Berlin International Film Festival “Berlinale” is one of the largest film festivals and most reputable media events.
It started in West Berlin in 1951 as a summer festival, but after 1978 Berlinale is celebrated in February every year.
Up to 400 films are shown in several sections.
About 20 films are vying for awards of the Golden and Silver Bear.
See their website for more information about the next edition, shows and movies.
Hotel tip at Potsdamer Platz
A good hotel is The Mandala Hotel
– right at Potsdamer Platz and the Sony Center, with walking distance to the festival venue.