The 55th Berlin International Film Festival will be held from February 10 to 20, 2005.
After the positive response to this year’s festival, the Berlinale once again expects to arouse great interest among both the film industry and the general public in 2005. More than 16,000 experts from 106 countries attended the Film Festival in 2004, including 3,600 journalists who reported from Potsdamer Platz. Some 130,000 tickets went directly to movie-goers.
New initiatives – such as 14plus, a new series for young people within the Kinderfilmfest, as well as the Marshall Plan films screened as part of the Berlinale Special – will be given fixed slots in the Berlinale 2005. After its successful start, the Co-Production Market, which was established for the film industry, will also go into its second year. And the Berlinale Talent Campus will invite creative young talents from around the globe to the House of World Cultures in Berlin for the third time.
Once more the last day of the 55th Film Festival promises to be one of great pleasure: the Berlinale Kinotag will again be reserved for the public at reduced prices.
April 21, 2004