Cinemas of the European Film Market

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. In addition to regular market screenings in cinemas at Potsdamer Platz, the EFM will also offer online screenings in 2022. This page will be updated regularly to keep you updated on slots and pricing.

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

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
Gropius Bau Cinema Cinema 200

*The cinema is 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* HD-DCP
(non DCI)
Marriott 1 Small Studio 30
Marriott 2 Small Studio 30

*Both studios are 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
Arsenal 1 Cinema 234
Arsenal 2 Cinema 73

*Both screening rooms are wheelchair accessible.


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 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 areas for wheelchairs (except CinemaxX 2,9 and 10)

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

*All video formats will be converted into encrypted D-Cinema Packages (DCPs) to insure the best possible image and sound quality during playback.

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 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".

  Category Seats* DCP
dffb cinema Studio 65

*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
Zoo Palast 3 Cinema 159
Zoo Palast 4 Cinema 161
Zoo Palast 5 Cinema 157
Club A Studio 36

*All cinemas have areas for wheelchairs.