Press / Professionals

The Berlin Critics’ Week 2021 will take place as an online event. Our streaming partner is the Eventive platform. This year’s film selection will be available to the public virtually throughout Germany from February 27 to March 7. For professionals and media representatives based outside Germany, an accreditation will be required to access our streaming service. For media representatives and professionals within Germany, an accreditation grants free access to the program.

Our opening conference and the debate program will be accessible freely to the public without any need for registration. They will be broadcast internationally. Further details about these platforms and how to access them will be announced soon. The opening conference, “Coherent Action, Incoherent Cinema,” will take place on February 27 from 3-8pm CET and on February 28 from 6-8pm CET. Debates on our film programs will take place online daily from March 1 to 7 at 8pm CET.


Professionals and media representatives can currently apply online for an accreditation. The accreditation fee for industry colleagues interested in attending Critics’ Week is 10 euros, which can be paid via credit card or Paypal. All accredited professionals will have access to the program from February 27 to March 14 — one week longer than the general public.

Instructions on how to apply for accreditation, a link to the application form, and other relevant terms and conditions can be found at our accreditation page.


Accreditation is free of charge for members of the press with confirmed assignments to cover the event. Members of the German Film Critics Association will also receive free accreditation upon request and proof of membership.

We will be happy to provide screening links to media representatives prior to the festival period. We kindly ask all critics and journalists to contact the head of our press department, Dominique Ott-Despoix, directly if you require early access to any of the films.

Press contact: Dominique Ott-Despoix /

To register for our press mailing list please contact us directly.

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