Premiere Day


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Film Delegations Competition

COMPETITION: Premiere Day

Here you find all the information regarding your premiere day!

Preparation

Tickets

Transportation 

Make-Up Service

Press Events 

Gala Premiere

Press Activities 


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PREPARATION

Protocol Meeting
A few days before the festival, the Guest Liaison team will arrange a protocol meeting with you to discuss the detailed procedures at official events as well as the following topics:

Precise timing
Delegation members at the Press Conference, Meet & Greet in the Berlinale VIP Club and the Star Portraits
Transfers, arrival at and procedure on the Red Carpet
Seating in the specially reserved row of seats
Make-up appointments, security


Template
To assist this meeting, we request that you to fill in the Protocolmeeting_FILMTITLE template and bring it with you to the meeting.


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TICKETS

Free tickets
30 allocated seats with free tickets are reserved for core members of the delegation in the specially reserved rows (20 seats in row 17, 10 seats in row 18).

The seating arrangements will be determined during the protocol meeting. Please prepare the Protokollmeeting_FILMTITEL template to assist this process. You will receive the tickets for these reserved seats from the Guest Liaison team on the day of the premiere.


Tickets to purchase
A certain number of additional tickets can be purchased for your own premiere from the festival ticket office by emailing viptickets@berlinale.de . You will then receive detailed instructions for cashless payment and ticket collection.


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TRANSPORTATION

After the press screening of your film, the Guest Liaison team will pick up the director and actors from their hotel and accompany them in five Berlinale vehicles to the press centre in the Grand Hyatt Hotel.


Vehicle Access Permits
An access permit is required if you are using your own or rented vehicles. The time of arrival of vehicles at the Red Carpet must also be scheduled at the protocol meeting.

Please make arrangements per email vorfahrten@berlinale.de or telephone +49 30 25920-911 at least three days before the premiere.


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MAKE-UP Service

Make-up appointments can be booked free-of-charge at L’Oréal in the Berlinale VIP Club (Grand Hyatt Hotel) provided that time slots are available. You can let us know during the protocol meeting if you require this service.

It is also possible to have a make-up appointment in your hotel room at your own expense. Please send your booking inquiries to guestservice@berlinale.de or raise the issue at the protocol meeting.


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PRESS EVENTS

Meet & Greet
The festival management welcomes directors and actors in the Berlinale VIP Club (approx. 20 min.) Please note: access to the VIP Club for accompanying persons and PR is limited.


Star Portraits
Portrait photographs of the director and selected actors are taken in the Berlinale VIP Club. The large-format pictures are then hung in the Berlinale Palast and signed before the premiere.


Press Conference
After a Photo Call (approx. 5 min.) in an adjacent room, the Press Conference will take place (approx. 20 min.). Seats in the Press Conference room for further delegation members, accompanying persons and PR can be reserved on request.


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GALA PREMIERE

Location
Berlinale Palast
Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1
10785 Berlin

Location maps and seating plans can be downloaded in the download section.


Red Carpet Procedure

The core members of the film delegation are picked up and driven to the Red Carpet in five Berlinale vehicles accompanied by the Guest Liaison team (approx. 45 minutes before the start of the screening).
Those members of the film delegation who are walking meet with the Guest Liaison team at the agreed meeting point to walk from there to the Red Carpet (approx. 30 minutes before the start of the screening).
The core members of the film delegation arrive at the Red Carpet in five Berlinale vehicles accompanied by the Guest Liaison team (approx. 20 minutes before the start of the screening).
Press line-up on the Red Carpet (quick interviews and photos).
Core members of the film delegation are welcomed by the festival directors at the entrance to the Berlinale Palast.


Gala Premiere Order of Events

Photo Call for core members of the film delegation on the ground floor of the Berlinale Palast.
Signing of the Star Portraits on the 1st floor of the Berlinale Palast.
Seating of the film delegation in the specially reserved row of seats.
The director and actors are led to the backstage area by the Guest Liaison team.
Announcement of the film delegation in the auditorium.
The director and actors are led to their seats in the specially reserved row.
The screening begins. 
After the screening, the film delegation is introduced to the audience.
The core members of the delegation are transported in the five Berlinale vehicles to a destination of their choice.

During the screening, the film delegation can remain in the auditorium or use the time differently if they desire. If any members of the film delegation wish to leave the auditorium, they will be accompanied out by the Guest Liaison team after the screening has begun and accompanied back to their seats again before the end of the screening.


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PRESS ACTIVITIES

The Berlinale press department coordinates public relations for the festival but not for the individual film delegations. If you have any questions about press activities, please contact the press department at: press@berlinale.de 


Interview Lounges
Lounges for press activities can be requested free-of-charge at: interview-call@berlinale.de 


PR Access at the Red Carpet
PR agents wishing to undertake press work on the Red Carpet may request access from the Guest Management team. This will be discussed during the protocol meeting with the Guest Liaisons team. Access to the Red Carpet is only possible following prior request to Berlinale Guest Management.


Own Photographers
If you wish to be accompanied on the Red Carpet by your own photographer, please register them with the press department at: press@berlinale.de .


Berlinale Logo
You can obtain the official Berlinale logo on request by contacting: logos@berlinale.de 


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