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Berlin Film Festival 2021

Berlin Film Festival 2021 – A Confluence of World-Class Films

February 25, 2021

Berlin is readying itself to host a World-Renowned Film Festival – The Berlin Film Festival 2021. So, what is Berlin Film Festival all about? What are its main attractions? Read on to find out!

What is the Berlin Film Festival 2021?

The Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin or Berlin International Film Festival is a popular event that is held in Berlin every year. This iconic festival was first held in the year 1951 & is a part of the “Big Three” Film Festivals namely Cannes Film Festival & Venice Film Festival.
The Berlin International Film Festival 2021 will be the 71st edition that is an online-only event due to the pandemic situation. So, there will be 2 events of the Berlinale 2021 namely:

  • Industry Event – From 1st to 5th March (Online Only)
  • Summer Special – From 9th to 20th June (Offline Event)
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Attractions of the 71st Berlin International Film Festival

The Berlin Film Festival will be showcasing a wide range of short & full-fledged films to the audiences. Here are a few prominent attractions of the 71st Film Festival of Berlin 2021.

Conquering Dreamlands

This is an amazing program of the Berlin Film Festival that acts as a platform where renowned artists & the general public can interact with each other. This Berlinale Talents program also boasts exciting events which will feature world-renowned guests. You can easily attend all the workshops, talks & panels online free of cost!

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European Film Market

This European Film Market is an extensive conference program that will comprise around 90 events. Apart from these, you can also enjoy additional events held by the World Cinema Fund, Berlinale Talents, Berlinale Co-Production Market & more.

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Berlinale Special 2021

The Berlinale Special will be featuring around 11 Films from ten countries. Out of these 11, three will be the first features. Some of the films that you can relish with your loved ones are Courage, Je Suis Kari, French Exit & more.


This section was started in 2020 & slowly gained popularity for showcasing documentary forms & diverse narratives. Winners for Best Director, Best Film & Special Jury Award will be chosen by a three-member Encounters Jury. However, the awards will be given in the summer special event. You can enjoy 12 titles from around 16 countries in the Encounters section.

Prominent Juries of Berlin International Film Festival 2021

International Jury 2021

This Jury will include 6 Directors that have won the Golden Bear for their respective films. They will choose the winders for the Competition section of the 71st Berlin Festival 2021. The final decisions will be announced on 5th March.

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Generation Juries 2021

The International Jury for the 44th Generation will include the writer Melanie Waelde, the director Mees Peijnenburg & actress Jella Hasse

International Short Film Jury 2021

A Three-Member Jury that will comprise prominent artists & actors will be choosing the winner of the Golden Bear for the Best Short Film.
In addition to these, there are many more events lined up for the Berlin Festival 2021. So, Grab a Germany Visa to witness the amazing concoction of festivals with loved ones.