International Council for Film,Television
and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT)



Berlin International Film Festival



Location: Berlin, Germany
Founding year: 1951
Contact:, +49 30 25920-0

The public programme of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) shows about 400 films per year, mostly international or European premieres. Films of every genre, length and format find their place in the various sections. Furthermore, the Berlinale has regularly organised a programme of special presentations that open up new perspectives, provide insight into key themes, make new connections and explore realms where film intersects with other creative disciplines.
The most important meeting point is the European Film Market (EFM) during the time of the festival.
The Golden Bear is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival.