The Berlin Film Festival is back – Yay!

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The Berlin Film Festival is back – Yay!
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OMG!

It’s back!

What’s back you might ask?

Pleeeeease!

As if you didn’t already know!

The red carpet has again been rolled out Berlin is about to (safely) hobnob with the best of the best.

I mean, if it’s good enough for M. Night Shyamalan, Emma Thompson, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sigourney Weaver, and Juliette Binoche. It’s surely good enough for you!

And why forsooth?

Because films!

The Rising by Ed Lilly, Thora Hilmarsdottir, Paul Walker, Carl Tibbetts / GBR 2022 - Berlinale Series ©Sky UK Limited
The Rising by Ed Lilly, Thora Hilmarsdottir, Paul Walker, Carl Tibbetts / GBR 2022 – Berlinale Series
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One of my favourite things to look forward to is the Berlinale, otherwise known as – the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival!

My heart swells, when I think how proud I am that Berlin is able to compete with the likes of other film festivals, such as Cannes, and Sundance.

Alright.

Not in the same category

But still.

In my opinion, a festival to be proud of!

With more than four hundred (400) films, fifteen (15) categories sections, and more than half a million cinema visits, the Berlinale is not only an independent film festival with a difference, but also a film festival that ordinary people can actually visit.

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The Berlin Film Festival is back – Yay!
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Having said that though, it’s been a while since I’ve attended …

I was so disturbed by the horrifying deaths in Italy at the peak of the pandemic in 2020, that I simply had to drop out.

So I did.

Halfway through!

And I cancelled a conference that I was supposed to attend.

In Italy!

Italy; Europe; travel; Italian countryside;
How I can afford a life of travel. Don’t choose. Live a life of style and travel in Italy!

The Berlinale did organise an open-air mini-version last summer, but I wasn’t comfortable enough to attend ‘cos you know – crowds!

Suffice to say, the Film Festival is back!

Now ‘cos I live in Berlin and I’m considered to be media, I was invited to Press Screenings so that we got to see some of the films in January!

I’m a very busy person so I’ve only seen 22 films so far!

The Berlinale!

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The Berlin Film Festival is back – Yay!
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Tickets are on sale from Monday, February 7, 2022 so if you haven’t already started booking, do so now!

Tickets will go out online, and will be available three days in advance, from 10.00 am!

They can be booked (subject to availability) up until the screening starts but once the film begins, you won’t be allowed in!

They’re doing everything they can to make it as safe as possible so there’s an updated way of booking tickets, and a much stricter hygiene concept!

For how to book your ticket, see below!

The Berlinale Programme

This year the programme of the Berlinale will consist of about 400 films of mostly international or European premieres, of every genre, length and format!

Tickets will go out online, and will be available three days in advance, from 10.00 am!

For more information, click here!

Buy tickets!

If you click on the Online Tickets icon via the programme page, you will automatically be forwarded to the website of the Berlinale ticketing partner – Eventim.

You’ll have to create an Eventim account ‘cos you can’t actually buy a ticket without it!

There is no processing fee, so what you see is what you pay!

You can use any major credit card and tickets will be delivered to you by Email, or on your mobile phone!

Booked tickets will be sent to the email address that you specified, via the first initial login.

A maximum of 2 tickets can be purchased per person.

If the ticket you want is no longer available, try again later, as additional tickets may occasionally be made available, for films previously marked “sold out!”

Oh, and you need to be at least 18 years old to watch any festival film (except for Generation screenings)!

How much do tickets cost?

Ticket prices vary depending on when you buy the ticket and what category of film you want to watch!

Berlinale tickets are generally between €5.00 – €24.00!

A 50% discount is available for selected last-minute tickets and of course, if you’re a student, of school age, on welfare, etc. then a 50% discount on tickets are available too.

Oh, and you need to be at least 18 years old to watch any festival film (except for Generation screenings)!

Ticket prices from February 10 to 16
  • All Screenings (unless otherwise stated) – €13.00
  • Competition at Berlinale Palast – €16.00
  • Berlinale Special Gala premieres at Friedrichstadt-Palast – €16.00
  • Berlinale Classic – Silent film accompanied by orchestra – €24.00
  • Generation – All screenings – €5.00
Ticket prices from February 17 to 20

All screenings (unless otherwise stated) – €10.00

Generation – All screenings – €5.00

Discounts for Same-Day Online Tickets!

A 50% discount is available for selected last-minute tickets.

If you’re a student, of school age, on welfare, etc. then a 50% discount on tickets are available too.

Subject to availability from 8.00 am on the day of screening!

How do I pay for my ticket?

Tickets can be paid for by three major credit cards – Mastercard, Visa, and American Express – or by instant bank transfer (Sofortüberweisung).

Please note that once you’ve bought your ticket, it isn’t possible to make changes or return tickets, so choose wisely!

I don’t have a ticket!

If you still haven’t got the ticket you want, then go ahead and get any other film ticket instead!

The whole point of a film festival are the intriguing films that are made available.

Every film has passed muster, and outside of your own personal preference, none of the films are duds.

So go on, live a little!

Children!

You can buy as many tickets as you want for Generation screenings.

Tickets cost just €5.00!

Covid-19 Regulations!

The Berlinale is doing everything they can to make film screenings as safe as possible, so there is a strict hygiene concept. As such, the Berlinale is a 2G-plus-mask-plus-test event!

For more information, on the Berlinale Protection and Hygiene Policy, please click here!

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Clara Sola by Nathalie Álvarez
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This year, the Berlinale will take place between 10th February – 20th February 2022.

Ten whole days of film glory!

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At the time of writing, we weren’t allowed to publish reviews, so all I can tell you is that it’s going to be 2G+ refreshing, & most engaging!

Bring it on!

Eek!

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3 Comments on “The Berlin Film Festival is back – Yay!

  1. I used to like films…but now…l’m ambivalent. I know how much you like this so l hope you enjoy it and get to see good stuff. The Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars) was held last night for the first time in Valencia. It literally was 3 minute walk to see the stars but l was lazy and only know Banderas, Cruz and Javier Bardem. Plus, they started at 10pm😴. Did catch the fireworks from our balcony though.

    • Aww. You’re so kind KemKem. Thanks so much!

      And how lucky are you – I haven’t heard of the Goya Awards but I’m sure it must have been most impressive! 🤩

      Yes, I do love films – And by that I mean the type of film that you wouldn’t necessarily see at the cinema, as they don’t attract “the right crowd!”

      I wish I could go to all the film festivals that I’m regularly invited to, but my time is precious, so I only manage about 3! 😆

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