codes will be sent to your university. Please note that the number allocated may be different from the number requested. The Student Codes should be passed on to the students. Student Codes are intended to be used exclusively by students and not by university administration staff or teachers or lecturers. The latter may apply online for professional accreditation (without a code) and have the option to request a Festival Accreditation and/or Market Badge.

3. Codes must be redeemed by December 31
Students must use the codes sent to their institution when completing the online application form. Students must have redeemed their codes in the online accreditation form via “My Account” by December 31.

Please note that students:

  • May only be accredited for the Berlinale via their university once.
  • May not apply for a Market Badge or Online Market Badge.
  • Must show their student ID when picking up their accreditation badge.

Contact Student Accreditation

Student Accreditation