Each year in October, Berlin turns into a city full of light art. The artful displays on the famous landmarks, monuments, buildings and places are turning the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS into one of the best known light art festivals in the world. National as well as international artists are presenting their brilliant light installations and thus, transform the city into a huge stage. They tell stories, draw attention to the special and present their cultures, arts, crafts and messages. Berlin landmarks, historical places, streets, squares, trendy neighborhoods and hotspots of recent history are staged with light.
an “art and culture” event for an audience of millions
The festival takes place for the thirteenth time and it is under the patronage of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller. A fantastic world of experiences will be presented during the festival nights: special events, such as LUMISSIMO, connecting creative light art with different forms of art. The extensive LightSeeing Program offers adventure tours by bus, boat, segway and foot. Special show cases according to the theme of light and video art, invites you to join in.
a festival with international appeal
In the past years, the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS has developed itself into a major touristical magnet and economic factor. With over two million festival visitors, more than 600,000 additional overnight stays and 1.8 billion media contacts, it is now – among the festivals in Lyon, Sydney, Moscow and Eindhoven – one of the best known light art festivals in the world.
Pictures that go around the world
The productions of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS have impact far beyond the borders of Berlin. International journalists and guests as well as of course the Berlin residents are sending their images and messages around the world by traditional communication as well as on all social media platforms. The combination of artistic live experiences with classical and social media turns the festival into an unique communication platform.
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social responsibilty and civic engagement
Only through the dedication of many people and partners, it is possible to stage the capital with light art. Many individuals, companies, institutions and artists show their social entrepreneurship and commitment. Moreover, since 2005, the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS supports important charity projects.
The team of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
„Light is life, light is energy, light speaks all languages and connects peoples“, says Berlin-born Birgit Zander. Since 2005, she (and her agency “Zander & Partner Event Marketing GmbH”) is responsible for the production of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. The team (and its surrounding partner network) is constantly working on new ideas, creative concepts, regularly showcase innovations and latest technologies.
a big thank you
At this point, we would like to say a warmly “thank-you” to the people who were instrumental in creating and developing the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. We are particularly grateful for having all those supporters, without them the festival would not exist in its present form. Together we have created a great festival and transform Berlin into a brilliant work of art every year!
Our special thanks goes to all our supporters, sponsors, partners, participants, artists, technicians and organizers!