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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

Complete Coverage of 64 th edition with 173 articles
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The Complete 2014 Berlinale Coverage with 173 articles

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Street Food

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Food Street, 300 m off the Red Carpet
 

Audi Chic Lounge

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Audi, the Car sponsor was next to Berlinale Palast, cool place for breakfast. among others, although a bit too german timewise: breakfast stopped at 9:30 am hum?
 

A hole in the Wall, next to MGB Market

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right next, 100m who saw that? Did you?
 

Quality Street Food

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There was really great food in that street...
 

Canadians Talk Shop at the Canada Stand!

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Dan Shannon of ID Communications and Laurie Gordon of Musivision Films meet at the Telefilm Canada Stand. Dan Shannon is a regular guest panelist at the Berlinale's Meet the Docs  "Meet the Distributors." conference. Musivision is busy developing a slate of films including several documentary films including Meet Gerry about Gerald Potterton animator of Heavy Metal and
 

Alex Deleon and other Monuments Men in Berlin

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Poland on the cover of SCREEN Making Movies in Poland Berlinale - Day 4

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Poland on the cover of Berlinale SCREEN magazine Day 4! Regiofun festival is a wonderful festival for producers only!
 
 
 

ARTICLES (inluding embed videos

 

Berlin '64 Wrapup - Unknowns from the Far East take Home the Bacon and competition overview

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By Alex Deleon Director Diao Yinan chinese champ hold up his bear at berlin    The Chinese film Bai-Ri Yan-Huo ("Black Coal, Thin Ice") won the Golden Bear for best picture at the 64th Berlin international film festival. Actor Liao Fan won the prize for best thesp in the same pic, while Haru Kuroki won best actress for her role in the Japanese movie Chiisai Ouchi (The Little House).  The English translation of the Bear winner is not even close to the ...
 

Eye on Films Founder Loic Magneron introduces the EOF project from Berlin

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Loic Magneron, relaxed, after his formal Eye on Films formal presentation on screen at MBG Restaurant.   A NEW BUSINESS MODEL FOR THE PROMOTION, CIRCULATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIRST FEATURE FILMS Eye on Films is a unique, global network of film professionals, which guarantees the circulation of a selection of first feature films in festivals partners in Europe and third countries, and the commercial exploitation of these films by distribution partners in Europe and third countrie...
 

Meet Gina Dellabarca Festival Director Show Me Shorts

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Interview in Berlin with Gina Dellabarca Festival Director Show Me Shorts    ...
 

FIPRESCI Prize has been presented to a film each in the international competition and in the Panorama and the Forum sections.

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At the 64th Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, Berlinale, February 6-16, 2014) the FIPRESCI Prize has been presented to a film each in the international competition and in the Panorama and the Forum sections.   Prize, competition: "Life of Riley" (Aimer, boire et chanter) by Alain Resnais (France, 2013).   Prize, Panorama: "The Way He Looks" (Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho) by Daniel Ribeiro (Brazil, 2014).   Prize, Forum: "Forma...
 

Berlin 2014 OFAJ en conversation avec filmfestivals.com - Interview with Participants of the French German Youth Exchange

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Les membres du jury 2014 : Lucie Brux, 26 ans, F-75013 Paris Mathilde Saraux, 23 ans, F-29290 Saint-Renan (Brest) Clément Konopnicki, 23 ans, F-34200 Sète Manon Cavagna, 20 ans, D-61191 Rosbach vor der Höhe (Frankfurt) Rebecca Raab, 25 ans, D-76316 Malsh (Karlsruhe) Tom Ullrich, 25 ans, D-4779 Wermsdorf (Weimar) Itamar Gov, 24 ans, Jérusalem     Conversation with the participants of L'OFAJ A...
 

 

Berlinale 2014 – Prix OFAJ - Dialogue en perspective Video ambiance

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The Awards ceremony © bc Constitué de trois Français, trois Allemands et un Israélien, âgés de 20 à 26 ans, et présidé par le réalisateur français Denis Dercourt, le jury a visionné les 14 films de la section Perspective Deutsches Kino mettant en avant les premières œuvres de jeunes réalisateurs allemands. Il a choisi de récompenser Anderswo de Ester...
 

Captures from the Red Carpet Day 10 Closing Ceremony

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Key Words on Cinema by the jury of OFAJ Prix Dialogue en Perspective

 
After a short introduction on the mission at Berlinale by Jury President Deni Dercourt, each member of the jury had to give FILMFESTIVALS.COM one word, their favorite word to describe cinema... Their (dialog in perspective) output was right on target: Cinema is.. a fascinating experience where laugthers, passion, motions, images and creativity....wawwwwwwww are the key words. OFAJ is an international organisation created in 1963 to serve...
 

Interview with Denis Dercourt President of Jury OFAJ Dialogues en Perspective - Perspecktiv Deutsches Kino

 
Dennis Dercourt OFAJ (Office Franco Allemand pour la Jeunesse)is an international organisation created in 1963 to serve cooperation between France and Germany. Since 2004, OFAJ gathers a jury, young french and german film fans, to deliver the Ofaj Award Perspektive Deutsches Kino at the Berlinale. The Website for OFAJ ...
 

Blind by Eskil Vogt has won the EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL

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After winning the screenwriting award at Sundance, Blind by Eskil Vogt has won the EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL as best European film at the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section! Norway | 2014 | Drama | Norwegian Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home. Her deepest fears and repressed fantasies soon take over. Eskil Vogt  Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen Henrik Rafaelsen Vera Vitali Marius Kollbenstvedt Production: Motlys Lemming Film &...
 

10 Prizes for German Films at Berlinale 2014

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64th Berlin International Film Festival (6 - 16 February 2014)   It was a successful 64th Berlinale for German films. German cinema already had a high profile in this year's Competition with four titles, and it also featured prominently among the prize-winners: a total of ten awards went to German films and co-productions at the weekend. Anna and Dietrich Brüggemann received the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay for STATIONS OF THE CROSS (KREUZWEG, UFA Fiction, cine plus F...
 

Kreuzweg - Stations of the Cross by Dietrich Brüggemann press conference highlights

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Press Conference Highlights "Kreuzweg" / "Stations of the Cross" by Dietrich Brüggemann Dietrich Brüggemann (Director) Lea van Acken (Actress) Franziska Weisz (Actress) Florian Stetter (Actor)   ...
 

Nymphomaniac Press Conference Highlights

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The cast talks of the challenge of the sex scenes and more Press Conference Highlights "Nymphomaniac" by Lars von Trier (DK/ D / F/ Belgien/ Sweden) Uma Thurman (Actress) Stacy Martin (Actress) Stellan Skarsgård (Actor) Christian Slater (Actor) Shia LaBeouf (Actor) Louise Vesth (Producer)   ...
 

Canadians Talk Shop at the Canada Stand!

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Dan Shannon of ID Communications and Laurie Gordon of Musivision Films meet at the Telefilm Canada Stand. Dan Shannon is a regular guest panelist at the Berlinale's Meet the Docs  "Meet the Distributors." conference.  Musivision is busy developing a slate of films including documentary films on Animation Masters including Meet Gerry about Gerald Potterton animator of Heavy Metal and Yellow Submarine. Musivision is also in pre-pro...
 

The Complete list of Berlinale Awards

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PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY    GOLDEN BEAR FOR BEST FILM (awarded to the film’s producer)    Bai Ri Yan Huo    Black Coal, Thin Ice    by Diao Yinan        SILVER BEAR GRAND JURY PRIZE    The Grand Budapest Hotel    The Grand Budapest Hotel    by Wes Anderson         SILVER BEA...
 

Berlinale 2014: Crystal Bears and Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Prizes in Generation Kplus

 
The members of the Children’s Jury Generation Kplus   Charlotte Dammasch Lara Kläffling Fabian Krüger Fiona Lukas Daria Rabes Zoe Rentmeister Lilly Rinklebe Quinten Samrotzki Jan-Hendrik Schmahl Cosmo Schüppel Janek Sommerfeldt   give the following awards:   Crystal Bear for the Best Film: Killa by Avinash Arun, India 2014 This film convinced us in all respects: with his good camera work and the great actors, but also because of its incredib...
 

Crystal Bears and the Awards by the Federal Agency for Civic Education in Generation 14plus

 
Berlinale 2014: Crystal Bears and the Awards by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung) in Generation 14plus   The members of the Youth Jury in Generation 14plus   Simon Kalmbach Luca Kokol Karla Laitko Leonie Mo Munder Paula Noack Nicola Scholz Florian Stündel   give the following awards:   Crystal Bear for the Best Film: 52 Tuesdays by Sophie Hyde, Australia 2013 The situation is exceptional but familiar. This...
 

Press Conference Highlights "Boyhood" by Richard Linklater (USA) Silver Bear for Best Director.

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Boyhood is 2014 American film written and directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane. The film was shot intermittently over a twelve year period. Filming began in the summer of 2002 in Houston, Texas and completed in October of 2013. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, with a theatrical release set for later in 2014. The film also competed in the main competition section ...
 

The Golden Bear for Best Film Goes to "Bai Ri Yan Huo" (Black Coal, Thin Ice) by Diao Yinan

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The International Jury awarded the Golden Bear for Best Film to "Bai Ri Yan Huo" (Black Coal, Thin Ice) by Diao Yinan   The Trailer ...
 

View the highlights of the Award Ceremony and closing of the 64th Berlinale.

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Golden Bear for Best Film : Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) by Diao Yinan ...
 

Berlinale 2014 the Jury Prizes

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The members of the 2014 International Jury, James Schamus (President), Barbara Broccoli, Trine Dyrholm, Mitra Farahani, Greta Gerwig, Michel Gondry and Christoph Waltz, award the following prizes: Golden Bear for Best Film Diao Yinan Bai Ri Yan Huo  (Black Coal, Thin Ice) by Diao Yinan Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson ...
 

Captures from the Red Carpet Day 9

 
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Berlinale 2014: Record Attendance and a Splendid Close

 
Over the past ten days, the Berlinale has presented cinema’s creative power and diversity, as well as welcomed guests and the public to many discussions and talks about “the seventh art”. With 330,000 tickets sold, attendance set a new record in the history of the Festival.   Today, on Saturday 15, 2014, the 64th Berlin International Film Festival is drawing to a splendid close with the Award Ceremony. At 7.00 pm, the winners of the Golden Bear and Silver Bears, the Bear...
 

Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Ester Amrami’s Anderswo (Anywhere Else) Wins “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective”

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Ester and the Jury after the Awards Ceremony   Today, on Saturday February 15, at the award ceremony of the independent juries, the young French-German-Israeli jury will present the “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective”. This year it goes to Ester Amrami’s film Anderswo (Anywhere Else). The prize was initiated by the French-German Youth Office (FGYO), an official partner of the Berlinale, and the Berlin International Film Festival in 2004, and is endowed for the second ...
 

Berlinale 2014: Panorama Audience Awards for Difret and Der Kreis

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The public has cast its votes: the 16th Panorama Audience Awards - presented by the Berlinale’s Panorama section in collaboration with radioeins of Berlin-Brandenburg’s public radio and television station rbb, and tip Berlin, Berlin’s city magazine - go to Difret for best fiction film and Der Kreis (The Circle) for best documentary. The official award ceremony will be held on Berlinale Kinotag, the special day of screenings for the public: Sunday, February 16 at 5.00 pm in...
 

"Beauty and the Beast" is more Beastly than Beautiful on Valentines Day in Berlin

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  Alex Farba-Deleon  <filmfestivals.com>   It's a sunny Valentines Day in Berlin, Day number 9, as the festival goes into wind down mode. Two quick obituarial notes; the passing of two show business legends this week: Sid Caesar, 92, the great comedian of the early b/w television days and Shirley Temple, 85, child star of the thirties who was the highest paid actress in Hollywood in 1937 the age of nine! Shirley Temple at the height of her career --...
 

Berlinale 2014: Crystal Bears and the Awards by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung) i

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Berlinale 2014: Crystal Bears and the Awards by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung) in Generation 14plus   The members of the Youth Jury in Generation 14plus   Simon Kalmbach Luca Kokol Karla Laitko Leonie Mo Munder Paula Noack Nicola Scholz Florian Stündel   give the following awards:   Crystal Bear for the Best Film: 52 Tuesdays by Sophie Hyde, Australia 2013 The situation is exceptional but familiar. Th...
 

28. TEDDY AWARDS 2014 – The Winners

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The awards were given yesterday at the Comic Opera (for the first time) February 14, 2014 The nine members of the international jury – programmers of queer film festivals and programmes – view films of queer interest within the framework of all sections of the Berlinale. Three films are nominated for each of the categories: best feature film, best documentary/essay film and the best short film. The jury presents furthermore it’s Special Jury Award. Members of the Jury: ...
 

 

Join us or watch the 28th TEDDY AWARD Ceremony on ARTE TV and ARTE+7

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if you cannot be with us tonight, Feb 14 at the Komische Oper Berlin watch the 28th TEDDY AWARD Ceremony on ARTE TV and ARTE+7. . . 28. TEDDY AWARD - TAG 9 28. TEDDY AWARD - TAG 8 28. TEDDY AWARD - TAG 7 28. TEDDY AWARD - TAG 6 28. TEDDY AWARD - TAG 5   ...
 
 

Berlinale Talents 2014: The Art of Telling Stories Differently

 
Guided by the theme "Ready to Play? Breaking the rules", Berlinale Talents took place for the twelfth time from February 8 to 13, with 300 selected Talents and 150 experts, at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin.   Berlinale Talents 2014 focused on the art of storytelling and finding innovative, playful approaches to content. Prominent screenwriters and directors like Michel Gondry (The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), James Schamus (Lust and Caution), Greta Gerwig (Frances ...

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> PRIX DIALOGUE EN PERSPECTIVE 2014 OFAJ - DFJW

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Rencontre avec Béatrice Angrand la Secrétaire Générale de l OFAJ

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Filmfestivals.com a rencontré Béatrice Angrand Secrétaire Générale de  l'OFAJ à l occasion du voyage de presse à la découverte du Prix Dialogue en perspective 2014 OFAJ - DFJW   Qu’est-ce que l’OFAJ ? L’Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse (OFAJ) est une organisation internationale au service de la coopération franco-allemande i...

Déjeuner avec le Jury - OFAJ Dialogue en Perspective

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Président du Jury, Denis Dercourt, France L’auteur et réalisateur Denis Decourt a touché un public international en 2006 avec son Thriller La tourneuse de pages dans la sélection « Un certain regard » du festival de Cannes. Son premier film réalisé en Allemagne Zum Geburstag (Pour ton anniversaire), avec Marie Bäumer et Mark Waschke dans les rôles principaux, montre l’intérêt ...
 

Panel Théâtre et Cinéma : Où mènent les désirs ? Le jeu d'Acteur en France et en Allemagne: Morceaux choisis de la table ronde

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Table ronde sur le thème du théâtre et du cinéma : Où mènent les désirs ? Le jeu d’acteur en France et en Allemagne  L’Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse (OFAJ), partenaire officiel de la Berlinale et la section Perspektive Deutsches Kino ont organisé, dans le cadre du Festival du Film de Berlin, une table ronde sur le jeu d’acteur en France et en Allemagne. Le corps et la voix des acteurs dominent l’&eac...
 

Remise du prix indépendant « Prix OFAJ Dialogue en perspective »

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64ème Festival International du Film de Berlin (6-16 février 2014) Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Anderswo de Ester Amrami reçoit le « Prix OFAJ Dialogue en perspective »   © bc   À l’issue de la 64ème édition du Festival International du Film de Berlin, le prix indépendant « Prix OFAJ Dialogue en perspective » a été remis samedi 15 février par un jeune jur...
 

Pourquoi avoir choisi Hannah Arendt pour la sélection des membres du jury du Prix OFAJ Dialogue en Perspective

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Les jeunes candidats au jury à la Berlinale de Perspetkiv des Deutsches Kino on du rédiger une critique du film Hannah Arend. Laurie Gordon (filmfestivals.com ) avait une raison toute spéciale d'être très touchée par ce choix qui met en scène son père au procès d'Eichmann.   ...

Aloft Press Conference Highlights

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Press Conference Highlights "Aloft" by Claudia Llosa (Spanien / Kanada / Frankreich) Claudia Llosa (Director, Screenwriter)  Jennifer Connelly (Actress)  Mélanie Laurent (Actress)  Cillian Murphy (Actor)  William Shimell (Actor)  Jose Maria Morales (Producer)  Ibon Cormenzana (Producer)  Mark Johnson (Executive Producer) Moderation: Anatol Weber   ...
 

