Berlin and Beyond Film Festival is a yearly film celebration situated in San Francisco, California including new film from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Established in 1996, the celebration is a program of San Francisco's part of the Goethe-Institut and has turned out to be one of the biggest and most critical German-talking film celebrations outside of Europe. Remarkable visitors have included Mario Adorf, Doris Dorrie, Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Hannelore Elsner, Anke Engelke, Florian David Fitz, Bruno Ganz, Tom Schilling, Aylin Tezel, Michael Verhoeven, and Wim Wenders.
Every year, the celebration invites more than 10,000 individuals, and celebrates prepared experts, exceptional new abilities, dynamic new movies, and earth shattering works of art. Through 2009, the celebration occurred every January at the Castro Theater. In November 2009, it was that, beginning in 2010, Berlin and Beyond would be moved to the tumble to match with German Currents - a comparative celebration of the Goethe-Institut in Los Angeles. German Currents is a littler celebration, held at theaters in Los Angeles.
The participation between the two celebrations was incited by the retirement of Ingrid Eggers, previous celebration executive of Berlin and Beyond, who was instrumental in its establishing. The participation was expected to permit the sister parts of the Goethe-Institut in Los Angeles and San Francisco to bring a bigger and better choice of contemporary German-dialect movies toward the West Coast, and permit visitor specialists from Europe to show up at the two celebrations.