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The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 17, 2022 under the motto "It all (re)starts here".
Our team of festival ambassadors and reporters brings you the dailies from the Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market and keep an eye on past editions archives. WATCH OUR VIDEO COVERAGE TRAILERS INTERVIEWS AND AMBIANCE   PHOTOS

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Meet the Berlinale 2022 Juries


The International Jury

M. Night Shyamalan © Bryan Bedder/Getty images for Universal Pictures, Anne Zohra Berrached © Gerhard Kassner / Berlinale, Tsitsi Dangarembga © Hannah Mentz, Karim Aïnous © Denny Sachtleben, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Connie Nielsen © Dennis Stenild, Said Ben Saïd © Patrick Swirc

Once again a multitalented International Jury will decide who will take home the Golden and the Silver Bears at the Berlinale 2022. The other members of the International Jury are: Karim Aïnouz (Brazil / Algeria), Anne Zohra Berrached (Germany), Saïd Ben Saïd (France / Tunisia), Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe), Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Japan), and Connie Nielsen (Denmark / USA). M. Night Shyamalan (South Asia / USA) will serve as president of the International Jury. More about the International Jury


Chiara Marañón © Victor Bastidas; Ben Rivers; Silvan Zürcher © Iris Janke


The Encounters Jury


A three-member jury will choose the winners for Best Film, Best Director and a Special Jury Award – Director of Content Chiara Marañón (Spain), artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers (United Kingdom) as well as producer, screenwriter and director Silvan Zürcher (Switzerland). More about the Encounters Jury

Gaia Furrer © Shirin Amini, Vimukthi Jayasundara © Udaya Dharmawardana, Shahrbanoo Sadat © Zahra Rahimi

GWFF Best First Feature Award

Jury GWFF Best First Feature Award


Since 2006, the GWFF Best First Feature Award has been given to one outstanding debut film across the Berlinale sections. In total, 18 directorial feature film debuts from the sections Competition, Encounters, Panorama, Forum, Generation and Perspektive Deutsches Kino are nominated for the GWFF Best First Feature Award.A three-person jury will decide on the award: Gaia Furrer (Italy), Vimukthi Jayasundara (Sri Lanka) and Shahrbanoo Sadat (Afghanistan). More about the GWFF Jury 

Berlinale Documentary Award - Funded by rbb

Berlinale Documentary Award Jury



Wang Bing © Asian Shadows, Rana Eid © Elie Kamal, Susanne Schüle © Aldo Gugolz

In total, 18 documentary forms from the sections Berlinale Special, Encounters, Panorama, Forum and Generation are nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Award. A three-member jury will pick the winner: Wang Bing (People’s Republic of China), Rana Eid (Lebanon), Susanne Schüle (Germany). More about the Documentary Award Jury 






Juries and Opening Films(top f.l.t.r.) International Jury Generation Kplus: Daniela Cajías © José Luis Roca, Nicola Jones © Lars Wiedemann, Samuel Kishi Leopo © Magali Espinosa

0-generation-14plus-2022_RWD_630.jpg(bottom f.l.t.r.) International Jury Generation 14plus: Paolo Bertolin © Andrejs Strokins, Rubika Shah © Ed Gibbs, Dash Shaw © Joanna_Morrissey

The opening films of the Generation 14plus and Kplus competitions have been decided, the members of the two International Juries, the Children’s and Youth Jury and the independent Cinema Vision 14plus Jury have been appointed. And again this year: the Berlinale school project and a Cross Section screening that grant the young audience access to other sections of the festival. More information



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