There is a future to United Europe says Ken Loach, while receiving his Honorary Golden Bear from Berlinale

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The 64th Berlinale is distinguishing the British director Ken Loach with the Honorary Golden Bear for his outstanding body of work.   ...
 

20,000 Days on Earth Press Conference Video Highlights

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20,000 Days on Earth, a new film featuring Nick Cave and directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2014, picking up awards for best directing and editing, where the jury described it as "documentary storytelling at its most visionary and mind blowing". More info: http://www.20000daysonearth.com Berlinale Press Conference Excerpt ...
 

George Clooney and the cast for his new film "Monuments Men" readly to sing a tune...not a monument but they do

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George Clooney and the cast for his new film "Monuments Men" seemed to be in good mood at the press conference in Berlin, when they suddently started to sing (and whistle again during Q&A).    ...
 

Berlinale Video Bits from the Red Carpet...we are all excited to be there...

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Shia LaBeouf, being not famous anymore, George Clooney, whistling the "Monuments Men" theme, or Tilda Swinton, offering Dieter Kosslick to come an clean sometime - we put together the highights of the first days of the festival for you. Enjoy!   ...
 

Captures from the Red Carpet Day 8

 
Frieder Schlaich, Patti Smith   ...
 

Untitled New York Review of Books Documentary by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi will Screen Tomorrow to No Review

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Embargo for Berlinale press who may not report about the work in process by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi  The screening of Untitled New York Review of Books Documentary by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi is a work in progress and will be presented in three separate excerpts. It is not the completed film, with picture and audio unfinished. For this reason it’s not allowed to publish any kind of reviews after the screening. The screening takes place at February 14, 3....
 

German Afghan Film - Between Worlds - Looks Like a Winner

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By Alex Deleon <filmfestivals.com> "Zwischen Welten" (Between Worlds) a Stark new drama about a German military unit on a peacekeeping mission in a most inhospitable Afghan village has Golden Bear written all over it. It's German, it's political, it's timely, it's depressing, it's unhappy, it's a damn well made military thriller --  and the director, Feo Aladag, is a woman ~ what more could a Berlinale Jury ask for! Of course there are other emoti...
 

Golden Bear Homage to Ken Loach at Berlinale

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Ken Loach Homage Berlinale 2014 The British director talked about his films and working methods. He will receive a Honorary Golden Bear. Ken Loach will be at 16.25 for his Photo Call, followed at 16.35 by a Q&A The 64th Berlin International Film Festival will award British director Ken Loach the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievements at 10 pm in the Berlinale Palast. Polish director Jiří Menzel will give the laudation.. After t...
 

Stay or go? „Los Ángeles” by Damian John Harper about Zapotec youth in southern Mexico at Berlinale´s Forum section

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Somewhere in Oaxaca, southern Mexico: 16 years old Mateo lives here in a rural community, where the traditional Zapotec culture is still alive. But on the other hand it´s a poor region from where a lot of the young people migrate to the US. Mateo itself prepares his – dangerous – crossing of the border to reach the almost mythical city of Los Angeles. For this reason he joins a local gang, so that he can draw on their support over there. To be accepted into their circles, he ...
 

World Cinema Fund Day on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

 
The WCF invites all friends of the WCF, as well as international representatives of the trade and press to the WCF Day on February 12, 2014.   After welcoming words from Festival Director Dieter Kosslick, and WCF project managers Sonja Heinen and Vincenzo Bugno, Jorge Sánchez, director of the Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía will present the IMCINE Award. This new prize will be awarded by IMCINE to all Mexican films that receive funding from the World Cinema Fund in the ...
 

Berlinale & EFM 2014: Mid Fest Signals are all Green

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After getting off to an exuberant start with the opening film, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, the days that followed saw a superb line-up of stars: Bob Balaban, Christian Bale, Moritz Bleibtreu, Hugh Bonneville, Pierce Brosnan, Nick Cave, Toni Collette, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon, Jean Dujardin, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Brendan Gleeson, Jeff Goldblum, John Goodman, Hannah Herzsprung, Nick Hornby, Diane Kruger, Shia LaBeouf, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Aaron Paul...
 

PARADISE LOST starring Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar picked up by RADIUS TWC

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RADiUS-TWC is proud to announceD it has acquired North American rights to PARADISE LOST starring Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar and Josh Hutcherson as a young man who finds himself unexpectedly pulled into the family business after marrying Escobar’s niece.  The film also stars Brady Corbet (MARTHA, MARCY, MAY, MARLENE) and newcomer Claudia Traisac in a breakout performance.   Directed by Andrea Di Stefano making his feature debut, the film w...
 

Emphatic urban road-trip: „Güeros” by Alonso Ruizpalacios at Berlinale portrays young people in Mexico lovingly

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1999 in Mexico City: „Fede”, his roommate Santos and Fede´s younger brother Tomás hanging out in a spartan housing block apartment somewhere in the big city. They have nothing to do, because the university is currently on strike, the power is turned off and the fridge almost empty. And Fede, also called „Sombra” (shade), is afraid of going to be crazy – because of the Tiger, who is haunting in his head. What fairly desolate starts, becomes in &bd...
 

New NYMPHOMANIAC Poster -- A Thinking Man's Picture

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from Alex at Berlin     A new Nymphomaniac poster has been revealed by the Lars von Trier work shop. Uppity and coming American actor Shia Labeouf wearing glasses like a true intellectual should is pictured approaching an intellectually detached Charlotte Gainsbourg to lap up some love juice. Charlotte holds a half eaten apple of temptation aloft but is absorbed in her reading. Both actors are of course nude. The inspired graphic artist of this thinking man's movie poster must...
 

Bloody Nordic Mafia Comedy is Audience Fave at Berlin Midpoint

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Shootout at the Norskie Corral is grand Finale of Snowplow Opera  "in Order of Disappearance". Old Bruno Ganz is still full of P. and V.  and Skarsgard is literally awesome. "In Order of Disappearance" (Kraftidioten, or "Power freaks" in German) is the surprise of the week at Berlin. Stellan Skarsgård is a snowplow driver who will stop at nothing to reap revenge on his son's druglord killers in this wildly ribtickling Norwe...
 

Captures from the Red Carpet Day 5

 
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Lars Wiebe has joined leading German distributor SquareOne in the newly created role of Head of German Productions

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Production and acquisitions executive Lars Wiebe has joined leading German distributor SquareOne in the newly created role of Head of German Productions as part of the company’s new strategy to enhance its production division, it was announced today by company CEO, Al Munteanu. On making the announcement Munteanu said: " We are very pleased to add one of the most experienced and successful professionals in the industry to our production and acquisitions team.  Lars is a popula...
 

Shooting Stars take a pause with Dieter on the Red Carpet

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(From left to right): Nikola Rakocevic (Serbia), Cosmnia Stratan (Romania), Miriam Karlkvist (Italy), Danica Curcic (Denmark), George MacKay (UK), Maria Dragus (Germany),  Marwan Kenzari (The Netherlands), Jakob Oftebro (Norway), Edda Magnason (Sweden) and in front Mateusz Kosciukiewicz (Poland) with Dieter Kosslick (Festival director Berlin International Film Festival) Photo: Harald Fuhr  >>> Download here     Berlin, Monday 10th February 2...
 

ID Communications picks up world rights for award winning doc "The Last Safari"

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Veteran photojournalist's work explored in "The Last Safari" documentary capturing the rich cultural heritage of African region   The Last Safari follows the story of a photojournalist's quest for meaning through the unforgiving landscape of remote Kenya as she sets out in search of the tribes-people she documented a decade earlier, dodging everything from bullets and floods, to heat strokes along the way.  Elizabeth L. Gilbert began her caree...
 

Digital Cinema at the 64th Berlinale

 
As in recent years, the Berlinale has again faced enormous technical and logistical tasks that have arisen from the film industry’s digitisation.   Now that the rollout of digital cinema is nearing completion, one of the greatest challenges for the Festival is distributing the films with their ever larger data volumes. For the first time, the digital screenings at the Berlinale are all being presented in Digital Cinema Package (DCP) format. This involved converting the films in adva...
 

Captures from the Red Carpet Day 4

 

Clooneymania followed by Nymphomania in Berlin

 
by Alex Deleon Farba for <filmfestivals.com>   Judging from the Sunday morning papers in Berlin on day five of  Berlin '64 one might get the impression that the main raison d'être of the festival is the visitation of Hollywood megastar Gorgeous George Clooney.    Mr. Clooney is here to present and promote his fifth directed effort,  "The Monuments Men" of which he also the star. The picture is a didactic all star enter...
 

