Festival Sections


The 24th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival has six programming sections, as curated by Festival Director Sophoan Sorn. Making up the 25 official selections are 14 live-action dramatic feature films, four documentary feature films, seven short-length films.

Showcase features the highly anticipated gala screenings of Opening Night, Centerpiece, Special Presentation, and Closing Night at the legendary Castro Theatre.

  • Opening Night: What Might Have Been
  • Centerpiece: The Collini Case
  • Special Presentation: Lara
  • Castro Closing Night: Gypsy Queen

  • Kino Now captures the current cinematic landscape of German filmmaking, from low-budget independent works to studio releases.

  • 100 Things
  • The Audition
  • Cherry Blossoms & Demons
  • How About Adolf?
  • The Most Beautiful Couple
  • Rest in Greece

  • Doc Forum presents documentary stories that build conversations around thought-provoking, insightful, and topical subjects.

  • Berlin Bouncer
  • #Female Pleasure (cross-section with Windows)
  • Hi, A.I.
  • In the Name of Scheherazade or the First Beergarden in Tehran

  • Youth 4 German Cinema, now in its seventh year, is the selection of two exceptional films for young audiences by a youth jury from the US, Canada, and Mexico.

  • Runner-up Winner: All About Me
  • Winner: Too Far Away

  • The Windows section goes into the realms of the neighboring German-speaking countries, with this year’s entries from Austria and Switzerland.

  • #Female Pleasure (cross-section with Doc Forum)
  • Once Were Rebels
  • The Reformer. Zwingli – A Life's Portrait

  • The Short Show celebrates promising, up-and-coming-filmmakers in the short film format.

  • Far Out
  • Jupiter
  • Menuett
  • Mothers
  • Pace