Berlin Film Festival Summer Event Set to Go Ahead in June

Berlin Film Festival Summer Event Set to Go Ahead in June
The Berlin Film Festival has confirmed that its in-person ‘Summer Special’ will go ahead as planned as an exclusively outdoor event.

The decision comes just under a month after organizers revealed that staging the event in cinemas and outdoors was proving to be a “bigger challenge” than anticipated given worrying Covid-19 figures out of Germany. The fest said it would make a final decision in May, and in a refreshing turn of events, it’s good news for the international film industry.

Organizers said the event will run from June 9-20, albeit without the planned indoor screenings. “The Berlinale is pleased to be able to give audiences the enjoyment of an open-air cinema experience at 16 venues in total at the Summer Special,” reads a statement.

Organizers cited Berlin’s falling 7-day incidence for Covid-19, as well as “positive signals” by government officials to support the request for a pilot project
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