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Reporting from Berlin on the 67th edition February 9 -19, 2017
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The Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA (Nigeria, June) closes submissions during Berlinale February 10th.

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Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the founder of the AMAAs, presides over the Africa Film Academy. The Africa Film Academy (AFA) aims to promote the training, lobbying, and the overall development of young professions in the Film industry, striving to maximise their full potential in an industry where there are limitless possibilities and always capacity for more. In this regard, the Africa Cinema Business Roundtable was established. She is concentrating on the development of training as...
 

Warda at Berlinale's European Film Market

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Poster of Warda After its roaring success across theatres in the Arab world, the spine-chilling thriller Warda will be part of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival within its European Film Market (EFM), one of the world's major film events. The film will screen through the 1st Arab Cinema Center (ACC) which lands its first edition through the festival this year. Organized by MAD Solutions, the ACC is a new step taken by the company as part of its long-term strategy to support ...
 

New Application Round (3rd) Opens for Berlinale Residency 2015/2016

The Berlinale Residency is now in its third round. Until March 16, 2015, filmmakers, who have screened their first films with success at international festivals and cinemas, may submit feature films, documentary or cross-media projects which they are currently developing. Eligible for selection are only those projects that already have one producer in place.   The “Berlin 24/7” programme Berlinale Residency invites three filmmakers to Berlin, where they will be...
 

Three cash prizes have now been awarded to selected projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 8-10).

 
On Sunday night the EUR 20,000 Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, which was presented for the first time in Berlin this year, went to the project 3 Days in Quiberon, directed by Emily Atef which is presented by the German company Rohfilm. The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea directed by Syllas Tsoumerkas from Greece received a Special Mention. With this award, the Eurimages – European Cinema Support Fund wants to promote the project’s development.   Today two other, well-es...
 

New fund for children’s films by German MDM and Netherlands Film Fund

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At the International Film Festival Berlin 2015, the Netherlands Film Fund and the MDM, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH have established a co-development fund to jointly support script development for original children film projects. Children films have always played a major role within the policy of both funds. By joining forces the funds aim to develop and coproduce high quality stories for children that will find their audience in both countries and beyond.  MDM director ...
 

Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) in the supernatural thriller VOICE FROM THE STONE

13 Films is handling international sales at the ongoing European Film Market. VOICE FROM THE STONE Genre: Supernatural thriller Status: Post Production Writer: Andrew Shaw, based on the Italian novel La Voce Della Pietra by Silvio Raffo Director: Eric D. Howell Producers: Dean Zanuck (The Road to Perdition, Get Low), Stefano Gallini-Durante Cast: Emmy award nominated Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Terminator: Genisys, Dom Hemingway), Marton Csokas (The Equalizer, The Debt, The Bourne Sup...
 

First look photo of Pierce Brosnan in the thriller URGE handled by Fortitude International

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Fortitude International is handling international sales at the European Film Market.   URGE Genre: Thriller Status: Post-production Country of Origin: US Director: Aaron Kaufman (producer on SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, MACHETE KILLS) Writers: Aaron Kaufman, Jason Zumwalt, Jerry Stahl Producers: Skip Williamson, Mark Neveldine Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Ashley Greene (TWILIGHT trilogy) Synopsis:  A group of f...
 

Gone with the Wind as Casablanca 2

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  One of the most rewarding side bars of this years Berlinale is the restored Technicor Section in cooperation with MoMA of New York City, and the Eastman Kodak Archive in Rochester, N.Y. Among the offerings a totally restored print, fifteen minute musical preamble and all, with 15 minute intermission at the halfway mark of "Gone With The Wind", 1940. I had seen it so long ago that I needed a refresher on the plot -- Scarlett such a scheming bitch and Gable such a co...
 

Berlinale 2015: Nobody wants the night (review)

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  Nobody wants the night (Nadie quiere la noche), dir. Isabel Coixet, Berlinale 2015 Competition - Opening Film  by Martin I. Petrov   As Plato wrote in his allegory of the cave thousands of years ago, a caveman feels secure in the darkness, but it is the excitement of the light above that defines the beauty of his human nature. Isabel Coixet comes two thousand years closer in history to depict this exact same thirst for knowledge in Nobody wants the light, opening film of ...
 

Matt Dillon joins DJ Caruso's THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES

 
Leading independent financing and international sales company, Fortitude International, has signed a sales deal with Relativity Squared (“R2”), Relativity Studios’ new speciality division, for THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES, it was announced today by Fortitude co-founders, Nadine de Barros, Robert Ogden Barnum, Daniel Wagner and Relativity Studios president of production, Robbie Brenner.   THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES is directed by DJ Caruso (DISTURBIA) with Oscar nominee Mat...
 

13 Films Sells EXTORTION to Constantin

 
13 Films has sold German and all German speaking rights in all media to Constantin Film for actioner EXTORTION starring Frank Grillo (CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER, THE PURGE: ANARCHY) and Ving Rhames (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise, PULP FICTION), it was announced today by Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films.   13 Films is handling worldwide rights and is actively selling the title at the ongoing European Film Market in Berlin.   The film, set to start shooting in Puerto Rico thi...
 

Radiant Films International strikes multiple deals worldwide for the passionate romance MADAME BOVARY

 
Radiant Films International has completed multiple sales deals in territories worldwide for the passionate romance MADAME BOVARY starring Mia Wasikowska (ALICE IN WONDERLAND) including all French-speaking rights to Jour2Fête and Italy to Paco Pictures, it was announced today by company President and CEO, Mimi Steinbauer. Additional sales have been completed in other European territories including Benelux to A-Film, Scandinavia to Svensk Filmindustri and Portugal to NOS Lusomundo Audiovisu...
 

