Festival Activities

The Berlinale is committed to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals in tackling the biggest challenges of our time. Achieving these goals depends on everybody – governments, corporations, organisations and individuals. The Berlinale seeks to highlight the special responsibility of the film industry in achieving them.

#17Goals at the 70th Berlinale

While much remains to be done to become more resource-friendly, over the past years we have taken a number of steps to reduce our environmental impact. For example, at the Dine & Shine dinner we offer an exclusively vegetarian and locally sourced menu, and we have eliminated the use of disposable cups and bottles as well as reduced the use of paper in our print products. A lot more can be achieved with a network of like-minded partners by our side, including UNESCO, Mastercard, the German Federal Foreign Office, DW Akademie and the Little Sun Foundation.

Every year, numerous Berlinale Talents events tackle the subjects of equality and diversity, fair working conditions, environmental sustainability and international understanding, including:

Protocols & Pathways: Indigenous Film Sets

Future Intense: Queer Film Collectives

Common Grounds: Sustainable Film Business

Talents Footprints: How to Grassroot

Cinema From Below: Movements of Resistance