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Reporting from Berlin on the 67th edition February 9 -19, 2017
Our team of festival ambassadors and reporters bring you the dailies from the Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market and keep an eye on past editions archives.

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival was held February 11 - 20, 2016 #berlinale Preview Newsletters 1 & 2 I Line Up issue I

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VIDEO / Award Winners | Press Conference Highlights | Berlinale 2015

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Highlights from the Press Conference with the award winners of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. ...
 

Fun reception in EFM Phil Pitzer around Easy Rider the Ride Back

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XVIII Entertainment, LLC held a Meet & Greet Reception with Writer/Producer/Actor, PHIL PITZER, of the must-see film for 2015, “EASY RIDER 2:  THE RIDE BACK”,  February 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the XVIII ENT Booth.     Phil Pitzer has an incredible history, ranging from the practice of law, rising to the rank of Captain in Military Intelligence to fulfilling a dream to create a sequel to the infamous movie, “Easy Rider”.   His dedi...
 

European Film Market: The Open Reel scores sales and new acquisitions in Berlin

 
The Italian sales agency The Open Reel has closed EFM by selling rights for several titles. French distributor Optimale secured all rights for the two-times Teddy Award winner Julian Hernandez’s I Am Happiness On Earth. Jonathan Taieb’s Stand has been sold to TLA Releasing for US and UK, to MyMovies for Italy and to Cinema Uno for Mexico. Roberto Caston’s The Silly Ones And The Stupid Ones was sold to Cineteca Uruguaya for Uruguay, AP Mañana f...
 

The Berlinale 2015 Camera Awards

 
Every year, by awarding the Berlinale Camera, the Berlinale pays tribute to personalities and institutions that have made a unique contribution to film and to whom the festival feels especially close. This way, the Berlinale expresses its gratitude to those who have become great friends and supporters of the festival.   At the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, director Marcel Ophüls, film historian and former director of the Moscow Film Museum Naum Kleiman&nbs...
 

Best First Feature Film Award

 
BEST FIRST FEATURE AWARD, ENDOWED WITH € 50,000, FUNDED BY GWFF The Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, funded by GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money is to be split between the producer and the director of the winning ...
 

Prizes in the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competition

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Min lilla syster, Dhanak, Hadiatt Abi, The Tie In this section the jury members are no older than those of the audience. Eleven children and seven teens award the best films with Crystal Bears. Special Mentions are given for outstanding achievements. Two international juries present further prizes in the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competition. PRIZES OF THE CHILDREN’S JURY IN THE COMPETITION GENERATION KPLUS   ...
 

Short Film Awards

 
PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM JURY The International Short Film Jury will award the Golden and the Silver Bear, and the Audi Short Film Award (endowed with € 20,000, enabled by Audi). The prizes will be presented to the winners on February 14, 2015 during the Berlinale Awards Ceremony. The International Jury will also nominate a short film for the European Film Awards in the category Best Short Film (Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards&n...
 

Berlinale 2015: Crystal Bears and Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Awards in Generation Kplus

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The members of the Children’s Jury in Generation Kplus   Nathan J. Frank Midori Fuchs Hannah Kähler Ilayda Koyuncu Lasse Kühlcke Jascha Richter Anaïs Rother Alanza Schmidt Joseph Askar Schönfelder Gustav Wallgren Béla Eric Winde   give the following awards:   Crystal Bear for the Best Film: Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister) by Sanna Lenken, Sweden / Germany 2015 The film’s unique perspective, stunning performances and ch...
 

Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Anatol Schuster’s Ein idealer Ort Wins the “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective”

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Today, on Saturday, February 14 at the 65th Berlinale, a young French-German jury announced the winner of the “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective” at the award ceremony of the independent juries. This year it went to Anatol Schuster’s film Ein idealer Ort (A Perfect Place). The award, which is endowed with EUR 5,000, was initiated in 2004 by the French-German Youth Office (FGYO), an official partner of the Berlinale, and the Berlin International Film Festival. For th...
 

Prizes from Berlinale Co-Production Market & Berlinale Talents 2015

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EURIMAGES CO-PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT AWARD Emily Atef and Karsten Stöter with the President of Eurimages, Jobst Plog In 2015 the renowned Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, which comes with a prize money of EUR 20,000, will be given to the producers of one of around 25 projects selected from the Berlinale Co-Production Market for the first time. Eligible for the award are Co-Production Market projects that have been conceived f...
 

Other Prizes of Independent Juries (ie not selected by Berlinale)

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MADE IN GERMANY - PERSPEKTIVE FELLOWSHIP In 2012, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section’s eleventh year, the Berlinale launched the “Made in Germany - Perspektive Fellowship”, funded by Glashütte Original. The 15,000-euro fellowship is conceived to support emerging German directors in developing a film project, material and screenplay, and will be awarded to a talented new filmmaker from Perspektive Deutsches Kino. All of the di...
 

The Teddy Awards Best Feature goes to Nasty Baby

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The Teddy Award – the most outstanding queer film prize in the world – is a socially engaged, political honour presented to films and people who communicate queer themes on a broad social platform, thereby contributing to tolerance, acceptance, solidarity and equality in society. During the Berlinale the award is presented in the following categories: Best Feature, Best Documentary / Essay Film and Best Short Film as well as the Special Jury Award. Every year ...
 

Mot Naturen wins Europa Cinemas Label

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Launched for the first time in 2003 within the Cannes Film Festival, the "Europa Cinemas Label" has been created in order to help European films increase their distribution and raise their profile with audiences and media. The Label is since then awarded by a jury of five member exhibitors to a European film selected in the Directors' Fortnight section in Cannes and since 2004 in the Venice Days. Since 2005, Europa Cinemas has been cooperating with the Berlinale to award th...
 

CICAE Art Cinema Awards

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The "Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et d’Essai" (C.I.C.A.E.), the International Confederation of Art House Cinemas, forms one jury for the Panorama and one for the Forum. Each jury awards one prize in its section. PRIZE WINNER PANORAMA 2015 Que Horas Ela Volta? by Anna Muylaert PRIZE WINNER FORUM 2015 Zurich by Sacha Polak ...
 

FIPRESCI - the International Film Critics Association Awards

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The juries of the “Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique” (FIPRESCI), the international film critics association, view films from the Competition programme and the Panorama andForum sections. They award a prize for the best film in each of these sections. PRIZE WINNER COMPETITION 2015 Taxi by Jafar Pa...
 

Guild of German Art House Cinemas Awards

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The jury of the "Gilde deutscher Filmkunsttheater“ (Guild of German Art House Cinemas) is composed of three members who run cinemas and are members of the Guild. The jury awards its prize to a film screened in the Competition. PRIZE WINNER 2015 Victoria  by Sebastian Schipper Members of the Jury 2015 Adrian Kutter Rudolf Huber Moritz Busch   ...
 

Prizes of the Ecumenical Jury

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  A jury is considered independent when its members are not selected by the Berlinale. A number of independent juries award prizes at the Berlinale. The high level of quality and diversity of the films are an invitation for critical examination and discerning judgment that opens up new directions. Accordingly the independent juries award their prizes along different criteria, in accordance to the special intention linked to each award. PRIZES OF THE ECUM...
 

Berlinale 2015: The Panorama Audience Awards go to Que Horas Ela Volta? and Tell Spring Not To Come This Year

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The public has cast its votes: the 17th Panorama Audience Awards - presented by the Berlinale Panorama section in collaboration with radioeins, Berlin-Brandenburg’s public radio and television station (rbb), and tip, Berlin’s city magazine (Raufeld Verlag) - go to Que Horas Ela Volta? for Best Fiction Film and to Tell Spring Not To Come This Year for Best Documentary Film.   The official award ceremony will be held on the Berlinale’s cinema day for the public (Berlinal...
 

Berlinale 2015: Independent Juries Awards

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Prizes of the independent juries of the 65. Berlinale are here. Check out all the categories:  PRIZES OF THE ECUMENICAL JURY PRIZE WINNER COMPETITION 2015   El botón de nácar by Patricio Guzmán   PRIZE WINNER PANORAMA 2015    Ned Rifle by Hal Hartley   PRIZE WINNER FORUM 2015   Histoire de Judas by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche   Members of the Jury 2015: Lukáš Jirsa Gustavo Andujar Gregg Brekke Piet Ha...
 

