Press Releases 74th Berlinale

Awards

Feb 24, 2024: The Awards of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival

All awards of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [...]

Generation | Awards

Feb 24, 2024: The Prizes at Generation Kplus

The members of the Youth Jury Generation Kplus and the International Jury have awarded the following prizes [...]

Awards | Panorama

Feb 24, 2024: The Panorama Audience Awards

The audience has voted: The 26th Panorama Audience Award for the best feature film goes to Memorias de un cuerpo que arde (Memories of a Burning Body) by Antonella Sudasassi Furniss, No Other Land by Basel Adra, Hamdan Ballal, Yuval Abraham and Rachel Szor wins in the category Panorama Dokumente [...]

Generation | Awards

Feb 23, 2024: The Prizes at Generation 14plus

The members of the Youth Jury Generation 14plus and the International Jury have awarded the following prizes [...]

European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Feb 22, 2024: Big Crowds and High-Turnover Deals at the First Film Fair of the Year – The European Film Market 2024 Sets New Records

A record number of over 12,000 trade visitors from 143 countries means the European Film Market can draw a remarkable balance after a week of market activities [...]

Additional Information

Feb 21, 2024: Successful First Part of the 74th Berlinale

The first half of the festival was marked by glamorous, but also political appearances on the Red Carpet and packed cinemas [...]

European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Feb 19, 2024: New Feature Film Projects on Their Way – Prizes at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2024

On Sunday, three cash prizes and one in-kind prize were awarded to selected feature film projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 17 to 21) [...]

Additional Information

Feb 14, 2024: Opening of the Berlinale 2024

On February 15, the start of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival will be celebrated in the Berlinale Palast. The event will be broadcast on ZDF/3sat from 7.20 pm and streamed live on the Berlinale website [...]

Additional Information

Feb 13, 2024: The Official Partners of the 74th Berlinale

The 74th Berlin International Film Festival receives support from its Principal Partners Armani beauty, Uber and ZDF; its Co-Partners Campari, Mastercard, Potsdamer Platz and rbb media; and approximately 30 other national and international businesses [...]

Additional Information

Feb 08, 2024: Berlinale Opening: Disinvitation of AfD Politicians

Over the past few days, there has been an intense discussion in the cultural sector, in the press and on social media as well as within the Berlinale team about the invitations of AfD politicians, a right-wing extremist party, to the Opening of the Berlinale [...]

Additional Information

Feb 06, 2024: Berlinale Goes Kiez: The Programme

From February 17 to 23, Berlinale Goes Kiez will be rolling out the Red Carpet in a new Berlin neighbourhood on a daily basis, bringing festival atmosphere and international guests to arthouse cinemas in Berlin and surrounding areas [...]

Additional Information

Feb 06, 2024: Berlinale 2024: Diversity and Inclusion

The Berlinale is committed to diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and is constantly working to further develop inclusive events [...]

Additional Information | Competition

Feb 01, 2024: Berlinale Issues Call for Freedom of Movement, Freedom of Expression for Competition Directors Maryam Moghaddam & Behtash Sanaeeha

The festival is shocked and dismayed to learn that Moghaddam and Sanaeeha could be prevented from traveling to the festival to present their film and meet their audience in Berlin [...]

Generation

Feb 01, 2024: Generation Competition Programmes Complete

Two further world premieres complete the Generation programme [...]

Competition | Awards

Feb 01, 2024: Berlinale 2024: International Jury

Actor, director, producer and writer Lupita Nyong’o will head the jury [...]

Encounters

Feb 01, 2024: The Encounters Jury

This year’s Encounters programme features 15 films. A three-member jury chooses the winners for Best Film, Best Director and the Special Jury Award: Lisandro Alonso (Argentina), Denis Côté (Canada) and Tizza Covi (Italy) [...]

Berlinale Shorts

Feb 01, 2024: Berlinale Shorts 2024 – International Short Film Jury

From the 20 nominated films, the jury will be choosing the winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short Film, the winner of the Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) and the Berlin Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards [...]

Generation

Feb 01, 2024: International Jury and Children's and Youth Jury of Generation

The juries of Generation stand for the collective experience of cinema and subsequent discussion of the films [...]

Awards

Feb 01, 2024: Jury GWFF Best First Feature Award

In total, 16 directorial feature film debuts from the sections Competition, Encounters, Panorama, Forum and Generation are nominated [...]

Awards

Feb 01, 2024: Jury Berlinale Documentary Award – Funded by rbb

In 2024, 20 documentary forms from the sections Competition, Berlinale Special, Encounters, Panorama, Forum and Generation are nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Award [...]