Dutch-German film co-production treaty signed at the Berlinale

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February 7, 2015 - During the Berlin International Film Festival a treaty was signed for the co-production of films by the Governments of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany. The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Dr. Jet Bussemaker, the Staatsministerin bei der Bundeskanzlerin Beauftragte und der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien Prof. Monika Grütters and de Leiter der Kultur und Kommunicationsabteilung des Auswärtigen Amtes Dr....
 

BERLINALE FORUM // "H." by Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia

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H. by Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia US/ Argentina, 2014 | 93 min. | Sci-fi/ drama I DCP  Fes...
 

Whats Hot @ EFM from Pathfinder Films

 
Pathfinder Films LTD. Stand No. 125  |  Location: Marriott  Please Email: markets@pathfinderfilmsltd.com  with a date and time After a successful film festival tour Trunk’d will debut at EFM. Festival Tour List Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2014 - Leicester, England Laugh or Die Comedy Festival 2014 - Chicago, Illinois Action on Film In...
 

Queen of the Desert as portrayed by Nicole Kidman made an impression

 
BERLIN 65 ( 2015) REVIEWS BY Alex Deleon  The 65th Berlin Film Festival opened with two portraits of obsessed  women in life threatening desert situations, Portrayed by international superstars, respectively Juliet Binoche in "Nobody Wants the Night" and Nicole Kidman in Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert".  In the first Binoche portrays the wife of Commander Peary who was lost in the far north seeking to be the first man to reach the North Pole. His wi...
 

Clarius Entertainment has acquired US rights to CELL starring John Cusack and and Samuel L. Jackson and based on Stephen King’s

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Clarius Entertainment has acquired US rights to Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company’s thriller CELL directed by Tod "Kip" Williams (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2) and starring John Cusack (upcoming LOVE & MERCY, LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER) and Oscar-nominated Samuel L. Jackson (upcoming KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, DJANGO UNCHAINED), it was announced today by the film’s producers Michael Benaroya and Richard Saperstein.   International Film Trust (IFT) is handl...
 

Ariztical Entertainment's Available Films - EFM

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  Ariztical.com ArizticalOnDemand.com     Ariztical Entertainment, ...
 

AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN 2015

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The IMZ is hosting AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN once again (10-13 Feb 2015), the international trade fair for performing arts films. In cooperation with Berlinale Talents and the European Film Market we are offering an extensive programme for over 400 international branch experts: http://www.avantpremiere.at/index.php?id=3&start=on   OPEN HOUSE   Celebrating the official open...
 

WIDE HOUSE // EFM 2015

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Click on the images to watch the trailers     Directed by  Jannik Splidsboel   In some places love equals courage  Directed by  Atsushi Funahashi   Man...
 

Double Dutch International has acquired worldwide rights for DANIEL DOLPHIN AND THE HORN OF SEA DRAGON.

 
Jason Moring, President of Double Dutch International, has announced that DDI has acquired worldwide rights for DANIEL DOLPHIN AND THE HORN OF SEA DRAGON.   A Canadian production, based on the best-selling characters from THE DOLPHIN novels, over 14 million copies sold worldwide, translated into 40 languages, the 20 million US Dollar budget family animated movie DANIEL DOLPHIN AND THE HORN OF SEA DRAGON will be directed by Adam Mars, produced by Carmen Forsberg from Silverlight Entertainm...
 

Tiberius Film acquires four international movie highlights at the EFM

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The leading German indie distributer Tiberius Film has acquired the rights to four international movie highlights at the European Film Market 2015. Wolfgang Carl, Managing Director of Tiberius Film GmbH, says: “The EFM is always a very good forum for us to discover exciting and promising movies. We are very excited that our acquisitions have begun so well this year. Our new films include a variety of highlights for all target groups, ranging from French romantic comedy to gripping genre ...
 

Minister of State Monika Grütters Visits the EFM 2015

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65. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (5. - 15. Februar 2015) Photo left to right: Matthijs Wouter Knol (EFM), Cornelia Hammelmann (DFFF), Monika Grütters (BKM), Mariette Rissenbeek (German Films), Beki Probst (EFM), Frank Völkert (FFA) Copyright: Juliane Eirich   This Friday morning, Monika Grütters - Germany’s Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media - visited the European Film Market (EFM) of the 65th Berlin Inter...
 

New initiatives and two discussion rounds at World Cinema Fund Day on February 11

 
World Cinema Fund:     The World Cinema Fund (WCF), which celebrated its 10th anniversary in October 2014, is growing and expanding its funding capabilities. Last year, the WCF was able to put forth new initiatives and secure its continued existence for another three years.   The WCF was founded in 2004 as an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (KSB) and the Berlin International Film Festival, and quickly became one of the leading institutions in the area of ...
 

FIPRESCI redesigns website at the occasion of its 90th anniversary

 
To better serve film professionals and cinephiles, FIPRESCI – the International Federation of Film Critics has redesigned its website. The responsive design and the database containing film reviews related to more than 1200 films, filmmakers and film festival editions positions www.fipresci.org  as a gateway to cinema through film criticism.   The official website of the International Federation of Film Critics – FIPRESCI has been redesigned, at the occasion of the Federa...
 

 

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October 30, 2015 Deadline for film entries for the festival (feature length films)
November 17, 2015 Deadline for film entries for the festival (short films)
January 6, 2016 Application deadline for accreditations
February 2, 2016 Programme Press Conference at the "Federal Press and Information Office"; access with invitation only
February 11, 2016 Opening Ceremony of the
66th Berlin International Film Festival
February 11-19, 2016 European Film Market
February 13-18, 2016 Berlinale Talents
February 14-16, 2016 Berlinale Co-Production Market
February 20, 2016 Closing & Award Ceremony of the
66th Berlin International Film Festival
February 21, 2016 Berlinale Publikumstag

 


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