General Info on the Berlinale Forum

Berlinale Forum – International Forum of New Cinema and Forum Expanded

The Berlinale Forum, or the International Forum of New Cinema to give it its full name, is an event organized by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art as part of the Berlin International Film Festival. Since 2006, Forum Expanded has extended the program to encompass experimental film and video art shown both in cinema and exhibition contexts. The Berlinale Forum is funded by the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin (KBB) GmbH.

Films submitted to the Forum must have been completed within one year of the start of the festival, have a running time of at least 60 minutes, and may have not been shown previously in Europe, with the exception of the film’s country of origin. Film and video works submitted to Forum Expanded can be of all formats and lengths.

Contact for the Forum 
Christoph Terhechte (Director)
Anna Hoffmann (Program Coordinator)
Karen Peek (Administration)

Contact for Forum Expanded 
Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Director)
Uli Ziemons (Program Coordinator)

International Forum of New Cinema
Potsdamer Straße 2
10785 Berlin
Telephone: +49-30-26955-200
Fax: +49-30-26955-222
Email: forum(at)

The next Berlinale Forum will take place from February 7-17, 2019

Online submission for 2019 will be activated in early September.

International Forum of New Cinema 2018

Organisation: Christoph Terhechte (Director), Bernd Buder, Philipp Fröhlich, Anna Hoffmann, Hanna Keller, Marie Kloos, James Lattimer, Corinna Mehl, Karen Peek, Caroline Pitzen, Gerd Werner Schnabel, Anna Schwietering, Mia Sellmann, Mira Soldo

Selection Committee: Anna Hoffmann, Hanna Keller, Birgit Kohler, James Lattimer, Anke Leweke, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Christoph Terhechte, Ansgar Vogt, Dorothee Wenner 

Program Advisors: Karen Arikian (New York), Eduardo Valente (Rio de Janeiro), John Badalu (Jakarta), Bernd Buder, Vincenco Bugno, Jutta Doberstein, Susanna Gomes, Dominque Green (London), Alexis Grivas (Athen),Tanja C. Horstmann, Paz Lázaro, Elisabeth Lequeret (Paris), Annette Lingg, Stephen Locke, Claudius Lünstedt, Javier Martín (Paris), Luciano Monteagudo (Buenos Aires), Nikolaj Nikitin, Pamela Pickering (Studio City), Caroline Pitzen, Gabriela Seidel-Hollaender, Meenakshi Shedde (Mumbai), Kerstin Stolt, Cécile Tollu-Polonowski, Maryanne Redpath, Norman Wang (Hong Kong), Jacob Wong (Hong Kong)

Online Editor: Hanna Keller

Print Product Editors: Hans-Joachim Fetzer, Milena Gregor, Karin Herbst-Meßlinger, Anna Hoffmann, Hanna Keller, Marie Kloos, James Lattimer, Anna Schwietering, Sabine Seifert, Christoph Terhechte

Forum Expanded 2018

Curators: Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (head curator), Khaled Abdulwahed, Maha Maamoun, Ulrich Ziemons, Anselm Franke (consultant)

Team: Uli Ziemons, Jennifer Ndidi Iroh (Organisation), Angelika Ramlow, Katharina Degen (Guest Office), Sophie Krambrich (Assistance), Angela Anderson, Mascha Nehls (Exhibition Design, technical Director), Iris Ströbel (Editor Publications), Nina Eckhardt (Press and Public Relations)

Advisory Board: Christa Blümlinger, Birgit Hein, Wulf Herzogenrath, Marc Siegel, Ala Younis