Berlinale Programme

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival is taking place in two stages.

In 2021, the Competition, Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series, Encounters, Berlinale Shorts, Panorama, Forum & Forum Expanded, Generation and Perspektive Deutsches Kino have been reduced in size due to the pandemic.

The majority of the Film Selectionwill be available for viewing online by industry representatives and accredited members of the press during the Industry Event from March 1–5, 2021.

Berlinale Talents offers a host of familiar events featuring top-class guests, which can be attended virtually between March 1 to 5, live and cost-free


During the Summer Special from June 9–20, 2021, Berlinale audiences will be able to see the majority of the films selected by all the sections in numerous cinema screenings in the presence of the filmmakers.

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.