New Berlin Film Award - presenting movies from Germany's capital city

An entire week of movies, documentaries & short film made in Berlin

Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award began in 2004, and since then it has been highlighting the best movies that Germany’s capital city has to offer. The films shown in this festival capture some of the spirit of Berlin, and attendees have the opportunity to see movies shortly before they are released in the cinema.

The competition is organized into several categories. “Made in Berlin-Brandenburg” is the standout category, but there are also “Berlin Independent” and “Berlin Documents” which celebrate outstanding filmmaking in all its variety. The directors whose work is shown at Achtung Berlin can be young or old, but all contribute to the vibrant, creative, experimental ethos that makes this festival, and this city, what it is. 

A self-proclaimed director goes to Berlin to make it big, but ends up in a racy shoot with a conceptual artist that turns into a creative wasp's nest.
Lotte is impulsive and leads a colourful life on the streets of Berlin, stumbling from man to man and flat to flat.
Majas and Uwes relationship is stuck in the daily routine. Quite contrary to their daughter Alina, who calls for an encounter of her and her boyfriend Nicos family.
Denny lives in Berlin, drinking, partying all night and sleeping with any girl available. His comfortable lifestyle gets shaken up when one day instead of a beautiful girl fortysomething Frank knocks on his door.
A documentary about two convicted sexual offenders in Miami, Florida and deals with one of the last taboo topics of our society.