5 Parties Not to Miss
Bashes at some of the city's top nightspots highlight this year's after-hours party scene.
TrustNordisk Annual Berlin Bash
- Time and Place: Saturday, Feb. 11, Weekend Club (1), Alexanderstr. 7
- Who'll be There: A who's who of the Scandinavian film mafia, including the cast and crew of Berlin competition entry A Royal Affair: director Nikolaj Arcel and stars Mads Mikkelsen, David Dencik and Alicia Vikander.
- Why it's Hot: From The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to Melancholia, Nordic cool is as hot as it gets right now.
Studio Babelsberg 100th Anniversary in cooperation with THR
- Time and Place: Monday, Feb. 13, Station Berlin (2), Luckenwalderstr. 4-6
- Who'll Be There: All the movers and most of the shakers of the indie film biz who are in Berlin will punch this party ticket. Expect Babelsberg regulars including Cloud Atlas producers Grant Hill and Stefan Arndt, directors Stephen Daldry and Tom Tykwer as well as every A-, B- and C-list celeb who can scam a ticket.
- Why it's Hot: The highest concentration of talent, cash and flash at this year's Berlinale.
Talent Campus Closing Night
- Time and Place: Thursday, Feb. 16, HAU 1, Stressemanstr. 29
- Who'll be There: The not-yet-cynical mass of international filmmaking talent taking part in Berlin's annual mini-film school.
- Why it's Hot: These kids are still young enough to know how to party.
Bel Ami World Premiere
- Time and Place: TBD
- Who'll be There: Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas
- Why it's Hot: Excuse me? We're talking Robert Pattinson here. There's not a 15-year-old girl alive who wouldn't give a kidney -- maybe two -- to crash this.
The Teddy Awards
- Time and Place: Friday, Feb. 17, main hall of Tempelhof Airport (3)
- Who'll be There: The kings and (mostly) queens of the LGBT film world gather to fete the best in queer movies. Look for Andy Warhol muse Mario Montez, who will receive a lifetime achievement honor, and Berlin's openly gay mayor, Klaus Wowereit.
- Why it's Hot: Set at the end of the Berlin festival and market, the Teddys are the place to cut loose and kick back.