Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival’s format has been altered.
In 2021, the Competition, Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series, Encounters, Berlinale Shorts, Panorama, Forum & Forum Expanded, Generation, Perspektive Deutsches Kino as well as the Retrospective have been reduced in size due to the pandemic.
The majority of the Film Selectionwas available for viewing online by industry representatives and accredited members of the press during the Industry Event from March 1–5, 2021.
The Berlinale is currently exploring the possibility of an all-outdoor event for the Summer Special, June 9 to 20 and is in contact with the authorities to determine the next steps. Everyone's health and curbing the development of the pandemic is, of course, the top priority when making any considerations.
Please see the press release for information regarding the postponement of the Retrospective and Forum Expanded programmes.
The detailed programme for the Berlinale Summer Special will be available on this page in the run-up to the event.
The programme of the Berlinale 2020 and films of past festival years can be accessed in the archive.