Numerous new trends could be identified when looking at a number of film festivals last year, regardless of their profile and location in Germany. One central trend, which is also reflected internationally in many cases, is decentralisation. With the Kiezkinohad already taken this path in 2010, the Berlinale is now pursuing it even more strongly. Berlinale directors Mari√ętte Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian emphasise in the press release: „In addition, however, we have further developed the decentralised location of the festival so that cinema fans can experience ‚their‘ Berlinale directly in their neighbourhood.“
An overview of new and long-standing venues can be found here.