Student Accreditation

The Berlinale offers a limited number of Student Accreditations to all universities around the world which have film-related degree courses. The Berlinale does not accept individual requests from students. Students who wish to apply for accreditation should contact an official representative at their university, who can then contact us.

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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 to student@berlinale.de 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.

A Student Accreditation Grants

  • Tickets* for festival screenings of every Berlinale section, though not at all screening times or every venue (a Student Accreditation excludes, for example, Competition screenings in the Berlinale Palast).
  • Tickets* for the public events at Berlinale Talents.
  • Publication in the Berlinale Attendee List.

*See Ticketing

Please note that due, to the COVID-19 restrictions, capacity is limited and Student Accreditations will therefore not grant access to the EFM location Gropius Bau.

Contact Student Accreditation

Lillith Kolling
phone +49 30 25920-195

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

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