Initiated by the American military, this festival first took place in West Berlin in 1951. Today, the festival treads the middle ground between East and West and has become an international forum for international films. The competition, which is judged by an international jury, takes center stage at the festival and winners are presented with a golden bear. Premieres and first screenings by both established filmmakers and newcomers, as well as documentaries from the last year are screened alongside short films. Ticket prices and viewing schedule are available starting in the fall; call or check the website. Venues include Potsdamer Platz's CinemaxX, International, CineStar, Deutsche Kinemathek, Zoo Palast, Colosseum, Cinema Paris, Babylon Berlin Mitte, Cubix, Arsenal, Delphi Filmpalast, Berlinale Palast, Friedrichstadtpalast Berlin and Urania.
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History bears testimony to the fact that Berlin was and continues to be an extremely influential European city. This politically charged and culturally rich city is filled with incredible opportunities for the wide-eyed, camera-wielding tourists. While on one hand, historical monuments like the Brandenburger Tor and Reichstag capture the imagination and transport visitors to the post-war era, modern marvels like the Fernsehturm and Postdamer Platz are a proof of the country's progressive economy. And when a city has three opera houses, over 150 theaters, almost 170 museums and more than 200 private galleries, you can be rest assured that there will never be a single dull moment!