Berlinale: Professionals (Festival/EFM)


Information on Accreditation / EFM Registration for Industry Professionals

Accreditation period: November 1, 2017 until January 6, 2018
Applications received after January 6, 2018 may not be considered.

Industry professionals can apply for a Festival Accreditation and/or a Market Badge.

  • Both the Festival Accreditation and Market Badge grant access to the stands and offices at the European Film Market in the Martin-Gropius-Bau and the Marriott Hotel.
  • Festival Accreditation additionally grants admission to festival screenings in every section, although not for every screening or venue.
  • Admission to EFM screenings, on the other hand, is only possible with a Market Badge.

A precondition for EFM Registration / Festival Accreditation is a proof of your current professional activity as a filmmaker or representative of the film industry, cultural institution or another film festival. When applying, please provide your professional supporting documents according to the accreditation requirements.

The accreditation fee depends on the kind of accreditation you requested and the date your application is submitted. Approval of applications submitted after January 6, 2018 cannot be guaranteed.

  Festival Accreditation Market / Buyers Badge* Festival Accreditation + Market / Buyers Badge*
Early Bird
Until
Nov 30, 2017 (CET)
125 EUR 250 EUR 375 EUR
Regular Rate
Until
Jan 6, 2018 (CET)
125 EUR 300 EUR 425EUR
Late Fee (50 EUR)
From
Jan 7, 2018 (CET)
175 EUR 350 EUR 475 EUR

* The European Film Market issues a Buyers Badge only if you:
- order a Market Badge and
- select "Acquisitions (…)” as your "Working Sector" on the application form and
- have been verified as a Buyer.
The Buyers List of the European Film Market will be available at the beginning of January and will be updated regularly.

  Festival Accreditation Market / Buyers
Badge*
Festival Accredi-
tation +
Market / Buyers Badge*
Tickets for festival screenings
Access to selected festival & press screenings (without ticket)**
Publication in the “Who’s Where”
       
European Film Market
EFM Locations (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Marriott Hotel, Gropius Park)
EFM Screenings
LOLA at Berlinale  
Drama Series Days Panels***  
(Market Badge priority)
DocSalon
(Market Badge priority)
EFM Horizon
Berlinale Africa Hub  
(Market Badge Priority)
EFM Producers Hub****  
Login for Industry Area on EFM website
Release in the online publications of the EFM*****
WiFi at EFM Locations
Login for Cinando
(valid until mid-April, 2018)
       
Berlinale Talents  
Public Talks
Project Labs Presentations
VFF Talent Highlight Award
       
Co-Production Market  
Selected Panels***
       
World Cinema Fund  
World Cinema Fund Day

* In addition to the admission opportunities offered by a Market Badge, the Buyers Badge also permits access to the Buyers Lounge and further opportunities for admission into selected festival screenings. The European Film Market issues a Buyers Badge only if you:
- order a Market Badge and
- select "Acquisitions (…)” as your "Working Sector" on the application form and
- have been verified as a Buyer
The Buyers List of the European Film Market will be available at the beginning of January and will be updated regularly.
** The selection of screenings may vary between Festival Accreditation, Market Badge and Buyers Badge
*** Access to CoPro Series Pitching by invitation only
**** Producers preferred. Please select “Producer (…)” as your “Primary Working Sector” on the application form
***** Listings are only possible in connection with a company/organisation

A Festival Accreditation allows access to the festival screenings of each section, though not at all times or at every venue. Prior to the festival, you will have already the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the exact access rights of your accreditation. An information sheet will be sent to you together with the pick up letter about one week before the festival starts. It informs you about which cinemas you can access by simply showing your accreditation pass, and for which cinemas you would need to secure a ticket in advance.

Please note that admittance to a cinema for which you would only need to show your accreditation badge cannot be guaranteed. Access for accredited visitors is subject to availability of seats. For particularly popular screenings you are advised to arrive early in order to secure an advantageous place in the queue, because it is likely that the number of accredited people seeking admittance will exceed the number of seats reserved for this group.

