Third Partners


Colt has been a digital cinema partner for 16 years and actively supports the digitalisation of the Berlinale. Via Colt's high-performance global fibre-optic network, film studios from all over the world can transmit their works securely and quickly to Berlin. For the 74th Berlin International Film Festival, Colt will provide the Berlinale with its on-demand service for the delivery of film contributions from Asia via a hub in Singapore. In addition, all festival locations are connected. Thanks to this innovative infrastructure, the films can be delivered to the cinemas more quickly and easily.

Colt Technology Services | Christiane Wronski | Business Partner Marketing Manager


Dell has been supporting the Berlinale since 2014 with a highly performant Isilon Scale-Out NAS storage system to allow the digital distribution of the movies. To centrally store the constantly increasing amount of all film data in DCP format, DELL provides a storage cluster with approx. 600 terabyte storage capacity.

Dell Technologies | Christian Viermann | Public Relations Manager


The society for the administration of copyright or neighbouring rights in audiovisual works endows the "GWFF Best First Feature Award" across all sections. The prize, endowed with 50,000 euros and initiated by the GWFF and the Berlinale in 2006, goes in equal parts to the director and producer of a debut film from the sections Competition, Encounters, Panorama, Generation and Forum. The prize will be awarded by a three-member jury at the Award Ceremony gala at the Berlinale Palast. In addition to the prize money, the director of the winning film will be presented with a high-quality viewfinder as a useful working tool.

GWFF mbH | Dr. Gertraude Müller-Ernstberger | Managing Director

Object Carpet

At the 74th Berlinale, OBJECT CARPET is presenting a world debut: the red carpet of the Berlinale Palast is the first completely recyclable red carpet, consisting of only two materials. This groundbreaking innovation has a low ecological footprint and helps make the 74th Berlinale sustainable. The red carpet, made in Germany, also scores points in terms of health, as it does not contain any additives. The company OBJECT CARPET has stood for quality, design and innovation since 1972 and is continually setting new standards for responsible carpet design.

Object Carpet GmbH | Yvonne Schumacher | Press Director


PHAROS – The Post Group is a brand of Media Services GmbH. Germany's largest post-production company with over 140 employees, PHAROS, formerly known as ARRI Media, has been providing all creative and technical services related to film production for more than 40 years.

For the 74th Berlinale, PHAROS produces the popular Berlinale Trailer in all required versions and formats. The trailer, conceived by director Uli M Schueppel, will precede all film screenings during the festival and is the Berlinale's signature feature.

PHAROS – The Post Group | Angela Reedwisch | Key Account Manager