Why Berlin?

There is a long list of why Berlin is one of the coolest cities in the world, and probably the coolest in Europe. We want to invite you all to become part of the city, to bring your movie to Berlin and to use the opportunity to meet the local and international filmmakers and artists. So come and join the Capital Filmmakers Festival Berlin edition from the 6th-8th of December 2018 and experience the culture and wonder of Berlin!

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Some Facts about Berlin

More museums than rainy days per year

There are 180 museums in Berlin and on average 106 rainy days. So even if you tried to use the bad weather for cultural enrichment you’d have a hard time getting through them all in a year (and that’s if you had nothing else to do.)

More bridges than Venice

Venice might be known for its romantic canals but Berlin beats the city in terms of bridges. With around 1,700 of them, it is also said that Berlin has more waterways than Amsterdam, Stockholm and Venice combined.

Leading the way in opera houses

Berlin is home to three stunning opera houses, which can house over 4,400 visitors. No other city comes close to these world-class concert halls. The city is also home to over 150 theatres and halls for music and art events, dotted all around the city.

2.2 kilometres of beer

The longest beer garden in the world is actually not in Bavaria, but in the northern capital city. The annual International Berlin Beer Festival runs 2.2 kilometres, making it the longest worldwide. 

It has an outsize international population

An estimated half a million people living in Berlin come from somewhere outside of Germany. That’s right, you and your expat cliques from 185 recorded countries make up about 14% of the city’s population. Berlin is truly multi-cultural, with half a million foreigners making a home here.

Capital Filmmakers Festival – Berlin is a chance to share your story with Berliners. 

The Venue

Il Kino

Nansenrstr. 22
12047 Berlin

About Il Kino

At IL KINO we try to bring you the best of international films to a cinema as cosy as your living room, but with full professional cinema quality. And whether you are in the mood for watching a film or not, our bar will be a nice place to hang out, drink wine or have a cocktail, or sample our menu of nice Italian small dishes.


For any inquiries please email

  • +49 30 42087353