German Festivals: Berlinale

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From its beginnings in the post war world of Berlin, the Berlinale Film Festival was always designed to be an international rather than a national film festival.

Over the years the film festival has cemented its status as a major European film festival and is easily as important as its competitors in Venice and Cannes.

The Golden and Silver Berlin bear and many honorary awards are much sought-after.