Sections

From June 9-20, a majority of the films and series from the 71st Berlin International Film Festival will be presented in 16 open-air cinemas at the Berlinale Summer Special. Programme

The 2021 Film Selection is also available in the archive.

© Haut et Court - Abbout Productions - Micro_Scope © Palomar 2018

Competition

The festival's centrepiece screens the films that will be talked about.

© Tobias Datum / Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics © Tobias Datum / Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series

Space for the extraordinary, the glamorous and the festival's special concerns.

© Prophecy Films © Prophecy Films

Encounters

A platform aiming to foster aesthetically and structurally daring works.

© Juliette Barrat / L'Endroit © Juliette Barrat / L'Endroit

Berlinale Shorts

The films of Berlinale Shorts are cinema's unsolicitied requests to take the floor and speak.

© Silver Salt Films © Silver Salt Films

Panorama

Sexy, edgy, daring. Panorama screens extraordinary cinema and is a traditional audience favourite.

© Mick Bello © Mick Bello

Forum & Forum Expanded

Reflection on the medium of film, social and artistic discourse and aesthetic obstinacy.

© Aamu Film Company © Aamu Film Company

Generation

Films that matter. For young cineastes and everyone else.

© vajda film UG © vajda film UG

Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Talented directors screen their debut films and bring a fresh impetus to the cinema with their individual styles.

Source: Deutsche Kinemathek, courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing, LLC Source: Deutsche Kinemathek, courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing, LLC

Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Discover film history and view it anew in screenings of the highest quality.