Berlin Festival Confirms 2022 as In-Person Event – The Hollywood Reporter

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The Berlin Film Festival mentioned Thursday that it’ll maintain an in-person occasion subsequent yr.




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For the 72nd Berlinale, set to run Feb. 10-22, organizers mentioned they may deal with on-site choices and in-person screenings.



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In 2020, Berlin was one of many final main worldwide festivals to be held in particular person earlier than the outbreak of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. This yr’s pageant, nevertheless, was online-only, with Berlin holding an open-air follow-up in the summertime for native audiences.

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“We’re very happy to carry the pageant again to the large display in February: with a multifaceted program, the crimson carpet, stars, and the superb Berlinale audiences,” mentioned Berlin pageant co-directors Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian in a press release. “The want for a bodily pageant expertise and face-to-face encounters is strongly evident in each the {industry} and the general public. The experiences of the final months have proven that on-location occasions can happen safely and efficiently, and the way essential they’re for dialogue and trade.”



Berlin mentioned it might announce particulars of hygiene measures and coronavirus laws for the 2022 pageant within the first half of November. Organizers mentioned the 2022 pageant lineup can be “roughly equally” in size to the pre-COVID-19 version of the fest in 2020. Short movies, which had been struck from the Generation sidebar for this yr’s pageant, will return to the part in 2022.

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The European Film Market (EFM), which runs Feb. 10-17, will once more arrange store at Berlin’s Gropius Bau and the Marriott Hotel. The 2022 EFM will likely be a hybrid occasion, additionally that includes online codecs and screenings for professionals unable to attend in particular person. Similarly, industry-focused sections, specifically the Berlinale Series Market, running Feb.14-16, the Berlinale Co-Production Market (Feb. 12-16), Berlinale Talents (Feb. 12-17), and the World Cinema Fund, will mix in-person classes with online choices.

 



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