Every February, Berlin briefly emerges from a nuclear winter to play host to the International Berlin Film Festival. Over the course of ten days, more than 400 films are shown to over 450,000 attendees, making it one of the largest film festivals in the world.
The program for the festival is typically announced one week before it begins, with tickets going on sale three days prior to the first day.
With screenings taking place at Potsdamer Platz, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Savignyplatz, Schönhauser Allee, Alexanderplatz, and Zoo Garten among other locations sprinkled across the city, you’re sure to cover a vast area just by moving from theater to theater.
With past winners at the Berlin Film Festival including Rain Man, Sense and Sensibility, and Magnolia, you never know what sort of artistic treats you'll be privy to seeing, but there's sure to be a lot of soon-to-be award winners all over the program.
A majority of the Berlin Film Festival takes place in or around Potsdamer Platz, where you’ll find shopping centers, great restaurants and supermarkets, as well as stylish hotels that are sure to fulfill your every need during your stay in Berlin.
There’s a Starbucks just around the corner from the main office of the Berlin Film Festival, as well as several local coffee houses, so if you need a cappuccino to get through one more film, don’t worry! ;-)
Potsdamer Platz is located on the U2 and S1/S2, but during the Film Festival there are also hotel shuttles available that will bring you from your front door to various venues every half an hour. Additionally there are child care services available, which allow parents to leave their children in a caring environment with professional child care providers for two hours while they enjoy films!
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