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A journey through film and television history encompasses cinema’s pioneering years, silent film divas, movies made during the Weimar Republic and under National Socialism, Marlene Dietrich, film professionals in Hollywood exile, the postwar years, and contemporary German cinema, as well as developments in television in East and West Germany.

A journey through film and television history encompasses cinema’s pioneering years, silent film divas, movies made during the Weimar Republic and under National Socialism, Marlene Dietrich, film professionals in Hollywood exile, the postwar years, and contemporary German cinema, as well as developments in television in East and West Germany.

Mediathek

One of the tasks that the Deutsche Kinemathek has set itself is to convey the history of German television to the general public. In keeping, selected broadcasts from the earliest days of television to the present are available for viewing in the Mediathek Fernsehen (Television Media Library).
 

Photo: Matthias Heib

Educational Services for Kids and Families

The Museum für Film und Fernsehen is a place of discovery for the entire family. Through tours and workshops, visitors young and old can explore the medium of film and its history, make their own movies, or experience Potsdamer Platz as a film location.

Source: Deutsche Kinemathek

  • Temporary usage restrictions in the library

    Our computer systems are currently experiencing some technical difficulties that can make the library database temporarily unavailable. This may result in longer waits at the information desk, during online research and while media loans are being processed. In your own interests, we kindly ask you to schedule some extra time for your library visit.

    The WLAN (Wifi) in the entire library is not working correctly at this time ‒ short and sudden outages frequently occur. Please use our new research terminals, which will allow you to conduct the most reliable work the Internet.

    We are working to resolve these computer problems as soon as possible.

  • Refugees Welcome! Film and Television History for People with Refugee Backgrounds

    The Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen is committed to programs for people with refugee backgrounds, and making museum offers accessible to them. In addition to movie nights, which are screened for residents at diverse Berlin housing facilities, refugee groups can also visit the museum free of charge (advance reservations required). Moreover, under the initiative “Berlin Mondiale” the Deutsche Kinemathek has been participating in the organization of specially-designed educational offers for children and young adults.

    Information and consultation: bildung@deutsche-kinemathek.de

  • Barrier-Free Educational Offers

    The Museum für Film und Fernsehen is open to everyone. Moreover, accessibility to exhibition contents is now made easier for people with disabilities: The department of education and mediation offers a selection of barrier-free educational offers, both public and also by individually booked appointments. At present, among other services, interested visitors may take advantage of tactile tours for the blind or visually impaired as well as presentations with audio description.

  • Opening Hours of the Museum für Film und Fernsehen

    Tuesday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Closed Monday

 

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