Berlinale Press Service
The 71st Berlin International Film Festival drew to a successful close on June 20, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Berlinale was held in two stages: the first took place online from March 1 to 5 and was mainly aimed at the film industry and the press; then in June, the Berlinale Summer Special gave general audiences the opportunity to experience the Berlinale films on the big screen, with 126 films from this year’s selection shown in 193 screenings at 16 venues throughout Berlin. The Summer Special was supported as a pilot project with compulsory COVID-19 testing by the Berlin Senate and was able to take place thanks to additional funding from the NEUSTART KULTUR programme.
Accredited representatives of the press had the opportunity to view numerous films online in advance and to attend individual screenings of the Summer Special in the open-air cinemas. The two-stage festival was positively received by audiences and press alike.
Looking Ahead to 2022
Next year, the Berlinale will hold the film festival again in its traditional February slot along with the European Film Market, the Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund.
The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 20, 2022.
Information about press accreditation for the 2022 Berlinale will be made available from autumn 2021.
The Berlinale Press Office will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide further information.