Berlinale 2017

The stage is set for the Berlin International Film Festival: Film will be the hot topic in the German capital until 19 February 2017. The 67th Berlinale will feature 400 films and film premieres – as well as draw film stars from across the globe to Berlin.

27. February 2018

Time to grind the wheels

Amusa Victor from Vicfold Recyclers, the winner of our #youforG20 contest, about the arrival of the startup’s new machines and its success at the African Entrepreneurship Award.

26. February 2018

How important are Documentaries at this year’s Berlinale?

Nimmt die Bedeutung von Dokumentarfilmen in Krisenzeiten zu, und wenn ja, wie macht sich das auf der Berlinale bemerkbar?

26. February 2018

Has the boom in TV drama series made its mark on the Berlinale?

Has the current boom in drama series on TV affected the films shown at the Berlinale – in terms of subject-matter or narrative structure, for example?

26. February 2018

Does the #metoo-debate take place at Berlinale?

Are the issues expressed in the #metoo-debate a topic of discussion at the Berlinale? Our Berlinale Bloggers describe their experiences.

25. February 2018

Game Girls – A Painful Look at Life on Skid Row

This documentary explains what the phrase “skid row” really means.

25. February 2018

Living together, saving together

Film makers aren’t welcome in Cairo. Anyone who has ever tried to shoot a film in the city knows this.

25. February 2018

Daughter of Mine is a standout at the 2018 Berlinale

Three actresses deliver brilliant performances in Italian director Laura Bispuri’s new film, which definitely deserves an award.

25. February 2018

“Films mean something different for everyone”

Kazuhiro Soda’s documentary film Inland Sea (Minatomachi), world-premiered at the Berlinale, paints a poignant portrait of the losers of urbanization.

25. February 2018

Magical worlds in-between and smart cinematic escapism

How to say goodbye to a beloved person? „Sekala Niskala“ (The Seen and Unseen) shows in enchanting pictures how fantasy provides an escape for a ten-year-old facing the loss of her twin brother.

25. February 2018

The Past as Present

Christian Petzold’s Transit, a frontrunner in the Berlinale competition, turns Anna Seghers’ World War II novel of exile into a cautionary tale about present-day developments.

22. February 2018

Between recreation and flight

Zentralflughafen THF (Central Airport THF) and Styx: two films in the section Panorama show global immigration movements from different perspectives.

19. February 2018

Talking Dogs

Berlinale blogger Gerasimos Bekas saw Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, then rubbed shoulders with Berliners at rush hour.

18. February 2018

That uncertain feeling

What trends are next-generation German filmmakers setting these days? Philipp Bühler looks at the “Perspektive Deutsches Kino” section of the Berlinale showcasing highly imaginative work of up-and-coming …

17. February 2018

What Happens after the Acceptance-Speech?

Winning a Golden Bear attracts a lot of publicity to a film, but does the audience always react positively to an award-winning film in China? By Yun-hua …

16. February 2018


The hunt for the Golden Bear has begun and the 68th Berlinale has some surprises in store for movie enthusiasts. Greek women filmmakers are enjoying international attention. …

15. February 2018

Seven things you need to know about the Berlinale

Spectacular, forgotten, memorable and utopian: Why the Berlinale is what it is. THE MUSHROOM HEATER FACTOR: DEFECTS COME UP TRUMPS After Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale is …

14. February 2018

Berlinale Blogger 2018

Berlin Hosts the Film World: The 68th Berlinale will take place from 15 to 25 February. Ten bloggers and film journalists from around the world will report as Berlinale Bloggers.

9. January 2018

Only forwards, not backwards

Syrian-Palestinian author Ramy al-Asheq on a question he often gets asked in Germany.

8. December 2017

Photo Friday: General Assembly of Santa Clauses

On November 25th, the general assembly of male and female Santa Clauses of the student services took place in Berlin.

7. December 2017

Who I am

Ramy al-Asheq was born a Palestinian refugee and lived in Syria and Jordan. He arrived in Germany in 2014. Here, the author and journalist writes about that new beginning in life.

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