Berlin Film Fest Says Safe To Hold June Outdoor Edition
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Mon 10th May 2021 | 06:42 PM
Organisers of the Berlin film festival said Monday that pandemic conditions in the German capital had improved enough for them to hold a planned outdoor edition in June
Berlin, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th May, 2021 ) :Organisers of the Berlin film festival said Monday that pandemic conditions in the German capital had improved enough for them to hold a planned outdoor edition in June.
"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," it said in a statement.
"Audiences will be getting a very special, collective festival experience -- something we've all been missing for such a long time," organisers said.
The June edition "is geared towards re-igniting the desire to go to the cinema, and to contributing to the revival of cultural activities with an audience." The programme will be made up primarily of movies shown online at the March edition, including the winners of its Golden and Silver Bear prizes, which will be awarded at a gala ceremony on June 13.
Ticket sales will begin on May 27.
However, officials are hopeful that an accelerating vaccination campaign and tightened lockdown measures will bring infections down soon, allowing for an at least partial reopening.