Corona Or Not. Crappy and politicized. But crappy.
The 71st Berlin festival will be a unique event. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Berlin 2021 will be split into two stages. From March 1 through March 5, the festival will hold an online-only event mainly for the international industry. The European Film Market will also go virtual, following a model established last year by the likes of Cannes and the American Film Market in Santa Monica.
An in-person festival in the German capital, with red-carpet screenings and gala events, is planned for June 9-June 20.