Berlinale Talents

Feb 01, 2024: More Than Words Can Say: Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Scorsese, Ira Sachs, Tsai Ming-liang, Mati Diop, Abderrahmane Sissako, Peaches and Many More Guests at Berlinale Talents

This year’s theme of "Common Tongues - Speaking Out in the Language of Cinema" sets an example for diversity in filmmaking, tolerance, open exchange and freedom in art [...]

Panorama

Jan 31, 2024: Berlinale Spotlight: Panorama – Guest at the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation in Berlin

Shortly before the start of the 74th Berlinale, the next Berlinale Spotlight will take place on Tuesday, 13 February 2024, La Sirène by Sepideh Farsi will be screened [...]

European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 31, 2024: EFM Industry Sessions 2024

A Growth Mindset Towards (Human & Machine) Learning, Skills and Equity Put Centre Stage [...]

World Cinema Fund

Jan 29, 2024: World Cinema Fund with Twelve Films in the Berlinale Programme / WCF Day 2024 / German Federal Cultural Foundation Extends and Increases Funding

An impressive number of twelve very diverse WCF-funded films with strong narratives and artistic identities have been selected for the Berlinale 2024 programme [...]

Berlinale Special

Jan 25, 2024: Three Films Have Been Added to the Berlinale Special Programme

Two mid-length films and one feature film complete the programme [...]

Competition

Jan 22, 2024: The Programme of the Competition

20 films will compete for the Golden and Silver Bears, among them two first features as well as two documentary forms [...]

Encounters

Jan 22, 2024: The Programme of Encounters

The programme comprises 15 films, all of which are world premieres. There are two first features plus one debut of a documentary form [...]

Additional Information

Jan 22, 2024: Berlinale Goes Kiez 2024: Celebrating Neighbourhood Cinemas

Together with its audience, the festival would like to celebrate film and the cinema in particular. True to the established formula, from February 17 to 23 the little red carpet will be making its way from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, and even to the outskirts of the city [...]

Additional Information

Jan 22, 2024: Press Dossier for the 74th Berlin International Film Festival

The press dossier comprises the film selection of the 74th Berlinale [...]

Competition

Jan 18, 2024: Small Things Like These Starring Cillian Murphy Set to Open Berlinale

The 74th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 15, 2024 with the world premiere the Irish-Belgian production [...]

Panorama

Jan 17, 2024: Bridges Between Lived Experiences and Cinematic Possibilities

The world around us is shaped by global crises, wars and social divisions. The filmmakers in this year’s Panorama programme use their stories to send an audible and, above all, visible signal of protest against these developments [...]

Forum & Forum Expanded

Jan 17, 2024: From Unseen Corners. The 30 Films in the Main Programme of the 54th Forum

Under new section head Barbara Wurm, the Forum presents itself in typically daring fashion in relation to its pressing interest in the filigree and the fragmentary. Yet the programme also shows a clear openness towards larger-scale forms of cinema that might at first glance seem familiar [...]

Forum & Forum Expanded

Jan 17, 2024: Forum Expanded 2024: Distant Connections

The 19th edition of Forum Expanded presents 19 cinematic works from 20 countries. The selected films, installations and performances repeatedly draw our attention to communities – their constitution, the breaking points they face and the dangers and constraints to which they are exposed to [...]

Generation

Jan 17, 2024: Songs of Violence and Love

The 2024 programme for Generation encompasses 34 works, including seven debut films and 24 world premieres [...]

European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 17, 2024: Berlinale Series Market Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

The Berlinale Series Market is the EFM's main industry platform for serial content from around the world [...]

European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 17, 2024: Co-Pro Series 2024: Ten Exceptional Series Projects at 10th Anniversary Edition

On February 20 and 21, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will be organising its tenth Co-Pro Series, consisting of a pitch event, meetings and networking around promising international series projects selected for presentation to interested partners [...]

Berlinale Special

Jan 15, 2024: Genre, Acclaimed Masters and Great Performances

After announcing an initial batch of Gala and Berlinale Special presentations, the section confirms another twelve titles [...]

Berlinale Shorts

Jan 15, 2024: Forms of Us

In the scope of the Berlinale Shorts competition, 20 short films enter into dialogue with one another and reflect on the status quo of our world today [...]

Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Jan 15, 2024: The 2024 Berlinale Classics Section Presents Ten World Premieres of Films in Their Digitally Restored Versions

The selection ranges from early sound film experiment to a sober and distanced black-and-white drama, to colourful, artful exploitation [...]

Awards

Jan 12, 2024: Berlinale Camera 2024: Tribute to Edgar Reitz

Since 1986, the Berlinale has awarded the Berlinale Camera to honour personalities and institutions who have made a special contribution to filmmaking [...]

