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Presented by
Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Premiere Sponsors
San Francisco Grants for the Arts
Excelsior German Center
Consulate General of Germany in San Francisco

Signature Sponsors
Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco 
German Films and German Film Office
The Orchard Hotels
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America

Patron Sponsors
Consulate General of Luxembourg in San Francisco
German International School of Silicon Valley
Chrissa Imports (Event Sponsor)

Supporting Sponsors
United Swiss Societies of Northern California
Barak Shrama Photography

Industry Special Thanks:

Venue Partners:
The Roxie Theater
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Community Outreach Partners:
California Film Institute (CFI)

Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
German American Business Association Northern California Chapter
Jewish Film Institute
Representative of German Business (GACC West)
UC Berkeley Department of German


Download our 2023 Festival Sponsorship Deck


Important: Roxie Pass admits one to Roxie screenings March 23-25, except for the Youth 4 German Cinema screening (March 24). Passholder must be seated 15 minutes prior to showtime. There is no assigned seating nor seating guarantee.

*Sponsor a Film: Acknowledgment during sponsored film’s screening. Exact film to be determined. Additional benefits may be considered upon the level of sponsorship.

**Ticket requests for “films of choice” must be made by March 3, 2023. There is no guarantee for sold-out shows. Sponsorships at $5,000 and above can be customized.

Sponsorships above $10,000 will include additional benefit considerations. Must be registered by March 3, 2023, to be published in the festival guide. Packages and information are subject to change.


Click here for details on how to make a personal donation or join our Kino Circle contribution program.


Now in its 27th Season, the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival continues to be an annual tradition for San Francisco, and has been a cultural gateway for the American public to experience the present movement of German cinema, while capturing the diversity and progress of German-speaking countries, and celebrating the universal spirit, artistic expression, and vision of filmmakers.

As a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit organization, Berlin & Beyond relies on the direct financial support and advocacy of our community of sponsors, partners, donors, and members. Your financial support enables the festival to produce the largest and leading festival of contemporary German cinema in the Americas.

Among our 4,000 annual attendees are over 250 students from across the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California who participate in our Youth 4 German Cinema program. With our audience base, not only do we attract the German speakers or those in the German-American community, but we draw from the greater cultured public of the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly those interested in international and arthouse cinema.

Through our layered, mutual benefits program, our sponsors, whether from the business community or from the non-profit field, are able to highlight their brands and initiatives while partnering to underwrite the local premieres of major international films and foster the attendance of film talents at Berlin & Beyond.

Our community partners collaborate with us in presenting profound narrative films and documentaries that align with their causes and empower their mission.

Also, during past editions that included in-person events, purveyors of specialized foods and beverages were able to partake and showcase their delectable products at our social events and receptions.

If you are interested in supporting Berlin & Beyond, please email Festival Director Sophoan Sorn: