The 71st Berlinale Summer Special was held as an outdoor-only event in June 2021. Many of the world’s major film festivals are pivoting to online screenings again for 2022 as Covid-19 cases rise. Photo: Getty Images
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International film festivals in Berlin and Rotterdam are the latest to move screenings partly or fully online; it’s not all bad, but there’s no substitute for film fans and professionals meeting at in-person events, organisers say.

The 71st Berlinale Summer Special was held as an outdoor-only event in June 2021. Many of the world’s major film festivals are pivoting to online screenings again for 2022 as Covid-19 cases rise. Photo: Getty Images
‘Impossible to replicate’: what’s lost when film festivals move online

International film festivals in Berlin and Rotterdam are the latest to move screenings partly or fully online; it’s not all bad, but there’s no substitute for film fans and professionals meeting at in-person events, organisers say.

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