Information for your visit
The mission of the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek is to preserve and reflect on audiovisual heritage. This includes content in the collections and archives that reproduces ideologies or stereotypes and which is discriminatory. When dealing with such content and any reproduction thereof, contextualizations are essential. This does not imply any endorsement of the statements, judgements or representations conveyed by the respective content.
Because of the range of our collections and archives, we are only able to present a fraction of it in the museum. You can discover, reseach and view further highlights in our “digital collection”.
Werner Herzog ArchiveMore
Sneek peaks into the iconic images of the controversial director, to whom we’ll soon be dedicating an exhibition.
Marlene Dietrich CollectionMore
Insights into the life of an icon. Photos from Marlene Dietrich’s childhood in Berlin, of her dedication during World War II as well as numerous costumes and costume designs.
Berlin movie theatersMore
Travel through time and discover 100 years of movie theater history in Berlin. In seven chronologic photo galleries, you can explore our collection on movie theater history and delve into historic views of Berlin.
Make your own films online at the FilmspielplatzExplore now
On the platform, children can make their own animated films and watch fascinating short films. A selection of the videos is provided with audio description, subtitles and sign language or in Arabic, Polish and Turkish.
Researching in our archivesOur archives
Visit our archives on site. The archives are distributed around various locations. We invite everyone, who is interested in our collections. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Our service for cinemas and festivalsFilm Distribution
Our film distribution library holds over 20,000 films for screenings at cinemas and festivals.