Berlinale Summer Special from June 9 to 20
From June 9 to 20, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival will invite the audience to the Summer Special. There will be numerous cinema screenings. Besides, the Berlinale gives the audience the opportunity to experience a large portion of the films in the presence of the filmmakers. The start of the Summer Special on June 9 will be celebrated with a festive opening event. As part of the Summer Special, the Awards Ceremony for the 71st Berlinale will also take place.
As already announced, the Industry Event kicks off from March 1 to 5, 2021. It will largely present the film selection from the festival sections to industry professionals and the accredited press. International juries will decide on the prizes from the Competition, Berlinale Shorts, Encounters and Generation, and announce the award-winning films during the Industry Event.
During the development of the festival format in 2021, a new concept was also agreed on with regard to the composition of the International Jury. The directors of six Golden Bear winning films will decide on the prizes in the Competition at the 71st Berlinale and will view the films on the big screen in Berlin. A jury presidency is not planned for this year.
From February 8 to 11, Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian and the festival sections will successively publish their selection of films:
February 8, 2021: Retrospective and Generation
February 9, 2021: Berlinale Shorts, Forum and Forum Expanded
February 10, 2021: Encounters, Panorama and Perspektive Deutsches Kino
February 11, 2021: Competition and Berlinale Special, and a video presentation by the festival management at 11 am (CET)