The Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) is a business division of Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH (KBB GmbH). The Berlinale is funded by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media, in accordance with a resolution of the German Federal Parliament. The European Film Market (EFM) is one of the official sections of the Berlinale.
To qualify for a festival accreditation or EFM registration, the festival visitor must agree to the participation guidelines. Any violation of these guidelines, as well as any disregard of the safety regulations, may lead to the withdrawal of the accreditation and a permanent exclusion from the event by the organiser. The organiser can assert further rights as necessary.