For its 60th anniversary, the Berlinale did not only celebrate with its audiences, but also paid tribute to the movie theatre. With "Berlinale Goes Kiez" the festival was taking a flying Red Carpet to arthouse cinemas in Berlin’s neighbourhoods: From Weißensee to Zehlendorf, the festival visited a cinema in another "Kiez" (= neighbourhood) on ten evenings, from February 12th to 21st. Two films were showcased each evening from different sections of the Berlinale, and at a gala screening, a red carpet was unrolled for the respective film teams. What’s more, a well-known Berlin film personality acted as patron on each event: he or she welcomed the guests and introduced the film. The public thus had a unique opportunity to see Berlinale films and their stars in their own neighbourhood movie theatres, and so enjoyed a touch of festival atmosphere right at their doorsteps.
"Berlinale Goes Kiez" was supported by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.