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Berlin & Beyond is a San Francisco-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on the financial support of our local community. More than ever, we need your financial support to make our festival possible.


Your cash donation to the Berlin & Beyond Fund is 100% tax-deductible.

Online Donation
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Donation by Mail
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The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival Kino Circle is our individual contribution program with special benefits that include priority entry to the festival screenings, special events invitations, and other opportunities. Your donation is partially tax-deductible based on the contribution level. Please see below for the chart of benefits.

Online Contribution:
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Contribution by Mail
Please make check payable to: Berlin & Beyond, Inc.
Please email for the mailing address.

Please write on your check or money order: Kino Circle

Important: SF Pass admits one to Roxie festival screenings April 18-20, 2024, except for the Youth 4 German Cinema screenings (April 19th). Pass holder must be seated 15 minutes prior to showtime. There is no assigned seating nor seating guarantee.

*Sponsor a Film or Sponsor a Film or Talent: Acknowledgment during sponsored film or film talent’s screening. Exact film to be determined. Non-exclusive sponsorship. No public speaking opportunity. Platinum level can request for meet and greet with talent, but confirmation has to be approved by talent’s representative(s).

**Ticket requests for “films of choice” must be made by April 4, 2024. Not applicable for Youth 4 German Cinema screenings. Festival may limit select films due to capacity issues. For Gold level, Opening Film request is limited to 2. For Platinum level, Opening Film request is limited to 4. There is no guarantee for sold-out shows.

***Must be in seat at Opening Night Film no later than 20 minutes prior to showtime.

****The Festival requests an individual’s name, a family name or a couple’s joint names.

Sponsorships at $5,000 and above can be customized. Sponsorships above $10,000 will include additional benefit considerations. 

Must be registered by April 4, 2024 to be published in the festival guide. Packages and information are subject to change. 

All benefits apply only to the Festival’s main 28th annual programming during April 2024. Berlin & Beyond, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Now in its 28th 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 festival attendees are over 400 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.

For questions regarding your contribution to Berlin & Beyond, please email Festival Director Sophoan Sorn: