The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the most important events in the international film industry that annually takes place in different locations in Berlin. Hollywood stars such as George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, major film players like Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg and local celebrities such as Daniel Brühl have gathered here to award the best movie and the best short film with the golden bear.
The silver bear is awarded in the categories of best actor, best actress, best director, best screenplay, outstanding artistic performance and grand price of the jury. The 65th Berlinale takes place from 5th – 15th of February in 2015. More than 400 movies are entered in the highly acclaimed competition and around 300.000 movie lovers are expected to buy tickets with even more spectators standing outside.
Simultaneously to the Berlinale the European Film Market (EFM) takes place, where producers, film-purchasers, lenders and agents can trade and network. It is considered one of the most reputable film markets in the world. For film enthusiasts and professionals the Berlinale offers a great many opportunities.