Berlinale Accessibility

The Berlinale recognises diversity as a key value in society. The festival is also committed to being a place where a shared cinematic experience and an exchange of ideas can take place for everyone. It is very important to the Berlinale that its entire audience has access to film screenings and events. The festival is constantly working to remove existing barriers and to develop more inclusive services.

For this reason, the festival is now providing more detailed information about accessibility and is highlighting instances where barriers (still) exist in its venues. People with disabilities can order tickets by email or phone. Furthermore, in 2023 the festival offered early admission for people with visible and non-visible disabilities in four of its partner cinemas for the first time.

The Berlinale’s accessibility services also include discussions with translation into German sign language and/or films with German audio description via the GRETA app. In addition, film screenings with these options have a contact person in the respective venue who can provide information and accompany people with visual impairments to their seats if necessary.

Further information about accessibility provisions at the Berlinale will be available on this page in good time before the next festival begins.