Animation @ Berlin 2015 Disney's Cinderella adapted for Live Feature Film

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At Berlin this year 2D to 3D animation films were well represented at the market and festival.  Interactive, Graghic novels to children's programming - the palette of animation on display at  EFM was colorful and inspiring. As programmers from around the world spent time searching for features films with actors Le MIAFF! programmers spent a week in Berlin seeking original animation films to grace the screens at le MIAFF! Montreal April 16-19th 2015. Programming ...
 

"I am Michael": James Franco (actor) & Justin Kelly (director) - 65th Berlinale Interview

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Michael Glatze (James Franco) is handsome, charismatic, and opinionated. An Ivy League grad with multiple degrees, he’s a writer, pianist, and “queer theorist,” espousing his belief that sexual orientation shouldn’t define one’s identity. After years co-editing the iconic XY Magazine, a gay periodical based in San Francisco, he moves to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with his charming and intelligent architect-boyfriend, Bennett (Zachary Quinto). Michael experience...
 

VIDEO: Award Ceremony live

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Berlinale offers a live streaming of the Full Ceremony. ...
 
 

VIDEO:The Memory of Justice | Panel Discussion | Berlinale 2015

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Panel discussion on "The Memory of Justice" by Marcel Ophüls at Haus der Berliner Festspiele Hamilton Fish (Producer) Marcel Ophüls (Director) Margaret Bodde (The Film Foundation) Moderation: Sandra Schulberg ...
 

VIDEO Presentation of the Berlinale Camera to Marcel Ophüls (in German) | Berlinale 2015

 
The presentation of the Berlinale Camera to Marcel Ophüls took place on February 11, 2015. Film critic Katja Nicodemus said a few words in honour of the recipient. Following the screening of "The Memory of Justice" (1976), there was a discussion moderated by Sandra Schulberg. ...
 

VIDEO Highlights from the Press Conference for "Cinderella" by Kenneth Brannagh at the 65th Berlinale

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Cate Blanchett © Gerhard Kassner / Berlinale David Barron (Producer) Helena Bonham Carter (Actress) Richard Madden (Actor) Lily James (Actor) Kenneth Branagh (Director) Cate Blanchett (Actress) Stellan Skarsgård (Cast) Allison Shearmur (Producer) Sandy Powell (Costume Design) Moderation: Anatol Weber ...
 

Berlinale 2015: Crystal Bears and the Awards by the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education) 

 
The members of the Youth Jury in Generation 14plus   Leila Albrecht Jan Hendrik Blanke Alina Neichel Maya Viola Oppitz Lotta Schwerk David Siegmund-Schultze Fabian Volkers   give the following awards:   Crystal Bear for the Best Film: Flocken (Flocking) by Beata Gårdeler, Sweden 2015 The film which struck us the most was one which succeeds in continuously maintaining its oppressive atmosphere. This film gives us a precise and intense experience ...
 

Berlinale Talents 2015: Space for Inspiration and Expertise

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Yesterday, the 13th edition of Berlinale Talents came to a successful close. During the six-day programme, 300 emerging film professionals from 75 countries and a variety of fields met with some 100 renowned experts. In addition, the participants had a wide range of opportunities to continue developing their film projects. The general success of Berlinale Talents was quite evident in the film programme of the 2015 Berlinale: 86 former participants of Berlinale Talents contributed to 63 of...
 

Highlights from Berlin: Fabulous Line-up of Stars, New Film Discoveries and a Thriving European Film Market

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The Berlinale and the European Film Market can look back at a successful edition of the festival. “For 65 years now, the Berlinale brings the pubic and trade professionals together to experience film in all of its facets – and, more recently, in new formats. Once again the festival’s internationality rose this year – at the same time the festival has consolidated its position in Berlin. The stars love coming to the Berlinale and appreciate the enthusiasm of moviegoers h...
 

Berlinale 2015 Interview: Justin Kelly for I am Michael

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Justin Kelly - I am Michael, 2015 US - Interview by Martin I. Petrov    Justin Kelly is an American writer and director, who has mainly directed music videos before entering the film industry with several short films. I am Michael is his first feature film that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and it was part of the Berlinale Panorama. The film tells the story of a gay activist and writer, who suddenly turned to religion, developing a theory against ho...
 

Berlinale 2015: Body (review)

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Body, dir. Malgorzata Szumowska, Poland, Berlinale 2015 - Competition  by Martin I. Petrov In a visionary, humorous wander though the life of (not that much) ordinary people in the polish capital Warsaw, Malgorzata Szumowska’s Body aims to go far under the skin and explore incentives, find answers and criticise bits of our parallel realities.  A father living with his anorexic daughter Olga, after the death of his wife, is trapped between the cruelty he has to face...
 

A new social media platform at the Berlinale: Berlinale Moments

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  At the start of this year’s festival, the Berlinale Social Hub was introduced on the web for the first time. Within only few days, it had collected an overwhelming amount of personal impressions and presented them in a way festival fans and guests had not yet seen. On moments.berlinale.de, fan content, star tweets, sneak peaks behind the scenes and official festival coverage all melt into one. Berlinale Moments focuses the diversity of social media under one hashtag - #BerlinaleMom...
 

Berlinale Gallery Feb 7

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Benoit Jacquot   ...
 

Bridging the Dragon kicks off with packed event: Director Sophie Bourdon: “This topic unites so many film makers".

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Photo by Christian Demarco,  from left to right: Jeffrey Chan, Nansun Shi, Martin Moszkowicz The Euro-Sino initiative Bridging the Dragon celebrated its first official public event yesterday at the Vertretung des Landes Brandenburg beim Bund in partnership with the EFM. With over 200 professionals from both the Chinese and the European industries attending, the event focussed on the possibilities and challenges of co-producing between China and Europe. Bridging the Dragon director S...
 

LIFE World Premiere Photos

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Jasna Vavra, Head of Theatrical Entertainment at Universum Film, SquareOne's co-distributor on LIFE, Al Munteanu, CEO of SquareOne Entertainment, Robert Pattinson and Alessandra Mastronardi. Monday (Feb 9) was the night’s world premiere of LIFE, directed by Anton Corbijn and starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan.   LIFE was produced by Oscar winners Iain Canning and Emile Sherman (THE KING’S SPEECH) and Christina Piovesan and will be re...
 

BIZARRE @ BERLIN A new feature film by Etienne Faure had a successfull world premiere yesterday

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BIZARRE @ BERLIN A new feature film by Etienne Faure had a successfull world premiere yesterday Tuesday 10/02 at 10:30 pm Pierre Prieur/Adrian James/Raquel Nave/Rebeka Underhill/Charlie Himmelstein...  Production/Bushwick Factory/Eivissa Productions/Bizarre Production/Myu production  World premiere in Berlin film festival      BIZARRE teaser by Etienne Faure par etienne-faure ...
 

Berlinale premiere screening Swedish drama MY SKINNY SISTER - standout debut performance by 11 year old Rebecka Josephson

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BERLINALE PREMIERE SCREENING of MY SKINNY SISTER by director Sanna Lenkenwith a striking debut starring performance from 11 year-old Rebecka Josephson, grand-daughter of Ingmar Bergman actor Erland Josephson. My Skinny Sister (Sweden - Germany / Generation) Just as Stella enters the exciting and awkward world of adolescence, she discovers that her idolized big sister Katja, a competitive figure skater, is hiding an eating disorder. As the secret unravels and the disease tears the f...
 

Red carpet moment for Shooting Stars with a Natalie Portman Salute

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Hollywood star hosts annual awards ceremony at the Berlinale Palast   (From left to right): Dieter Kosslick (Festival Director, Berlin International Film Festival) with Maisie Williams (UK), European Shooting Stars patron Natalie Portman, Natalia de Molina (Spain), Sven Schelker (Switzerland), Aistė Diržiūtė (Lithuania), Emmi Parviainen (Finland), Hera Hilmar (Iceland), Joachim Fjelstrup (Denmark), Moe Dunford (Ireland), Jannis Niewöhner (Germany), Abbey Hoes (The Netherla...
 

