Access Information

Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, access to Press Conferences as well as press and festival screenings is only possible with a Press Accreditation and an additional pre-booked online ticket.

After your accreditation has been confirmed, you will get access to the following online services:

  • Download section for press (depending on discipline/from mid-January onwards)
  • Editing your information in the Attendee List via My Account (from November onwards)
  • Request discounted rooms in of the Berlinale partner hotels (from November onwards)
  • Access to the Berlinale Attendee List (from February onwards)

Access to Press/Festival Screenings and Media Areas

Access to all screenings, events and media areas is only possible with your Press Accreditation and an additional pre-booked press ticket (for screenings, Press Conferences etc.) or a press registration (press lines etc).

Reservation terms will be announced just before the festival.

There is no right to access.

Access Information

  • Your accreditation is valid for the duration of the festival.
  • Please note that the COVID-19 regulations cause reduced capacity limits. Therefore, press tickets or registrations are neccessary in addition to the Press Accreditation.
  • The accreditation grants access to
    • Press and festival screenings
    • Press Conferences
    • Other festival and section events, award ceremonies
  • Detailed information regarding the access will be announced in your accreditation confirmation and when collecting your accreditation badge.
  • From 5pm onwards, your accreditation will also grant you access to European Film Market locations. We ask for your understanding that in case of too many visitors, Market Badge Holders have priority for admission.
  • Your accreditation is valid for the duration of the festival.
  • Please note that the COVID-19 regulations cause reduced capacity limits. Therefore, press tickets or registrations are neccessary in addition to the Press Accreditation.
  • The accreditation grants access to
    • Press and festival screenings
    • Press Conferences
    • Other festival and section events, award ceremonies
    • Media areas at the Red Carpet (TV/Radio press line) or award ceremonies and festival events. Filming in the hall is not possible during the opening and award ceremonies, European Shooting Stars and The Honorary Golden Bear award ceremony. Pool material will be provided.
  • Detailed information regarding the access will be announced in your accreditation confirmation and when collecting your accreditation badge.
  • From 5pm onwards, your accreditation will also grant you access to European Film Market locations. We ask for your understanding that in case of too many visitors, Market Badge Holders have priority for admission.
  • Your accreditation is valid for the duration of the festival.
  • Please note that the COVID-19 regulations cause reduced capacity limits. Therefore, press tickets or registrations are neccessary in addition to the Press Accreditation.
  • The accreditation grants access to and AV recording of
    • Press Conferences
    • Other festival section events
    • Media areas at the Red Carpet (TV/Radio press line) or award ceremonies and festival events
  • Filming in the hall is not possible during the opening and award ceremonies, European Shooting Stars and The Honorary Golden Bear award ceremony. Pool material will be provided.
  • The Opening and Closing Ceremonies are excluded from filming permission.
  • The attendance at screenings will not be possible.

  • Your accreditation is valid for the duration of the festival.
  • Please note that the COVID-19 regulations cause reduced capacity limits. Therefore, press tickets or registrations are neccessary in addition to the Press Accreditation.
  • The accreditation grants access to and photography of
    • Press Conferences (strictly limited)
    • Photo Calls
    • Other festival section events
    • Media areas at the Red Carpet (photo press line) or award ceremonies and festival events
  • The Press Office assigns requested positions for press lines and Photo Calls. There is no entitlement for a position. Detailed information will follow shortly before the festival.
  • Attending screenings will not be possible

  • Your accreditation is valid for the duration of the festival.
  • Please note that the COVID-19 regulations cause reduced capacity limits. Therefore, press tickets or registrations are neccessary in addition to the Press Accreditation.
  • The accreditation grants access to
    • Press and festival screenings (except, after individual agreements, PR Agents without cinema access)
    • Press Conferences
    • Other festival section events
  • Detailed information regarding the access will be announced in your accreditation confirmation and when collecting your accreditation badge.
  • From 5pm onwards, your accreditation will also grant you access to European Film Market locations. We ask for your understanding that in case of too many visitors, Market Badge Holders have priority for admission.

Note on Recordings

Media recordings must not disturb the course of events.

TV, film, digital, video, sound recordings and photography that include part of a film screening violate copyright law and are illegal. Failure to comply with this law will be prosecuted.

Access to special and official events is limited and only granted via prior arrangement with the Press Office.

For the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Honorary Golden Bear award ceremony and Shooting Stars in the auditorium, access is limited to registered photographers and radio journalists. TV crews are not permitted. TV, film, video and cell phone recordings are generally not permitted. Access to press pool material may be requested from the Berlinale Press Office at .

Failure to comply with these rules and guidelines can lead to the confiscation of accreditation and immediate exclusion from the event.

Note on the Embargo Regulation for World Premieres

Please respect the embargo regulation for world premieres. Reviews of films that celebrate their world premieres at the Berlinale may only be published after the beginning of the first public screening (start of the screening + 30 minutes).

Contact Press Accreditation

Press Office
Potsdamer Platz
10785 Berlin

Print/Online/PR

TV/Radio

Photo

Contact Web Support

For technical questions concerning the accreditation
phone +49 30 25920-800

Mo-Fr, 9 am - 7 pm (CET)
Berlin time: