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27th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival
March 23-28, 2023
Open Festival Website

Dear friends, we are calling on you to help us during this challenging time. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic difficulties continue to unfold, your financial support is needed to help ensure continuity of vivid film and interactive programs for our 25th anniversary season and beyond. Berlin & Beyond is a San Francisco-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on the financial support of our local community. Your donation is fully tax-deductible, and we are grateful for your support in any amount. Thank you.

NOV 19-21, 2020

The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, with the support and collaboration of the Goethe-Institut San Francisco and the Special Projects and Unexpected Needs (SPUN) grant of Grants for the Arts, presented the virtual film festival Berlin & Beyond in Focus, November 19-21, 2020.

This special program commemorated the heritage of Berlin & Beyond, and its relevance and resonance with German cinema. This free virtual festival and forum kicked off Berlin & Beyond’s 25th Anniversary Season, ahead of the main 25th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, slated for April 29 – May 4, 2021.

Berlin & Beyond in Focus brought together engaging, educational, and entertaining programs of dialogue, film and interactivity in the virtual sphere. All films were viewable in all nine Bay Area counties: San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Marin, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano. Select films were also available for the State of California and the US.

Programming for Berlin & Beyond in Focus continues the festival’s endeavor to present the best of contemporary cinema from German-speaking countries. This series comprised of 10 feature-length films that were available in the scheduled virtual cinema format with live Q&As or as an on-demand movie. The series was also highlighted with engaging panels and community conversations.

Berlin & Beyond in Focus is made possible with the special support of:

Berlin & Beyond is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.