Berlinale 2015: Knight of Cups (review)

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Knight of cups, dir. Terrence Malick - Berlinale 2015 Competition  by Martin I. Petrov “No one cares about reality anymore.”  Realist or not, Terrence Malick seems to have sliced the cake in two, once again. For some, Knight of cups was worth the waiting and for others was two hours of an image flow, that - if we need to be exact - is his way of storytelling.  And let’s face it, no one goes to see a film from the American indie representative and ...
 

Berlinale 2015: 45 Years (review)

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45 Years, dir. Andrew Haigh - Berlinale 2015 Competition by Martin I. Petrov English director Andrew Haigh competes for the golden bear with a story about a couple about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But who said that after certain age, life cannot ring surprises?  After directing Weekend, a multi-awarded film about a gay couple in London, Andrew Haigh became one of the most promising new talents of his age, turning also into a symbol for queer cinema which was back...
 

Berlinale 2015 Interview: Lirio Ferreira for Blue Blood

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Interview with Lirio Ferreira, director of Blue Blood - opening film of Berlinale Panorama 2015  by Martin I. Petrov Lirio Ferreira was born in Recife in 1965. He started directing films while studying journalism. His first feature Baile Perfumado premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 1997, followed by Árido movie (2005) and many documentaries that have won numerous prizes in Brazil and beyond. Blue blood is his third feature film, open...
 

Berlinale 2015: Blue Blood / Sangue Azul (Review)

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Blue Blood (Sangue Azul), dir. Lirio Ferreira, 2014 Brazil - Berlinale Panorama    by Martin I. Petrov  Vibrant images, breathtaking sea horizons, a passionate macho Latino and some romance in the background - is there anything else to ask for from Brazilian cinema?  Acclaimed director Lirio Ferreira presents a story for contemporary filmgoers, keeping it at heart a traditional old-style Brazilian romanzo. Pedro, a handsome young circus performer, returns to his ho...
 
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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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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...
 

Dieter Kosslick Introduces The Berlinale 2015

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New Berlinale edition, new scarf! Festival Director Dieter Kosslick gives an introduction to the 65th Berlinale - opening on February 5, 2015! ...
 

Full Programme Press Conference Video mit Dieter und freunden

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Programme Press Conference for the 65th Berlinale, January 27, 2015 - in German Participants: Dieter Kosslick (Festival Director), Thomas Hailer (Berlinale Curator), Wieland Speck (Head of Panorama), Christoph Terhechte (Head of Forum), Maryanne Redpath (Head of Generation), Linda Söffker (Head of Perspektive Deutsches Kino), Rainer Rother (Head of Retrospective & Homage), Maike Mia Höhne (Curator Berlinale Shorts), Matthijs Wouter Knol (EFM Director), Beki Probst (EFM Presi...
 
 

Berlinale 2015: Star-studded Opening Gala

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Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Prof. Monika Grütters, the Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller, Jury President Darren Aronofsky and Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will open the 65th Berlin International Film Festival at the Berlinale Palast at 7.45 pm on February 5. During the Opening Gala, the International Jury will be introduced. In addition to Darren Aronofsky (director, USA), its members are Daniel Brühl (actor, Germany)...

 

Film News (UK): First Trailer Revealed in Berlinale for Howard Ford's Child Abduction Thriller ‘NEVER LET GO’

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Here is a sneak preview of what's up for grabs at the Berlin Film Festival later this week - Howard J Ford's (Director/Producer Co-Writer of 'The Dead 1&2") latest epic NEVER LET GO. Shot in Morocco, Spain and the US, the film tells the story of Lisa, a single mother (played by Angela Dixon) who takes the law into her own hands to get back her abducted child. The completed film will screen at Cannes Market in May. The exclusive trailer for filmfestivals.com: A single ...
 

Introducing in Berlin the new FilmFestivals.com SHIFT72 Affiliate Programme for your VOD Platform

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    SHIFT72, the leading provider secure VOD platforms to the entertainment industry, has joined forces with filmfestivals.com to offer our audience an exclusive discount on your own VOD platform. If you're a content owner or creator, you can now distribute titles directly to your audience with your own branded platform while keeping 100% of the profit. For Festivals - Open your festival doors to a worldwide audience using cutting-edge VOD technology....
 

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...
 

Arclight Films — Berlin 2015 New Film Added to EFM Lineup

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Content takes sales rights fror Thriller Reversal and premieres in EFM

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    Content Media Acquires International Sales Rights to Dark Factory’s Gritty Female Revenge Thriller “Reversal” on Heels of Sundance World Premiere; Will Introduce Film to Foreign Buyers for the First Time in Berlin   Berlin, Germany – February 5, 2015 – Continuing to bolster its international sales slate on the eve of the EFM, Content Media announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to Dark Factory’s&nb...
 

“Prison System 4614” will have its world premiere at the Panorama of the 65th Berlinale.

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Jan Soldat commented on his selection in Berlinale: "My first feature lenght documentary “Prison System 4614” will have its world premiere at the Panorama of the 65th Berlinale. “Prison System 4614” is about a private, self-built prison, in which men can be imprisoned and tortured voluntarily. It’s a fetish role-play, where you can live prison and torture-fantasies for real. As warden or as prisoner. I observed that event over one week with my camera....
 

Studio 100 Film Returns to EFM 2015 With New Animated Feature Films

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With Princess Emmy – The Movie, Vic The Viking – The Movie and Blinky Bill – The Movie, film sales company Studio 100 Film will be showcasing extraordinary children and family oriented animation movies for international distribution at this year’s EFM 2015.  Studio 100 Film is at Stand N° 24, under the umbrella of Creative Europe MEDIA in Martin-Gropius-Bau.   Currently in pre-production and set for delivery in 2017, Princess Emmy – The Movie is a ...
 

Berlin Screenings // The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills

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The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills directed by Marcin Malaszczak. Official Screenings: 05.02.15 - 09:30 CinemaxX6 EN / PRESS SCREENING 06.02.15 - 18:30 Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg EN / WORLD PREMIERE SOLD OUT ...
 

IN-EDIT attending Berlinale

 
As every year, IN-EDIT will be at the Berlinale and we would be delighted to meet you if you consider that it would be interesting for your project(s)   WHAT IS IN-EDIT?   IN-EDIT is music documentary. Born in 2003 in Barcelona, it grew with the idea to promote this genre in the world. Now, IN-EDIT is a strong network of festivals which in 2015 will run festivals in Barcelona (13th Edition), Santiago de Chile (12), Sâo Paulo (7th), Bogota and Thessaloniki and Athens (...
 

media luna new films presents its' brand new acquisitions at Berlinale 2015.

 
Official Selection: GENERATION. FLOCKING by Beata Gårdeler (Sweden 2015; Drama/Thriller) ---- Based on true stories. FORUM. THE MUD WOMAN by Sergio Castro San Martín (Chile & Argentina 2015; Drama) ---- Starring Catalina Saavedra (Best actress at Sundance Film Festival for "The Maid") FLOCKING The small village community is convinced that the young Jennifer is lying, when she ...
 

Visions du Réel invites you to TALK & DRINKS

 
Visions du Réel invites you to TALK & DRINKS At the Berlinale, “Meet the Docs“, EFM Producers Hub Monday 9 February 2015 From 4pm to 5pm “After the film school: Challenges for emerging filmmakers and producers“   A conversation between Luciano Barisone, Director of Visions du Réel,  Nicole Vögele, Swiss filmmaker and Elsa Kremser, Austrian filmmaker Nicole Vögele, born 1983 in Gretzenbach (Switzerland) lives in Zurich. In 2010 she e...
 

