For the last 18 years the Berlinale has featured German filmmakers and talent with its Perspektive Deutsches Kino programming.

This year, twelve documentaries and fiction films will compete for the Compass-Perspektive Award. The showcased titles include Berlin BouncerBorn in EvinDreissigDustFisch lernt fliegen (Fish Takes Off)Heute oder morgen (Before We Grow Old)Das innere Leuchten (The Inner Light)easy loveDie Einzelteile der Liebe (The Components of Love)Die Grube (The Pit)Off Season, and Oray.