The International Film Festival Berlin continues as the largest public international film festivals with 303 000 tickets sold. It has a funding basis of 21 million Euros, about $28 million, of which 6.5 million Euros come from federal and other public agencies. The remainder is generated through corporate sponsors, ticket sales, licensing, berlinale merchandise and other sources, etc. Apart from, the European Film Market there were 14 components in the 2013 Berlin Film Festival program: Offici...
Rock the Casbah director Yariv Horowitz - In depth discussion in Berlin on the process of directing, creating and screening his first feature film, a Palestinian Israeli subject film and how the Berlin - German audience reaction.
Winner of the prestigious International Confederation of Art Cinemas award at this year's 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, says making a movie about Israeli soldiers during the first intifada wasn't just cathartic for him. It was catharti...
Air France sponsors Berlinale 2013 The 2013 TEDDY AWARD Gala at Station Berlin. At this colourful event this year's TEDDY AWARD were announced. A glamorous stage show with international stars. The TEDDY Party is often called 'the best Party of the Berlinale by visitors and experts. Music by Chiwawa - Quantum Leap (Divine Remix)
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German actor August Diehl arriving on red carpet in former Berlinale sponsor BMW.
The Berlin International Film Festival and BMW Group Partnership Ends after Four Successful Years
With the Berlinale 2013, the four-year commitment of BMW Group as principal partner of the Berlin International Film Festival drew to a splendid close. By providing around one hundred vehicles, the BMW Group made it possible for the stars to arrive at the Red Carpet in style. And with BMW as its host, the G...
Claude Lanzmann today
BERLINALE 2013 – CLAUDE LANZMANN, HOLOCAUST CHRONICLER, AT BERLIN -- His Documentary films are Epic Bulwarks against Historical Forgetfulness
By Alex Deleon-Pevner
Many international stars and film luminaries passed through the portals of the latest Berlin film festival in February 2013 but, very probably, the one who will be longest remembered in historical terms is Claude Lanzmann, 87 year old French chronicler of the Holocaust. Mr. L...
‘Before Midnight’ (2013) screened this week to a sold out theater in Austin, Texas during the SXSW Film Festival (March 8-17, 2013). The film has received electric international buzz since its world premier in January at Sundance and at its international premier in February at the Berlin International Film festival.
Many films have attempted to capture the truth about love, but few have ever gone the lengths of the ‘Before’ trilogy. It began with an innocent and serend...
Wieland Speck is in charge of the Panorama program of the Berlinale and the famed TEDDY competition, devoted exclusively to films with gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender themes. Set up in 1985 as an official Berlinale program the Panorama focuses on issue-oriented features and documentaries by first and second time international film directors and has been programmed since 1997 by Wieland Speck. Speck has the rare distinction of being an accomplished film director and writer whose wor...
Dieter Kosslick is the Director of the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival and has been in charge of the festival for 12 years.
Claus Mueller What are the most significant innovations this year?
Dieter Kosslick The native program [indigenous cinema], a program called residency with filmmakers from all over the world to stay with us for six months and we ensu...
In 2013, the Berlinale had another successful year as the largest audience-oriented international film festival selling 303,000 tickets. Total professional accreditations reached 19.630 including 3.694 members of the press. 404 films were featured in its public programs and 816 were seen at the European Film Market. The festival continues to expand yet over the last years the strongest growth has been experienced by the European Film Market. Beki Probst was appointed in 1988 as the Director of...
The surge of visitors to the Berlinale was even more overwhelming this year: a record number of 303,077 tickets was sold. This is impressive proof of how popular the Festival has become with the public and the enthusiasm with which audiences immerse themselves into the world of film for eleven days.
The Berlinale 2013 reached its highpoint with the award ceremony on February 16. Once again the Festival closed with an event that has become a tradition, the Berlinale Kinotag: on Sunday,...
Dedicated to supporting young German directors in developing a project, material and script, the €15,000 “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” that is funded by the Berlinale’s co-partner Glashütte Original will also be awarded from 2014 to 2016 to a young talented German filmmaker from the Berlinale Perspektive Deutsches Kino section. The Berlinale is very pleased to be continuing this partnership and especially appreciates the substantial commitment of th...
The first Berlinale Residency just closed successfully during this year’s Berlin International Film Festival with the presentation of the selected projects by Matías Bize, Rebecca Daly, Samuel Maoz, Raya Martin, Rafi Pitts and Sacha Polak. And now the fellowship programme is again inviting filmmakers from around the world to apply for a three-month stay in Berlin.
The “Berlin 24/7” programme Berlinale Residency supports auteur filmmakers who have already...
Tiergarten to Berlinale 2013, all in a day's walk. Band is playing, press are praying...movies are playing. People are saying...this will be a very good year. Soundtrack: Dreamers' shelter (3:28) I am waiting for you last summer
Despite Worthy Winners Weak Programming was Called Into Question
By Alex Deleon, Berlin
The main prize winning films this year by unheralded unknowns from eastern Europe, “Pozitia Copilului” (Child’s Pose), Romania, and “Epizoda u Zivotu Beraca Zeljeza” (An episode in the life of an iron picker) Bosnia, were generally regarded as worthy choices, but the field of nineteen films in competition from which they were chosen was, by ...
MALADIES is a comedic look at the life of a former actor turned writer struggling to cope with reality, his work and interpersonal relationships much in the vein of SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK and ADAPTATION. The film explores the eccentric and unconventional lives of three characters in this quirky and entertaining film from second time writer/director, Carter. His first feature film, ERASED JAMES FRANCO, was released in 2008. In addition to filmmaking, Carter is an international known painter, scul...
We are pleased to share with you the Shooting Stars Magazine - celebrating not just the 2013 stars-in-the-making, but many highlights from past years at the Berlinale. Please also find below the Shooting Stars 2013 trailer, which showcases what to expect from this year’s program and introduces Europe's hottest young actors.
We look forward to a very successful 16th year at the Berlinale and to seeing you all there!
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At the Berlin International Film Festival
(Berlinale, Germany, February 7-17, 2013)
the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize)
has been presented to:
"Child's Pose" (Pozitia copilului)
by Calin Peter Netzer (Romania, 2013)
(shown in competition)
by Anais Barbeau-Lavalette (Canada, France, 2012)
(programmed in the Panorama section)
by Cesar Oiticica Filho (B...
Giuseppe Tornatore is back in grand form with his latest film, “The Best Offer” (2013). Filmed between Bolzano, Merano, Vienna and Prague, it is the story about art collector and fine art auctioneer Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush) who can tell a fraudulent painting from an original as easy as distinguishing black from white.
Virgil is a sterile man who has pushed down human emotions and relationships for stark professionalism and sharp senses. But one day his better judgment is test...
After one exhausting week with hundreds of films at Berlinale, nerves are on edge.
Some have given up before – like columnist Harald Martenstein from „Tagesspiegel”: „There are strong people, and there are weak people. At Berlinale, you realize in the last third to which group you are belonging.” In his case it´s quite clear: Martenstein himself „passed out and then slept for 14 hours”.
Călin Peter Netzer and the producer Ada Solomon Golden Bear
PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY
GOLDEN BEAR for the Best Film
by Călin Peter Netzer
JURY GRAND PRIX (Silver Bear)
Epizoda u životu berača željeza
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker
by Danis Tanović
ALFRED BAUER PRIZE (Silver Bear) - in memory of the Festival Founder –
for a feature film that opens new perspectives
Vic+Flo ont vu un ours
The members of the Children’s Jury Generation Kplus
Rosa Elina Ehrlich
Ada Maria Nardi
Lonja Emily Louise Siebenmann
give the following awards:
Crystal Bear for the Best Film: The Rocket
by Kim Mordaunt, Australia 2013
After a little boy has lost his home, he and his family embark on tense journey through a spectacular natural landsc...
Berlin juries seem to have a penchant for springing surprises in favor of long shot contenders and unknown outsiders.
An unheralded Romanian picture, Pozitsia Capilului (Child's Pose), was awarded the Golden Bear for Best Film,
The Silver Bear (The Grand Jury Prize) went to a film from Bosnia, "Epizoda u Zivotu beraca zeljeza" (An episdode in the life of an Iron Picker) which focuses on the trials and tribulations of a Gypsy (Roma) family in that former Yugos...
Today, on Saturday, February 16, the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival will come to a splendid close with the presentation of the awards.
1,600 guests are expected to attend the gala, beginning at 7.00 pm in the Berlinale Palast, where the winners of the Golden and Silver Bears, the Prizes of the International Short Film Jury and the Best First Feature Award will be announced. Following the ceremony, the winner of the Golden Bear will be shown as closing film. Festival Director Dieter K...
On Saturday, February 16 at the award ceremony of the independent juries, the young French-German-Portuguese jury awarded the “FGYO-Prize Dialogue en perspective” for the first time endowed with 5.000€. This year, the prize goes to Anne Zohra Berrached‘s film Two Mothers.
For the tenth time, the Berlin International Film Festival and the French-German Youth Office (FGYO), an official partner of the Berlinale, are giving young film-lovers the chance to award the ...
The Act of Killing
The public has cast its votes: the 15th PanoramaAudienceAwards - presented in collaboration with radioeins of rbb (Berlin-Brandenburg’s public radio and television station), Berlin’s city magazine tip and the Berlinale’s Panorama section - go to The Broken Circle Breakdown for fiction film, and to The Act of Killing for documentary.
The official award ceremony will be held on Berlinale Kinotag, Sunday February 17, at 5.00 pm in CinemaxX ...