One Eyed Films Line Up for EFM

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WORLD GENRE CINEMA  NEW BERLIN 2015 LINE UP    ‘III‘   Dir Pavel Khaleev Russia  89’  2015               SUPERNATURAL HORROR     "The sheer ambition…is nothing short of magical'' BloodGuts      "integral and intelligible, visually impressive!" Anton Dolin     During the outbreak of a mysterious deadly epidem...
 

JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS TAKES LEAD IN “DAMASCUS COVER”

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JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS TAKES LEAD ROLE IN “DAMASCUS COVER” FILMING COMMENCES THIS WEEK IN MOROCCO   All-star cast to include: Sir John Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Igal Naor, Jurgen Prochnow and Navid Negahban    LONDON Anticipated espionage thriller, Damascus Cover, commences production from this week in Morocco starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Stonewall, Dracula, The Tudors, Mission: Impossible III) with confirmed cast including: Olivia Thirlby (Juno, N...
 

[KOFIC] Korean Films @ Berlinale & EFM

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PRODUCTION/ INTERNATIONAL SALES Media Contents Center (Korea National University of Arts) Tel +82 2 746 9548 E-mail knuadis@gmail.com WEBSITE kmc.karts.ac.kr HOSANNA DIRECTED BY NA Young-kil l CAST JI Hye-chan, PARK Ji-hwan, HYEONG Young-seon 2014 l Drama l 25 min | HD, 2.35:1, Color, 5.1ch A boy...
 

OFF Berlinale-Asylum at Freies Museum Berlin

 
For all those who do not have tickets for the overly keyed up Berlin Film Festival, Freies Museum Berlin offers the Berlinale-Asyl. Over 11 days programs will be shown by 19 Berlin Film Festivals which are organized on the network Festiwelt. Independent, animation, documentaries - the newest films beyond the catwalk. More information: www.berlinale-asyl.de   Special highlight is the Jan Cvitkovic - Film Night on the 6th of February. Cvitkovic is one of the most successful Sloveni...
 

Alex Ross Perry's QUEEN OF EARTH | Berlinale 2015

 
QUEEN OF EARTH Intl. Sales:  Match  Factory U.S. Sales: Joe Swanberg Section: Forum Written & Directed by Alex Ross Perry Produced by Joe Swanberg & Christos V. Konstantakopoulos Starring Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit, Kentucker Audley Images: http://bit.ly/1JWeNls    SYNOPSIS:  Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affair...
 

Euro-Sino initiative Bridging the Dragon announces program at EFM

 
Panel discussion and case study to kick off project on February 10th, 2015 After the official announcement at the Locarno Film Festival, the initiative Bridging the Dragon in partnership with the European Film Market is ready for its first official public event: a panel discussion and a case study on Tuesday, February 10th. Both the discussion and the case study will focus on the challenges and opportunities for Euro-Sino c...
 

Berlin15: Octavia Spencer/The Exchange/ Seacole

 
EFM'15 THE EXCHANGE OCTAVIA SPENCER RETEAMING WITH "THE HELP" PRODUCER AND BOUND TO BERLIN IN SEACOLE       Los Angeles, CA, January 27, 2015: Brian O'Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today that Academy Award winning actress Octavia Spencer (THE HELP) is attached to Academy Award nominated producer of THE HELP, Brunson Green's project: SEACOLE.   SEACOLE will be introduced to international buyers by The Exchange at Berlin EFM'15, February ...
 

GHOST BRIDE Available in 4K

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    Ghost Bride   More New Titles Available Now: Psychotic An insane asylum psychologist wakes to find herself tied up in the morgue, with the full horror of insane patients e...
 

Israeli-German doc 'Censored Voices' to have its European premiere at the Berlinale

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The Israeli-German production Censored Voices will celebrates its European premiere at the 65th edition of the International Film Festival Berlin on Saturday, February 7. One week after the 1967 ‘Six-Day’ war, renowned author Amos Oz and editor Avraham Shapira recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The Israeli army censored the r...
 

Fortissimo Films has acquired world-wide rights to Mark Dornford-May’s highly-anticipated BREATHE UMPHEFUMLO

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FORTISSIMO FILMS ADDS “BREATHE UMPHEFUMLO”(LA BOHÈME) TO ITS IMPRESSIVE 2015 BERLIN SLATE   THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED FILM WILL HAVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE IN OFFICIAL SELECTION AT NEXT MONTH’S BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   Fortissimo Films has acquired world-wide rights (outside of South Africa) to Mark Dornford-May’s highly-anticipated BREATHE UMPHEFUMLO, which will have its World Premiere as an Official Selection at the upcoming Berlin Internation...
 

Red Sea Media EFM LINEUP

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 ZOMBIE KILLERS: Elephant's Graveyard new trailer and artwork releases this week via Anchor Bay Entertainment     Zombie Killers Synopsis A young group of zombie-killing soldiers led by their fearless commander (Billy Zane) is all that stands between a coming dead horde and their rural town decimated by the fracking industry.  Hollows Grove Synopsis A young filmmaker documents his ghost-hunting, real...
 

Jinga Films @ EFM

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CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT Genre: Supernatural Horror / 96 Minutes / Argentina / 2015   Cast: Ana Maria Giunta, Toto Munoz.   Story: A journalist investigates a remote orphanage and discovers that it's inhabitants are child vampires led by the grandson of Count Dracula. As she bonds with the children she realises she must do whatever she can to protect this endangered species from a puritanical cult hell bent on destroying them.    Distribution: All ...
 

CINE ARGENTINO AT EFM BERLINALE 2015

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  OFFICIAL COMPETITION The Mad Half Hour Leonardo Brzezicki         Definition: The mad half hour refers to a condition usually indoor housecats experience once a day. They are about expanding energy in one concentrated burst that goes from 15 to 30min, witho...
 

Arab Cinema Center Kicks Off in Berlin International Film Festival

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  As part of one of the world's big-name cinematic hubs, Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), the 1st Arab Cinema Center (ACC) kicks off within the European Film Market (EFM), running from 5-15 February, 2015, at the festival's  65th edition. Part of its long-term strategy to back and promote Arab filmmaking industry in the Arab world, MAD Solutions is the organizer of this first Arab platform promoting Arab cinema industry at the heart ...
 

Worms: New animated movie for EFM 2015 !

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FREE DOLPHIN INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS WORMS A new animated movie released by Fox in Latin America Accidentally dug to the surface and taken to a soil recycle shop, the little earthworm Junior and his friends Nico and Linda work out a way to go back home. But first, they need to spoil plans of worlds domination of the terrible and evil "BigWig" who wants to transform all the earthworms of the world in slaved zombies.     Marine Mutinelli-Szymansk...
 

05.02.2015 | Berlin's blog | 82 reads

NEW TO MARKET - Such Good People from Breaking Glass Pictures

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We have an exciting and funny NEW TO MARKET feature, SUCH GOOD PEOPLE. This film will be available for WORLD WIDE LICENSING.   ...
 

Hungarian Films Sales/Hungarian National Film Fund2015 film line-up

 
WORLD SALES CONTACT TO DOWNLOAD OUR FULL FILM CATALOGUE: click here 2015 LINE-UP     PAW  (family, 2015)   A sweet, humorous tale about a German Shepherd Dog that travels around the world and saves lives, rewarded by nothing more than a pat on the head from his loving handler. PAW is orphaned at birth and suffers a long and grueling journey bef...
 

WANJA by director Carolina Hellsgård to celebrate its world premiere at the 2015 Berlinale

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Feature film starring Anne Ratte-Polle to be screened in the Berlinale programme Perspektive Deutsches Kino On Saturday, February 7th, the German film WANJA by director Carolina Hellsgård will have its world premiere at the 65th International Film Festival Berlin (Berlinale) in the program Perspektive Deutsches Kino. The drama, starring Anne Ratte-Polle and Nele Trebs, tells the story of former bank robber Wanja, who...
 

World premiere of PIONEER HEROES (Pionery Geroi) at Berlinale in Panorama

 
The feature film PIONEER HEROES (Pionery Geroi) by the director Natalia Kudryashova will celebrate its world premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015. Natalia Kudryashova will be available for interviews in Berlin. Being Natalia Kudryashova's debut feature film, PIONEER HEROES (Pionery Geroi) is nominated for Berlinale's Best First Feature Award by Berlinale Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.   PIONEER HEROES (Pionery Geroi) is a story of ...
 