Berlin 2014 Not the Red Carpet

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Young Shooting Stars welcomed to Berlin

(From left-right): Cosmnia Stratan (Romania), Mateusz Kosciukiewicz (Poland), Jakob Oftebro (Norway), Miriam Karlkvist (Italy), Maria Dragus (Germany), Richard Shen (President of TESIRO), Danica Curcic (Denmark), Marwan Kenzari (The Netherlands), Nikola Rakocevic (Serbia), Edda Magnason (Sweden) and George MacKay (UK).             The annual EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS activity has kicked-of...
 

Clooneymania in Berlin: Georgeous George is the Talk of the Town

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by Alex Deleon Farba for <filmfestivals.com> Judging from the Sunday morning papers here in Berlin on day five of  Berlin '64 one might get the impression that the main raison d'être of the festival is the visitation of Hollywood megastar Gorgeous George Clooney. A sampling:              Mr. Clooney is here to present and promote his fith directed effort, "The Monuments Men" of which he also the star. The picture ...
 

Traffic Jam at Clooney's Press Conference

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Following the press screening of the worlds premiere of George Clooney's WW II art recovery thriller, "Monuments Men" the press center hotel Hyatt a few steps away was a madhouse of frustrated journalists trying to get a glimpse of the procedings at the head of the stairs outside of the already jam packed conference hall.  Clooney himself is always a magnetic drawing card here but this was in addition to the star director himself, many of his costars, namely Matt Damon, Bill M...
 

Interview with Wieland Speck on Panorama 2014, what cinema can do

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With 52 films, Panorama 2014 offers an overview of cinema around the world. Wieland Speck speaks in an interview about the risks of emancipation, the unbroken power of film, and the upcoming return to the Zoo Palast.   Nước (2030) by Nguyen-Vo Nghiem-Minh Looking at the 2014 programme, one notices that almost every film has a political undertone, at the least. Was there a conscious decision to make the status quo and it...
 

Stars Portraits on the walls of Berlinale Palast

 
The large-format Berlinale star portraits have been taken by the photographer Gerhard Kassner since 2003. During the festival they adorn the walls of the Berlinale Palast. There they are signed by the stars before their gala premieres. ...
 

THROUGH A LENS DARKLY produced by John Singleton premieres in the Panorama Section

 
Acclaimed filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris and his production company, Chimpanzee Productions, today announced the involvement of Oscar® nominated filmmaker John Singleton as Executive Producer for the documentary feature film THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE. The film, just coming off a successful world premiere at Sundance 2014 where sold out audiences were moved to ovations, is co- produced and inspired by Dr. Deborah Willis.  It is the first doc...
 

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Trois questions aux jurés du Prix OFAJ DFJW

 
de Pierre-Edouard Peillon   Nous avons proposé aux jurés de se présenter en répondant à trois questions concernant leur cinéphilie, leur rapport au cinéma allemand et leurs attentes par rapport à l’expérience qu’ils sont en train de vivre.  Itamar Gov   D’où vient votre passion pour le cinéma ? Je trouve que le cinéma contient toutes les autres formes d&rsqu...
 

Le jury du Prix OFAJ DFJW assiste à la retransmission de la cérémonie d’ouverture de la 64ème Berlinale

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de Lucie Brux   JEUDI 6 février, à 19h30, au Berlinale-Palast, s’est tenue en grande pompes et souliers vernis la cérémonie d’ouverture du 64ème Festival du film de Berlin. Nous n’y étions pas. Une heure plus tard et deux kilomètres plus loin, au Friedrichstadt-Palast, s’est tenue en un peu moins grandes pompes la retransmission de cette même cérémonie d’ouverture. Nou...
 

Rencontre avec Béatrice Angrand la Secrétaire Générale de l OFAJ

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Filmfestivals.com a rencontré Béatrice Angrand Secrétaire Générale de  l'OFAJ à l occasion du voyage de presse à la découverte du Prix Dialogue en Perspective 2014 OFAJ - DFJW   Qu’est-ce que l’OFAJ ? L’Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse (OFAJ) est une organisation internationale au service de la coopération franco-allemande...
 

Le jury Dialogue en perspective 2014 OFAJ - DFJW et son Président Denis Dercourt

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© Daniel Seiffert Vendredi, 1e jour : Premiers pas pour le jury. Au centre, son Président, le réalisateur Denis Dercourt ...
 

Le jury Dialogue en perspective 2014 OFAJ - DFJW en pleine activité

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© Daniel Seiffert La 64e édition du Festival international du Film de Berlin est sous les feux des projecteurs ! Les 7 membres de notre jury composé cette année de trois Français, trois Allemands et d’un Israélien vont fouler le tapis rouge de la Berlinale et se mêler à la foule enthousiaste. Depuis 11 ans, un jury sélectionné par l’OFAJ et la Berlinale, compos&...
 

Le jury Dialogue en perspective 2014 OFAJ - DFJW

 
L'équipe de Filmfestivals.com rendra compte (à l invitation de l'OFAJ), des activités du jury pendant la Berlinale: débat et remise du prix OFAJ, hommage à Ken Loach... Stay tuned for more! Le prix récompensera un des films des jeunes auteurs allemands de la section Perspective Deutsches Kino Président du Jury, Denis Dercourt, France L’auteur et réalisateur Denis Decourt a touché un public intern...
 

Débat à la Berlinale: Théâtre et cinéma : Où mènent les désirs ? Le jeu d’acteur en France et en Allemagne

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L’Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse (OFAJ), partenaire officiel de la Berlinale et la section Perspektive Deutsches Kino vous invitent, dans le cadre du Festival du Film de Berlin, à une table ronde sur le jeu d’acteur en France et en Allemagne. Le corps et la voix des acteurs dominent l’écran comme la scène, donnent du sens, de l’intensité et inspirent la confiance. Il sera question du travail sur scène et devant la cam&eacu...

 

Sept jeunes jurés au Festival International du Film de Berlin grâce à l’Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse (OFAJ)

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  En route pour la Berlinale ! Dans le cadre du 64ème Festival International du Film de Berlin, sept jeunes jurés passionnés de cinéma seront membres du jury « Prix OFAJ Dialogue en perspective » du 06 au 16 février 2014. Vous pourrez retrouver la couverture intégrale de cet événement sur notre site filmfestivals.com; le site phare du ciruit des Festivals. Trois Français, trois Allemands et un Isra&eac...
 

Bruno Chatelin sera un des Témoins Privilégiés de la Coopération Franco-Allemande lors des Prix OFAJ Dialogue en Perspective

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L’Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse (OFAJ), partenaire officiel du 64ème Festival International du film de Berlin, organise du 06 au 16 février 2014, pour la onzième année consécutive, l’opération « Prix OFAJ - Dialogue en perspective ».     Un jury franco-germano-israélien composé de sept jeunes cinéphiles, sélectionnés parmi plus de cent vingt candidature... 

 

 

Berlin Opens with Fun Gala and Budapest Hotel

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By Alex Deleon   <filmfestivals.com>   Bill Murray on stage at the opening gala presentation of the Grand Budapest Hotel at Berlin.   Greetings from Berlin ~. Friday February 7, 2014 The opening ceremonies last night were great fun, a fab piece of entertainment on its own, with perfectly bilingual German personality, Comedienne, presenter Anke Engelke doing the introductory honors on the gala stage of the cavernous Berlin Palace Theater. Very funny and charming lady -...
 

Berlin 2014 Bill Murray RAW unedited Red Carpet....A Great Canadian Icon!

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Bill Murray on the red carpet giving an interview...what did he say? Stay tuned! video by Laurie Gordon ...
 
 

 

 

Berlin 64 -- Previews of Coming Attractions.

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by alex deleon for <filmfestivals.com> Berlin or bust ... The Grand Budapest Hotel The Berlin Film Festival was established during the height of the Cold War in 1951 and this year is the 64th edition of this major event on the international film festival calendar.  Some 300,000 tickets are sold each year. Last year 16,000 film professionals from 120 different countries gathered here for this annual interchange of motion pictures, industry networking, and cross-fertilization of ...
 

 

Berlinale 2014 opens with Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Grütters, Jury President James Schamus, and Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will open the 64th Berlin International Film Festival at the Berlinale Palast at 7.30 pm on February 6. During the Opening Gala, the International Jury will be introduced. In addition to James Schamus (USA), its members are Barbara Broccoli (USA), Trine Dyrholm (Denmark), Mitra Farahani (Iran), Greta Gerwig (USA), Michel Gondry...
 

