Film Selection 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival is taking place in two stages.

In 2021, the Competition, Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series, Encounters, Berlinale Shorts, Panorama, Forum & Forum Expanded, Generation as well as the Perspektive Deutsches Kino have been reduced in size due to the pandemic.

The 2021 Berlinale Retrospective has been postponed to the 2022 festival. The works selected for 2021 for the Forum Expanded exhibition will also be presented in 2022.

The majority of the Film Selection was available for viewing online by industry representatives and accredited members of the press during the Industry Event from March 1 to 5.

During the Summer Special from June 9–20, 2021, Berlinale audiences will be able to see the majority of the films selected by all the sections in numerous cinema screenings in Berlin in the presence of the filmmakers. Programme