World premiere of KOZA in Berlinale Forum

 
The feature film KOZA by Ivan Ostrochovský will celebrate its world premiere in the Forum section at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015. The director Ivan Ostrochovský, the actors Peter Baláž and Zvonko Lakčević as well as the director of photography Martin Kollár will be available for interviews in Berlin. Being Ivan Ostrochovský's debut feature film, KOZA is nominated for Berlinale's Best First Feature Award by Berlinale Festival Direct...
 

29th TEDDY AWARD Gala at the Komische Oper Berlin Final Program, do not miss the event

 
the program for the 29th TEDDY AWARD Gala at the Komische Oper Berlin has now been finalised. The evening will be led by moderator and actor Jochen Schropp. Ingrid Caven is a singer-songwriter icon, “a comet passing once in a hundred years...” as the New York Times put it. Before starting her singing career in the late seventies, she had already achieved star status in European film. More than just lifelong friendship tied her to Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who would have turned 7...
 

Line up for Berlin from MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL

 
New line up for Berlin with the World Premiere in Competition of BODY by Malgoska Szumowska Screenings in Berlin   BODY by Malgoska Szumowska - Official Selection in Competition   Sunday 8th, 10:45 am, English Subtitles > CinemaxX 1 (Private Market Screening by INVITATION ONLY) Monday 9th, 10:00 pm, English & German Subtitles > Berlinale Palast (Premiere - Official Public Screening) Tuesday 10th, 11:30 am, English Subtitles > CinemaxX...
 

Arclight Films — Berlin Lineup 2015

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ENTERTAINMENT 7 MEDIA - EFM 2015

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Action Fantasy   Principal Photography - March 25, 2015  Budget: $20 mil US In the tradition of BOURNE IDENTITY meets WOLVERINE with amazing visual effects, comes a story of a young girl who is reluctantly taken in by a ruthless Assassin after her family is murdered and protected against the very people that created him.       ...
 

New Theatrical Film from ITN for Berlin Market

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  LAUGH KILLER LAUGH 100 min. Crime. Complete.    North American Theatrical/VOD - April 24th, 2015   Cast: William Forsythe (The Rock), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Kevin Corrigan (Pineapple Express), Robert MacNaughton (ET), Bianca Hunter (The Fighter), Victor Colicchio, Artie Lange (Howard Stern, Beer League), Franky G (Saw II), Larry Romano (Donnie Brasco), Melissa McMeekin (The Fighter)  ...
 

DeAplaneta at EFM 2015

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Action - Disaster Movies for EFM 2015 from Free Dolphin International

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New Morning Line up in Berlin /EFM

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FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL presents the following theatrical feature films to EFM15

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  FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL brings new titles, featuring our just added action thrillers: ROAR: TIGERS OF THE SUNDARBANS and A STOLEN JACKPOT: our animated features: QUEST FOR A MAGICAL FLOWER and Z-BAW; fantasy & family films: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ and SAM STEELE AND THE CRYSTAL CHALICE; and sci-fi action thrillers: THE PROTOTYPE, OTHER WORLD, and NESHIMA.  >>We will also ...
 

Breaking Glass Pictures at BERLIN 2015

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NEW TITLES coming to the Market this year. These include the compelling titles; SAUGATUCK CURES, COLDWATER, KRUEL, and SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES. Available for WORLD WIDE LICENSING.                  SAUGATUCK CURES (Comed...
 

Berlin 2015 lineup from re.creation

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  The Vessel 2015 | USA | 110 min Writer & Director Julio Quintana Producer Maria Quintana Executive Producers Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life), Sarah Green (Mud) cast Lucas Quinitana, Martin Sheen Genre Drama Status Completed The inhabitants of a small seaside village have their faith and resolve tested in the aftermath of a destructive tidal wave.     ...
 

TomCat Films heads down the "Furious Road"!

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  Please come meet with ME and TomCat Films to see our latest and greatest line-up of mockbuster, cult and genre films.  We will be at the Marriot Hotel - Stand #110 from February 6 to 9.  If you have not already done so, please send us an email suggesting two convenient meeting times and we will respond within 24 hours to confirm.  Please review our latest film below.  See you in Berlin! TomCat Films would like to present, the action, sci-fi, post apoclayptic th...
 

Criticism as Agenda in Berlinale 2015 Selection announced

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Critics’ Week Berlin : February 5-12, 2015   Cannes has got one, Venice and Locarno have got one, and in 2015 Berlin will finally get a Critics' Week, too. On seven nights during the Berlin International Film Festival, film critics will screen a programme of remarkable international feature films. Films which spark subsequent debates concerning aspects of cinema and film criticism.    “A feature of other film festivals that's missing in Berlin is a ...
 

Summer Hill Goes to Havana and EFM

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  3 Days In Havana| Leading Lady | Found in Time | Dutch Kills | Fat Boy Chronicles   3 Days In Havana "Some people would kill for three days in Havana" Jack Petty, an Insurance executive attending a convention in Cuba, has his world turned upside down when he gets caught up in an assassination plot. "...a buddy adventure movie in a city...
 

The Fried Fish from Iran

 
An Iranian Animation “ THE FRIED FISH” directed by Leila Khalilzadeh and produced by Documentary and Experimental Film Center has been selected to be screened in the Generation Kplus competition of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.   The festival will take place from 5th-15th February 2015.   International Sales and Distributor:  Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC)  ...
 
 

Berlinale Talents Market Hub

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The European Film Market 2015 welcomes Berlinale Talents once again to the initiative Berlinale Talents Market Hub in partnership with Canon. This platform, at its buzzing location in the gallery of the Martin-Gropius-Bau, serves as a contact and meeting point, offering new perspectives to both EFM participants and upcoming talents. Talents not only gain insights into how the EFM works, but also can use this prominent platform to ...
 

Films by Weiner and Oppenheimer Complete the Berlinale Special 2015 Programme

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Films by Berlinale jury members Matthew Weiner and Joshua Oppenheimer will complete the selection for Berlinale Special.   The comedy Are You Here starring Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler will screen in Berlinale Special. Director/Screenwriter  Matthew Weiner is the creator of the award-winning television series Mad Men and a member of this year's International Jury.   After receiving a Panorama Audience Award in 2013 for his Oscar-nominated documentary...
 

Digital Cinema at the 2015 Berlinale

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Concurrent with cinema technology developments in recent years, the Berlin International Film Festival has been bringing its facilities up to the newest digital standards. The digital proportion of the approximately 2,500 film screenings will again be over 95 percent this year. The majority of festival screenings will be DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages). Seven companies - Colt Technology Services, Rohde & Schwarz DVS, Arri, Dolby, Barco, Highlands Technologies Solutions and Aspera, an IBM comp...
 

30.01.2015 | Berlin's blog | 43 reads

The Berlinale Trailer in New Digital Splendour

 
In cooperation with director Uli M Schueppel, Berlinale partner ARRI Film & TV created a completely new, digital edition of the Berlinale opener. The trailer can now be shown at a resolution of up to 4K and at a frame rate of up to 96 frames per second, as well as in stereo 3D. The trailer has preceded every film screening at the festival since 2002.  Its revision involved the recombining of each individual component on the computer. "But we still wanted to retain an element fro...
 

Berlinale Goes Kiez: the Flying Red Carpet will stop at seven cinemas in Berlin

 
In 2015, audience favourite Berlinale Goes Kiez will go on tour once again: the Flying Red Carpet will stop at seven cinemas in Berlin, bringing the Berlinale out into the city.   Every night from February 7 - 13, 2015, one local cinema will act as an additional festival venue and present selected films from the Berlinale programme. Each Kiez-Kino will be introduced by a prominent personality in filmmaking, acting as a cinema patron by supporting the cultural contributions of their favour...
 

