Berilnale’s European Film Market (EFM) has added four additional screens to its list of screening facilities for replace the loss of eight screens from the Sony Center Cinestar complex and the neighboring IMAX screen for the February 2020 event.
In addition to the seven screens of the Delphi Lux – near the Zoo Palast and Delphi cinemas – the EFM has secured the Russian House of Science and Culture in Friedrichstrae which has an 189-seat cinema. It is two U-bahn stops from Potsdamer Platz and a short walk from Stadtmitte train station.
Additionally, closer to the festival activity center at Potsdamer Platz are two screening rooms located at the Staatsbibliothek (State Library) – immortalized in Wim Wenders’ 1987 film. Wings of desire – with seating for 400 and 80.
A second studio-category cinema – the new “dffb 2” – was installed in the basement of the Filmhaus next to the Arsenal cinema with 50 seats, to complement the cinema school of the film school with 65 seats on the ninth floor , which is also used for EFM market projections.
The EFM also has a new screening venue to present VR content. The EFM VR cinema is at a new address – Am Park 4 – near the Berliner Freiheit and the Marriott Hotel.
In addition, the Generation box of the festival is moving from the Maison des Cultures du Monde this year due to renovations.
Urania was the main venue for Kinderfilmfest, as the section was called before Kosslick took over, until 1999 and can seat 866 and 320 people in Humboldt-Saal and Kleist-Saal respectively.