Every year the film industry gathers in Berlin for the Berlinale International Film Festival. Films in every genre, length and format are shown. An international jury awards the Golden Bear for the best film.
The Berlinale is one of the world's leading film festivals. The festival was founded in West Berlin in 1951 and has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. With more than 300,000 tickets sold and 20,000 professional visitors from 124 countries, it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide. Some 400 films are shown in several sections ranging from art house productions to major blockbusters and including a section for up-and-coming young film talents. Around 20 films compete for the Golden Bear for best film and the Silver Bear awards for best actor, actress, director and screenplay. This page compiles DW's latest Berlinale-related content.