New lights shed on the Berlinale 2023 with the announcement of the titles selected in the Competition and Encounters categories.

The Competition section, the nerve centre of the event, brings together the world’s most important titles to provide an overview of contemporary film art. From these titles, the winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film will be selected at the awarding ceremony. Encounters, on the other hand, is the section dedicated to emerging talents and newcomers to the world of film, hosting a wide variety of genres, from documentaries to feature films.

The 73rd edition of the Berlin International Film Festival will take place over ten days, from 16th to 2th6 February 2023 at the Berlinale Palast in the German capital.

Among the titles in competition this year in the Competition section is an Italian film Disco Boy, Giacomo Abruzzese’s debut work. Also for Italy, The walls of Bergamo by Stefano Savona will be presented in the Encounters section.

These are the titles announced so far:


  • 20.000 especies de abejas, by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren;
  • The Shadowless Tower , by Zhang Lu;
  • Till the End of thr Night, by Christoph Hochhäusler;
  • BlackBerry by Matt Johnson;
  • Disco Boy by Giacomo Abbruzzese;
  • The Plough by Philippe Garrel;
  • Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert by Margarethe von Trotta;
  • Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything by Emily Atef;
  • Limbo by Ivan Sen;
  • Bad Living by João Canijo;
  • Manodrome by John Trengove;
  • Music by Angela Schanelec;
  • Past Lives by Celine Song;
  • Afire by Christian Petzold;
  • On the Adamant by Nicolas Philibert;
  • The Survival of Kindness by Rolf de Heer;
  • Suzume by Makoto Shinkai;
  • Tótem by Lila Avilés.


  • The Klezmer Project by Leandro Koch;
  • The Adults by Dustin Guy Defa;
  • The Echo by Tatiana Huezo;
  • Here by Bas Devos;
  • n the Blind Spot by Ayşe Polat;
  • The Cage is Looking for a Bird by Malika Musaeva;
  • My Worst Enemy by Mehran Tamadon;
  • White Plastic Sky by Tibor Bánóczki;
  • in water  by Hong Sangsoo;
  • Mummola by Tia Kouvo;
  • The Walls of Bergamo by Stefano Savona;
  • Orlando, My Political Biography by Paul B. Preciado;
  • Samsara by Lois Patiño;
  • Eastern Front by Vitaly Mansky;
  • Bad Living by João Canijo;
  • Absence by Wu Lang.

The final programme will be published on 7th February 2023. Further information can be found on the Berlinale website.