Berlin Film Festival

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The Berlinale ranks in the top tier of European festivals and arguably in the top five worldwide. 

Up to 400 films are shown every year. The vast majority are world or European premieres, and films of every genre, length, and format can be submitted for consideration.   The Berlinale’s international sections are: big international movies In Competition; independent, art-house movies in the Panorama section; movies for a younger audience in Generation; an in-depth look at films from "distant" countries and experimental forms in the Forum; as well as diverse international shorts in Berlinale Shorts.  

Concurrent is the European Film Market (EFM) for producers, distributors, buyers and sellers. In addition, the festival runs a six-day-long creative summit for up-and-coming filmmakers, the Berlinale Talent Campus.

New Zealand films which have screened at the Berlinale include An Angel at my Table, Boy, No. 2, Two Little Boys, What We do in the Shadows and UTU Redux. Short films that have screened include Meathead, Snow in Paradise, Lambs, Ebony Society and Manurewa.