Berlin Film Festival
Making February
Glamor And Fascinating

Berlin Film Festival is a great event which makes all Berliners and guests of the city awake from a winter sleep, which even in this great city happens from time to time, and start to be interested in films and culture and other things which become important.



And for cinematography it is a very important event which the most famous and prosperous in the industry would not miss.

Berlin Film Festival is also called the Berlinale. It is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events.




Main Facts of Berlinale:

  • It is held in Berlin, Germany. There are hundreds of Berlins all over the globe, that is why it is necessary to emphasize again that it is held in the capital of Germany. It is founded in West Berlin in 1951. Again important to say that it happened exactly in the West Berlin to make a little bit happier West Berliners. Since they sometime have a feeling that it can be somehow forgotten actually and by the way... while the life is going on.

    The festival has been conducted annually in February since 1978.

  • Before 1978 Berlin Film Festival- Berlinale was held in summer.

  • Berliners are proud that with approximately 274,000 tickets sold and 487,000 admissions it is one of the most attended by public film festivals worldwide. It means that every one who wants to enjoy good quality films from all over the globe in the atmosphere of joy and celebration, can do it without problems. The only thing is to know how and where to buy tickets. This top secret information we found out for our readers who can check the prices and secret places where the tickets sold visiting the site of Berlin Film Festival

  • Up to 400 films are shown in several sections, representing different spheres of modern cinematography.

    Around twenty films compete for the awards called the Golden and Silver Bears.

  • Since 2001 the director of the festival has been Dieter Kosslick


  • The European Film Market (EFM) is a film trade fair which is held at the same period of time with Berlin Film Festival.

    All interested parties take part in the fair in order to promote, finance, produce, distribute films and all what related to this industry.

    Very business like approach. If you need something of the sort, just check the site of Berlinale.


  • The Berlinale Talent Campus is already ten years invention which keeps going due to the necessity to support new talents and pick out emerging pearls and diamonds. It might be very helpful for new actors, directors, cinematographers, distributors, editors, film critics, producers, screenwriters, sound designers and composers. The whole week keeps new talents to be very busy

    with lectures and workshops. Berlinale having such a partner and being a supporter for new talents deserves applause and respect.

    The festival, the EFM and other satellite events are attended by around 20,000 professionals from over 130 countries.

  • More than 4200 journalists are responsible for the media exposure in over 110 countries.



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  • The Golden Bear (German: Goldener Baer) is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival.
  • The Silver Bear was introduced in 1956 as an award for individual achievements in direction and acting, and for best short film.

  • We always mention that February is not the best time to come to the Berlin as a tourist, but if you love film premieres, movie stars and celebrities, the red carpet shows, glamor, you should not miss this great opportunity to enjoy all of those things you love. This great city can give you the great chance to be in a couple of steps from someone you adore.



For instance, in 2011 one of the fans of Shahrukh Khan was in Berlin. She loved and knew all films with his participation and she was aware that 61th Berlin Film Festival will be remarkable for Indian films lovers because of the participation of Shahrukh Khan.

She also knew that Germans and Berliners in particular were not fans of that great actor. That was why she did not hurry to buy tickets. But she was surprised to find out that all tickets were sold out. One thing she missed... Modern transportation in Europe is very much available and a lot of fans of Shahrukh Khan rushed to Berlin and participated in that battle for tickets, which can be online and offline.

Why we tell you the story... just to be aware that the Berlin Film Festival is very popular. And if you plan to see something or someone you really would love to see with the whole heart, just take care about the things ahead.

Ok, in 2012 Shahrukh Khan was again in town but she could not come to Berlin in February that year.



The Berlinale can give you a feeling of global art and culture. Being here and enjoying its cosmopolitan character with art, glamor, commerce and other little things added will make you a bit thoughtful and a bit happy.




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