The programme Couchsurfing the Berlinale was established at the DFFB in 2010 by a student. The basic idea is to bring together international film students within the framework of the Berlinale, thus building up a sustainable and far-reaching network of young filmmakers.


The Idea

Twenty-five DFFB students invite 25 film students from all over the world to Berlin for the Berlinale and provide them with a couch to sleep on. Additionally, the DFFB provides both the guests and hosts with a festival accreditation.

The objective of Couching the Berlinale is for film students from very different countries to get to know one another, discover the festival together, exchange ideas about their own projects, and ideally find allies for collaborative projects.


When does it start?

Unfortunately there is n Couchsurfing in 2021. Hopefully we will be back in 2022!


What do I have to do to apply?

To apply, you have to study at a film school; write us why you would like to attend the Berlinale and what you hope to find and learn during your stay; be in Berlin during the Berinale film festival to participate in the Couchsurfing programme.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sara Fazilat via .