Berlinale Forum & Forum Expanded 2023

Film screenings of the 73rd Berlinale

In 2023, the Forum and Forum Expanded sections of the Berlinale will once again be staged in the Kuppelhalle of the silent green in the temporary "workshop cinema" set up there. The complete programme will be published by mid-January.


Powerful documentaries stand alongside highly personal essay films. Features draw on pared-down plots or a penchant for the absurd in equal measure. The 28 films that make up the Forum main programme celebrate the diversity of cinematic forms and explore the predicaments of the past and present in unflinching fashion.

The complete programme and additional information to all film titles can be found on the Arsenal website. The Forum titles showing at silent green can also be found via the programme search on the Berlinale-Website.


Forum Expanded

The films and installations in this year’s program circle—in fluctuating proximities—around political and personal legacies which often lie in shambles. Diverse in their forms and subjects, they share an emotional bond, holding them together on the atypical orbits on which they move. In the artistic laboratories set up by their makers, they inspect, probe and scrutinize – their findings propelling them forward on ever-changing and surprising trajectories.

In the 10 curated film programmes, taking on a new perspective and adopting distinctive, sometimes less represented points of view is a frequent driving force of the works. In Home Invasion Graeme Arnfield shows us the world through the lens of a front door peephole and outlines the history of the doorbell between security concerns and paranoia. Zwischenwelt (In-Between World) by Cana Bilir-Meier combines several viewpoints to cast a decolonial gaze on to German history. Deborah Stratman re-frames evolution from the standpoint of stones in Last Things.

All Forum Expanded screenings at silent green.


Screenings at Werkstattkino @silent green

Tickets via the Berlinale website