Festival Calendar

Berlin International Film Festival

Berlinale - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Potsdamer Platz 11
10785 Berlin
Germany
phone +49-30-25 92 00
fax +49-30-25 92 02 99
http://www.berlinale.de
email: info@berlinale.de

Artistic Director
Carlo Chatrian

Executive Director
Mariette Rissenbeek

Head of Programming
Mark Peranson

Head of Berlinale Shorts
Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck
shorts@berlinale.de

Head of Panorama
Michael Stütz
panorama@berlinale.de

Head of Forum
Cristina Nord
forum@arsenal-berlin.de

Head of Generation
Maryanne Redpath
generation@berlinale.de

Head of Perspektive Deutsches Kino
Linda Söffker
perspektive@berlinale.de

Head of Retrospective & Homage
Dr. Rainer Rother
retrospektive@deutsche-kinemathek.de

Year of Foundation 1951

Event Date from 09 June 2021 till 20 June 2021

Event Date !!! 1-5 March 2021 (industry platforms, online), theatrical screenings for the general audience 9-20 June 2021 !!!

in Berlin, Germany

International Competition

Sections International Competition, Encounters Competition, Out of Competition, Berlinale Special, Berlinale Special Gala, Berlinale Series, Panorama, International Forum of New Cinema, Forum Expanded, Generation Kplus, Generation 14plus, Berlinale Shorts, Perspektive Deutsches Kino, Lola@Berlinale, Retrospective, Talents, Co-Production Market, European Film Market (EFM), Series Market And Conference

Category Short, Documentary, Feature

Terms of Entry films completed within the 12 months preceding the festival, feature films 60 min. or longer (short films: individual length requirements by section), DCP/ProRes (35mm or other formats upon request)

COMPETITION international premiere required, world premiere preferred (German films: world premieres only), German and English subtitles;
ENCOUNTERS COMPETITION aesthetically and structurally daring fiction or documentary works from independent, innovative filmmakers, international premiere required, world premiere preferred (German films: world premieres only), English subtitles;
BERLINALE SHORTS 30 min. or less, international premiere required, world premiere preferred (German films: world premieres only), English subtitles;
PANORAMA 60 minutes or longer, European premiere (prior national screenings possible for European films, Germany excepted), English subtitles;
FORUM 60 min. or longer, European premiere (outside of country origin for European films, Germany excepted), English subtitles;
GENERATION COMPETITIONS (KPLUS/14 PLUS) 60 min. or longer, European premiere (outside of country of origin for European films, Germany excepted), English subtitles;
PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO German fiction and documentary films, 30 min. or longer, German premiere required, world premieres preferred, English subtitles;
LOLA@BERLINALE German feature and documentary films preselected for the German Film Award 2021, English subtitles;
EUROPEAN FILM MARKET for producers, distributors, buyers and sellers, video and TV representatives only; films may not be older than one year, short and mid-length films only if they can be fitted into a one-hour slot, no EFM-screening the year before

no submission is possible for BERLINALE SPECIAL, BERLINALE SPECIAL GALA, BERLINALE SERIES, RETROSPECTIVE, BERLINALE CLASSICS, HOMMAGE, FORUM EXPANDED

Genre Animation, Art, Children & Youth, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, Experimental, Family, LGBT, Music

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, HD QuickTime

Registration Deadline feature films: 3 November 2020
short films: 17 November 2020
Berlinale Talents 2021: 1 September 2020

Fees ENTRY FEES Euro 175,- (feature-length films); Euro 75,- (short films)

Attendance Figures 330,000

Participants of the Film Industry more than 18,000 industry participants from more than 130 countries

Prizes/Awards OFFICIAL FESTIVAL JURIES
Golden Bears (Best Feature and Best Short Film)
Silver Bears (Grand Jury Prize, Jury Prize, Best Director, Best Leading Performance, Best Supporting Performance, Oustanding Artistic Contribution, Short Film Jury Award)
Blue Angel Award (Best European Film)
Documentary Award (Best Documentary, Euro 40,000)
Crystal Bears (Best Films - Generation KPlus, 14Plus)
Grand Prix (Best Features Generation KPlus, 14Plus)
Made in Germany - Perspektive Promotion Award (Euro 15,000 for Script Development)
Short Film Award (Euro 20,000)
Berlin Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards
Special Mentions

INDEPENDENT JURIES
Ecumenical Jury Award (Competition, Panorama, or Forum)
FIPRESCI Awards (Competition, Panorama, Forum)
Award of the Guild of German Arthouse Cinemas (Competition)
Readers' Prize Berliner Morgenpost (Competition)
C.I.C.A.E. Awards (Panorama, Forum)
Panorama Audience Awards (Documentary & Feature)
Europa Cinemas Award (Panorama)
Amnesty International Film Prize (Competition, Panorama, or Forum)
Peace Film Prize (Competition, Panorama, Forum, Perspective German Cinema or Generation)
Teddy - Queer Film Awards (Feature, Documentary, Short, Special Jury Award)
Readers' Award Siegessäule (LGBT film from Competition, Panorama, or Forum)
Caligari Film Prize (Forum)
Heiner Carow Prize DEFA Foundation (Euro 5,000, German film in Panorama)

German Films

2021

Competition
FABIAN – GOING TO THE DOGS (FABIAN ODER DER GANG VOR DIE HUNDE) by Dominik Graf (Lupa Film, DCM Pictures)
I'M YOUR MAN (ICH BIN DEIN MENSCH) by Maria Schrader (Letterbox Filmproduktion)
MR BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS (HERR BACHMANN UND SEINE KLASSE) by Maria Speth (Madonnen Film)
NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy (HU/LV/FR/DE, Propellerfilm)
NEXT DOOR (NEBENAN) by Daniel Brühl (Amusement Park Film, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, Gretchenfilm, Erfttal Film & Fernsehproduktion)

WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY?
(WAS SEHEN WIR; WENN WIR ZUM HIMMEL SCHAUEN?) by Alexandre Koberidze (DE/GE, German Film and Television Academy Berlin DFFB, New Matter Films)

Encounters
BLOODSUCKERS – A MARXIST VAMPIRE COMEDY (BLUTSAUGER) by Julian Radlmaier (faktura film, The Post Republic, Maier Bros., Ludwig Kameraverleih)

DISTRICT TERMINAL by Bardia Yadegari, Ehsan Mirhosseini (IR/DE, PakFilm)
TASTE by Lê Bảo (VN/SG/FR/TH/DE/TW, Senator Film Produktion)


Berlinale Shorts
BLASTOGENESIS X (BLASTOGENESE X) by Conrad Veit, Charlotte Maria Kätzl

GLITTERING BARBIEBLOOD (DAS GLITZERN IM BARBIEBLUT) by Ulu Braun (Studio Ulu Braun)
ONE HUNDRED STEPS by Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca (VOLTE)


Berlinale Special Gala
JE SUIS KARL by Christian Schwochow (DE/CZ, Pandora Film Produktion)


Berlinale Special
COURAGE by Aliaksei Paluyan (Living Pictures Produktion)

TIDES by Tim Fehlbaum (DE/CH, BerghausWöbke, Constantin Film Produktion, Studio Babelsberg)
WHO WE WERE (WER WIR WAREN) by Marc Bauder (bauderfilm, Hanfgarn&Ufer)


Panorama
BLISS (GLÜCK) by Henrika Kull (Flare Film
)
COPILOT (DIE WELT WIRD EINE ANDERE SEIN) by Anne Zohra Berrached (DE/FR, Razor Film Produktion, zero one film)
HUMAN FACTORS (DER MENSCHLICHE FAKTOR) by Ronny Trocker (DE/IT/DK, zischlermann filmproduktion)
SOUAD by Ayten Amin (EG/TN/DE, Road Movies)


Panorama Dokumente
GENDERATION by Monika Treut (Hyena Films)
MIGUEL’S WAR by Eliane Raheb (LB/DE/ES, Kabinett Filmproduktion)

Generation KPlus
MISSION ULJA FUNK by Barbara Kronenberg (DE/LU/PL, In Good Company)


Perspektive Deutsches Kino
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SURVIVAL by Yana Ugrekhelidze (Fortis Fem Film)
JESUS EGON CHRIST (JESUS EGON CHRISTUS) by David Vajda, Saša Vajda (vajda film)
KEEP MOVING (IN BEWEGUNG BLEIBEN) by Salar Ghazi

THE SEED (DIE SAAT) by Mia Maariel Meyer (kurhaus production)
WHEN A FARM GOES AFLAME by Jide Tom Akinleminu (Film Five)

WOOD AND WATER by Jonas Bak (Trance Films)

Forum
ANAMNESIS (ANMASSUNG) by Chris Wright, Stefan Kolbe (Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)

FROM WHERE THEY STOOD by Christophe Cognet (FR/DE, OVALMedia)
THE FIRST 54 YEARS – AN ABBREVIATED MANUAL FOR MILITARY OCCUPATION by Avi Mograbi (FR/FI/IL/DE, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)

NIGHT NURSERY by Moumouni Sanou (BF/FR/DE, Blinker Filmproduktion)
TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi (CH/DE/GE, CORSO Film)


Forum Expanded
AHORITA FRAMES by Angelika Levi (celestefilm, weltfilm)

FATHERLAND (ZAHLVATERSCHAFT) by Moritz Siebert (siebertfilms)
FURY IS A FEELING TOO (BÖSE ZU SEIN IST AUCH EIN BEWEIS VON GEFÜHL) by Cynthia Beatt (Heartbeatt Pictures)
SONGS OF THE SHIRT (1,3,4,5) by Kerstin Schroedinger

Forum Expanded Exhibition
THE SONG OF THE SHIRT by Kerstin Schroedinger

VOICES AND SHELLS by Maya Schweizer (Maya Schweizer,
Museum Villa Stuck Munich)

Berlinale Series
ME AND THE OTHERS (ICH UND DIE ANDEREN) by David Schalko (AT/DE, Sky Deutschland)

Number of Films Shown more than 400 films from ca. 70 countries

Media Coverage ca. 3,700 journalists from 84 countries; print, TV, radio, online, photographers

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Feature Film Festival (so-called "A-Festival"). The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film. The jury nominates a short film from the international competition for the European Film Awards.

Evaluation The Berlinale is the leading festival in Germany and, together with Cannes and Venice, the most important competitive festival in the world. The most significant section of the festival in international terms is the Competition, which presents a broad range of international filmmaking and in which the International Jury selects the recipients of the Golden and Silver Bears. Participation in the competition guarantees worldwide media coverage.
Created in 2020, the Encounters Competition presents new cinematic visions challenging traditional forms.
Berlinale Talents supports the rising generation and offers young international filmmakers from all over the world a creative theoretical and practical platform. A co-production market as well as the World Cinema Fund complement the festival's initiatives.
The official section Perspektive Deutsches Kino offers an excellent forum for young German filmmakers. The industry section Lola@Berlinale presents the German productions preselected for the upcoming German Film Award (Lola), giving international industry representatives the opportunity to review the most significant German films from the past 12 months.

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