Frequently Asked Questions
When can I submit a Press Accreditation application?
A Press Accreditation application can be submitted from approximately the beginning of November 2022. The exact date will be communicated in due course.
I am both a film professional and a journalist. Can I apply for both accreditations?
No, only one form of accreditation can be issued. To verify which kind of accreditation corresponds best to your professional profile, please check the respective pages for Professionals & EFM or Press.
I wish to apply for different media accreditations (e.g. print/online journalism and photo journalism)
Multiple accreditations for different activity fields are not possible. Please state your main field of work during the Berlinale.
What are my access options?
Information can be found under access information.
Where and when can I collect my Press Accreditation badge?
Before the festival starts, a collection slip will be sent to the e-mail address you have provided with all the relevant information regarding the collection of your Press Accreditation badge. In 2022, Press Accreditations has been issued for the first time at the Berlinale Service Center, Eichhornstr. 3, 10785 Berlin. Information on the 2023 edition will be published in autumn 2022.
Will there be press screenings? How can I access them?
Tickets for press screenings for accredited press (except technicians, photographers and PR agents without screenings access) are available free of charge and can only be booked in advance online. Tickets are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are exclusively issued for the personal use of accredited press and are only valid in combination with a Press Accreditation (the badge must be presented for inspection at the cinema entrance). A maximum of one ticket is available per person per screening or event per time slot. There is no guarantee that you will obtain a ticket for a specific screening or that a specific number of tickets will be available. However, it is mandatory to pre-book a ticket online for all festival screenings, press screenings and Press Conferences.
An allocated number of press tickets for the public screenings of all other sections are also available. Accredited press can book online tickets for the public screenings
How can I pay for my accreditation?
You can only pay online for your accreditation.
Can I also pay the accreditation fee when I pick up my badge at the counter?
Payment at the accreditation counter is not possible. The accreditation must be paid for online in advance.
Will I receive an invoice?
After completing your payment, you will receive an invoice by e-mail. You can also download this invoice at any time via the “My Accreditation” button in “My Account”. Before making your payment, you will have the opportunity to edit the billing address. Please note that it will not be possible to make any changes to the billing address after payment.
How can I cancel my accreditation?
Refunds for Press, Student and Festival Accreditations that have already been paid for are only possible until a specified date (to be defined for 2023) and only if a written notice of cancellation is sent to .
I am unable to attend the Berlinale. Can I transfer my accreditation to a colleague?
You cannot transfer your accreditation to someone else.
What is the Berlinale doing to protect my data?