UFA Film Nights

Silent Film Classics with Live Musical Accompaniment

Open Air in the Heart of Berlin

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 117,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.1 billion in the 2015 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world.

As a creative content company with strong ties  to its 180-year legacy, Bertelsmann is culturally engaged at various levels. In connection with its involvement in the movie and television industry, the media, service and education group is extensively committed to the preservation of important cultural assets, among other things. The focus is on making cultural heritage accessible, for example through digitization or exhibitions. As the main sponsor of the digital restoration of major silent movies, the company also supports their screenings worldwide. For instance, in addition to Berlin, Bertelsmann organizes the UFA Film Nights at other Group locations such as Brussels and Madrid and supports screenings of silent movies at festivals around the world.

In this way, Bertelsmann combines its own publishing tradition with the requirements of dealing with cultural legacies in the digital age.

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