Berlinale: General Information

Welcome to the Berlinale Online Accreditation / EFM Registration

Accreditation period: November 1, 2018 until January 6, 2019
Applications received after January 06, 2019 may not be considered.

Please note the admission policy for EFM locations has changed:

  • Access with Festival Accreditation on Feb 07 & as of Feb 12
  • Access with Market Badge during all market days (Feb 07-15)

Until December 15, 2018, universities and colleges can apply directly to the Berlinale for a limited number of accreditations for their film-related courses / faculties.

Every year more than 20,000 industry delegates and representatives of the press from over 125 countries are accredited for the International Film Festival Berlin and the European Film Market.

Information about the various types of accreditation and their access permissions, deadlines, fees as well as accreditation requirements and proof of professional activity can be found on the respective webpages for members of the press, industry professionals and students.

Please read the accreditation requirements and participation guidelines carefully before applying. Applications for Press-, Festival Accreditation and Market Badges can be made via “My Account” only.

You can log on to both the Berlinale and the EFM websites with your “My Account” access data. You will be given access through your “My Account” to the various Online Services of the Berlinale and the EFM depending on your accreditation type after your application was confirmed. .

The Berlinale looks forward to welcoming you!

Apply for accreditation

In order to apply you have to be logged into "My Account". If you do not yet have an account please create a new one.

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To participate in the Berlinale Co-Production Market, an additional application is required. Applicants may be producers with international co-production experience and recent credits, financiers, sales agents, or representatives of film funds, broadcasters, theatrical and online distributors working in the field of international co-productions. You can find more information here.

Access to Berlinale Talents is restricted to officially invited participants. Further information on the conditions for participation, the application process and deadlines can be found on the website of Berlinale Talents.

However, many events are public and open to interested Berlinale visitors (with or without accreditation).


International Film Industry

Benjamin Kohzer
Josephine Kohl
phone +49 30 25920-198

German Film Industry

Karla Stöhr
phone +49 30 25920-196


Lillith Kolling
phone +49 30 25920-195

EFM Exhibitors

Josephine Kohl
phone +49 30 25920-630

Accreditation Print/Online
Philipp Gilly
Tel. +49 30 25920-747
Fax +49 30 25920-799

Accreditation TV/Radio
Michaela Herzhauser
Tel. +49 30 25920-780

Wolfgang Samlowski
(as of Dezember)
Tel. +49 30 25920-789

Accreditation Photographers
Philine von Düszeln
(as of Dezember)
Tel. +49 30 25920-746
Fax +49 30 25920-799

Accreditation PR Agents
Franziska Merlo
Tel. +49 30 25920-707
Fax +49 30 25920-799

Non-reporting editors of TV feature film departments and TV buyers please contact the general accreditation department:

Lillith Kolling
phone +49 30 25920-195

Mirjam Linkenheil
phone +49 30 25920-632

Contact Web Support

For technical questions concerning the accreditation process please contact the Web Support:

Web Support
phone +49 30 25920-800

Mo-Fr, 9.00 am - 7.00 pm
Berlin time: