The Big Screen – Grand Finale until 3 March 2024: Talks, Tours, Workshops and the Berlinale Symposium


With 300 film poster from twelve decades, the special exhibition The Big Screen: Film Posters of All Time has already delighted 20,000 visitors at the Berlin Kulturforum. In the exhibition’s closing month, the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library) is presenting a diverse programme of events focusing on cinema. Talks and tours offer new perspectives on the film poster; a two-day public symposium during the Berlinale film festival examines film posters as “images of power”; and families with children are invited to participate in tours and workshops. On the closing weekend, opening hours are extended until 8:00 pm.

All events are free of charge and can be visited without registration. An exhibition ticket is required for tours. Children and teenagers under the age of 18 are admitted without charge.

Symposium During the Berlinale

Symposium: Film Posters – Images of Power?

  • Friday, 23 February 2024, 2 – 7 pm
  • Saturday, 24 February 2024, 11 am – 6 pm
  • Venue: Lecture hall at the Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin
  • Language: Lectures are held in German or English.
  • Attendance is open to the public and free of charge.

Stereotypes, ideologies, power dynamics – images on film posters often depict questionable situations. Which roles and values are being conveyed? Which thought patterns and prejudices are being reinforced? How do market constraints and moral standards influence their design? The two-day symposium, Film Posters – Images of Power?, explores these questions in eighteen 20-minute lectures. International experts take a critical look at the film poster from a current perspective.

Extended Opening Hours on the Closing Weekend

  • Friday, 1 March 2024, 10 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday, 2 March 2024, 10 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday, 3 March 2024, 10 am – 8 pm

Big Screen: Film Posters from All Time is a special exhibition of the Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in collaboration with the Internationale Filmfestspielen Berlin and the Deutsche Kinemathek