The Berlinale film festival staunchly condemns Russia’s war of aggression, stands with Ukraine
The Berlin Film Festival has issued a statement that condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Berlinale has taken a stance against boycotting filmmakers based on their origin but has promised to exclude official Russian institutions and actors who support the regime.
“The Berlinale takes a clear stand against a general boycott of cultural works based on their origin, as this would also suppress many critical voices. And the world needs those critical voices. It is a different matter to exclude official state institutions and, in this case, Russian institutions or delegations, as well as supporting actors of the regime, from participating in the Berlinale as long as the Russian government is waging this cruel war against Ukraine”, said in the official statement.