European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 12, 2024: Books at Berlinale 2024: Ten International Books on Route to Screen Adaptation

On Sunday, February 18, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will present ten current books selected due to their great potential for screen adaptation in Books at Berlinale [...]

Forum & Forum Expanded

Jan 09, 2024: Relations & Resistance: The 2024 Forum Special

This year’s Forum Special is dedicated to films that show a stance – whether in the 1970s or 2023 [...]

Berlinale Talents

Jan 09, 2024: Talent Multiplied: The 2024 Participants Have Been Announced, Talents Footprints Jury Selects Sustainability Projects

Berlinale Talents welcomes 202 selected filmmakers to Berlin from February 17-22, 2024 and connects them with the film industry and the Berlinale audience in numerous talks, workshops and public discussions under the fitting theme "Common Tongues – Speaking Out in the Language of Cinema“ [...]

European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 09, 2024: A Home for International Co-Productions: 34 Film Projects to Meet International Partners at Berlinale Co-Production Market

34 film projects from 27 countries have been selected for the 21st Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 17-21) [...]

Awards | Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Dec 21, 2023: Berlinale 2024: Honorary Golden Bear for Martin Scorsese

The 74th Berlin International Film Festival will award US-director, producer and screenwriter Martin Scorsese the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement [...]

Berlinale Special

Dec 20, 2023: Berlinale Special 2024: First Film Titles

Seven productions, including one series, have so far been invited to the 2024 Berlinale Special [...]

Forum & Forum Expanded

Dec 20, 2023: Forum Expanded Announces the First Seven Films Selected for the 2024 Programme

The works selected shed light on both the palpable and more ephemeral effects of power, grief, and dispossession [...]

Generation

Dec 20, 2023: First Films at Generation – Aggregate States of Turmoil

Six feature-length and seven short films have already been confirmed. Mascha Halberstad, Philippe Lesage, Ingrid Pokropek, Aslı Özarslan, Luck Razanajaona and Soleen Yusef will all be presenting new works [...]

Additional Information

Dec 20, 2023: The 2024 Berlinale Key Design

Starting in late January, at Potsdamer Platz and across the city, the Berlinale poster will build anticipation for the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [...]

Panorama

Dec 14, 2023: First Films in Panorama Confirmed: Counter Movements

Panorama is announcing its first eleven titles. Nora Fingscheidt, Jérémy Clapin, Aslı Özge, Josef Hader, Ray Yeung, Jane Schoenbrun, Carmen Jaquier and Jan Gassmann are all presenting their latest films [...]

Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Dec 14, 2023: 2024 Retrospective – “An Alternate Cinema – From the Deutsche Kinemathek Archives” Presents its Final Selection of Films

The Retrospective 2024 “An Alternate Cinema – From the Deutsche Kinemathek Archives” will showcase 21 features and two short films made between 1960 and 2000, with the selection encompassing narrative and documentary films, as well as mixed forms [...]

Berlinale Shorts | Generation

Dec 14, 2023: Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts & Generation Guests – at the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation in Berlin

The next Berlinale Spotlight will take place at the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation in Berlin and will present films from the 2018, 2021 and 2022 festival editions in the scope of two events [...]

Forum & Forum Expanded

Dec 13, 2023: The First Films of the 54th Forum: Women, Communes, Generations

The 54th Forum is blazing new trails. The first eight films selected set their sights on history and the present, on women and different generations [...]

Additional Information

Dec 13, 2023: 74th Berlinale: Cinema Venues

15 cinemas will be part of the regular venues for the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [...]

Competition | Awards

Dec 11, 2023: Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong'o to Be Jury President of the Berlinale 2024

“I am deeply honored to serve as the President of the International Jury of the Berlin International Film Festival. I look forward to celebrating and recognising the outstanding work of filmmakers from around the world,” states actor, director, producer and New York Times bestselling author Nyong'o [...]

European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Dec 06, 2023: European Film Market 2024 – It All Starts Here

The European Film Market (EFM) at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival will open its doors for seven days from February 15 to 21, 2024 [...]

Berlinale Talents

Nov 30, 2023: Common Tongues – Speaking Out in the Language of Cinema

Language, common language, film language is the theme of the 22nd edition of the talent promotion initiative [...]

Additional Information

Nov 29, 2023: Berlinale Meets Fußball – Film Project for Euro2024

The Berlinale is taking part in the cultural programme for the 2024 European Football Championship with Berlinale Meets Fußball [...]

World Cinema Fund

Nov 24, 2023: Current Funding Recommendations for Production and Distribution / WCF Europe–TFL Audience Design Award

The current funding pot of eleven production and three distribution grants amounts to a total of 360,000 euros [...]

World Cinema Fund

Nov 03, 2023: Berlinale Spotlight: World Cinema Fund at “Around the World in 14 Films”

At its 18th edition (December 1-9, 2023), “Around the World in 14 Films” will present an all-day Berlinale Spotlight: World Cinema Fund. One WCF-film is being presented as part of a homage [...]

Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Oct 31, 2023: Berlinale Classics 2024:
Silent Film Classic Kohlhiesel’s Daughters by Ernst Lubitsch in the World Premiere of the 4K Restored Version

The restoration was done by the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation and the screening at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) will be accompanied by a new score by Leopold Hurt, performed live by members of the Berliner Philharmoniker under the direction of Simon Rössler [...]

Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Oct 31, 2023: Retrospective 2024:
“An Alternate Cinema – From the Deutsche Kinemathek Archives”

The Retrospective of the 2024 Berlin International Film Festival will celebrate unorthodox protagonists, idiosyncratic cinematic language, and unconventional productions from German film history that stepped outside the box [...]

Additional Information

Oct 06, 2023: Outlook for Berlinale 2024: New Emphases in Commitment to German Newcomer Films and the Field of Partnerships

From February 15 to 25, 2024, the 74th Berlin International Film Festival will again be inviting audiences and the industry to a wide-ranging programme of films, inspiring encounters, and stimulating exchanges [...]

Generation

Sep 14, 2023: Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Japan

Under the title Berlinale Spotlight: Generation, the Berlinale section Generation will once again present a programme which is curated jointly with the Nara International Film Festival, and will consist of entries both from the 2023 Generation Kplus and the Generation 14plus competitions [...]

European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Aug 16, 2023: Call for Projects: Time to Submit Film and Series Projects for the Berlinale Co-Production Market

Until September 21, 2023, experienced producers from all over the world can submit new feature film projects in need of co-producers and financiers for the 21st edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 17-21, 2024) [...]

Berlinale Talents

Aug 10, 2023: Nikola Joetze Takes Over as New Project Manager of Berlinale Talents

On September 1, Nikola Joetze will take over the project management of Berlinale Talents, completing the dual leadership team of the talent development initiative alongside programme manager Florian Weghorn [...]

World Cinema Fund

Aug 07, 2023: Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Current Funding Recommendations for Production and Distribution

At the 38th jury session of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made 13 recommendations of funding to projects or films from Bhutan, Brazil, Indonesia, Israel, Madagascar, Nepal, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela [...]

Competition | Berlinale Special | Encounters

Jul 12, 2023: Jacqueline Nsiah Will Join the Berlinale Selection Committee

Barbara Wurm is leaving the committee to head the Forum section, starting August 1, 2023 [...]

Berlinale Shorts

Jul 12, 2023: Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts at FIRST International Film Festival in Xining, China

The upcoming Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts will present for the second time a selection of short films at FIRST International Film Festival, taking place from July 23 - 31 in Xining, Qinghai Province, China [...]

Berlinale Talents

Jul 12, 2023: The Film Community of the Many: Berlinale Talents Calls for Applications

Until September 4, 2023, emerging film creators can once again apply for Berlinale Talents (February 17-22, 2024) [...]

Additional Information

Jul 11, 2023: 2024 Berlinale: “Next Move” - Focusing and Condensing for a Future-Oriented Festival Structure

Executive Director Mariëtte Rissenbeek and Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian evaluated the structure of the Berlinale after the festival. Their goal is to be able to sustainably configure the festival by restructuring the organisation and condensing its programme [...]

Additional Information

Jun 21, 2023: Summer Berlinale at radioeins Freiluftkino Friedrichshain Cinema

Film lovers interested in seeing audience favourites and winning films from this year’s Berlinale at an outdoor cinema can look forward to a great opportunity [...]

European Film Market & Co-Production Market

May 20, 2023: European Film Market Presents Italy as “Country in Focus” 2024

After the successful return of the European Film Market (EFM) in February 2023 with record numbers of 11,500 plus trade visitors, more than 600 exhibiting companies and over 1,500 market screenings, the EFM is now announcing its guest country for the upcoming edition [...]

Forum & Forum Expanded

Mar 07, 2023: Barbara Wurm Appointed as New Head of the Berlinale Forum

As of August 1, 2023, the author and curator Barbara Wurm will be taking over as head of the Forum section [...]

Additional Information

Feb 28, 2023: Glamorous Closing of Berlinale 2023 – Delighted Winners and Full Cinemas

The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival came to a successful close with the Publikumstag on February 26 [...]