Minister of State Monika Grütters Visits the EFM 2014

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Monika Grütters, Germany’s new Minister of State for Culture and the Media, paid the European Film Market (EFM) of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival an official visit this Friday morning. Together with Festival Director Dieter Kosslick, EFM Director Beki Probst and EFM Co-Director Andrea Kaul, Minister of State Monika Grütters toured the market for an hour and spoke with representatives of various companies. She also took a look at a new initiative of the EFM and Berl...
 

A taste of Dutch in Berlin

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MEET THE DUTCH IN BERLIN       The Netherlands claims a strong presence at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. All below Dutch films, except the graduation film Even Cowboys Get To Cry, are supported by the Netherlands Film Fund.   COMPETITION   ...

 

A taste of Mexican...at the Berlinale

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The next edition of the Berlinale, which will be held from February 6th to the 16th, has reserved a leading role for the creations of Mexican cinema. Six Mexican projects will be shown in various sections, some of them competing for awards: Güeros by Alonso Ruizpalacios, We Are Mari Pepa by Samuel Kishi Leopo, César Chávez by Diego Luna, Los Ángeles by Damian John Harper, Bim, Bam, Boom, Las Luchas Morenas by Marie Losier and La última película by Mark P...
 

Manifest Film Sales (a division of Intandem Media Group) introduces 3 new productions at EFM

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Manifest Film Sales (a division of Intandem Media Group) today announced that three films, in various stages of production will be introduced to international buyers at the EFM.   TOP DOG, directed by British actor, musician and filmmaker Martin Kemp (The Krays) starring Leo Gregory (Green Street Hooligans) and Ricci Harnett (28 Days Later) has wrapped and is currently in post-production. Universal Pictures UK has the UK rights and will release in June. Top Dog is based on the sequel to...
 

Studio 100 Film announced pre-sales for the company’s new feature length films Maya The Bee – Movie, Vic The Viking – Movie...

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Film sales company Studio 100 Film announced today that it has completed pre-sales for the company’s new feature length films Maya The Bee – Movie, Vic The Viking – Movie, Heidi - Movie and Blinky Bill – Movie.   Studio 100 Film part of leading global family entertainment group Studio 100 and a subsidiary of international children’s production and distribution company Studio 100 Media GmbH has sold the rights to Maya The Bee – Movie, Vic...

 

Day 6 in Berlin : the Aliens inside us at EFM

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Watch out for this film and get your personal screening invite from Dreams Hill. SYNOPSIS Dr. Davide Piso, a brave and open-minded scientist, has been studying thousands of cases related to alien abductions. By placing abductees under hypnosis, he arrives at the unsettling discovery that for thousands of years, a variety of extraterrestrial races have been installing their active memories in abducted people's brains: this provides them a unique access to the human dimen...
 

Meet the Jury of The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) DFJW OFAJ

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Since 2004, the FGYO is inviting three German and three French young (18-29) film enthusiasts to Berlin to jusge and award the "FGYO Dialogue en perspective" Award.  a A seventh member of the jury from a third country, a young Israeli, has qualified this year.  During the Berlinale, they are invited to view  features films from young German Directors  from "Perspective Deutsches Kino" and judge them under the guidance of French Director D...
 

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2014 screens 14 films, including nine features, and five medium-long fictional/docs

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With 14 films, including nine full-length fictional features, and five medium-long fictional and documentary films (20 to 60 minutes), the selection for the Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2014 has been completed. (See also the first press release from Dec. 18, 2013.) The programme will open with the fictional feature Hüter meines Bruders made, with the support of Six Pack, a project to promote talented new filmmakers, by director Maximilian Leo. After completing ...
 

In Memoriam Miklós Jancsó

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  In memory of Hungarian master director Miklós Jancsó († January 31, 2014), the Berlinale is showing his contribution to the anthology film Magyarország 2011 (Hungary 2011) beginning February 6, 2014, online at www.berlinale.de.   Miklós Jancsó, an exponent of “New Wave” cinema, developed his own recognisable personal style and cinematic signature. The Berlinale had close ties to him as he had participated in various sections ...
 

Berlinale sets a Special Screenings in Memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maximilian Schell

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To mark the death of US-actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on February 2, 2014, the 64th Berlin International Film Festival will present a special screening of Capote at the CinemaxX 6 on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9.00 pm. The Berlinale screened Bennett Miller’s Capote, for which Philip Seymour Hoffman received a Golden Globe and then an Oscar for Best Actor, in the Competition in 2006. This outstanding artist also appeared in other films at the Berlinale, such as Richard Kwietnio...
 

The producers behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Iceman join forces on the genre bending FEAR PARIS

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  The producers behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Iceman join forces on the genre bending FEAR PARIS, a bold new film of inter-connected stories exploring the dark underbelly of the city of lights.  Helmed by directors Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), the genre bending stories will present a Paris unlike anything seen before, in a combination of fantasy, horror and science fiction. Casting is under way as the...
 

New EFM Films from Premiere Entertainment

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THE NIGHT CREW   GENRE:  Action Thriller   DIRECTOR:  Christian Sesma (Shoot The Hero)   PRODUCER:  Ryan Noto, Elias Axume   CAST:  Luke Goss (Death Race 2, Blade II, Hellboy II), Danny Trejo (Machete Kills) Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall, Ray, The Rock)   LOGLINE:  THE NI...
 
 

Sony Pictures Classics have acquired all American rights to Berlin competition title, ALOFT, written and directed bClaudia Llosa

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS TO DISTRIBUTE BERLIN COMPETITION TITLE ALOFT     Dreamcatchers announced today that Sony Pictures Classics have acquired all US and Latin American rights to Berlin competition title, ALOFT, written and directed by Claudia Llosa. Producers on the film include Jose María Morales on behalf of WANDA, Ibon Cormenzana on behalf of ARCADIA, Phyllis Laing on behalf of BUFFALO GAL and Jerome Vidal on behalf of NOODLES. This is Llosa's first English La...
 

World première 3D film Above Us All by Eugenie Jansen at the Berlinale

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The Dutch-Belgian co-production Above Us All by director Eugenie Jansen (Achterland, Calimucho) has its world première on Wednesday, 12 February at the 64th film festival in Berlin. Jansen has chosen a very special form for Above Us All: this 3D film is made up entirely of circular movements, with the camera revolving through 360-degree pans. Each circle is a scene containing no cuts, allowing the viewer to experience a unity of time and space.        Above Us Al...
 

 

“The Red Robin,” starring Judd Hirsch, Ryan O’Nan (The Iceman) and CS Lee ("Dexter") Debuts Feature at EFM

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“The Red Robin,” starring Academy Award-nominated Judd Hirsch, Ryan O’Nan (The Iceman) and CS Lee ("Dexter") Embarks On Euro Festival Tour; Cinemavault Debuts Feature at EFM in Berlin   New York, February 5, 2014  -- “The Red Robin,” the award-winning film by independent filmmaker Michael Z. Wechsler, will make its European premiere in February at the Glasgow Film Festival (February 20-March 2, 2014) and the Fantasporto Festival in Portuga...
 

Bella Mia screens in Berlin on February 6 ( Thursday) in CinemaxX 19 at 15:50

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Bella Mia About the Film   A farmer gets some bad news: the tests were positive and all of this year’s stock must be disposed of. Their transport is accompanied by confusion which allows the escape of a small group led by Bella. They try to survive in nature, unprotected from human cruelty and arrogance. One by one the cows succumb to the pursuit of the hunters and the harsh winter conditions. With spring comes yet another attack from the hunters on the herd and onl...
 

First award winners of the 28th TEDDY AWARD

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The 28th TEDDY AWARD will be presented on 14 February 2014 at a gala ceremony in the Komische Oper Berlin. This year the Special TEDDY AWARD goes to two filmmakers whose works have had a remarkable impact on queer cinema. Rosa Von Praunheim Rosa Von Praunheim is particularly well known for his pioneering 1970/71 film Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt [It is not the homosexual who is perverse, but the society in which he lives] that played a cruci...
 

