If the winners have already been announced in March, the Berlin festival offers to discover the films selected from June 9 to 20, exclusively outdoors and with a strict health protocol.
Cinephiles will be able to benefit from the selection of the Berlinale this year, under conditions nevertheless a little particular. The organizers of the festival announced yesterday that the screenings will continue from June 9 to 20, exclusively in the open air. Usually organized at the beginning of February, the German film festival takes place this year in two stages, a first since its creation in 1951. The announcement of the winners has indeed already taken place in early March, online. Romain Jude, the Romanian winner of a bronze bear in 2015, won the prestigious golden bear for his film Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn.
Negative test or proof of vaccination
“The Berlinale is pleased to be able to provide audiences with an outdoor cinema experience in a total of 16 venues. The drop in incidence rates in Berlin and the signal from local authorities to positively support the request for a pilot project with mandatory testing strengthened the festival management in its decision to have a purely outdoor event.», Announced the organizers of the festival in a press release. Festival-goers must also show a negative test or present proof of vaccination in order to attend the screenings.
“The spectators will live a very special collective experience of the festival, which we have been missing for a long time. The aim is to restore the desire to go to the cinema and to contribute to the rebirth of cultural activities with an audience. We will be able to present the festival program to Berlin audiences in almost any part of the city, including a specially created open-air cinema on historic Berlin Museum Island, which will be the main venue.», They specified.
An official award ceremony in the presence of the winners is also scheduled for June 13. “We look forward to welcoming the filmmakers and jury members who will be able to travel to Berlin in June.», Said the directors of the Berlinale, Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian. The full program will be available from May 20, and ticket sales will begin on May 27.