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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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Animaze wants your animation Let us meet up in Berlin

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August 17th - 20st, 2017 To unite and converge animation film, gaming, digital arts and related industries in the vibrant international city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada   Animaze is an international film festival and conference exploring the world of animation in all its diversity. Filmmakers and professionals from over 65 countries will converge on Montreal from August 17-20. Over the course of four days Animaze celebrates animation with: Screenings ...
 

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Brainstorming with Vision Films on Evil Within and the Unwilling

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Sisi Cronin (left) in charge of publicity PR and marketing, with Lise Romanoff (right) who runs Vision Films (Managing Director - CEO Worldwide Distribution)  Both are planning a VIP festival treatment with filmfestivals.com for both thriller horror movies Evil Within from late Andrew Getty grandson of oil Tycoon Paul Getty and the Unwilling directed by Oscar nominated Jonathan Heap ...
 

Brainstorming for The Venice Film Market, with Pascal Diot

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Pascal Diot is the Director of the Venice Film Market and has extensive experience in co-productions, distribution and international sales, as well as management of cinema markets. The  Venice Production Bridge will focus in particular on the presentation and exchange of original projects for films and works in progress, so as to foster their development and production.   Venice Film Market, which since its very first edition has served as a&nb...
 

Volker Schlöndorff returns to Berlin in competition with 'Return to Montauk'

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Max Zorn, a writer in his early sixties, travels to New York to launch his new book. His wife Clara is expecting him; she has been working on the book’s publication for the American publisher. Zorn’s very personal novel tells the story of a great but failed love affair. Max soon meets the woman who was the target of his affections at the time, German-born Rebecca, now a successful lawyer in New York. The pair return to Montauk for one winter weekend in this small coastal tow...
 

Media Salles released the New statistics on cinemagoing in Europe in 2016 during their traditional cocktail ceremony

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In keeping with tradition, MEDIA Salles once again attended the Berlinale, where AN ANTICIPATION OF THE TRENDS IN CINEMAGOING in Europe in 2016 was presented, together with the NEW EDITION OF DIGITALK. The event was be held on 11 February at 1 p.m at Oxymoron café. during the meeting devoted to quality cinema in Europe, jointly organised by MEDIA Salles, Ag Kino and Cicae. During the event Volker Schlöndorff was awarded with an honorray card from CICAE President Bruno Chatelin W...
 

Amman Abbasi on his film "Dayveon" at the Berlinale 2017.

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“Don’t tell Kim” is key to understanding Dayveon’s inner conflict. His older sister isn’t supposed to find out about the dodgy goings-on the thirteen-year-old has got himself caught up in; he only confides in her boyfriend, Bryan. Bryan has offered himself to Dayveon as a kind of substitute for his brother, whose death was linked to his gang membership. And now Dayveon and his best friend Brayden have themselves joined the Bloods. Amman Abbasi has worke...
 

Félicité | Press Conference Video Highlights | Berlinale 2017

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Alain Gomis (Director, Screenwriter) Véro Tshanda Beya (Actress) Gaetan Claudia (Actor) Papi Mpaka (Actor) Arnaud Dommerc (Producer)  Oumar Sall (Producer)  Moderation: Vincenzo Bugno Full version: http://bit.ly/2l5kh9I Félicité is a proud and independent woman who works as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Whenever she goes on stage, she appears to leave the world and her everyday worries behind. Her audiences are quickly infected by...
 

Final Portrait | Press Conference Video Highlights | Berlinale 2017

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Stanley Tucci (Director, Screenwriter) Clémence Poésy (Actress) Armie Hammer (Actor)  Moderation: Jenni Zylka Paris in 1964. Alberto Giacometti is the one who decides when it is time for work, drink, doubt, destruction, flirtation or laughter in his studio. An established artist whose works fetch record prices, he hides his earnings in his studio. This is just one of the causes of many an argument with his wife Annette, another being the fact that his mistress ...
 

Anya Taylor-Joy in talks to join Kristin Scott Thomas’ directorial debut THE SEA CHANGE

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·       Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch) is in talks to join Academy Award Nominee Kristin Scott Thomas’ directorial debut, The Sea Change, a romantic drama which is based on Elizabeth Jane Howard’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name. Scott Thomas will star alongside Mark Strong who is in talks to join.   ·       Rocket Science is handling world sales and introduced the film in Berlin this w...
 

 

Protest for Arrested Director Oleg Sentsov

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On the occasion of a screening of THE TRIAL - THE STATE OF RUSSIA VS. OLEG SENTSOV by Askold Kurov, Agnieszka Holland, Volker Schlöndorff, the European Film Academy, and Amnesty International have protested against the incarceration of the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov  Presented by the Berlinale and the European film Academy as part of the Berlinale Special section, the Berlinale premiere had filmmakers team up with with the 650 ...
 

AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN 2017

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OPENING tomorrow
Virtual Reality, 8K and Asia focus at the largest trade show for the performing arts TV industry: Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin welcomes international experts and stars from 11 – 15 February 2017 in Berlin It is the largest annual coproduction market for the international performing arts TV and media industry: Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin connects around 400 experts in film production, distribution and broadcasting, as well as...
 