The 64th Berlinale programme is online

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The programme for the 64th Berlinale is available at www.berlinale.de. The list of PR agents for the films is also available online at: https://www.berlinale.de/en/presse/pr-agenten/index.html   News: Berlinale Screening Edward Snowden – Das Interview The Berlinale is presenting Edward Snowden – Das Interview (dir: Hubert Seipel) in a special screening at CinemaxX 5, at 10.00 pm on February 10, 2014. In his first TV interview since fleeing to Russia, former NSA contractor Ed...
 

Shall we schedule a quick meeting in Berlin (9/15) to discuss the promotion of your festival on filmfestivals.com?

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Hi Shall we schedule a quick meeting in Berlin (9/15) to discuss promotion of your festival on filmfestivals.com?   Chinese are celebrating the Horse for the coming new year… I wish you too a Happy New Year of the Horse... or any other ride you prefer!     Kindest regards Bruno Chatelin T H E    E D I T O R Member of Cesar, European Film Academy, Advisory Member IFFS, BIFF Phone +33 (0)1 72 74 71 79 Cell: +33 (0)6 80 99 57 34 The non-stop fes...
 

 

Join filmfestivals.com at The Annual Fantasia Karaoke Party in Berlin!

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The Fantasia team in Berlin: Mitch Davis, Festival Co-Director, Co-Director of Programming  Tony Timpone, Co-Director of Programming  Stephanie Trepanier, Market Director  Lindsay Peters, Programmer (Europe and Scandinavia)  Eric Boisvert, Programmer (Action and Asia)  follow on Facebook     ...
 

 

EFM Industry Debates 2014: the complete program for Feb 7 - 10

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EFM Industry Debates 2014: Talks on Recent Artistic Forms of Documentaries, Experiences of Renowned Producers, New Sales Strategies in Asia, and Changing Mediascapes in the Age of Digitisation   In 2014, the EFM Industry Debates will again discuss topical issues related to the film and media industry. These issues have to do with the situation of documentaries and how they are changing artistically; with successful producers, the industry’s unsung heroes, and their in...
 

Forum 2014: Special Screenings

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    The Forum has now finalized its 2014 programme with a series of special screenings dedicated to historical films and re-discoveries as well as current works of special formal and thematic interest.   When Bong Joon-ho first opened Jean-Marc Rochette’s comic “Snowpiercer” in a Seoul bookshop, he supposedly devoured all three volumes on the spot. Eight years later, the French comic has been made into the most lavish Korean film of all time. Seolguk-yeolcha ...
 

 

Berlinale 2014: Competition Complete

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 Fan Liao und Lun Mei Gwei in Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice, Volksrepublik China) von Yinan Diao   The Competition of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival is now complete. 20 of the 23 films in the Competition programme will be vying for the Golden Bear and Silver Bears (see also press releases from December 17  and 20, 2013). The following countries are participating: Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Franc...
 

Berlinale 2014: International Jury announced

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With James Schamus serving as Jury President, the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2014 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Barbara Broccoli, Trine Dyrholm, Mitra Faharani, Greta Gerwig, Michel Gondry, Tony Leung and Christoph Waltz.   James Schamus, Jury President, USA In his capacity as a producer, James Schamus has been responsible not only for the Academy Award-winning film Brokeback Moun...
 

New Feature Film Projects on the Road to Success at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

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39 new feature film projects from 30 countries will be presented at the 11th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 9 - 11, 2014). In addition, five internationally renowned production companies have been selected without a concrete project for the exclusive Company Matching programme. The Co-Production Market gives all of these producers the opportunity to come together for pre-scheduled individual meetings with 450 potential co-production and financial partners.   Chosen from 328 en...
 

Documentaries at the Berlinale 2014: Think Big

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In Focus: Diverse Documentary Forms and Events The Berlin International Film Festival has long been committed to documentaries in their diverse forms. This is reflected in the programmes of the Berlinale’s different sections and initiatives, as well in the European Film Market (EFM), Berlinale Co-Production Market, and Berlinale Talents. In 2014, a total of 64 documentaries will be screening in a variety of forms. In addition, discussion of a wide range of different...
 

Final Selection for Panorama Dokumente Completes Panorama 2014

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This year’s Panorama Dokumente is presenting 16 films, including ten world premieres. All first screenings will be presented at Cinestar 7 in the Sony Center and at Kino International.   Panorama Dokumente will open at Cinestar 7 at 5.00 pm on February 7 with the world premiere of the Dutch co-production The Last Hijack by Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting. The film depicts what motivates piracy in Somalia.   The topic of Africa, which is also reflected in the Ethiopian fictio...
 

9th Forum Expanded 52 works from 20 countries: the Complete Programme

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9th Forum Expanded What Do We Know When We Know Where Something Is?     52 works from 20 countries have been selected for the 9th Forum Expanded. The exhibition at ST. AGNES, the former parish hall whose church space is one of the key venues for this year’s Forum Expanded, is already being set up for the opening on February 5.   In one of the installations to be shown there, Clemens von Wedemeyer’s “Afterimage”, a camera feels its way through the ...
 

Panorama 2014: Selection of Fictional Features for Main Programme and Panorama Special Now Complete

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With 24 of them world premieres, 36 films from 29 countries will give an overview of current international fictional-feature production. Most recently invited are works from Norway, Ethiopia, Mexico, India, Iran, Georgia, Greece, Hungary and Austria – with returning filmmakers Elfi Mikesch and Umut Dağ, who opened Panorama 2012 with Kuma, his directorial debut.   The titles just added include a remarkable number of Asian productions: In Ieji (Homeland) by Nao Kubota (Japan), a f...
 

Generation 2014: Opening Films and Juries – The Crystal Bear Turns 20

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  The competition of Generation 14plus will open with the British musical feature God Help the Girl by Stuart Murdoch. In his directorial debut, founder and lead singer of the band Belle and Sebastian gives a profound and charming account of a summer love in the beat clubs of Glasgow. Stuart Murdoch and his leading actors, Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray, are expected to attend the premiere at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt at 7.30 pm on February 7, 2014.   The Ge...
 

Berlinale Special 2014

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Berlinale Special is part of the official programme and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers, as well as film portraits of renowned personalities and extraordinary formats. This year 18 productions have been invited to participate in Berlinale Special, including nine world premieres.   With many prominent guests expected to attend, the Gala Screenings are being held, as usual, at the Friedrichstadt-Palast and, for the first time, at the Zoo Palast.   “Wo...
 

 

44th Berlinale NATIVe – The Journey Continues

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BirdWatchers The special series “NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema” is devoted to diverse historical, cultural, political, ethnic, artistic and economic aspects of indigenous cinema. In 2014, two feature films will be imbedded in the multifaceted sidebar and so form a bridge between the regions already highlighted in 2013 (Australia, New Zealand, North American and the Arctic) and those to be highlighted in 2015 (Central and South America).   “A...
 

Fruit Chan's THE MIDNIGHT AFTER premieres at Berlinale in Panorama Special

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THE MIDNIGHT AFTER by Fruit Chan (DUMPLINGS) will celebrate its world premiere in the Panorama Special section at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014. The director and the actors Simon Yam, Kara Hui, You-nam Wong, Tien-you Chui and Janice Man will be available for interviews in Berlin. THE MIDNIGHT AFTER tells the story of 17 people, who come to realize that the entire population of the planet has vanished – e...
 

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THE KNIGHTS OF THE LAGOON premieres in Berlin at Kulinarisches Kino Film & Food

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  I CAVALIERI DELLA LAGUNA / THE KNIGHTS OF THE LAGOON - 64. International Filmfestival Berlin, Kulinarisches Kino Film & Food The Italian documentary I CAVALIERI DELLA LAGUNA / THE KNIGHTS OF THE LAGOON by Walter Bencini will be presented as a world premiere at the 64. International Filmfestival Berlin in the Kulinarisches Kino Film & Food. I CAVALIERI DELLA LAGUNA / THE KNIGHTS OF THE LAGOON is an Insekt Film Production. The story of a fishing community dr...
 

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After a Successful 2013, World Cinema Fund Gets Off to a Smashing Start in 2014

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For the World Cinema Fund (WCF), 2013 proved to be an exceedingly successful year: the WCF-funded film Uroki Garmonii (Harmony Lessons) by Emir Baigazin took home the Silver Bear at the last Berlinale.   Also the Berlinale 2014 could not have got off to a better start. For the first time two WCF-funded films will be screening in the Competition of the Berlinale: Celina Murga’s La tercera orilla (The Third Side of the River, Argentina /Germany / Netherlands), and Benjamin Nais...
 

03.02.2014

Little Studio Films goes Greek with AS GREEK AS IT GETS movie.

