The Berlinale Film Festival starts today
A world of cinematic exploration in Berlin
From February 6 to 16, an exciting mix of film, and art will be filling the city of Berlin as the Berlinale Film Festival gets underway. Showcasing around 400 films of every genre, length and format, each being designated into one of several different cinematic categories.
This grand cultural event is one of the most important dates for the international film industry, with over 300,000 tickets sold, and almost 20,000 industry insiders expected to visit, including 3,700 journalists.
The film categories range from international cinema in the 'Competition', independent and art house in 'Panoroma', films for young audiences in 'Generation', new talents from the German film scene in 'Perspektive Deutsches Kino', avant-garde and experimental cinematography in the 'Forum' and 'Forum Expanded', and the discoveries of cinematic possibilities in 'Berlinale Shorts'.
This year, the Berlinale will be showing many highly-anticipated films including, Hossein Amini's directorial debut of The Two Faces of January, as well as hosting the world premiere of The Grand Budapest Hotel directed by Wes Anderson. British director Ken Loach will also be honoured with an homage and recieve the 'Honorary Golden Bear' for his lifetime achievements.
The Berlinale starts today until February 16, to find out more visit the official website here.