Autumn: This is cinema time. The first Oscar candidates and promising new discoveries are running in the cinemas. In addition, there are a large number of film festivals such as "Around the World in 14 Films" and the "Italian Film Festival" in Berlin's cinemas, especially in November.
There is probably even a film festival every day in some Berlin cinema, celebrating Italian, French or Berlin films, the horror genre or simply the top films of all film festivals together.
Tip 1: Berlinale
Only in February the Berlinale takes place, but it is simply Berlin's biggest and most important film festival. For 10 days the film world watches Potsdamer Platz, where the films celebrate their brilliant premieres in competition and the international top stars stand on the red carpet in a flurry of flashlights. In addition, there are countless other works from all over the world, which take the audience with them to foreign countries and other lives.
By the way, we report live from the film festival every year in our BerlinaleBlog.
When: 10 - 20 February 2022
Where: Berlinale Palast at Potsdamer Platz and other cinemas
Tip 2: Italian Film Festival Berlin
From the Brandenburg to the Adriatic Sea: At the Italian Film Festival Berlin you can get an impression of the current Italian cinema.Fittingly, the exhibition Italy in Film, Film in Italy: The Young Pope, The New Pope, Catch-22, Freaks Out can be seen at the cinema in the Kulturbrauerei.
When: 13 - 17 November 2019
Where: Cinema in the Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, Prenzlauer Berg
Tip 3: Interfilm – Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin
Sometimes shorter is simply better. At the Interfilm Short Film Festival, only short films are shown, but around 350 in 50 different programmes. There will also be workshops and many events. You can also take a look at the program online.
When: 16 November - 21 December 2021
Where: Miscellaneous Places
Tip 4: Around the world in 14 films
The festival "Around the World in 14 Films" is a cinematic world trip. At the Festival of Festivals you can see excellent films from Cannes or Venice, which have not been shown in Germany before. This year, the festival will screen Pedro Almodóvar's drama "Parallel Mothers," Asghar Farhadi's "A Hero" and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Memoria," among others.
When: 2 - 11 December 2021
Where: Kino in der Kulturbrauerei, delphi LUX and Neues Off
Tip 5: French Film week
The next festival will follow at the end of November. The film week offers a foretaste of the upcoming films from France. You'll see in advance which French films the cinema-goers will actually be able to look forward to later.
When: 24 November - 1 December 2021
Where: Cinema Paris, Kurfürstendamm 211, Charlottenburg and other cinemas
Tipp 6: ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
You can see even more French films at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, the international competition for the best poetry films at URANIA Berlin, which this year has France as its country focus. Further topics are mental health, nature and urban development as well as poetry.
When: 25 - 28 November 2021
Where: Urania Berlin, An der Urania 17, Schöneberg
Tip 7: 11th Lithuanian Film Festival
LT Kino Goes Berlin 2021: See short and feature-length films from Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia at the Lithuanian Film Festival. The program includes current productions, highlights from other festivals and classics. The film series will be complemented by a lecture on female perspectives in Lithuanian film and an exhibition of photographs on cinema culture in Lithuania.
When: November 3 - 7, 2021
Where: Acud Cinema & Sputnik Cinema
Tip 8: 5th International Festival of Unconventional Christmas Films
It is still a surprise what unusual Christmas films the festival will show, but one thing is for sure: great surprises are waiting for you in the cinema on the festive days. This much is certain - a total of 10 programs with Christmas short and feature films from around the world will take place.
When: 22. - 26. December 2021
Where: Moviemento, Kottbusser Damm 22, Kreuzberg
Tip 9: Winter-Film-Fest at Nikolaiviertel
This tip will make you feel Christmassy: The German cult comedy "Feuerzangenbowle" with Heinz Rühmann will be shown three times a day in the Nikolaiviertel. Make yourselves comfortable with blankets on the sofas and enjoy the beloved classic ...
By the way: everyone with the name Pfeiffer with 3 "F" will get a free Feuerzangenbowle.
When: 12 November 2021 - 2 January 2022
Where: Nikolaiviertel, Mitte
Tip 10: Visionär Film Festival
If you prefer to discover something new, then this is the festival for you: The Visionary Film Festival shows original and visionary debut films from all over the world. Here you can discover the new voices and stories and experience the cinema of tomorrow.
When: 10 - 14 November 2021
Where: Acud Kino, Veteranenstr. 21, Mitte
Tip 11: AFRIKAMERA
The AFRIKAMERA festival shows current films from Africa under the motto "Urban Africa, Urban Movies". In addition to the films, a program with audience discussions, a VR lounge and a "Ciné-Slam" will take place at the Humboldt Forum.
When: 17 - 21 November 2021
Where: Humboldt Forum, Mitte