For all applications the General Guidelines for Film Submission and Participation apply.
Eligible for Panorama are feature films and documentaries of at least 60 minutes running time, which
- have not been screened at any European film festival. A presentation at festivals in the country of origin will be tolerated. A presentation at an online festival is permitted if the streamings were only accessible outside of Europe/in the country of origin (geoblocking).
- have not been released or presented publicly in Europe other than in their country of origin.
- have neither been presented on television nor on the internet/VOD other than in their country of origin.
- were completed within the 12 months prior to the start of the festival. Re-submissions are not eligible.
- are available in the formats DCP or QuickTime ProRes. 35mm or other formats only upon request.
- are intended for theatrical release.
- German films applying for Panorama need to be a European premiere as minimum requirement and may not have been presented publicly in Germany (festival, theatrical release, TV, Internet, VOD).
In case of international co-productions the main country of production will be considered as the country of origin.
- World premieres are preferred (general information on premiere status).
The Artistic Director of the festival reserves the right to rule on any cases not provided for in these guidelines.
2. Selection and Programming
The Artistic Director of the festival and the head of Berlinale Panorama invite films to participate in Berlinale Panorama.
3. Language Version and Subtitles
All films invited to the festival are screened in their original version with English subtitles. The costs of subtitling are at the responsibility of the producer.
The version released or planned for release in the country of origin is regarded as the original version.