Affectionately known as the Berlinale, this is one of the world's most prestiges film festivals and one of Germany's top media events.
Dating back to 1978 and with nearly half a million admissions last year, the Berlinale is considered the world's largest film festival. Around 400 works and films are generally displayed to visitors, with a much smaller number actually competing for the much coveted Golden Bear award in mid-February each year.
For two weeks in February, the German capital enjoys a break from gloomy winter with a showcase of film, art, glamour and parties bringing a huge buzz when the Berlinale is staged across the city.
Map showing the location of Berlin International Film Festival