About us

The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS® stands for high-quality staging of landmarks, buildings and squares using light, projection and video art.

Brandenburger Tor - Rosen - 2013

The Staging of an entire City

The city itself is transformed into a glowing stage and the landmarks, monuments, buildings, streets and squares become stars. Together with national and international artists, designers and creative teams we are telling stories, convey messages and direct focus on the special and unique. The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS is an international marketing and communication platform – also for festival partners.

Only in the Festival of Lights it is possible to stage the own brand in combination with world famous monuments. You will use the pictures and videos which go hand in hand with the communication and event platform of the brand “Festival of Lights“ for your own goals. The Festival is organised by the Festival of Lights International Productions GmbH and proudly produced by Birgit Zander and her agency Zander & Partner.

Potsdamer Platz - "Moderne Kunst neu entdecken" - 2013

One of the most famous light festivals in the world

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 transforming the city into a huge and shining stage. We are telling stories with light art, draw attention to the special and present cultures, arts and artists. We are transporting themes and messages in an artistic way. During the Berlin Light Weeks we are also staging Berlin landmarks, historical places, streets, squares, trendy neighborhoods and hotspots of recent history. The Festival of Lights is under the patronage of the Governing Mayor Kai Wegner.

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 800,000 additional overnight stays and 1.3 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.

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Berliner Dom - Design by Wolfgang Joop

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.

We will gladly inform you about participation options, partnerships and licenses at any time.

To our gallery
Bundespräsident Frank Walter Steinmeier verleiht den Sonderpreis "Demokratie"

Cultural Engagement – Corporate Social Responsibility

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.

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Birgit Zander

The Team

„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.

Festival_of_Lights - Fotowettbewerb festival of lights

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!

Humboldt Universität - A Kid's Dream - 2017
New York Festival of Lights

About Festival of Lights International Productions GmbH

Benefit from our experience to implement a FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS in your own city. We offer professional support for a quick and very effective realisation.

Our starting point is your city’s identity. With our know-hows, marketing and media platform, and the many social media fans, we can help you to make this outstanding event a hotspot for visitors in your city.

Zwickau Festival of Lights - Das Schiffchen am Kornmarkt - 2018

Charge your city’s image with positive energy! How?

  • Join the “FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS-Family” and realise your own festival with us
  • Profit from various synergies and an international media coverage
  • Use the positive image transfer und the internationally well-known brand FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS and the wide range of our marketing and media platform

We would be very happy to offer you an individual concept with your benefits, conditions, financial concept, etc. Please send a mail to:



Our service portfolio

  • Licenses and rights of utilization of the umbrella brand FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS and further brands and formats, for the international marketing and media platform and access authorization to our network (sponsors, artists, etc.)
  • Service: Consultancy and coaching in marketing, sponsoring, PR, integrated communications, financing and legal rights, concept creation and planning, implementation, project management, and art and technical directorship.
  • Production: of a complete festival or of selected locations or “Show Cases” (e.g. artwork, video mappings, light installations, projections, technology, event management etc.)

Light connects. People and places. Light prompts emotions and raises our spirits. Light crosses bridges. Across borders and continents. Light speaks all languages.