Berlinale Camera 2015 to Honour Naum Kleiman film historian and former director of the Moscow Film Museum

 
Since 1986 the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks.   At the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, film historian and former director of the Moscow Film Museum Naum Kleiman will be awarded the Berlinale Camera.   Born in 1937 in Kishinev (now Moldova), film historian, author, lecturer and curator Naum Kleiman is one of t...
 

Berlinale Camera 2015 to Honour Marcel Ophüls

 
Since 1986 the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks. At the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, director Marcel Ophüls will be awarded the Berlinale Camera.   Marcel Ophüls is one of the world’s most important contemporary filmmakers and chroniclers, and a proponent of critical remembrance. By the 1960s he had already made a ...
 

Berlinale 2015: International Jury confirmed, With Darren Aronofsky serving as Jury President

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With Darren Aronofsky serving as Jury President, the International Jury will award the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2015 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Daniel Brühl, Bong Joon-ho, Martha De Laurentiis, Claudia Llosa, Audrey Tautou and Matthew Weiner. Darren Aronofsky, Jury President, USA Born and raised in Brooklyn, Darren Aronofsky celebrated his directorial debut in 1998 with the film π, which won Best Director at the Sundance...
 

Jury for the Best First Feature Award

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Since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award, the Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money is to be split between the producer and the director of the winning film. Additionally, the director will be awarded with a high-quality view...
 

Berlinale 2015: Serial Formats for the Public and Professionals / Premieres of New Drama Series

 
In recent years, serial formats have evolved quite impressively and won the favour of audiences around the globe. Story development and production conditions for these series are no longer in any way inferior to those for classic film productions. Indeed, serial narratives have become an essential component of audiovisual culture. The serial market is booming and drama series are now an especially popular genre. This year, the Berlinale is giving this narrative form more scope and attention in ...
 

Expertise on space and cinema: Walter Salles among experts for Berlinale Talents

 
Expertise on space and cinema: Andreas Dresen, Ursula Meier, Joshua Oppenheimer, Alex McDowell, Joanna Hogg, The Yes Men, Wim Wenders, Bong Joon-Ho, and Walter Salles among experts for Berlinale Talents Cracking open and reconfiguring notions of spatiality will be high on the agenda for this year’s edition of Berlinale Talents. Under the focus “2015: A Space Discovery”, the summit will host a star-studded cast of professionals to convene from February 7 to 12 at the HAU Heb...
 

Berlinale 2015 Jury for the Best First Feature Award

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Since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award, the Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money is to be split between the producer and the director of the winning film. Additionally, the director will be awarded with a high-quality view...
 

Berlinale Generation 2015: Juries, Opening Films and Special Screenings

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With the Chinese film Gtsngbo (River) by Sonthar Gyal, the line-up of feature films in the Generation Kplus competition is complete. Sonthar Gyal’s touching story of a family, set in the Tibetan steppe, will have its world premiere in Berlin. A total of 66 films from 35 countries will now be screening in the two Generation competitions.   The Generation 14plus competition will open with the world premiere of a work from the Netherlands: Prins (Prince) by Sam de Jong (Marc Jacobs, ...
 

Berlinale is Now Equipped with Dolby Atmos

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For the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale Palast will be equipped with the new immersive Dolby Atmos sound system. For films mixed with this technology sound comes alive from all directions with clarity and depth. The first film to benefit from this groundbreaking technology will be the festival’s opener: the world premiere of director Isabel Coixet’s Nobody Wants the Night, with Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kikuchi and Gabriel Byrne. “Filmmakers us...
 

Forum 2015: Special Screenings

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The Forum completes its programme with a series of special screenings dedicated to historical films and re-discoveries as well as new films that grapple with cinema and film history.   The 1973 gangster film Joe Bullet was South African producer Tonie van der Merwe’s attempt to conquer a new market. Inspired in equal measure by the black pop culture of the time and the American Blaxploitation genre, Louis de Witt’s action-packed film about a manipulated cup final was one of ...
 

VIDEO: Richard Linklater WINS Boyhood Berlin Film Festival Award to Oscar Winner 2015...WIN WIN?! Why Not?

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VIDEO: Richard Linklater WINS Boyhood Berlin Film Festival Award to Oscar Winner 2015...WIN?! Why Not? Ok here is a test...my psychic prediction foretell an Oscar win for Boyhood director and screenwriter Texas native Richard Linklater. Boyhood has a long history flmed in the friendly cultural hub of our southern neighbours in Austin Texas After 12 years of filming later, Boyhood began In May 2002,  Linklater, said that he would begin shooting an untitled film in his home c...
 

Program of the Berlinale Special

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Berlinale Special is part of the official programme and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers, biopics of renowned personalities as well as extraordinary formats.   With many prominent guests expected to attend, gala screenings will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, the Zoo Palast and the Kino International.   The presentations at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will again include moderated discussions with the filmmakers after the screenings. ...
 

The 45th Berlinale Forum will show a total of 43 films in its main programme, of which 31 are world premieres

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The 45th Berlinale Forum will show a total of 43 films in its main programme, of which 31 are world premieres and 10 international premieres. This year’s programme will be opened by what is probably Canadian director Guy Maddin’s most rampant and anarchic film to date. The Forbidden Room comes across like an apparently chaotic, yet always significant eroto-claustrophobic nightmare that never seems to want to end. Its countless fantastic plotlines are i...
 

CoPro Series, an exclusive event of Drama Series Days, the new platform for serial content at the EFM Berlinale Co-Pro Market

 
On February 10, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is inviting those active in the industry to the new CoPro Series pitching for the first time. CoPro Series is an exclusive event of Drama Series Days, the official new platform for serial content at the European Film Market and Berlinale Co-Production Market. Six handpicked serial projects will be presented within the framework of the first CoPro Series. The projects come from Belgium, Germany, Israel, Norway, Spa...
 

50 selected film posters by graphic design artists Margrit and Peter Sickert to be exhibited at Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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EXHIBITION OF 50 FILM POSTERS BY DESIGNER COUPLE MARGRIT AND PETER SICKERT AT HAUS DER BERLINER FESTSPIELE The Berlin International Film Festival will exhibit 50 selected film posters by graphic design artists Margrit and Peter Sickert at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. © Wim Wenders Stiftung Film poster for Der Amerikanische Freund (The American Friend) created by Margrit and Peter Sickert "For decades, the first vis...
 

The Berlinale Classics will showcase restored versions of Goldfinger and Cold Blood, Full line up confirmed

 
The Berlinale Classics, which was launched two years ago as part of the Retrospective section of the Berlin International Film Festival, will be showing a total of five films in this year’s programme. High-quality restored and reconstructed films in digitally remastered versions form the basis for this forum, which closely collaborates with national and international film partners who are especially committed to the digital restoration of film classics. In addition to...
 

Panorama 2015 will open with Sangue azul (Blue Blood) from Brazil, 34 fictions in competition

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© Rodrigo Valenca Daniel de Oliveira in Sangue azul by Lirio Ferreira The main programme of the Panorama will open with the Brazilian production Sangue azul (Blue Blood) by Lirio Ferreira at the CinemaxX 7 on February 5. In the magnificent visuals of a fairy tale, the film tells of a family torn by strife and how, bit by bit, its members find their way back to each other. In doing so they disclose secrets whose c...
 

23 films in The Competition of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival

 
The Competition of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival is now complete. 19 of the 23 films in the Competition programme will be vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 21 films are world premieres. The following countries are participating in the entire programme: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong/China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, the People’s Republic...
 

Oskar Sulowski (in the centre), wins the "Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship

 
RIZE CEREMONY: OSKAR SULOWSKI WINS “MADE IN GERMANY – PERSPEKTIVE FELLOWSHIP”, FUNDED BY BERLINALE CO-PARTNER GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL Today, German watchmaker Glashütte Original, co-partner of the 65th Berlinale, and the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section awarded for the fourth time the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” to a young German filmmaker at the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen. The EUR 15...
 

