Berlinale: Students

Information on Student Accreditation

The registration period for the 70th Berlinale and the EFM 2020 starts mid-November, 2019.

Please note that all information currently given on these pages refers to the Berlinale 2019 and is given subject to alteration in order to offer a general insight into accreditation procedures.

The Berlinale offers a limited allocation of Student Accreditations to all universities across the world with film-related degree courses.

Applications for an allocation of accreditations can only be made by the university's administration or by lecturers/teachers for their students. To make an application, please send a description of the course content / area of study and state the desired number of accreditations to .

The fee for a student accreditation is EUR 80 per badge.

Applications can be made from November 1, 2018 to December 15, 2018 at the latest to .

If the total contingent of student accreditations is allocated before December 15, the application deadline ends prematurely.

After checking the request a certain number of "student codes" will be sent out to the school/university. Please note that this number might differ from the originally requested one. Those "student codes" are then to be passed on to the students. Students are required to use those codes when completing the online application form. 'Student codes' must be used by December 31, 2018 via “My Account”.

Please note that students

  • may only be accredited for the Berlinale through their school once
  • may not apply for a Market Badge
  • must show their student ID when picking up their accreditation

We cannot accept individual requests from students. Students that wish to apply for accreditation should contact an official representative of their university who can then get in touch with us.

'Student codes' are exclusively intended to be used by students and not by university administration staff nor the teaching staff. These other university affiliates may apply online for professional accreditation without having to apply for a code first and may request a Festival Accreditation and/or a Market Badge.

  • Access to festival screenings (every section, though not at all times and at every venue)*
  • Access to EFM locations (Gropius Bau & Marriott Hotel) on Feb 7 (Thu) and as of Feb 12 (Tue)
  • Access to public events of Berlinale Talents
  • Access to LOLA at Berlinale
  • Publication in the "Who’s Where"

* This excludes Competition screenings in the Berlinale Palast. When you pick up your accreditation badge, you will receive an information sheet about the conditions of access that comes with your accreditation.

The Student Accreditation allows access to festival screenings of each section, though not at all times or at every venue. Access to screenings is possible either by showing your accreditation badge or by obtaining a ticket. One week prior to the festival, we will inform you by e-mail about the detailed access regulations of your accreditation.

Access with Student Accreditation and Ticket

How do I obtain a ticket?

  • 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. Tickets for accredited festival participants are only valid for personal use and only in combination with your Student Accreditation. The badge must be presented together with your ticket at the cinema entrance. 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.

Can someone else pick up tickets for me?

  • Tickets must be picked up in person by showing your badge.

How many days in advance can I get a ticket?

  • Tickets for accredited participants are available for the on-going and the following day. No advance reservations are possible.

When is the best time to appear at the ticket counter to request my preferred tickets?

  • Tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be aware that there might be long queues at the ticket counter, especially during the first weekend of the festival. The earlier you arrive at the ticket counter, the higher are your chances of getting the tickets you prefer.

How can I cancel a ticket?

  • We kindly ask you to return tickets that cannot be used at the respective issue counter. For expired tickets, there is no possibility to visit another screening of the film, because accredited guests can receive a maximum of one ticket per film / event.

Access only with Student Accreditation (without a ticket)

  • A small selection of screenings can be visited by only presenting your Student Accreditation at the cinema entrance. You have to queue in line for accredited persons at the respective cinema. Please note that admittance to a cinema for which you would only need to show your accreditation badge cannot be guaranteed. 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.


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

Web Support
phone +49 30 25920-800