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Exberliner investigates one of Berlin's most pressing issues: housing. From exploding rents to the companies cashing in on the student housing crisis; from former squatters fighting over property to alternative house sharing options. Out now! more

From party drugs to mental health, from artificial intelligence to sautéed Hirn – this October Exberliner is all about the brain! Plus: A scientist puts sleep myths to bed and we round up the month's festivals in film, music, art and stage. Out now! more

The Human Rights Film Festival Berlin presents a sobering primer in social injustice, Sep 20-26 at Babylon, Hackesche Höfe and Sputnik Kino. more


Catch up with under-the-radar award-winners at the Favourites Film Festival, Sep 19-23 at City Kino Wedding. more


Catch up on a year's worth of indie flicks at the Long Night of Film Festivals, Aug 18 at Zukunft am Ostkreuz. more


In the #MeToo era, Alfilm audaciously delves into Arab masculinity. Catch it in cinemas across the city Apr 11-18. more


We're looking for one dedicated, film-loving reader to join our jury for our fifth Exberliner Film Award at Achtung Berlin in April. Have you got what it takes? Apply now! Deadline is Fri, Mar 9. more


The Christmas Film Festival puts a Berlin spin on holiday cheer December 22-24 at Moviemento. more


Berlin’s sexiest film event gets us hot under the collar at the 12th Berlin PornFilmFestival, kicking off on Oct 24 and on through Oct 29, all at Moviemento. more


Two film festivals, a Haneke and more are out in Berlin cinemas this week... more


Germany’s premier Antipodean film festival returns for its seventh edition at Moviemento, Sep 13-17. more

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We're looking for one dedicated, film-loving reader to join our jury for our fourth Exberliner Film Award at Achtung Berlin in April. Have you got what it takes? Apply now! Deadline is Tue, Mar 7. more


The Cottbus Film Festival rounds up the most interesting, beautiful and out-there films in eastern Europe (and beyond) for six days of screenings and competitions Nov 8-13. more

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For the 12th time, Achtung Berlin is back, rounding up a bunch of new and exciting Berlin films (nearly 100 this year!). What to see? Read our picks for the festival (Apr 13-20) here. more

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Berlinale Blog: Tau Tau and Jürgen march on

The European Film Market has packed up, the agents and distributors have gone home, and the Berlinale has been ceded to normal punters. So what happened to Jürgen and Tau Tau, and their "über movie" Open Wound? more

Feb 21, 2016 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

Berlinale Blog: Did you do the Depar-deux?

This is not our planet, we're just living here until Gérard Depardieu finishes consuming it. An actor as big as Depardieu needs at least two films at every festival. We watched both of them. more

Feb 21, 2016 10:00 AM The Berlinale Blog

The world's premiere LGBT film prize reflected two things its constituency has always been good at: making clear there are struggles to be fought, and throwing a damn good party! more


The Berlinale Blog: Pro and con – 24 Wochen

Anne Zohra Berrached’s abortion drama "24 Wochen" is generating a considerable amount of buzz, particulary in a year with very little German fare on offer. But not everyone is enthused. Read our pro and con and tell us what you think. more

Feb 15, 2016 11:00 AM , The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: "Everyone in the film business should be punished"

The European Film Market, which runs alongside the Berlinale, is where directors and producers go to try and find sales agents. This year, one of them is Jürgen R. Weber, and he believes in punishment. more

Feb 14, 2016 8:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Meet the team

They're back! Our intrepid team of bloggers – Zhuo-Ning, Ben and David – splay themselves across cinema seats, silver screens, red carpets and celebrity laps to get the inside scoop on the world's biggest audience-friendly film festival. more

Feb 10, 2016 3:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

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