Press Releases 2021

Competition | Panorama | Awards

May 27, 2021: Summer Special Will Feature the 2021 Berlinale Competition Audience Award

The International Jury already made their Competition award selections in March of this year, and now at the Summer Special (June 9 - 20), the festival audience will have the opportunity to vote on those same 15 films for the 2021 Berlinale Competition Audience Award [...]
Awards | Competition | Encounters | Panorama | Forum & Forum Expanded | Generation | Perspektive Deutsches Kino

May 27, 2021: GWFF Best First Feature Award

The award will be presented during the official Award Ceremony at the Freiluftkino Museumsinsel on June 13, 2021 at 9.00 pm [...]
Awards | Competition | Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series | Encounters | Panorama | Forum & Forum Expanded | Generation | Perspektive Deutsches Kino

May 27, 2021: Berlinale Documentary Award – Funded by rbb

In total, 16 documentary forms from the sections Competition, Berlinale Special, Encounters, Panorama, Forum, Generation and Perspektive Deutsches Kino are nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Award [...]
Competition | Panorama | Berlinale Shorts | Forum & Forum Expanded | Generation | Perspektive Deutsches Kino | Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage | Additional Information | Encounters | Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series

Apr 28, 2021: Berlinale: Altered Infection Protection Act Limits Summer Special Options

The festival directors are currently in contact with the authorities to determine the next steps for an all-outdoor event [...]
Panorama

Feb 10, 2021: Panorama 2021: Between Doubt and Revolt – A Critical Look at Power Relations

“2021 is characterised by combative, political cinema. The cinematic gazes of strong female directors, critical new cinema from the Middle East, as well as Indigenous and queer narratives are setting clear focal points in the Panorama,” comments section head Michael Stütz [...]
Competition | Panorama | Berlinale Shorts | Forum & Forum Expanded | Generation | Perspektive Deutsches Kino | Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage | Awards

Feb 01, 2021: Golden Bear Winners Form the International Jury of the 71st Berlinale

With the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale is entering into new territory. The festival will take place in two stages. As already announced, the Industry Event kicks off from March 1 to 5, 2021. From June 9 to 20, the Berlinale will invite the audience to the Summer Special [...]