Festivals & Symposiums
Berlin International Film Festival
The Berlinale Retrospective brings works from international film history back to the big screen. Selected on the basis of thorough research, the film program captivates with cinematographic rediscoveries, high-quality film prints and digital screening formats. The Retrospective topics are devoted to central periods of film history, aspects of film aesthetics and film technology as well as individual genres.
The Homage honours outstanding personalities from the international film scene, screening their most important works in a series of films. The presentation of the Honorary Golden Bear for a lifetime’s achievement at a gala screening in the presence of the honoured guest is one of the highlights of the Berlinale.
In Berlinale Classics, digitally restored film classics and rediscoveries celebrate their premieres. New restorations of film classics and rediscoveries are screened in brilliant picture and sound quality. The films are usually introduced by a high-profile festival guest or the restorers.