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It only takes a small step between forming an idea to big business in Berlin. Since 2004, the number of companies in the field of film, television, web / mobile and games has nearly doubled.

Why Berlin?

Dieter Kosslick

»The realities of contemporary Germany really come to light in Berlin-Brandenburg, so it's a very fertile ground for the stories told by cinema. At the same time, the 300 international projects produced in Berlin each year show just how international the city's film industry has become.«

Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlin International Film Festival
  • Above-average growth rates for the region’s television and film industry
  • Germany's top location for film, host to major international productions
  • Optimal conditions for production and low costs
  • Germany's most important location for news production, which is gradually becoming a key player in Europe as well
  • Highest concentration of national and international radio and television broadcasters in Germany
  • Europe’s largest coherent cable network with 1.4 million connections
  • On demand platforms and social TV: WATCHever, Zattoo, Tweek TV,, dailyme TV

Important film and TV location

Berlin-Brandenburg is shaped by a creative production industry and is known as one of the most important places for production for the future. More than 40% of the revenue of the more than 4,000 film and TV companies located here stems from TV programs. More than 300 films are produced each year in the capital region. The capital region’s attractiveness and its creative atmosphere have led to new production companies, distributors and VFX companies making decisions to move here, to found new companies or re-open. Among these are well known names like WATCHever, Chimney, Studiocanal and joiz TV.

The Berlinale has made Berlin the capital of cinema

The Berlinale is one of the top five film festivals in Europe. With more than 500,000 tickets sold and roughly 17,000 accredited professionals, it is also one of the world’s most popular festivals. The Berlinale's public program includes over 400 films every year, mostly world or European premieres.

(Source: Berlin International Film Festival, 2016)