The large-format Berlinale star portraits have been taken by the photographer Gerhard Kassner since 2003. During the festival they adorn the walls of the Berlinale Palast. There they are signed by the stars before their gala premieres.
After the festival the star portraits remain accessible. Star portraits from earlier festival years are also available in the archive.
In the years 2000 and 2002, large-format polaroids have been taken by the Italian company Photomovie.