From February 7th to 17th, the 69th Berlin International Film Festival will make the capital of the Federal Republic the center of the film world. Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) reports live from the festival on the radio, on television and online, presents the most important films, portrays the stars and enriches the Berlinale program with seven cinema productions.

The Berlinale 2019 on TV

This year, Franziska Hessberger and Marwa Eldessouky will take turns welcoming rbb viewers live from the Berlinale Palast on Potsdamer Platz in the “Berlinale Studio”. The two moderators talk to the stars and creative minds of the festival, plus there is the most important and entertaining thing about the films and people at the Berlinale. 
3sat takes over the “Berlinale Studio” produced by rbb.

Broadcast dates: 7.2. / 8.2. /11.2./12.2/14.2./15.2. at 22.00:XNUMX p.m.

Exclusively, rbb television broadcasts daily from February 7th to February 17th after midnight the “Berlinale press conferences” of the day with directors and their stars moderated by Knut Elstermann.

The rbb early evening magazine “zibb” will be reporting live from the film festival from 7 February, Monday to Friday from 18.30 p.m. Everything important about the Berlinale, current films and events, the Berlin-Brandenburg cinema region and stories from visitors and stars are the subject of "zibb" and in the "zibb" messenger - as usual with star interviews by Britta Elm from the Festival Palace. On Friday, February 8, “zibb” will be broadcasting live from the Berlinale Palast for 30 minutes – with moderator Madeleine Wehle, current guests and Petra Gute on the red carpet.

The rbb "Abendschau", the daily news magazine of the capital, reports live and in-depth from the film festival during the Berlinale - and of course also has all the other important Berlin news. Petra Gute and Arndt Breitfeld take the audience onto the red carpet, up close to the stars and filmmakers and right in the middle of what is happening at the festival. The evening show also shows which films, events and premieres are particularly exciting for Berliners. And when the coveted bears are awarded on Saturday, February 16th, the “Abendschau” will broadcast entirely from the Berlinale Palast. With the new “Abendschau” moderator Volker Wieprecht, the viewers first find out who won which bear – and what else was important before and during the bear hunt.

The rbb "Abendshow", the live show from and for Berlin, reports live from the red carpet on the opening night of the Berlinale - which, however, is empty, because the stars are cavorting in the Berlinale Palast at this time. In addition, the evening show organizes the Berlinale for real Berliners: the cell phone videos of the viewers are big. The most beautiful and bizarre videos are in the running for the "golden evening show creator".

Also this year, rbb television is presenting Berlinale highlights from previous festival years in a film series. MIT SEVENTEEN opens the “Berlinale 7” series on February 00.00 at midnight. More information about the films below.

In the first, rbb broadcasts a special edition of the ARD culture magazine "ttt". The report "ttt extra - The Berlinale" with Max Moor shows the highlights and trends of the festival on the night of Wednesday, February 13th to Thursday at 00.15 a.m. (repeat on the night of February 14th to 15th at 01.00 a.m ). 

The Berlinale 2019 on the radio

As Berlinale Radio, Radioeins from rbb accompanies the Berlin International Film Festival 2019 for the 22nd time with daily reports, reviews and live broadcasts. From February 7, Radioeins will initially broadcast the “Berlinale Talk” on two days (February 7 and 8.2) – from the Radioeins bus directly from the scene at the Berlinale Palast. Knut Elstermann (7.2.) and Gesa Ufer (8.2.) will moderate. From 11.2. until 15.2. broadcasts Volker Wieprecht live daily (10.00:13.00 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.) from the Radioeins bus – reports, studio guests and film reviews.

From February 8th, Knut Elstermann welcomes prominent guests live in the “Berlinale Nighttalk” from 21.00:23.00 p.m. to 1:XNUMX p.m. in the “RadioeinsxXLounge” on the XNUMXst floor of the CinemaxX on Potsdamer Platz. Well-known guest critics are also expected there again, including Fritzi Haberlandt, Christiane Paul, Olli Schulz and Trystan Pütter. Admission is free, film fans are welcome.

Radioeins will broadcast the program live on the radio. The final broadcast with the bear winners on February 16.2 will also be broadcast live via video stream on the Internet from 21.00:23.00 p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

The multimedia Radioeins reporters Julia Vismann, Katja Weber and Gesa Ufer report on the highlights of the Berlinale. Reports and photos as well as videos of the interviews with prominent guests from the Nighttalk can be seen at On its website, Radioeins will also be giving away exclusive Berlinale tickets in a bear quiz every day from February 7th to 15th.

