Berlin Film Festival to go ahead next February despite pandemic

Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP

The Berlin Film Festival will go ahead next February as planned despite the COVID-19 pandemic, its organisers confirmed.

The film festival, also known as the Berlinale, is being planned as a physical festival while a hybrid model of virtual and on-site events is intended for the European Film Market (EFM) event running at the same time, the organisers said in a statement.

It comes as Germany battles a surge in infections linked to returning holidaymakers, large family gatherings and nightlife.

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