Creative Minds in Berlin
Berlin is an exciting, cosmopolitan cultural hub that continuously attracts artists from around the world. A diverse cultural scene, a critical public and an audience of film-lovers characterize the city. In the middle of it all is the ‘Berlinale’ which is a great cultural event and one of the most important dates for the international film industry. More than 300,000 sold tickets, almost 20,000 professional visitors from 124 countries, including around 3,700 journalists: art, glamour, parties and business are all inseparably linked at the Berlinale.
The Berlin International Film Festival is a source of inspiration in the global film community: film programs, workshops, panel discussions, joint projects with other social and cultural actors – the forms of cooperation and the possibilities for creative interaction are countless. The most important meeting point is the European Film Market (EFM). Around 400 companies and more than 8,000 professionals from 95 countries build and foster contacts here, strengthen their position in the industry or negotiate film rights.
This is where participants of the Creative Minds in Berlin Film Program work their internships.
The public programme of the Berlin International Film Festival 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 of the festival. The close connection between the FESTIVAL & MARKET is a unique characteristic of the Berlinale and always results in exceptional synergies.