May 16, 2022
Berlinale Goes Open Air: Outdoor Screenings of Festival Films from June 15-29, 2022
If you missed the highlights of the Berlinale in February, you can catch up this summer at Berlin’s outdoor cinemas during Berlinale Goes Open Air. Rather than being a continuation of the unique Berlinale Summer Special that took place in 2021 due to the pandemic, Berlinale Goes Open Air is an expansion of the Summer Berlinale tradition. Since 2003, selected festival films have been presented at outdoor cinemas, and this format has now been expanded in the style of audience favourite Berlinale Goes Kiez.
From June 15-29, in cooperation with five outdoor cinemas in Berlin and the films’ distributors, the Berlinale will present selected films from the 2022 festival programme. One film presentation per evening will be introduced by a Berlinale section head, and in some cases, members of the film team will also be in attendance.
Berlinale Goes Open Air kicks off on June 15 at Freiluftkino Friedrichshain with the winner of the Golden Bear, Alcarrás by Carla Simón. The internationally acclaimed family drama turned out to be a hit with audiences at its Spanish release in early May.
The complete Berlinale Goes Open Air programme will be available on June 1, with ticket sales starting June 3. A summer adaptation of the 2022 festival poster, once again designed by Berlin-based graphic artist Claudia Schramke, will be on display around the city starting in late May.
“The 2022 festival took place in February as an on-site event despite the difficulties posed by Covid. The success of the festival was a positive sign for the film industry, as well as an encouraging one for everyone excited about culture. Now, with Berlinale Goes Open Air, we want to once again promote awareness of the films and of the cinema as a community-building place, as well as to support German film distributors and cinemas in their aims to create a vibrant film culture and connect to a wide audience. We’re very grateful to the BKM and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg for their financial support of Berlinale Goes Open Air, without which the project would not be possible,” say Berlinale directors Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian.
Berlinale Goes Open Air will take place in cooperation with the following five outdoor cinemas in Berlin:
June 15-17, 2022
Location: Volkspark Friedrichshain, 10249 Berlin
June 18-20, 2022
Location: Volkspark Rehberge, 13351 Berlin
June 21-23, 2022
ARTE Sommerkino Schloss Charlottenburg
Location: Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin
June 24-26, 2022
Location: Hinter dem Kurpark 13, 12587 Berlin
June 27-29, 2022
Location: Volkspark Hasenheide, 10967 Berlin
AIM – Creative Strategies & Visions
Julia Bartelt & Simone Bachofner
Tel. +49-30- 6120 30 -30/-70
Please send requests for interviews with the Berlinale directors to the festival press office:
Tel. +49-30- 25920- 707
May 16, 2022