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You can find the programme archive of Forum and Forum Expanded here. It is still under construction, previous years will be added gradually.



    Forum Programme

    The 17-film selection that makes up the 51st Berlinale Forum focuses on works that deal with uncertainties in the world outside by embracing unpredictability in their plots and structures. It gives preference to the fragile over the proven, with more space dedicated to filmmakers at the start of their careers than their more established colleagues.


    Forum Expanded Programme

    The sudden coincidence of stagnation and change which we are currently experiencing has changed our idea of time and space — and thus also cinema. This affects both how the selected works will be seen as well as this year’s festival format. As part of the Berlinale Summer Special, Forum Expanded film presents sixteen short films. They all show, in different ways, the contradiction between the inexorably advancing time and a reality, which foces us to a halt more and more frequently.

  • 18 MINUTEN ZIVILCOURAGE (Still): Umriss aus Kreide mit Blumen


    The Berlinale Forum presents the film and discussion series "Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany": an experiment in shared curatorial responsibility that puts a spotlight on a chapter of German film production that has been unfairly neglected.

Festival impressions 2021

Audience members in the open air cinema are attentively watching the screen. Behind them, the light of the film projection shines, almost like sunlight.

Festival impressions 2021

Forum and Forum Expanded during the Berlinale Summer Special, June 9–20.

Funded by:

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