In 2019, too, visitors to the Panorama films have the choice and, as the largest audience jury at the Berlinale, vote for the best feature film and the best documentary film in the Panorama. For the 21st time, Radioeins, in cooperation with the Panorama section of the Berlinale, is awarding the “Panorama Audience Award”, again this year together with rbb television. Voting cards are available at all Panorama cinemas. The award winners will be 
On February 17th, the public day of the Berlinale, the award ceremony was held and the winning films were shown again afterwards.

The last Berlinale of the Kosslick era. In an interview with the long-time head of the Berlinale, Inforadio takes stock before the start of the festival, the first "Berlinale-Vis à Vis" on January 29 at 10.45 a.m.

 "Inforadio Reporter" reviews Dieter Kosslick's festival years, 18 years in nine minutes, on February 4 at 9.25:7 a.m. Farewell mood also with the longtime presenter of the Berlinale galas Anke Engelke? Inforadio asks, to be heard on opening day, February 10.45, at XNUMX:XNUMX am.

 “Great cinema” on the radio – every morning at 6.25 a.m. and 8.25 a.m. Inforadio presents the Berlinale star of the day in an interview with film expert Alexander Soyez. In the morning, culture editor Reiner Veit gives his personal "film tips" away from the big premieres, while reporters around Potsdamer Platz look for stories behind the scenes - to be heard always at noon in the "Berlinale-Talk" and every afternoon at 15.55:17.55 p.m. and XNUMX:XNUMX p.m the “Berlinale Reportage.” At the same time, three Inforadio film critics are monitoring the entire competition – their assessments are included in the program immediately after the premiere and can be read at any time at

In the evenings at 18.25:19.44 p.m., Inforadio broadcasts a seven-minute summary of the festival day in the "Berlinale Spezial". In addition, the Inforadio cinema show "Abdreh" reports on the background of the festival (Thursdays at 21.44:11.24 p.m. and 20.24:16 p.m. and Saturdays at XNUMX:XNUMX a.m. and XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.) and reviews the competition again in a final round of critics on Saturday, February XNUMX happen. And what's next for the Berlinale? Inforadio asks the public and experts about their wishes and hopes.

The rbb's cultural radio broadcasts reviews of the competition films from the previous evening at 7.45 a.m. From 17.10 p.m. to 17.30 p.m. there will be reports, reports, interviews and reviews from the film festival.

On Monday, February 11.2, Fritz will be the focus of the Berlinale talk show “Blue Moon” from 22.00 p.m. to midnight: Fritz presenter Selin Güngör and film fritz actress Anna Wollner invite Berlinale newcomers to “Fräulein Fritz” – the Fritz Studio in Kreuzberg. Fritz listeners can call and discuss the topics of the Berlinale together with the experts.

rbb 88.8 reports daily and up-to-date on the Berlinale. In "Guten Morgen Berlin" the new moderator Tim Koschwitz reports on the premieres and parties from the previous evening. The reporters Frauke Gust and Silke Mehring report in the daily program of rbb 88.8 with the OB van from the red carpet and about the films in competition. 

The Landeswelle for the state of Brandenburg takes a special look at Brandenburg at the Berlinale. This includes films in the Berlinale program that were shot or decisively edited in Brandenburg, such as productions by the Babelsberg studio and by graduates of the KONRAD WOLF film university in Potsdam. The shows “Annea Brandenburg – Scene” on February 2019th, 7.2th and 12.2th are all about the Berlinale 14.2. and 21.00. from XNUMX p.m. on Antenne Brandenburg.

The Berlinale 2019 on the Internet

Which stars come to the festival? What are the highlights of this year's Berlinale? Who are the favorites in the race for the Golden and Silver Bears? What's the mood like and what's going on behind the scenes? And how do you get the coveted tickets? rbb | 24 offers an overview of current events at the Berlinale at, in the rbb | 24 app, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The film critics from rbb | 24 review all films in the competition. The Critics' Mirror shows at a glance how the films performed with the rbb's cinema experts and who, in their opinion, has a chance of winning the Golden and Silver Bears. There are also portraits and interviews, interesting facts about film production in the region, highlights from all sections and insider tips from rbb | 24 film critics. Videos and picture galleries illuminate the festival days in all facets.

In the Berlinale live blog at the beginning and end of the Berlinale, on Facebook and Twitter, reporters report on the stars, films and curious events on the fringes of the festival. At the opening and the grand prize gala, rbb | 24 will share live impressions from the red carpet with users via Facebook.

For the first time, rbb | 24 is setting a special focus in the area of ​​social media in a cooperation with ARTE: Every day, reporters give unusual insights into festival life with Instagram stories. They observe stars and starlets, interact with the fans and use live videos and photos to make the atmosphere and cinematic diversity tangible.

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