Third Partners


Since 2007 ARRI produces the popular Berlinale Trailer in all necessary versions and formats. The Trailer, conceived by director Uli M Schueppel, is shown before all film screenings at the Festival. The music is composed by Xaver von Treyer and Johannes Koeniger and remains the recognizable melody of the Berlinale.
The Berlinale Trailer which was created in 2002 is continuously adapted by ARRI to fulfill the latest technical standards and meet the rising screening demands. Therefore there is also a 3D version of the Trailer, an edition in 4K-resolution and „high-frame-rate“.

ARRI | Mandy Rahn | Senior Manager International Programs


Colt has been Digital Cinema Partner for over ten years and actively supports the digitization of the Berlinale. All Festival locations are connected via Colt’s high-performance and secure fiber optic network. Thanks to this innovative infrastructure, the process of distributing films to the Festival’s various cinema venues has been greatly improved. In addition, selected Berlinale events are broadcasted live to other Festival venues.

Colt Technology Services | Christiane Wronski | Business Partner Marketing Manager


Dell supports 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 movie data in DCP format, DELL provides a storage cluster with approx. 600 terabyte storage capacity.

Dell Technologies | Christian Viermann | Public Relations Manager


The German society for the administration of copyright or neighboring rights in audiovisual works founded the “GWFF Best First Feature Award”. The award donated with 50,000 Euro was initiated by the GWFF and the Berlinale in 2006 and is shared between the director and the producer of a debut film in the sections Competition, Encounters, Panorama, Generation, Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Forum. The “GWFF Best First Feature Award” is presented by a three-member jury during the Awards Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast. In addition to the prize money, the director of the winning film is given a high-quality viewfinder as a useful work tool.

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


The Berlin based outdoor advertising specialist Wall is since 2001 contributing greatly to the Berlinale being visible not only in the vicinity of the Potsdamer Platz but also across Berlin. Beside the classical City Light Media (CLP, CLB, CLS) the special highlight is a digital City Light Board which is going to be build up only for the Berlinale at Potsdamer Platz. These new displays can show many different advertisements during the course of the Festival.

Wall GmbH | Fabian Streich | Sales Manager Transport