EFM Screening Facilities

The EFM offers top quality screening facilities for several high-end formats in comfortable state-of-the-art cinemas. Most EFM venues are conveniently located within walking distance in and around Potsdamer Platz. The EFM’s free shuttle service ensures quick connections between EFM venues and the cinemas.

Please note: The categories “cinema“ and “studio“ refer to the size of the screening facilities and determine the screening prices. All delivered media will be processed into encrypted DCPs. Screenings on 35mm prints are possible at the following facilities: CinemaxX 8 and Arsenal.


EFM Film Office


Potsdamer Straße 5
10785 Berlin,
Entrance Voxstraße

CinemaxX has been the main Berlinale cinema since 2000. It was built as part of the new development of Potsdamer Platz and opened in 1998. It offers all the advantages of a well-equipped multiplex cinema. No other EFM screening facility offers so many cinemas situated so close together, allowing one to move quickly between the 18 CinemaxX cinemas.

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP
CinemaxX 1 Cinema 292  
CinemaxX 2 Cinema 110  
CinemaxX 3 Cinema 483
CinemaxX 4 Cinema 290  
CinemaxX 5 Cinema 269  
CinemaxX 6 Cinema 269  
CinemaxX 7 Cinema 599
CinemaxX 8 Cinema 252  
CinemaxX 9 Cinema 254  
CinemaxX 10 Cinema 170  
CinemaxX 11-15 Studio 50  
CinemaxX 16-19 Studio 46  

*All cinemas have wheelchair spaces.


Potsdamer Straße 33
10111 Berlin

The two screening rooms are located in the 'Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin' within walking distance from Potsdamer Platz. The Otto-Braun-Saal offers space for up to 400 guests. With about 80 seats the smaller Simon-Bolivar-Saal is situated just underneath and has its separate entrance and foyer.

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP
Otto-Braun-Saal Cinema 400  
Simon-Bolivar-Saal Cinema 80  

*Both screening rooms are not wheelchair accessible.

Arsenal Cinemas (Filmhaus)

Potsdamer Straße 2
10785 Berlin

The Arsenal belongs to the "Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art", situated in the lower level of the "Filmhaus" at Potsdamer Platz, which is also home to the dffb cinemas. The space offers two screens equipped with comfortable seating and the latest technology.

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP
Arsenal 1 Cinema 234  
Arsenal 2 Cinema 73  

*Both screening rooms are not wheelchair accessible.

dffb Cinema (Filmhaus)

Potsdamer Straße 2
10785 Berlin

The dffb Cinema is part of the dffb, Germany’s first film academy, and well-equipped with modern film and video technology. The dffb atelier studio is located in the basement, while the dffb cinema is located on the 9th Floor of the "Filmhaus" at Sony Center. It is situated next to the cosy dffb coffee bar, where one can rest while taking in the bustling atmosphere of Potsdamer Platz. The Arsenal cinema is directly accessible from the lower level of the "Filmhaus", where the newly set up 'dffb atelier studio' studio is located.

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP
dffb cinema Studio 65  
dffb atelier studio Studio 50  

*Both studios are wheelchair accessible.

Marriott Hotel

Marriott Hotel, Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1
10785 Berlin

The deluxe Marriott Hotel offers additional high quality exhibition space and is situated right in the heart of the festival at the Potsdamer Platz. The two comfortable screening rooms are located on the first floor and offer video screenings only.

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP HD-DCP
(non DCI)
Marriott 1 Small Studio 30    
Marriott 2 Small Studio 30    

*Both studios are wheelchair accessible.

Gropius Bau Cinema

Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin

The Gropius Bau Cinema is located in the lower level of the Gropius Bau, the venue of international exhibitions and the main EFM exhibition facility during the Berlinale. The renaissance building was constructed in 1881 and restored in the 1970s. It is located in walking-distance from the festival headquarters at Potsdamer Platz. The fully-equipped 200-seat, HD compatible theatre is an attractive venue for EFM screenings because of its direct connection to the market stands.

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP
Gropius Bau Cinema Cinema 200  

*The cinema is wheelchair accessible.

EFM Cinemobile

Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin
at the Gropius Bau/ Registration Entrance

The EFM Cinemobile is located right on-site at the Gropius Bau, the epicentre of the EFM. The mobile cinema offers state-of-the-art projections and 80 comfortable seats. In addition to the Gropius Cinema, the EFM Cinemobile provides another screen in walking distance to the Gropius Bau, which makes getting around and doing business even more comfortable.

  Category Seats DCP
EFM Cinemobile Cinema 80

Parliament Studio

Berlin House of Representatives
Niederkirchnerstraße 5
10111 Berlin
Entrance across from the Gropius Bau

The Parliament Studio is located in the Berlin House of Representatives opposite the Gropius Bau, the main venue of the EFM. The building is regarded as an architectural symbol of the Wilhemenian era and is also the venue of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. By crossing the street, you can switch from the ever-busy atrium of the Gropius Bau to the calm and exclusive atmosphere of the Parliament Studio.

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP
Parliament Studio 62  

*The studio is wheelchair accessible.

Russian House

Friedrichstraße 176-179
10117 Berlin

The Russian House of Science and Culture offers a fully equipped 188-seat cinema. Due to its lecture-hall style architecture and interior, a perfect view from each seat is guaranteed. With regularly hosted film screenings, lectures and concerts the Russian House has proven to be a valuable addition to the EFM screening venues close to Potsdamer Platz.

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP
Russian House Cinema 189  

*The Russian House is wheelchair accessible.

Delphi LUX

Yva Bogen - Kantstr. 10
10623 Berlin

The Delphi LUX, located at the Zoo in Berlin, is one of the newest Berlinale Cinemas and is to be reached via our continuous EFM shuttle service. It boasts seven futuristic halls, each designed with a specific theme and color in mind,
and a total of 600 seats.

  Category Seats* DCP
Delphi Lux 1 Cinema 119
Delphi Lux 2 Cinema 137
Delphi Lux 5 Studio 50
Delphi Lux 6 Cinema 95

*All cinemas have wheelchair spaces.

Zoo Palast

Hardenbergstraße 29a
10623 Berlin

The Zoo Palast is located next to Zoologischer Garten. Restored in 2013, it offers 7 individually designed and luxurious, state-of-the-art cinemas, of which 5 are used as exclusive EFM screening facilities. It is directly connected to the main EFM locations at Potsdamer Platz via a ten minute ride with the EFM shuttle busses, departing from the Mirror Restaurant and the Marriott Hotel. Additionally, the U2 subway line is only a ten minute ride to Zoologischer Garten.

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP
Zoo Palast 3 Cinema 159
Zoo Palast 4 Cinema 161
Zoo Palast 5 Cinema 157
Club A Small Studio 36  
Club B Small Studio 39  

*All cinemas have wheelchair spaces (except Club B).

EFM VR Cinema

Am Park 4 (around the corner from Berliner Freiheit)
10785 Berlin

The new screening venue “EFM VR Cinema” is equipped with state-of-the-art technology using Oculus Rift and provides the ideal infrastructure to present VR content, thanks to our cooperation partner INVR.
The EFM VR Cinema is located right next to Berliner Freiheit.

  Category Seats* 360° VR
EFM VR Cinema Studio 25

*The VR Cinema is wheelchair accessible.