Berlinale: Press


Information on Press Accreditation

Requests for Press Accreditation should be made by January 6, 2018.

Applications received after January 7, 2018 may not be considered.

Press Accreditation is available to Berlinale reporters from all media fields (print, online, TV, radio, web TV, photography) as well as to PR agents of all films to be shown at the festival. Based on the requested credentials and documents, the Berlinale reserves the right to approve or deny accreditation.

During the online accreditation process you will be asked to upload digital supporting documents. Please find the requirements under Conditions for Accreditation.

A press card or publishing details will not be accepted as proof of the requested qualifications.

Multiple accreditations via various Berlinale accreditation offices or for different professional fields, such as for a photo and print journalist, are not possible.

Accreditation fee: EUR 60.00 (incl. VAT)

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.


Accreditation Application

Conditions for Accreditation / Your professional supporting document:

Please have the following supporting documents ready for digital upload in the online accreditation process:

  • Official confirmation letter (PDF) from the assigning editor confirming your assignment to cover the Berlinale. Information on the type, extent and publication time of the planned coverage as well as a media kit
  • Proof of publication (max. 50 MB) in the form of two current clippings of film-related coverage in the assigning medium
  • A representative proof of publication related to the last Berlinale (final report), if the applicant was accredited
  • For online media only: Information on the type of media (web newspaper, web portal or similar) as well as the publication frequency and visitor statistics (unique visitors and page views)

Please have the following supporting documents ready for digital upload in the online accreditation process:

  • Official confirmation letter (PDF) from the assigning editor confirming your assignment to cover the festival, stating the intention to air your reports, and giving information about the programme (e.g. periodicity, time of broadcast, audience ratings); names and jobs of the crew members to be accredited
  • Scan of last year’s coverage or proof of publication (max. 50 MB)

Please have the following supporting documents ready for digital upload in the online accreditation process:

  • Official confirmation letter (PDF) from the assigning editor or agency director confirming your assignment to cover the festival
  • Proofs of publication (max. 50 MB)
  • Scan of press card

Please have the following supporting documents ready for digital upload in the online accreditation process:

  • An official letter of confirmation (PDF) from your agency director, the film production company or film distributor with all information on the films you will be representing at the Berlinale

Access Authorisations:

  • Your accreditation as a journalist is valid for the whole festival
  • A press accreditation badge gives access to press screenings, press conferences and other festival section events (excluding individually arranged "PR agents without theatre entry" accreditations, which give access to the Press Centre and press conferences only)
  • You will receive detailed information regarding access permissions to individual film screenings with your accreditation confirmation, and when collecting your accreditation at the Press Counter

  • Your accreditation is valid for the whole festival
  • The accreditation gives the holder access to press conferences and specified red carpet areas
  • TV and radio technicians will be given special filming permits and work permits for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and for the special events. For this purpose, please make sure to contact the Press Office in a timely manner:
  • The accreditation as technician gives no access to screenings

  • Your accreditation is valid for the whole festival
  • Accreditation allows access to Photo Calls, presentation of directors and actors after the screenings on stage and access to the marked area at the Red Carpet in front of the Berlinale Palast
  • Photographer positions will be assigned by the Press Office
  • Photographers must request a camera position by January 15, 2018
  • Requests for positions do not guarantee their assignment
  • Photographers will be given special work permits for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and for the special events. For this purpose, please make sure to contact the Press Office in a timely manner:
  • Photography using professional equipment during press conferences is reserved for photo agencies. The contingency is limited. Please send requests to: .
  • The accreditation as photographer gives no access to screenings

Recordings:

Media recordings are not to disturb the course of events.

TV, film, digital, video and sound recordings and photography in which a part of a film screening is recorded violate copyright law and are illegal. The failure to comply with this law will be prosecuted.

  • Access is limited for certain special events and official celebrations and is granted only by the press department
  • For the Opening and Closing Gala auditorium events, access is limited to photographers and radio journalists. TV press has no access. TV, film, digital and video recordings are generally not permitted during the Opening and Closing Gala events. Access to pool material may be requested through the press department:: .

Failure to comply with these rules and guidelines can lead to confiscation of accreditation and immediate exclusion from the event.

Contact:

Press Office
Potsdamer Str. 5
10785 Berlin
phone +49 30 25920-707

Contact

Maximilian Fleischer
Tel. +49 30 25920-747
Fax +49 30 25920-799

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

Michaela Herzhauser
Tel. +49 30 25920-780

Wolfgang Samlowski
Tel. +49 30 25920-789

Ana Catalá Roig
phone +49 30 25920-702

Fax +49 30 25920-779

Philipp Gilly
Tel. +49 30 25920-746
Fax +49 30 25920-799

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

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

Note on the "Embargo" regulation for world premieres

Please respect the embargo regulation for world premieres. Reviews of films that celebrate their world premieres at the Berlinale may only be published after the beginning of the first public screening (start of the screening + 30 minutes).

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: