entertainment | Berlin Film Festival To Go Ahead Next February Despite Pandemic

The Berlin Film Festival will go ahead next February as planned despite the Covid-19 pandemic, its organizers said on Monday, as Germany battles a surge in infections linked to returning holidaymakers, large family gatherings and nightlife.

The film festival, also known as the Berlinale, is being planned as a physical festival while a hybrid model of virtual and on – site events is intended for the European Film Market (EFM) event running at the same time.

The festival, which will take place Feb. 11-21, has also announced that its performance awards will be gender – neutral.

‘We believe that not separating the awards in the acting field according to gender comprises a signal for a more gender – sensitive awareness in the film industry’, festival directors said in a joint statement.

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