Berlin - a cosmopolitan, exciting capital, a city of culture withinternational appeal. In the middle of it all: the Berlinale " not onlythe city’s largest cultural event, but also one of the most importantdates on the international film industry’s calendar. More than 19,000film professionals from 120 countries, including 4,000 journalists, areaccredited for the Berlin International Film Festival every year. TheBerlinale is truly a mega event. At the same time, it is a festival ofencounters and discussions. With more than 200,000 tickets sold, theBerlinale is not only a film industry meeting. It also enjoys by farthe largest audience of any film festival in the world. For two weeks,art, glamour, parties and business meet at the Berlinale.