The BERLIN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS is one of the largest and best-known illumination festivals and public events in the world. It takes place each year in October, where for 12 consecutive nights, Berlin’s world famous landmarks, cultural monuments, historical buildings, streets and other locations become transformed through light, projections and events. Extraordinary illuminations, light projections and light objects are presented by many local and international lighting artists. Working with light is still an emerging form of artistic and cultural expression, and the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS offers a unique platform for visual artists. The festival includes different special events such as „OpenCity“ (arts & culture), “LightRun” (fitness), „Jazz in the ministry gardens“ (music), and Sunday sales in shopping centres(shopping & more). The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS is also an active partner in charity events presented and organised by the “City Stiftung Berlin”.
The festival is an admission-free, top artistic and cultural event for people around the globe. With millions of enthusiastic fans, it generates massive worldwide media interest.
The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS is organised and led by Birgit Zander. “Light is life, light is energy, light is able to speak all languages of the world and light connects people”, said the native Berliner. In 2005 she developed the concept and the brand FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS together with her agency “Zander & Partner Event-Marketing”. “Zander & Partner” has been responsible for the organisation and realisation of the festival ever since. Birgit’s goal was to take the theme of “Light” and establish a world-renowned international public event for her hometown of Berlin – one that would transform the city itself into a stage, making its landmarks and buildings the stars of the show, drawing people from all over the world.
The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS has become a magnet for the tourism industry as well as a significant economic factor. Throughout the entire festival period, there are 600,000 overnight bookings (reference: visitBerlin), more than 2 million guests and numberless events and conventions which are especially planned during the festival period. Over 1.6 billion media contacts reflect the enormous international presence of this public event.
Numerous celebrities, businesses, institutions and artists are committed to the continual development of the festival. It is only through their involvement that makes it possible to transform the German capital into this unique and glittering exhibition space. The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS is a purely a private initiative.
The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS team is continually working on new ideas and innovative concepts. It is our goal for each year to present the newest technologies in lighting and projection techniques. We look forward to presenting these to our audience at the upcoming 8th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, which will take place in Berlin from October 09 – 20, 2013.
Our team will be happy to inform you at any time about participation opportunities, advertising partnerships, and licences with interesting and valuable benefits.