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
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 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.

Arsenal Cinemas (Filmhaus)

Potsdamer Straße 2
10785 Berlin

The Arsenal belongs to the "Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art" (formerly "Friends of the German Film Archive"), which is situated in the lower level of the "Filmhaus" at Potsdamer Platz. The space offers two screens equipped with comfortable seating and the latest technology. From here it is possible to take a shortcut directly to CineStar cinemas.

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP
Arsenal 1 Cinema 234  
Arsenal 2 Cinema 73  
*Both cinemas are wheelchair accessible.

dffb Cinema (Filmhaus)

Potsdamer Straße 2
10785 Berlin

The dffb Cinema is part of the dffb, Germany’s first film academy, and is well-equipped with modern film and video technology. The dffb Cinema is located on the 9th Floor of the "Filmhaus" and presents a fantastic view over the inner court of the 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 cinemas Arsenal and CineStar are directly accessible from the lower level of the "Filmhaus".

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP
dffb Studio 65  
*The cinema is wheelchair accessible.

Marriott Studio

Marriott Hotel, Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1
10785 Berlin

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

  Category Seats* DCP 3D DCP HD-DCP
(non DCI)
Marriott Studio Studio 30    
*The studio is wheelchair accessible.

VR Cinema at Marriott

Marriott Hotel, Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1
10785 Berlin

The new screening venue “VR Cinema at Marriott” 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.
“VR Cinema at Marriott” is located right next to Berliner Freiheit.

  Category Seats* 360° VR
VR Cinema at Marriott Studio 25
*The VR Cinema is 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. The Gropius Bau Cinema is also home of the screenings of the Culinary Cinema.

  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.

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 Studio 36  
Club B Studio 39  
*All cinemas have wheelchair spaces (except Club B).