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  Los Angeles, California January 21, 2014– Little Studio Films announces the acquisition of the rights to the romantic comedy screenplay “AS GREEK AS IT GETS” from Australian screenwriters Helene and Peter Paroulakis and will be presenting the project at the 2014 Berlinale to territorial distributors and potential co- production partners. Hoping to follow the box office and cross cultural success of the Nia Vardalos film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, t...
 

03.02.2014 

Tristan Weisgal has joined Bleiberg Entertainment as Vice President of International Sales & Development

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Ahead of the upcoming European Film Market, Tristan Weisgal has joined sales and production company Bleiberg Entertainment as Vice President of International Sales & Development. Weisgal was previously at Cargo Entertainment, where he assisted the founders in acquiring films and selling foreign distribution rights. He was consulting at this past AFM—following a departure from Cargo—and was quickly approached by Bleiberg. His new post will include spearheading sales, assisti...
 

30.01.2014 

Picture Tree International with Fack Ju Göhte, Los Àngeles, West, Dreamland at Berlinale 2014

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The international sales and production outfit Picture Tree International (PTI) has secured the global distribution rights for the hit screwball romcom FACK JU GÖHTE / SUCK ME SHAKESPEER. With over six million tickets sold and a box office exceeding US$ 60 million, the film was Germany's most successful release in 2013. PTI will present this box-office blockbuster directed by Bora Dagtekin ("Turkish for Beginners") and staring Elyas M’Barek ("The Wave", "Th...
 

30.01.2014 

2014 Berlin Film Festival to Premiere Two Films by Josephine Decker

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A powerful new female voice in indie film has arrived.   The 2014 Berlin International Film Festival will premiere two films from Josephine Decker next month. About Josephine Decker, Lead Programmer of the Berlinale Forum Section, Christoph Terhechte, says, "I haven't seen such a powerful filmmaking in a long time." “Thou Wast Mild & Lovely” and “Butter on the Latch” are both set in sensuous, subtly dangerous spaces, and blossom into wildly ...
 

30.01.2014

Awards ceremony line-up: 28. TEDDY AWARD – The Queer Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival

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28. TEDDY AWARD – The Queer Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival Awards ceremony line-up: 14 February 2014 at 9pm, Komische Oper Berlin   The line-up of artists taking part in the 28th TEDDY AWARD gala in the Komische Oper Berlin can now be revealed. Host for the evening is TV presenter and actor Jochen Schropp. Sven Ratzke is the new Hedwig. Hedwig and the Angry Inch featuring Sven Ratzke is every inch as good as the original. Director and creator of ‘...
 

30.01.2014 

“el Somni” (The Dream), the film by the Roca Brothers, Franc Aleu and Mediapro is set to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in

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World premiere of “el somni” at the Berlin Film Festival A unique film blending many artistic disciplines around the gastronomy of the world’s best restaurant El Celler de Can Roca     “el somni” (The Dream), the film by the Roca Brothers, Franc Aleu and Mediapro is set to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in the Culinary Cinema section.   “el somni” is a unique film, promoted and produced by MEDIAPRO, in collab...
 

30.01.2014 

WOWOW set to shine in Berlin!

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    WOWOW, Japan’s leading premium pay TV broadcaster, will have a noticeable footprint at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival – the 64th edition of the revered film festival.   It was announced that Japanese drama IEJI (English title: “Homeland”), a feature film produced by WOWOW’s original film label for theatrical movies, WOWOW FILMS, has been selected to screen in the Festival’s prestigious Panorama Section, where the film ...
 

30.01.2014 

SOMOS MARI PEPA (We Are Mari Pepa) premieres at Berlinale in Generation

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SOMOS MARI PEPA (We Are Mari Pepa) A film by Samuel Kishi Leopo Feature film, Mexico 2013, 95 minutes The feature film SOMOS MARI PEPA (We Are Mari Pepa) by Samuel Kishi Leopo will celebrate its European premiere in the Generation section at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014. The director, the lead actor Alejandro Gallardo and the producer Toiz Rodríguez will be available for interviews in Berlin.   SOMOS MARI PEPA (We Are Mari Pepa) tells the story o...
 

30.01.2014 

"If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?" Cathedrals of Culture by Wim Wenders...premieres in Berlin

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The 3 D film project Cathedrals of Culture by Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Aïnouz will have it's world premiere at Berlinale Special  CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE      by Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Aïnouz produced by Erwin M. Schmidt, Gian-Piero Ringel executive producer Wim Wenders Co-produced by ...
 

30.01.2014 

 

Tunisian Women boxers doc descends on Berlin Film Market

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BOXING WITH HER  Tunisia  70 & 52 min Documentary HDCAM   Golden Hack Arab Film Festival Rotterdam - Doha Tribeca Film Festival Quatar - UNFPA Sun Valley - Cinem Africa Stockholm Film Festival      This revealing documentary explores the world of female boxing in Tunisia, a society where the body of a woman is considered a sacred place for procreation. Through interviews with women boxers, and exciting competitions the ...
 

30.01.2014 

ITHACA, Based on The Human Comedy, directorial debut of Meg Ryan, to premiere at EFM

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      EFM'14 THE EXCHANGE READS MEG RYAN'S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT TO BERLIN BUYERS   Brian O'Shea, CEO of The Exchange, announced today the acquisition of worldwide sales rights to ITHACA, written by Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers). The Exchange will begin selling the title to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market'14 in Berlin.   ...
 

30.01.2014 

THAT DEMON WITHIN will make its international red carpet debut at a Gala screening in Panorama Special during Berlinale

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THAT DEMON WITHIN, the latest suspense action drama from lauded Hong Kong director Dante Lam, has officially been selected for the Berlin International Film Festival 2014. THAT DEMON WITHIN will make its international red carpet debut at a Gala screening in Panorama Special during Berlinale, attended by director Dante Lam, producer Candy Leung, Albert Lee and stars Nick Cheung, Daniel Wu and Christie Chen.   The film is the latest dark thriller from Lam, straight from the success of hi...
 

30.01.2014 

Supporters, Promoters & Hosts: Sponsors of the 64th Berlinale Thank you Ma'm

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For the first time since 2007, the Berlinale is again being sponsored by four principal partners. Our new automobile partner, AUDI, as well as our long-standing partners, L’ORÉAL PARiS, TESIRO and ZDF, have all signed agreements until 2016.   The Berlinale is also happy to welcome a number of other new partners this year: Canada Goose, experts for extreme weather outerwear; EMC², a US-American hard- and software manufacturer, as well as König Pilsener, the Festival&...
 

30.01.2014 

 

Untitled New York Review Of Books Documentary by Martin Scorsese added in Berlinale Special, Presented as Work in Progress

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Untitled New York Review Of Books Documentary directed by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi is the newest addition to the Berlinale Special, where it will be shown as a work in progress, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and key contributors.   "For over 50 years, 'The New York Review of Books' has been one of the most interesting and sophisticated magazines on culture and politics, with content by outstanding writers and thinkers. In their wonderful documentary...
 

30.01.2014 

Berlinale Camera 2014 to Honour Karl Baumgartner

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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 64th Berlin International Film Festival, producer and distributor Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner will be awarded the Berlinale Camera.   Karl Baumgartner is one of Germany’s leading producers and independent distributors. In his capacity as producer, he has brought...
 

30.01.2014 

“Berlinale Goes Kiez” : The Berlinale’s “Flying Red Carpet” travels to 7 arthouses

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In 2014, the Berlinale’s “Flying Red Carpet” will again travel through the city and stopover for an evening at each of the following seven arthouse cinemas: Eva Lichtspiele (Wilmersdorf), Toni & Tonino (Weißensee), Adria (Steglitz), filmkunst 66 (Charlottenburg), Passage (Neukölln), Thalia Programm Kino (Potsdam-Babelsberg), and Eiszeit Kino (Kreuzberg).   Whether a 100-year-old movie theatre, film palace or small rear house studio, with the “Berlina...
 

30.01.2014 

 

“Books at Berlinale”: Eleven New Books pitching for the Screen

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On February 11, at “Books at Berlinale”, film producers will have a chance to discover eleven new literary works that would make good movies. The selected novels will be presented and pitched at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. At the get-together afterwards, invited producers will have an opportunity to meet with right-holders – international publishers and literary agents –, and to make and cultivate contacts in the book world or perhaps even to option film rights di...
 

