In film, his work as Co-Producer of One Survivor Remembers: The Gerda Weissman Klein Story was recognized with an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and the Cable Ace Award. He was the historical consultant on The Shoah Foundation's Documentary, The Last Days, which won an Academy Award for the best feature length documentary of 1998. In 2001, Berenbaum was a historical consultant or chief historical consultant for
- HBO's Conspiracy, recently nominated for 10 Emmy awards,
- NBC's Uprising
- The History Channel's The Holocaust: The Untold Story, which won the CINE Golden Eagle Award and a Silver Medal at the US International Film and Video Festival.
He was the executive producer, writer and historian for a film entitled Desperate Hours on Turkey and the Holocaust, which was broadcast on PBS. Among his more recent films are About Face, Swimming in Auschwitz, and Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust as well as Blessed Be the Match, the story of Hannah Senesch.
He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Stephen Spielberg’s The Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which entailed taking 50,000 testimonies from 32 countries in 57 languages.