Tickets

Most public screenings require tickets, which are free of additional charge. These tickets are available at ticket counters reserved for accredited participants and must be picked up in person by showing your badge. They are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability. Please be aware that there might be long queues at the ticket counter, especially during the first weekend of the festival.

Tickets for accredited participants are only available for the on-going and the following day. No advance reservations are possible. There is a maximum of one ticket per person per screening and time slot. Note that there is no guarantee for obtaining tickets for certain screenings or for obtaining a particular number of tickets.

Tickets are only valid in combination with your Festival Accreditation. Tickets that cannot be used must be returned to the respective ticket counter before the screening starts.

Prior to the festival, you will have already the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the exact access rights of your badge. An information sheet will be sent to you together with the pick up letter about one week before the festival starts. The Market / Buyers Badge enables access to all EFM Screenings, selected Berlinale Press Screenings and selected festival screenings. Market / Buyers Badge holders are not able to obtain tickets for those selected festival screenings, but have to queue at the respective venue/cinema. If there is more than one line, please queue at the one marked "Access with a Festival Accreditation / Market Badge without tickets". Note that access to screenings is not guaranteed. Admissions are on a first come, first served basis and subject to availability.

Accreditation requirements / Your professional supporting document:

In order to review your application, we need the following information:

  • your company’s field of activities (company profile with a detailed list of recent projects)
  • your area of responsibility / your position in the company

You can provide evidence of your professional affiliation by pointing us to an up-to-date website or by uploading relevant documents. Confirmed EFM Exhibitors do not have to submit supporting documents.

Please note that we do not provide an unlimited number of accreditations to any given company. We recommend that you register staff members in the order of your company's priority. Only staff members with permanent positions in your company can be accredited.

Individuals should upload an up-to-date CV and / or filmography. Festival entries, awards and any funding received should be mentioned in the filmography. The projects and activities of the last three years are crucial for accreditation.

Proof of professional activity can also be supported by giving a link to an up-to-date website. This, however, may not substitute the upload of at least one professional supporting document.

Members of a national professional association that is a Berlinale cooperation partner should contact their association before filling out the Berlinale online accreditation form. They should provide you with a so-called “association code”, which proves your professional status as a filmmaker or representative of the film industry. No further verification documents are required.

The Berlinale cooperates with the following national professional associations:

  • Spitzenorganisation der Filmwirtschaft (SPIO):
  • Berliner Film- und Fernsehverband e.V.:
  • Bundesverband Regie e.V.:
  • Bundesverband Filmschnitt Editor e.V.:
  • Bundesverband Jugend und Film e.V.:
  • Bundesverband kommunale Filmarbeit e.V.:
  • Bundesverband Produktion Film und Fernsehen:
  • BVK - Berufsverband Kinematografie:
  • Filmbüro Bremen e.V.:
  • Film- und Medienbüro Niedersachsen e.V.:
  • Filmbüro NW e.V.:
  • Filmkultur Schleswig-Holstein e.V.:
  • Film- und Kinobüro Hessen e.V.:
  • Filmverband Sachsen e.V.:
  • Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren e.V.:
  • VSK Verband der Berufsgruppen Szenenbild und Kostümbild:
  • Vedra - Verband für Film- und Fernsehdramaturgie e.V.:

Apply for accreditation / EFM registration

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.


Accreditaiton Application / EFM Registration

Contact

Potsdamer Straße 5
10785 Berlin

phone +49 30 25920-198
accreditation@berlinale.de

Benjamin Kohzer
Josephine Kohl
phone +49 30 25920-198

Sarah Gaida
phone +49 30 25920-196

Ina Hon
phone +49 30 25920-195

Josephine Kohl
phone +49 30 25920-630

Anne Perthen
phone +49 · 30 · 259 20 · 632

Contact Web Support

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

Web Support
phone +49 30 25920-800
 

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