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