Festival 2021

San Francisco’s 25th Anniversary Berlin & Beyond Film Festival will take place May 25-30, 2021. The hybrid festival’s main slate of programming will be on the virtual cinema platform, along with two evenings on May 25th & 26th, under the stars, at the Fort Mason Flix drive-in, and a very special return to the cinema on May 29th at the 109-year-old Vogue Theater. Virtual festival experiences will feature live broadcast screenings, interactive Q&As, and on-demand streaming movies.

Festival Dates & Venues:
May 25-26: Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco
May 26-30: Virtual Cinema at BerlinBeyond.com
May 29: Vogue Theatre, San Francisco

Updated Time for Tickets and Program Launch:
The launch for ticket sales and the full program for the public has been moved to Thursday, May 6th. Please stay tuned on this page.

Support the Festival:
Download our sponsorship and membership deck here.


The Opening Remarks from the May 4th Virtual Press Conference of our 25th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, given by Noémie Njangiru, Director of the Goethe-Institut San Francisco and President of Berlin & Beyond. Watch video.