Berlin International Film Festival (Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin) Berlinale is the largest film event in Germany and one of the most important in Europe. The festival, since 1951, has been held annually in the capital of Germany, it takes place in February and lasts 10 days (until 1978 it was held in the summer).
Along with the Cannes, Venice and Moscow Film Festivals, the Berlinale is also one of the central events in the world of cinema. But unlike others, it is focused primarily on "author's" and "intellectual cinema". Feature films and short films created during the year before the start of the festival and not shown at other festivals participate in the competition program of the festival. Premieres are held at the Berlinale Palast.
The festival's jury, which includes well-known actors, writers, directors and cultural figures, pays special attention to ensuring that films from all over the world are presented at the Berlinale.