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Reporting from Berlin on the 68th edition February 15 -25, 2018
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WIFT Germany, WIFT Nordic and the Swedish Film Institute hosted the panel : Closing the Gap

With the launch of SPEAK UP, the European film industry is determined to take positive and practical steps to change the culture of our workplaces and to ensure that every victim of harassment is given the power to make their voice heard.   WIFT Germany, WIFT Nordic and the Swedish Film Institute hosted the panel “Closing the Gap: A Seminar With Creatives and Financiers on How to Take Action Towards 50/50 by 2020”, during which SPEAK UP was announced. ...

Thunderbird Releasing has taken UK rights to the Sundance hit The Kindergarten Teacher

Thunderbird Releasing has taken UK rights to the Sundance hit The Kindergarten Teacher starring Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary, The Dark Knight) and Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”, The Motorcycle Diaries), it was announced today by Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop.   Thunderbird Releasing has taken all UK rights to the film. The deal was negotiated by Protagonist’s George Hamilton and Thunderbird Releasing’s Managing Director Edw...

Celebration of The King of Pop in Berlin, in Mirroring Michael Jackson

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough:  Be Among the First to Experience DocMode’s Celebration of The King of Pop in Berlin, in Mirroring Michael Jackson   Kalliope Films and Film Mode Entertainment Present a world phenomenon with a profound effect on People’s Lives in Mirroring Michael Jackson – “To be him is to honor him”       BERLIN (February 18, 2018) – DocMode, the documentary arm of Clay Epstein’s Film M...

In another life Market premieres today

EFM SCREENING TODAY  Feb 18 at  4pm (Free shuttle from Marriott) in the historic ZOO PALAST Cinema and in luxurious CLUB A  designed like a library                             If you don't take our film  you can take a book!                   Attended by actor Adam Wittek and executive producer Chris Bouckley             &n...

The 2nd Asian Brilliant Stars full lineup

  The 2nd Asian Brilliant Stars will be held Wednesday 21st February 2018 Meistersaal - Köthener Str. 38, 10963 Berlin 2:00pm Press Conference   The Asian Brilliant Stars (ABS) was initiated in 2017 with the aim of promoting Asian cinema and culture worldwide. The 2nd Asian Brilliant Stars will announce its seven winners at the ABS Award Ceremony on February 21, 2018 in Berlin. The 2nd Asian Brilliant Stars is organized by Asian Film and ...

30 years of success for Beki Probst and a Berlinale Camera for your chimney

Beki Probst was honoured with the Berlinale Camera on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 11.30 at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau. Beki Probst is considered the grande dame of the film world. Under her direction, the European Film Market has developed into one of the largest and most important trade fairs for cinema on the international scene. Dieter Kosslick congratulates his long-time colleague and friend on 30 years of successful work: “Without Beki Probst and her contacts worldwide...

First-Look Stills from BROKEN GHOST

Film Mode Entertainment presents the World Premiere of the Coming of Age Ghost Story, BROKEN GHOST, Starring SCOTTIE THOMPSON, NICK FARNELL, DEVON BAGBY and AUTRY HAYDON-WILSON     Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment announces the acquisition and world market premiere screening of BROKEN GHOST, a new and captivating story of one girl’s struggle with bullies and her rise to confront her demons, starring SCOTTIE THOMPSON (DEAD ON ARRIVAL, SKYLINE, STAR ...

World Market Premiere screening and EFM debut for Film Mode Entertainment's Thriller THE HARROWING

World Premiere Screening and EFM Market Debut of New, Mind-bending Horror/Thriller Stars Screen Legend MICHAEL IRONSIDE and is Directed by Horror Legend JON KEEYES       Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment presents the World Market Premiere screening and EFM debut of their newest thriller THE HARROWING in Berlin. The world premiere screening will take place on Friday, February 18th at 11:05 AM at dffb-Kino. Written and directed by veteran horror d...

Berlin World Premiere of VIKING DESTINY Starring Terence Stamp and Martyn Ford

  Film Mode Entertainment’s has Berlin World Premiere of VIKING DESTINY Starring Terence Stamp and Martyn Ford   Epic Odyssey Adventure Makes Debut Screening In Berlin, Accompanied by A Slew of Sales   BERLIN (February 17, 2018) -- Film Mode Entertainment announces the EFM world market debut screening of the highly-anticipated VIKING DESTINY starring Oscar-nominated TERENCE STAMP (WANTED, THE LIMEY, MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDRE...

Victor Salva's Jeepers Creeper 3 screens in the market

JEEPERS CREEPERS 3   Horror | Completed by Victor Salva(Jeepers Creepers I & II, Powder) On the last day of the Creeper's twenty-three day feeding frenzy, skeptical Sargent Tubbs teams up with a task force hell bent on destroying the Creeper for good. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.   WRITER/DIRECTOR Victor Salva(Jeepers Creepers I & II, Powder) ...

Girls Always Happy Premiered at Berlinale

Girls Always Happy directed by Yang Mingming has its world premiere at the 68th Berlinale at 9pm on February 16th, Berlin local time. Yang Mingming, the producer Yang Jing, and actresses Nai An, and Yuan Li were present in attendance. Girls Always Happy is Yang Mingming’s debut feature film, in which she directs, writes, edits, and plays the lead role. Yang Chao, director of Crosscurre...

