Press Accreditation

Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, accreditation is only possible for those who have been vaccinated or have recovered. The Berlinale is taking place as a "2G" event (access for vaccinated or recovered people).

Official requirements may change according to the epidemic situation. All accredited participants are requested to take personal responsibility for familiarising themselves with the most up-to-date hygiene rules and checking whether they meet the current requirements.

Welcome to the Press Accreditation section of the 2022 Berlinale. We are pleased to announce the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival as an in-person event. The health of all guests and the festival staff is at the centre of planning. 

A Berlinale Press Accreditation is available to journalists of all media (print, online, TV, radio, web TV, photography) as well as to PR agents of all the films screening at the festival. The access information gives a detailed overview of the authorisations of the different media types.

For the first time, all 2022 screenings and events will be accessible for the public press via an online ticketing system.

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Fees, Deadlines and Requirements

The Berlinale provides press accreditation for a fee of 60 Euros (VAT included). The deadline for applications is January 6, 2022 (Midnight CET).

During the online accreditation process, you will be asked to upload digital supporting documents. An overview of the mandatory supporting documents is provided below. The Berlinale reserves the right to approve or deny a Press Accreditation based on the credentials and documents submitted.

Please also note:

  • A press card or details of the publishing house will not be accepted as evidence.
  • Multiple accreditations made via various Berlinale accreditation offices or for different professional fields, such as for a photo and print journalist, are not possible.
  • Please state your main field of work in your application.
  • An official confirmation letter (PDF) from your assigning editor confirming your assignment to cover the festival. Please provide information on the type, extent and publication date of the planned coverage as well as a media kit.
  • Proof of publication (max. 50 MB) in the form of two current examples of film-related coverage, preferably in the assigning publication, or a link to its presence online. If you were accredited to the Berlinale in the previous year, material relating to that edition of the festival should be submitted.
  • For online media only: information on the type of media (website of a newspaper, web portal or similar) as well as the frequency of publication and user statistics (unique visitors and page views).
  • An official confirmation letter (PDF) from your assigning editor confirming your assignment to cover the festival, stating the intention to broadcast your reports and including information about the programme (e.g. frequency, date and time of the broadcast(s), audience ratings), names and jobs of the crew members to be accredited.
  • A scan of last year’s coverage or proof of publication (max. 50 MB).
  • An official confirmation letter (PDF) from your assigning editor or agency director confirming your assignment to cover the festival.
  • Proofs of publications (max. 50 MB).
  • A scan of your press card.
  • An official letter of confirmation (PDF) from your agency director, the film production company or film distributor containing all the information on the films you will be representing at the Berlinale.