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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

Slider motive educational program

Workshops and film talks deal with subjects that are immersed in film history as well as those concerned with the practical aspects of film. They encourage critical media analysis and creative output.

Source: Deutsche Kinemathek

24 November 2017 to 22 April 2018

UFA – these three letters embody a century of film and television history. Founded in December 1917, the “Universum Film AG” quickly became the most important film production company in Germany.

Collage with motives from EINMAL EINE GROSSE DAME SEIN (DE 1934, directed by: G. Lamprecht), source: Deutsche Kinemathek and DER GLEICHE HIMMEL (DE 2017, directed by: O. Hirschbiegel),
© ZDF/Betafilm, photographer: Bernd Schuller

Key Visual Retrospective 2018

CinemaxX 8, Potsdamer Platz
Zeughauskino, Unter den Linden 2

The Retrospective of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival will focus on the great variety of cinema in the Weimar era.

Key Visual Retrospective: DER KATZENSTEG (D 1927, Directed by Gerhard Lamprecht), Photo: W. Limot / Lichtenstein, Rudolf Krabe, Design: Pentagram Design, Berlin

  • Temporary closing of the Scripts, Gray Literature and Audio Documents Archive

    Due to extensive work on our database, the archive will be closed from March to December 2018. During this time no inquiries will be answered and no visits to the reading room can take place.

  • Temporary usage restrictions in the library

    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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