The 2021 Host Venue
An initiative of world famous filmmakers and professionals for cinema as a creative expression of the world cultural identity and diversity.
METROPOLIS HALLE is located at the Babelsberg Film Studio, located in Potsdam-Babelsberg outside Berlin, Germany. It is the oldest large-scale film studio in the world, producing films since 1912. Today it covers an area of about 25,000 square metres (270,000 sq ft) and thus is Europe's largest film studio.Hundreds of films, including Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Josef von Sternberg's The Blue Angel were filmed there. More recent productions include V for Vendetta, Captain America Civil War, Æon Flux, The Bourne Ultimatum, Valkyrie, Inglourious Basterds, Cloud Atlas, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Hunger Games. Today, Studio Babelsberg remains operational mainly for feature film productions.
No other place in Germany offers a stronger connection between the past, present, and future of filmmaking.
Since 1911 Potsdam has been the cradle of film in Germany. In close proximity to the capital, directors and producers from Berlin find attractive, extraordinary, historical, architecturally valuable and appealing outdoor backdrops here. Outstanding infrastructure, competent professionals, and the diversified array of film, television and multimedia offer innovative media firms very good opportunities for growth and teamwork. Talent learns film’s craft in the internationally recognized Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, the oldest film university in Germany. The university’s film festival Sehsüchte is by now the biggest student film festival in Europe.