Berlinale special series on Indigenous cinema focuses on Latin America with 18 fictional and documentary films

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@ Cuandro Negro Santos de la Torre, Graciela Santiago González in Eco de la Montaña (Echo of the Mountain, 2014) by Nicholás Echevarría The Berlinale special series on Indigenous cinema is continuing its journey: Latin America is the focus of this year’s film programme, with 18 fictional and documentary films made between 1986 and 2014. The series will open with the stunning documentary Eco de la Mont...
 

The EFM Industry Debates from Saturday the 7th to Monday the 9th of February 2015

 
The EFM Industry Debates from Saturday the 7th to Monday the 9th of February 2015 will once again focus on contemporary themes in the film and media industries, while also reflecting new initiatives within the European Film Market: The first Industry Debate puts the spotlight on Asia - specifically on mega-market China and the revolutionary success of its online platforms. In the second debate, producers will take the floor and present their experiences in self-distribution for...
 

Forum Expanded 2015,The 11th edition complete line up

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Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Art & Project/Depot VBVR Gift, 2007. © 2015 Estate of David Askevold Concert C with Door by David Askevold The full programme for the tenth edition of Forum Expanded, entitled “To the Sound of the Closing Door”, is now confirmed. The group exhibition at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg consists of 19 installations by 16 contemporary artists as well as the film lo...
 

11 new books suitable for film adaptation at “Books at Berlinale”

 
On February 10, 2015, film producers can discover eleven new books suitable for film adaptation at “Books at Berlinale”. The pitching and get-together afterwards will take place for the tenth year running as part of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Immediately following the books presentation, producers can meet the copyright owners - noted and internationally active publishing representatives and literary agents - to discuss filming rights and network within the world of ...
 

Panorama Dokumente 2015 Line up complete with 18 documentaries

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© Gerd Conradt Une jeunesse allemande (A German Youth) by Jean-Gabriel Périot Panorama Dokumente will open with the world premiere of the French-Swiss-German co-productionUne jeunesse allemande (A German Youth) by Jean-Gabriel Périot in Cinestar 7 on February 6 at 5.00 pm. Using archive material, the film traces without bias or commentary the developments leading up to the “German Autumn” in late 1977. The ...
 

The Berlinale Culinary Cinema programme will present 13 new or recent feature-length films about food and ecology

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From February 8 - 13, 2015, the Berlinale Culinary Cinema programme will present 13 new or recent feature-length films about food and ecology, serve menus by top European chefs, and discuss the relationships between food, culture and politics. © Lohse, Kempf, Hoffmann: Ali Ghandtschi / Nakamura: Geisels Werneckhof / Pérez: Francesc Guillamet / Bottura: Paolo Terzi The chefs of the Culinary Cinema 2015 The Berlinale w...
 

Richard Linklater's Berlin Acceptance Speech for Boyhood...and ready for more

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Richard Linklater received his first Prize in Berlin in 1995 for the first episode of his trilogy with Ethan Hawke et Julie Delpy, Before (Sunset, Sunrise, Midnight) 19 years after he returned to Berlin to win silver and a second prize in Berlin for Boyhood. The film was shot over twelve years. A 12 Month Film Festival Cycle began almost one year ago for the film Boyhood which today has arrived in its crowning glory. An Oscar nomination and a unanimous agr...
 

Berlinale Generation 2015: Hermetic Worlds and Brave Decision-Makers

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A further 14 feature films round off the Generation programmes. In total, 65 short and full-length films from 35 countries were selected for the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competitions. The cross-section and other special screenings will be announced in the next Generation press release. Firmly grounded in their respective political and cultural contexts, the selected films paint sensitive portraits of extraordinary characters often living in hermetically sealed worlds. “We ...
 

Jafar Panahi’s New Film in Competition, Werner Herzog, Benoit Jacquot and Further Titles added to the Selection...

 
  Another eight films have been selected for the Competition Programme of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (see press releases from December 15, 2014, and January 9, 2015). The productions are from the following countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong/China, Iran, the People’s Republic of China, Poland, the USA, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. Body Poland By Malgorzata Szumowska (Stranger, Elles, In the Name of) With Janusz Gajos, Maja Ostaszews...
 

Berlinale Bites #2

 
“Berlinale Bites” is a sporadically sent compact roundupof recent information about the 2015 festival programme, as well as notes on various events, guests and service offers at the Berlinale.   Press Conference on the 65th Berlinale Programme The press conference will take place at 11 am on January 27. Only invited press representatives may attend. Afterwards the Berlinale programme will go online: https://www.berlinale.de/en/programm/berlinale_programm/programmsuche.php &...
 

Berlinale Shorts: White Flags Are More Visible!

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27 films from 18 countries will be competing for a Golden and a Silver Bear, as well as the nomination for best short film at the European Film Awards and the first-ever EUR 20,000 Audio Short Film Award. This year’s members of the International Short Film Jury are documentary filmmaker and curator Madhusree Dutta from India, Turkish artist Halil Altındere, and producer and festival director Wahyuni A. Hadi from Singapore. Screening in competition are the latest works of Nadav Lapid, Am...

Berlinale Co-Production Market matches 36 new feature film projects with international partners

 
  At the 12th annual Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 8 - 10, 2015), 36 new feature film projects from 28 countries will be presented. In addition, five internationally noted production companies will be introduced as part of the exclusive "Company Matching" programme. In Berlin, these producers will get to know interested potential partners from the participants' pool of 500 producers and financiers from around the world in previously arranged individual meetings. ...
 

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2015: Young Filmmakers Display a Keen Awareness of Form

 
  With 14 films, including nine full-length and five medium-long fictional and documentary films (30 to 63 min), the selection for the Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2015 has now been completed. The programme will open with the German-French co-production Im Sommer wohnt er unten (Summers Downstairs / produced by Osiris Media, Berlin and Osiris Media France, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer), a debut film by actor and director Tom Sommerlatte. This fictional feature is about two brothers who meet with...
 

Berlinale Co-Production Market and Eurimages Strengthen Their Partnership

 
Berlinale Co-Production Market and Eurimages Strengthen Their Partnership: EUR 20,000 Eurimages Award to Be Given Out at This Year’s Berlinale   The Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 8 to 10, 2015) and Eurimages will be ramping up their existing partnership during the 2015 Berlinale by introducing two new measures to promote European film projects and producers.   The first of which is the renowned Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, which will be given to one o...
 

Isabel Coixet's Nobody Wants the Night to Open the 65th Berlinale

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The 65th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 5 with the world premiere of Nobody Wants the Night, the most recent work by Spanish director Isabel Coixet. It will participate in the international competition. The Spanish-French-Bulgarian co-production takes place in 1908, in the Arctic seclusion of Greenland. The adventure film focuses on courageous women and ambitious men who put anything at stake for love and glory. The ensemble cast includes international s...
 

Drama Series Days, EFM meets Dragon, EFM Startups and Producers Hub - Various New Initiatives in 2015

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European Film Market (EFM):     As the first film market of the year, the European Film Market (EFM), part of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, will take place from February 5 to 13, 2015 and open the year for the film trade industry. The EFM is one of the most significant platforms for trade in international  film rights and audiovisual content. As the first industry event of the year, it is a compass for the newest developments. The exhibition spaces at Martin-Gr...
 

Berlinale Special Gala: Fifty Shades of Grey to Celebrate Its International Premiere at the Berlinale

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Fifty Shades of Grey, the highly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book, will celebrate its international premiere as a Berlinale Special Gala at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.   Written by author E L James, the book was translated into 51 languages. The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside James. The screenplay for the film is by Kelly Marcel.   Stepping into the iconic roles o...
 

29. TEDDY AWARD – The Queer Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival

 
Presentation of the Award on 13th February, 2015 in the Komische Oper Berlin The advance ticket sale has begun     Dear Mesdames or Sirs,   the entrance tickets for the 29. TEDDY AWARD Show are available from now on.  The most important queer film prize in the world will be given away during the 65. Berlin International Film Festival on Friday, 13th of February 2014. The location of the festive awarding will be in 2015 again the Komische Oper Berlin. At the festive TED...
 

