achtung berlin – new berlin film award is an annual film festival for new German Cinema in Berlin. With a focus on film creation in the German capital city region, the film festival has made an unmistakable and distinctive mark on the film landscape. In the meantime, achtung berlin – new berlin film award has become the second-largest film festival in Berlin, attracting a lot of attention from moviegoers and film professionals alike.
With its 13th edition from April 19-26, 2017 achtung berlin – new berlin film award presents around 80 contemporary feature films, documentary films and short films that have been either partially or completely made with a film production, producer or director in Berlin or Brandenburg – among these are numerous premieres held at the new berlin film award before their official theatrical release. The film screenings will be accompanied by conversations about the film and its production strategies with the authors, directors, producers and partners related to the film.
The heart of the film festival is the competition Made in Berlin-Brandenburg that shows an exciting mixture of new discoveries and award winning films.
In this year’s edition, the achtung berlin business days are dedicated to Berlin-Brandenburg based series production. In special screenings, panels and a pitching session accredited trade visitors receive a first look on new Berlin series projects for TV and Internet. Berlin Series will be held in cooperation with Serienwerk.
The film festival is characterized by an insight into the young and innovative film scene and the creative output of the capital city region and it is known as a meeting platform for film professionals and moviegoers. Mostly all films will be shown with English subtitles or there are English-speaking productions made in Berlin anyway.