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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

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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

  • Changed opening hours of the library

    From October 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019

    Tues., Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Thurs. 12 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Closed Sat., Sun., Mon. and Weds.

  • Opening Hours and Admission 2018

    Opening Hours

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

     

    Admission

    Day Ticket: 8 euros (all exhibitions)
    Reduced rate: 5 euros
    School children: 2 euros
    Mediathek Fernsehen: 2 euros
    The entrance is free on Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m.

  • Temporary Closing of the Film Archive and Film Distribution Services

    The Film Archive and Film Distribution Service will be closed from July 1 – September 30, 2018, due to extensive inventorization and related work on the archives and film distribution collections. During this period we will not be able to offer a number of regular services to either in-house or outside users, including the loan of copies, screenings, film excerpts, copying and digitization. Replies to inquiries and requests will be subject to much longer delays. Requests for copies and materials for use during the temporary closing period must be submitted by June 1st so that they can be processed before the archives close.

    Exceptions to this closing: The DEFA Film Distribution Service will maintain its services without restrictions.

  • 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.

  • 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).

    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.

 

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