Berlinale 2022 Competition Lineup and Opening Celebrations


The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival opened today. Guests gathered in the Berlinale Palast for the introduction to the International Jury ceremony. The event streamed live on the Berlinale website. M. Night Shyamalan is serving as president of this year’s International Jury at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. Joining the International Jury on the Red Carpet this year is the Encounters Jury, the GWFF Best First Feature Award Jury, the jury of the Berlinale Documentary Award as well as members of the International Short Film Jury.

The opening film for the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival is François Ozon’s Peter von Kant.

This year eighteen films will compete for the Golden and Silver Bears. Of these productions, fifteen countries are represented, seventeen of the films are world premieres and seven films were directed by women. The opening film for Berlinale 2022 is François Ozon’s Peter von Kant. The film stars Denis Ménochet, Isabelle Adjani, Khalil Gharbia, and Hanna Schygulla and it is currently in Competition for the Bear Award.

Berlin International Competition Lineup

“A E I O U – Das schnelle Alphabet der Liebe (A E I O U – A Quick Alphabet of Love)”
“Leonora addio”
“La ligne (The Line)”
“Everything Will Be OK”
“Drii Winter (A Piece of Sky)”
“Call Jane”
“Avec amour et acharnement (Both Sides of the Blade)”
“Les passagers de la nuit (The Passengers of the Night)”
“Nana (Before, Now & Then)”
“Peter von Kant”
“Rabiye Kurnaz gegen George W. Bush (Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush)”
“Robe of Gems”
“So-seol-ga-ui Yeong-hwa (The Novelist’s Film)”
“Un año, una noche (One Year, One Night)”
“Un été comme ça (That Kind of Summer)”
“Yin Ru Chen Yan (Return to Dust)”

The International Jury awards the following prizes:

Golden Bear for Best Film
Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
Silver Bear Jury Prize
Silver Bear for Best Director
Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance
Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance
Silver Bear for Best Screenplay
Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution in the categories camera, editing, music score, costume or set design