“To the Sound of the Closing Door” – Full Forum Expanded programme at Akademie der Künste for the first time

 
In its 10th anniversary year, Forum Expanded will be presenting the group exhibition, together with the complete film programme and all performances and discussion events at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg. This re-establishes the historical connection between the Berlinale and this particular location: the Akademie was one of the main Forum screening venues until 1999 and will once again screen films from the Forum programme in 2015. The venue will thus function as a resonance cham...
 

Revelation of the Festival Poster for the Berlinale 2015

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  The 65th Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 5 to 15, 2015, but starting in mid-January, the Berlinale poster will be displayed at Potsdamer Platz and across the city to set the mood for the festival.   The focus of the 2015 Berlinale key visual is the stage curtain. "The glamorous and suspense-packed second that precedes every cinema experience is when the curtain opens to reveal the screen. This year's poster motif aims to stir anticipatio...
 

Berlinale Shorts: International Jury Confirmed and the New Audi Short Film Award

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  Madhusree Dutta, Wahyuni A. Hadi, Halil Altındere: The short film has a long tradition as an art form at the Berlinale and is an important component in the festival’s artistic profile. Since 1956 the Berlin International Film Festival has awarded a Golden and a Silver Bear to the best short films. Now in the 60th year of their presentation, they will be joined by still another award whose winner will also be selected by the Berlinale Shorts International Jury: The Audi ...
 

Panorama 2015: Probing the Past to Shape the Future

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  The eleven fictional and eight documentary films selected at this early date already provide a foretaste of the contents and global issues of the forthcoming 36th Panorama programme.   East Asia will again make a strong showing in 2015. Already confirmed are significant works by renowned directors from Taiwan and South Korea. They could be labelled “modern history” or even “national traumas”. With Paradise in Service, director Doze Niu Chen-Zer from Taiwa...
 

Berlinale 2014 Bites and previews

 
Darren Aronofsky to be jury president American director, screenwriter and producer Darren Aronofsky will head the jury of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. He is known for the works Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Fountain (2006) and Black Swan (2011), among others. https://www.berlinale.de/en/presse/pressemitteilungen/alle/Alle-Detail_24852.html   The EFM goes serial, and presents its new website This year, the European Film Market is cooperating with the Berlinale Co-Produ...
 

The Berlinale and the Franco-German Youth Office Present the Seven-Member Jury of the “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective”

 
For the twelfth year running, the Berlin International Film Festival (February 5 – 15, 2015) and the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO), an official partner of the Berlinale, are giving young film-lovers the chance to award the “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective”.   Seven cineastes have been selected to view and evaluate the films in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section of the 65th Berlinale – three from Germany and four from France. On February 14th, durin...
 

EFP in preparation to choose ten of Europe's One To Watch Actors at the Berlinale (Feb 5 – 15, 2015)

 
  EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2015 Jury Line-up Is Unveiled   European Film Promotion (EFP) has today announced its five members of the prestigious EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS jury for 2015. This year’s jury represents various countries and stretches across numerous sectors of the international film industry, including Swedish actress and former SHOOTING STAR Eva Röse (Maria Wern), film editor (Empire magazine) Damon Wise from the UK, Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles),...
 

Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship 2015 Berlinale and Glashütte Original Announce Jury for the Fourth Round

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    Launched by the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section and Berlinale’s co-partner Glashütte Original, the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” will be awarded for the fourth time to a young talented director prior to the Berlinale. Conceived to support young German filmmakers in developing a project, material and screenplay, the € 15,000 fellowship is funded by the watch manufacturer Glashütte Original. Eligible to participate were all d...
 

Berlinale Retrospective 2015: “Glorious Technicolor. From George Eastman House and Beyond”

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  Singing in the wind The Retrospective of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival promises to be an opulent colour spectacle. It will celebrate the 100th anniversary of a colour film process that has become a legend far beyond Hollywood: Color by Technicolor. The Retrospective will present around 30 magnificent Technicolor films, some of which have been elaborately restored. They were made in the early years between the dawn of Technicolor and 1953 – and include six British ...
 

Berlinale Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Wim Wenders

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Dennis Hopper in The American Friend, 1977      The Homage of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to German filmmaker Wim Wenders, who will also be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement (see press release of August 21, 2014).   The award ceremony on February 12, 2015 at 10 pm in the Berlinale Palast will include a screening of Der amerikanische Freund (The American Friend, 1977). The film thriller, based on a book b...
 

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: New Funding Recommendations

 
  At the 21st jury session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF), the jury recommended four new film projects for production funding and one work for distribution funding.   Since its establishment in October 2004, the WCF has awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 124 projects chosen from 2,364 submissions from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, the Caucasus, as well as from the countries Mongolia, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. All...
 

Dieter Kosslick will stay Director of the Berlinale until 2019

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  Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Grütters has extended Dieter Kosslick's contract as Director of the Berlinale until May 31, 2019.   Dieter Kosslick assumed directorship of the Berlin International Film Festival in May 2001. Since then, he has enriched the festival with numerous innovations and initiatives, established the EFM (European Film Market) as one of the most important film markets worldwide, and firmly rooted German film within ...
 

Berlinale Talents main theme "2015: A Space Discovery"

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Oscar® winner Howard Shore confirmed as an expert With the main theme "2015: A Space Discovery", Berlinale Talents invites 300 emerging filmmakers to discover new ways of looking at cinematic space. Throughout nearly 100 talks and workshops, experts and talents dedicate themselves to film as a multi-dimensional spatial art, jointly exploring various perspectives for the screen, or how characters unfold the action spaces of edited stories and imagery. Berlinale Talents relates a...
 

Darren Aronofsky to be Jury President of the Berlinale 2015

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American director, screenwriter and producer Darren Aronofsky will be Jury President of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. "Darren Aronofsky has distinguished himself as an outstanding protagonist in contemporary auteur cinema. In his artistic approach he consistently sounds out cinematic language and its aesthetic possibilities. I’m pleased to be able to welcome him as Jury President of the Berlinale 2015,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.   Fol...
 

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World Cinema Fund Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary and Launches an Additional Funding Project: WCF Europe

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On its 10th anniversary, the World Cinema Fund (WCF) looks back at a successful and productive decade. Since its establishment, it has backed a total of 119 projects from 41 countries: it has granted production funds 84 times and given distribution funds to 35 films for release in German cinemas. In 2015, the WCF will expand its funding programme to include a special project: WCF Europe.   Founded in 2004, the WCF was initiated by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Ber...
 

Dieter Kosslick to receive the Innovation Prize from the International Economic Forum Baden-Baden (IEF)

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Dieter Kosslick, the Director of the Berlinale, will be awarded the IEF Innovation Prize in recognition of his cultural achievements that promote Germany’s international reputation. Actress Maria Furtwängler will hold the speech in honour of Dieter Kosslick. The awards ceremony will be held on October 17th at the 4th International Economic Forum Baden-Baden. This year the IEF, under the theme “Globalisation: value(less)?” and the patronage of Federal Finance Ministe...
 

Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Marie Bäumer to be Jury President of “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective”

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Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Marie Bäumer to be Jury President of “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective” 2015 / Looking for a Young Jury!   The French-German Youth Office (FGYO), official partner of the Berlinale, is calling for applications for the “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective” jury in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section.   Starting now, young film lovers can apply to become jury members for the independent Berlinale award “FGYO-Award...
 

The EFM Goes Serial

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As of February 2015, Berlinale’s industry platform – the European Film Market (EFM) with its Berlinale Co-Production Market division - will provide creators and producers of television series with the opportunity to present, sell and buy new high-profile television content. On February 9 and 10, 2015, the EFM is organising special market screenings and a business lounge for buyers and sellers of television content. The Berlinale Co-Production Market is extending its progra...

 

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Berlin 2016: The dailies from the Berlin Film Festival brought to you by our team of festival ambassadors. Vanessa McMahon, Alex Deleon, Laurie Gordon, Ole Schulz Lia Fietz, Aida Amasuno Martin, Martin Petrov and Bruno Chatelin...
Ambiance, film reviews, trailers and podcasts, EFM insider information, and much more.
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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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