Film festival

Filmfestival Cottbus serves post-Soviet fare and comes loaded with movies about monkeys, writers and Soviet rock stars. On Nov 6-11 in Cottbus. Read more


Walter Crasshole on Berlin's 13th Pornfilmfestival, on Oct 23-29 at Moviemento and more. Read more


Explore the murky side of paradise at Australian and New Zealand film fest Down Under Berlin, Sep 19-23 at Moviemento. Read more


Visionär Film Festival scours the globe for under-the-radar talent May 2-7 across the city. Read more


The Exberlinale Blog: Touch Me Not hits the spot

We ponder this year's recipient of the Golden Bear, and share thoughts on another big awards-winner. Read more

Feb 25, 2018 5:00 PM , The Berlinale Blog 1 Comments

The Exberlinale Blog: Sheer(an) Torture

An Ed Sheeran doc had us howling with despair, but Steven Soderbergh's gloriously trashy new thriller offered some much-needed light relief. Read more

Feb 23, 2018 7:00 PM , The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: Pure idiocy

One of our critics watched the three-hour German incest movie so that you don't have to, while another unearths a low-key Korean gem. Read more

Feb 22, 2018 7:30 PM , The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: Happy Mondays

We start the week with a swing in our step, as we sing the praises of a couple of out-of-Competition corkers. Read more

Feb 19, 2018 6:00 PM , The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: Surviving the sinking ship

Underappreciated Russian writers, the M.I.A. documentary that ticked off its key protagonist and #MeToo in the Panorama programme. All in a day's work at the Berlinale... Read more

Feb 18, 2018 5:00 PM , , The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: A far from ruff opening

This year's Competition selection kicks off with Wes Anderson's newest, Isle of Dogs. It is his second foray into stop-motion and the first time the Berlinale has opened with an animated film. Read more

Feb 16, 2018 2:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

On February 15, the Berlin Film Festival’s 68th edition takes over the city for 10 days of movies, politics and glamour, bringing a splash of “carpet red” to our winter grey. Here’s our insider’s guide. Read more


Whether programmers, Kino founders or festival curators, for our February issue we found 12 women who are shaking up the city’s cinema scene. The first: Final Girls Berlin (Feb 1-3 at Friedrichshain’s Ladenkino) curator Sara Neidorf. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Berlin’s globetrotting festival of film festivals Around the World in 14 Films is back to give Berlin audiences a first peek at some of the year’s most critically lauded films. Catch it Nov 23-Dec 2 at Kulturbrauerei. Read more

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This month’s jam-packed film calendar looks set to keep spirits high as the nights draw in. Read more

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Catch up on a year of indie cinema in one epic sitting at the LONG NIGHT OF FILM FESTIVALS, Aug 19, 15:00 at Zukunft am Ostkreuz. Read more


From May 3-10, celebrate Polish cinema with festival circuit favourites and Conrad-inspired classics at the FilmPolska festival. Read more


Achtung starts next Wed (Apr 13). Birth of a Nation, Gold, Denial and more start in Berlin cinemas. Read more


The Arabic Film Festival, Ghost In the Shell and more are all on in Berlin cinemas this week... Read more


The Berlinale Blog: Abattoir blues

The curtain falls on another Berlinale, as Hungarian drama On Body And Soul nabs the Golden Bear award. Read more

Feb 20, 2017 4:30 PM The Berlinale Blog


The Other Side of Heaven

The Berlinale Blog: And the winner might be…

Our bloggers gaze into their crystal balls and boldly predict tonight's award-winners. Read more

Feb 18, 2017 2:00 PM , The Berlinale Blog

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