Berlinale Programme

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival will unfortunately not be able to take place from February 11-21, 2021. As an alternative, the festival is planned in two stages

The Competition, Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series, Encounters, Berlinale Shorts, Panorama, Forum & Forum Expanded, Generation and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections will have a reduced selection of films at the 71st Berlinale due to the pandemic.

The chosen films will be announced in February 2021. The great majority of them will be available online for industry professionals during the European Film Market (March 1 to 5, 2021).

Everyone else will have the opportunity to watch a selection of the films in June – in Berlin cinemas and open-air venues. Detailed information about dates and venues will be released in due course.

The programme of the Berlinale 2020 and films of past festival years can be accessed in the archive.