Berlin & Beyond 2011

The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, presented by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, has been America's premier festival of new cinema from Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 1996. The festival has been serving as a gateway for the American public to experience the diversity, history and progress of the German-speaking countries in Europe.

The theme of the 16th festival (October 20-29, 2011) was "Light, Love & Revolution." A star-studded roster of over a dozen visiting directors, actors and luminaries from Europe — including Pepe Danquart, Milan Peschel, Nesrin and Yasemin Samdereli, Michael Steiner, and Andres Veiel — joined us live on stage! The festival's highlights were the hit comedy "Almanya - Welcome to Germany" (by Samdereli sisters) on Opening Night, the nostalgic documentary "Joshka & Mr. Fischer" (by Pepe Danquart), Swiss box office #1 "Sennentuntschi" (by Michael Steiner) and wartime love story "Remembrance" (by Anna Justice).

View the official trailer of the 2011 Festival