30.01.2014 

 

New Feature Film Projects on the Road to Success at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

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39 new feature film projects from 30 countries will be presented at the 11th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 9 - 11, 2014). In addition, five internationally renowned production companies have been selected without a concrete project for the exclusive Company Matching programme. The Co-Production Market gives all of these producers the opportunity to come together for pre-scheduled individual meetings with 450 potential co-production and financial partners.   Chosen from 328 entr...

Jury for the Best First Feature Award at Berlinale

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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, 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 viewfinde...
 

24.01.2014 

Focusing on how to successfully push storytelling and create compelling films, over 120 experts will join the 300 film pros

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Storytelling that expands your senses: Ade, Al Mansour, Begić, Côté, De Laurentiis, Gearty, Gerwig, Gondry, Grisoni, Heisenberg, Hoss, Jordan, Llosa, Luna, Navarro, Petzold, Porumboiu, Rădulescu, Schamus, Solomon, Stockhausen, Strickland, Thornton, and Vesth are among confirmed industry experts to share their experience with the world’s 300 most promising new film professionals   Focusing on how to successfully push storytelling and create compelling films, over 120...
 

24.01.2014 

 

13 Dutch Films in Berlinale

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  The Netherlands claims a strong presence at this year’s Berlinale Film Festival with four Dutch features, two Dutch feature length documentaries, two shorts and five minority Dutch films. The animated Dutch documentary The Last Hijack by Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta (producer: Submarine, coproducer: Still Films (IE), Razor Film (DE), Savage Film (BE) screens in Panorama.   In Forum is 40 Days Of Silence by Saodat Ismailova (Dutch producer: Volya Films, coprodu...
 

24.01.2014

The Films of the 44th Berlinale Forum: Merciless Working Environments and the Absurdities of the Cultural Establishment

 
The 44th edition of the Berlinale Forum once again provides an overview of independent, artistic filmmaking with a disregard for convention, screening 28 world and eight international premieres from every single continent.   Actress Josephine Decker pulls off a highly original twin pack in this year’s programme: her directorial debut Butter on the Latch about the uncanny experiences of two friends in a Californian forest screens alongside her second feature Thou Wast Mild and Love...
 

17.01.2014  

Sandra Kaudelka and Sebastian Mez win “Made in Germany –Perspektive Fellowship” (ex aequo)

 
For the third time, German watchmaker Glashütte Original, co-partner of the 64th Berlinale, and the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section have awarded the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” for young German filmmakers. Endowed with €15,000, the fellowship is funded by the Saxon watch manufacturer to support young talented German directors in realizing their next projects.   This year two filmmakers can celebrate winning this prestigious fellowship. Submi...
 

15.01.2014 

 

Berlinale Talents 2014: 300 Talents from 79 Countries

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Berlinale Talents 2014: 300 Talents from 79 Countries / Cinematographers Agnès Godard, Franz Lustig and Christopher Doyle to Mentor Talents / New Initiative “Berlinale Talents Market Hub” Powered by Canon   From a pool of 4167 applicants, an international jury selected 300 Talents from 79 countries and across the board of filmmaking disciplines. The Talents are invited to the HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin from February 8th  to 13th, 2014 for the twelfth editi...
 

13.01.2014  

Berlinale Bites II

 “Berlinale Bites" provides journalists with sporadic, compact information about our programme, as well as notes on various events, guests and service offers at the Berlinale.   #PressBerlinale Follow us on Twitter! As of last November, the Press Office is using the platform under #PressBerlinale for short-term, up-to-date information, and will be twittering festival impressions during the Berlinale.   64th Berlinale Programme Press Conference The pres...
 

13.01.2014  

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2014: Young Talent Goes Global

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Gregor (Sebastian Zimmler) in Hüter meines Bruders von/by Maximilian Leo © Matteo Cocco With 14 films, including nine full-length fictional features, and five medium-long fictional and documentary films (20 to 60 minutes), the selection for the Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2014 has been completed. (See also the first press release from Dec. 18, 2013.) The programme will open with the fictional feature Hüter meines Bruders made, with the support of Sixpack, a project to promote ta...
 

13.01.2014  

Berlinale Shorts 2014: Noah Is a Woman; and the Darkroom, a Cinema

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Diandra Forrest in Afronauts von/by Frances Bodomo © Joshua James Richards Berlinale Shorts 2014: Noah Is a Woman; and the Darkroom, a Cinema   In 2014, 25 films from 21 countries will be competing for the Golden Bear for Best Short Film and the Silver Bear Jury Prize: fictional, documentary, experimental, essayistic and animated films all have an equal chance. Almost a third of these productions is not digital but was shot on film or focuses on the medium of film as a vehicle. A...
 

13.01.2014 

European Film Market 2014 Set to Go / New Initiative and New Venue

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The 64th Berlin International Film Festival European Film Market (EFM) is set to go for 2014, with exhibit spaces fully booked at Martin-Gropius-Bau and the Marriott Hotel on Potsdamer Platz. The EFM is one of the most important platforms for international trade in film distribution rights and audiovisual content. Taking place from February 6 - 14, the first annual industry meeting, the EFM opens the international film year. A new initiative with Berlinale Talents, and new features like the Ca...
 

13.01.2014 | Berlin's blog | 300 reads

The countdown has begun towards the 28th TEDDY AWARD

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With today’s launch of the TEDDY poster, the countdown has begun towards the 28th TEDDY AWARD taking place in the framework of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival from 6 to 16 February 2014. The 28th TEDDY AWARD will climax on 14 February 2014 with a glittering awards ceremony at the Komische Oper Berlin. The Franco-German TV station ARTE will broadcast the TEDDY Gala for a 9th successive year. The artwork for the 28th TEDDY AWARD is taken – as it was last year – from ...
 

06.01.2014 

Berlinale will offer its World Premiere to Lars von Trier’s Long Uncut Version of Nymphomaniac Volume I

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  The 64th Berlin International Film Festival will present the world premiere of Volume I of the long uncut version of Nymphomaniac, out of competition. Alongside starring actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, numerous other international stars are part of the Nymphomaniac ensemble: Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier and many others. British actress Stacy Martin celebrates her big screen debut with Nymphomania...
 

23.12.2013  

Festival Poster for the Berlinale 2014

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Starting in mid January, the Berlinale poster will be displayed at the Potsdamer Platz and across the city, and so set the mood for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, which will take place from February 6th to 16th, 2014.   “The Berlinale Bear is and remains an extremely popular mascot – not only with our movie-loving Berlin audiences but also our international guests. This year an entire parade of bears will colourfully brighten Berlin’s cityscape and light ...
 

23.12.2013  

Berlinale Culinary Cinema Goes Kiez

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Since 2007 the Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema has shown films focussing on food and ecological topics. After screenings from the main programme, chefs make meals inspired by the films and prepared according to the Slow Food motto “good, clean and fair”.   For the 64th Berlinale, this year’s Culinary Cinema will be taking food to the street. In collaboration with Markthalle Neun and Slow Food Berlin, it will provide Street Food. During the Festival, six trucks will off...
 

19.12.2013

Panorama 2014: First Films

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    Now that scouting trips for the Panorama 2014 are over, viewings in Berlin are in full swing. 50 fictional and documentary films will be chosen to give the programme its distinctive profile between innovative mainstream and radical alternative. So far 19 films have been invited.   Confirmed to date are new works by Michel Gondry, Kutluğ Ataman, Robert Lepage, Sophie Fillières, Benjamin Heisenberg, Maximilian Erlenwein, John Michael McDonagh, and Tsai Ming-liang. Di...
 

19.12.2013 

Forum Expanded: New Exhibition Spaces and Focus on Mid-length Films

 
Cinema is being rethought, with the mid-length format in particular seeming to offer new artistic freedoms with a true disregard for uniformity. A striking number of films in this year’s programme, whether shot digitally or on 16mm, 35mm, or even 70mm, are somewhere between 20 and 60 minutes in length. As such, they leave categories like feature, documentary, experimental or art film behind them to develop a contemporary film language able to take account of the complexit...
 

19.12.2013 

Perspektive Deutsches Kino revives the Midnight Movie

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Spacemen Age of Cannibals Lamento The Innocents Amma & papa     The first six films for the 2014 Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme have been invited: four feature films and two documentaries. "This year, I paid special attention to variety in content and cinematic aesthetics," says section head Linda Söffker in describing her selections. "Directors who tell familiar stories using new images, with an interesting script, or filmmakers who ta...
 

19.12.2013 

 

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