Evolutionary Films has boosted its European Film Market slate with two prime new acquisitions

London based vertically integrated finance, production, international sales and UK distribution company Evolutionary Films has boosted its European Film Market slate with a two prime new acquisitions and has also scored a number of deals for its titles Looking For Lennon and Vengeance.   The company has picked up international rights to the family animation MiBots from Wise Blue Studios to be produced by Nathalie Martinez and former Disney executive Jamie Thomason, and FutureDude Entert...

Josh O’Connor joins Annette Bening, Bill Nighy in William Nicholson’s family drama Hope Gap

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Josh O’Connor, the BAFTA-nominated and BIFA-winning breakout star of award-winning drama God’s Own Country, will join screen legends Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, The Kids Are All Right, American Beauty) and Bill Nighy (Their Finest, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Love Actually) in Academy Award-nominated writer-director William Nicholson’s (writer of Breathe, Everest, Gladiator, Shadowlands, Les Misérables) bittersweet family drama Hope Gap. ...

Radiant Films International will be previewing a first footage promo of the mystery thriller DON’T GO

  RADIANT FILMS INTERNATIONAL GETS MYSTERIOUS WITH ‘DON’T GO’ STARRING STEVEN DORFF AND MELISSA GEORGE RADIANT FILMS INTERNATIONAL HANDLING FOREIGN SALES AT EFM The mystery thriller DON’T GO is currently in post-production. The film was shot on location predominately in Ireland.   Cast: Stephen Dorff (Blade, Public Enemies, HBO’s upcoming Season 3 of “True Detective”) and Golden Globe-nominated actress Melissa George (In Treatment, &ldq...

Back with the bears Volume 5

Happy to see you again Dieter Kosslick Hi Dieter, Hi Bruno...same hat, new scarf Photos Bruno Chatelin "In this year's competition the dubious leitmotifs often sought by many in order to establish thematic connections between the films, quite frankly, do not exist. The films simply reflect the reality around us, as the selection emphatically demonstrates, is disparate." DK So true, and each year as a matter of fact, in my humble opinion! ... ...

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Sheffield Doc/Fest at EFM / Berlinale

Elizabeth McIntyre with Bruno Chatelin at the Sheffield Doc/Fest at EFM / Berlinale party Elizabeth  is counting the days: Only 118 days until Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018  Was considering submitting my Best for Fests: Craddle of Champions, Aldabra and Living in the Future's Past       ...

Happy to see you again Dieter Kosslick

Hi Dieter, Hi Bruno...same hat, new scarf Photos Bruno Chatelin "In this year's competition the dubious leitmotifs often sought by many in order to establish thematic connections between the films, quite frankly, do not exist. The films simply reflect the reality around us, as the selection emphatically demonstrates, is disparate." DK So true, and each year as a matter of fact, in my humble opinion! ...

The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2018 Ready to Rock Berlin

European Shootings Stars 2018 ­ Vittorio Zunino Celotto / EFP The image shows from left-right: Franz Rogowski (Germany), Luna Wedler (Switzerland), Michaela Coel (United Kingdom), Matilda De Angelis (Italy), Eili Harboe (Norway), Jonas Smulders (The Netherlands), Alba August (Sweden), Matteo Simoni (Belgium), Irakli Kvirikadze (Georgia), Reka Tenki (Hungary). >>> download photo here Flying in from all over Europe the group of ten outsta...

32nd TEDDY AWARD – Event information for the TEDDY Diversity Talks

For the 32nd time, the TEDDY AWARD will be awarded during the International Film Festival Berlin (Feb.15-25, 2017). The festive award ceremony for the world’s most important queer film prize will take place on February 23, 2018 in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Several Diversity Talks will take place in the lead-up to the award ceremony: Tuesday, 20.02.2018 TEDDY Diversity Talks @ BRLO Brwhouse, Schöneberger Straße 16, 10963 Berlin (U-Bhf. Gleisdreieck), presented by L&l...

Protagonist Pictures Launching International Sales On Sundance Award Winner THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Protagonist Pictures is launching international sales on the 2018 Sundance hit The Kindergarten Teacher at the upcoming European Film Market, it was announced today by CEO Dave Bishop. Critically acclaimed writer-director Sara Colangelo (Little Accidents) took home The Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic at the recent festival for the tense psychological drama which stars the Academy Award nominated Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary, The Dark Knight) and the Golden Globe winning Gael Garcia Bernal (&...

SPEAK UP will be launched during the 68th Berlinale - Think me too for abuse in markets and equality in treatment...

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Inspired by the women and men everywhere, who have been shining a light on harrowing experiences of sexual harassment and abuse, the European film industry has decided to unite under the banner of SPEAK UP, to offer a clear lead in ensuring such behavior is not tolerated in the work environment, whether in offices or at external events, such as markets and festivals.    Sexual harassment is systemic, not just a matter of isolated incidents. It is now a clear duty to call out e...

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