Berlinale is one of the most influential film festivals in the world. To the delight of cinephiles, the festival presents films from over 130 nations. Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually since 1978. It is considered the largest publicly attended film festival in the world. Divided into ten sections, Berlinale focuses on different genres, topics and social issues, showing up to 400 films in total alongside a long established foundation for ongoing political and social discourse.