General Info on the Berlinale Forum

Berlinale Forum 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:
Cristina Nord (Section Head)
Anna Hoffmann (Program Coordinator)
Email: forum(at)

Contact for Forum Expanded:
Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Section Head)
Uli Ziemons (Program Coordinator)
Email: forumexpanded(at)

Berlinale Forum and Forum Expanded
Potsdamer Straße 2
10785 Berlin
Telephone: +49-30-26955-200
Fax: +49-30-26955-222

Berlinale Forum 2021



Cristina Nord (head), Silvia Cojocaru, Anna Hoffmann, Selina Kahle, Katrin Lang, Gerd Werner Schnabel, Auste Serapinaite

Film Selection

Selection Committee: Joan Aguilar, Anna Hoffmann, James Lattimer, Cristina Nord, Jacqueline Nsiah

Programme Advisors: Enoka Ayemba, Alia Ayman, Bernd Buder, Jesse Cumming, Birgit Kohler, Jan Künemund, Rizki Lazuardi, Luciano Monteagudo, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Vincent Stroep

With the Cooperation of Jutta Doberstein, Susana Gomes, Tanja C. Horstmann, Marie Kloos, Annette Lingg, Claudius Lünstedt, Deniz Sertkol-Bergner, Kerstin Stolt, Andrei Tanasescu

Press and Publicity

Valie Djordjevic (social media), Marie Kloos (public relations), Sebastian Sury (press)

Editorial Team: Cristina Nord (editor-in-chief), Hans-Joachim Fetzer, Marie Kloos, James Lattimer, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

Website: Kerstin Stolt (administration), Marie Kloos (editor)


Forum Expanded 2021


Curators: Anselm Franke, Maha Maamoun, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Ulrich Ziemons

Team: Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (head), Uli Ziemons, Charlotte Bohn (organisation), Angelika Ramlow (guest office), Angela Anderson, Richard Gersch (exhibition design and technical coordination), Iris Ströbel (editor), Nina Eckhardt (press and publicity)

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