"First String" - a family friendly story of love, science and music

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"First String" - a family friendly story of love, science and music   First String  Drama, family, music In a dramatic saga of family, love, science and music, a creative 14 year-old cello player, Aleksandrya 'Aleks' Landis, competing for the Gold Pin award and a guest student chair in a symphony, faces obstacles from an oppressive teacher, more competent string players, and her own skeptical family.    ...
 

Dave Bautista Joins The Ink Factory's Hotel Artemis, Lionsgate Introduced During Berlin

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The Ink Factory, a multi-platform production company dedicated to high-end story telling through film, television and on digital, today announced that Dave Bautista (Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy) will join Academy Award winnerJodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs, The Accused) in Drew Pearce’s (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Iron Man 3) much-anticipated directorial debut Hotel Artemis. Lionsgate launched international sales on the Ink Factory financed and produced...
 

Market Premiere of sci-fi thriller, THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT

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Sci-Fi Thriller Starring Mathieu Ratthe, Kimberly Laferriere, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Juliette Gosselin & Alex C. Nachi comes to theatres and digital platforms this summer  Film Mode Entertainment announces the Berlin market premiere and theatrical release of sci-fi thriller, THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT starring Mathieu Ratthe (LOVEFIELD, THE TALISMAN), Kimberly Laferriere (IN FE, SAVING HOPE), Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles (HENRI HENRI, LE TORRENT), Juliette Gossel...
 

T2 Trainspotting | Press Conference Video Highlights | Berlinale 2017

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Anjela Nedyalkova (Actress) Jonny Lee Miller (Actor) Ewen Bremner (Actor) Danny Boyle (Director) Moderation: Anatol Weber Full version: http://bit.ly/2kSXwDA Did Renton really start a family, buy a car and a washing machine as he proclaimed at the end of Danny Boyle’s successful cult film? Or how else did he spend the 16,000 pounds he stole from his friends following their heroin deal? These may be the questions we ask ourselves twenty years later but there is barely tim...
 

First look of the Ian McEwan (Atonement) adaptation, ON CHESIL BEACH

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The first look of the Ian McEwan (Atonement) adaptation, ON CHESIL BEACH, directed by Dominic Cooke and starring Billy Howle (The Sense Of An Ending, The Seagull) and Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, The Lovely Bones). Rocket Science is handling international sales at the Berlin EFM. ON CHESIL BEACH Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson, Samuel West Writer: Ian McEwan, based on his novel Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley Director...
 

Doc Mode, Acquires The Award-Winning BALLERINA

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Award-winning documentary from the producers of BOOGALOO: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films and NEON fame makes World Market Debut in Berlin at EFM   Clay Epstein’s Doc Mode, the breakthrough documentary arm of Film Mode Entertainment that just announced its debut in Berlin at EFM is burning rubber with yet another exceptional acquisition, BALLERINA (originally known as ELLA). The film stars world-renowned ballerina Ella Havelka and was produced by Veronica Fury of ELECTRIC B...
 

Ashes in the Snow - first look on the plight of Lithuanians at the hands of Russians during WWII.

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BEL POWLEY AND LISA LOVEN KONGSLI STAR IN ‘ASHES IN THE SNOW’ RADIANT FILMS INTERNATIONAL HANDLING FOREIGN SALES AT EFM Ashes in the Snow is the unsung story about a little known event in history that until now has never been seen before onscreen. The film retells the story about the plight of Lithuanians at the hands of Russians during WWII.   The visually stunning Ashes in the Snow was filmed on location in various sites across Lithuania during the winter and summer months...
 

John Cusack and Ellar Coltrane from the Oscar nominated film Boyhood star in Lucky McKee's Misfortune

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The action-packed thriller MISFORTUNE is currently in post-production. The film completed principal photography on Dec. 21, 2016 and was shot on location predominately in Savannah, Georgia.   Cast: John Cusack and Ellar Coltrane from the Oscar nominated film Boyhood Willa Fitzgerald (“Scream: The TV Series”) and Jacob Artist (Fox’s “American Horror Story”) Director: Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman, May) 
Writers: Jared Butler and Lars Nor...
 

TERENCE STAMP Joins the Cast of VIKING DESTINY

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    Film Mode Entertainment Announces the Berlin Market Premiere of Epic Odyssey Adventure from Writer-Director David LG Hughes – an electrifying depiction of Seafaring Viking warriors and the addition of the legendary Terence Stamp to the cast      Film Mode Entertainment, Misfits Entertainment, Fatal Black Film and  Six Mile Hill announce the addition of Terence Stamp (MISS PEREGUINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, STAR WARS, THE ADVENTURES OF PRI...
 

WIZART inks new agreements at the EFM

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The Norwegian audience will see Sheep and Wolves, while Australia will be shown The Snow Queen 3 The exhibition rights for Sheep and Wolves have been sold to Hungary, South Korea, Germany, France as well as to the following French-speaking territories: Andorra, Monaco, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Africa. The Scandinavian audience will also see the wolf Grey’s adventures for the first time – the movie will be released in Norway. The Snow Queen 3 continues its victorious marc...
 

Point of No Return - World Wide Rights Now Available

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Point of no Return A fast paced conspiracy thriller set in the world of aviation. Peter's life starts to fall apart when a part he fitted to a passenger jet causes the death of one of the passengers. His friend Jason - who had involved Peter in fitting the dud parts - is killed during a break in and Peter is hunted by the Police for his murder. With no one to turn to...
 

 

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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...
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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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