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

The next Berlinale Forum will take place from February 20 - March 1, 2020

Berlinale Forum 2019

Organisation: Milena Gregor, Birgit Kohler, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Directors), Bernd Buder, Philipp Fröhlich, Anna Hoffmann, Hanna Keller, Mara-Feen Kemlein, Marie Kloos, James Lattimer, Petra Palmer, Florian Pfefferkorn, Caroline Pitzen, Gerd Werner Schnabel, Mia Sellmann

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

Program Advisors: Bernd Buder, Jutta Doberstein, Susanna Gomes, Tanja C. Horstmann, Elisabeth Lequeret (Paris), Annette Lingg, Claudius Lünstedt, Caroline Pitzen, Gabriela Seidel-Hollaender, Meenakshi Shedde (Mumbai), Kerstin Stolt, Cécile Tollu-Polonowski

Online Editor: Hanna Keller

Print Product Editors: Hans-Joachim Fetzer, Milena Gregor, Karin Herbst-Meßlinger, Anna Hoffmann, Hanna Keller, Marie Kloos, Birgit Kohler, James Lattimer, Sabine Seifert, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

Forum Expanded 2019

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

Team: Uli Ziemons, Katharina Degen (Organisation), Angelika Ramlow, Ndidi Iroh (Guest Office), Hyejin Lee (Assistance), Angela Anderson, (Exhibition Design, Technical Director), Mascha Nehls  (Technical coordination exhibition set-up), Iris Ströbel (Editor publications), Nina Eckhardt (Press and Public Relations)

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