"Towards Tolerance" will be the motto for the 2003 edition of the forthcoming Berlinale in February.

In his first festival as director, Dieter Kosslick last year tagged this year's Berlinale with the phrase "Accept Diversity".

According to Kosslick, the Berlinale will "have several films in the programme which deal with topical political issues such as the global movements of refugees or the situation of children in the world."

The festival's new Talent Campus, in particular, will reflect the spirit of the new motto. Kosslick said: "in a model environment, the campus allows you to meet and interact with colleagues from other cultures, religions and political systems. Here, you have the chance to meet in an atmosphere of tolerance and learn something not only for your profession, but for your life as well."