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Hicham Lasri's STARVE YOUR DOG ats Berlinale Panorama section.

If Arab cinema had a punk movement, then Hicham Lasri would be its Johnny Rotten. Rasha Salti (TIFF 2015) A has-been filmmaker sets out to engrave a painful chapter in her country’s history by interviewing a notorious political strongman about the part he played in a brutal former regime. The filmmaker’s glory days are quite as faded as the political power her subject once enjoyed. And her old crew is no longer cohesive or motivated. They all go round and round, circling the...

Aslı Özge's ALL OF A SUDDEN in Panorama Special

    Screenings at Berlin International Film Festival: Friday 12.02.2016 / 12:30 / Cinemaxx 7 / First Official Screening (Press Priority) Saturday 13.02.2016 / 14:00 / Cubix 9 Thursday 18.02.2016 / 21:30 / Zoo Palast 1 / Gala Screening Friday 19.02.2016 / 12:30 / Cinemaxx 7                 A film by Aslı Özge produced by EEE Productions (DE), Topkapi Films (NL), Haut...

Martin Hawie “TORO” will screen at the Berlinale “Perspektive Deutsches Kino” programme.

TORO has already received a “special mention of the jury”  at the 49th Hof International Film Festival 2015.   SHORT SYNOPSIS / LOGLINE: TORO it is a young Polish man (Paul Wollin), who came to Germany ten years earlier in search of a future. Toro, whose name is actually Piotr, hopes to realize his dream of opening a boxing school in Poland and to do so earns his living as an escort for middle-class women.  TORO - Official Trailer from SUMMERSIDE INTERNATIO...

Tara Mateik and Michelle Parkerson Attends Flaherty NYC

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By Maria Esteves – February 7, 2016 The Flaherty NYC Winter/Spring 2016 (FNYCWS16) Queer Transitions was held at Anthology Film Archives, New York, Tuesday, February 2, 7:00PM. In collaboration with The New School; co-presented by Women Make Movies; programmed by Lana Lin, associate professor, School of Media Studies, The New School; and Cauleen Smith, professor, Vermont College of Fine Arts; the six documentary shorts presentation included Michelle Parkerson’s Storme: Lady of t...

Revolution will screen at 9th Ecozine Film Festival Zaragoza.

  Ecozine Film Festival -Zaragoza- (Spain) www.festivalecozine.com Festival is a member of The Green Film Network  www.greenfilmnet.org Green Film Network: GFN GFN AWARD is the transnational award for the best environmental documentary of the year. Each year a festival, supported by the GFN, hosts the GFN Award taking charge of the organization and prize. Each GFN’s member presents a documentary, chosen from his last edition and produced in their own country (in...

WHO IS ODA JAUNE? (World Premiere - Perspektive Deutsches Kino) documentary portrait of German-Bulgarian painter

WHO IS ODA JAUNE? (World Premiere - Perspektive Deutsches Kino) is a complicated, surprising documentary portrait of German-Bulgarian painter Oda Jaune - whose contemporary paintings defy categorization to explore a vast range of moving and often disturbing imagery: pregnant men, faceless naked bodies, perverse figures, joyful creatures and flying people all exist side by side.   And like her paintings, Jaune herself is cloaked in mystery, refusing to easily ascribe meaning to h...

Czech director Petr Vaclav premieres his latest drama WE ARE NEVER ALONE (Forum - World Premiere) at the Berlinale

  Critically acclaimed Czech director Petr Vaclav premieres his latest drama WE ARE NEVER ALONE (Forum - World Premiere) at the Berlinale.   This ensemble allegory follows the surprisingly interconnected lives of a group of very different people struggling to survive, each in their own way, in a small town in the Czech provinces: a paranoid prison guard, his hypochondriac neighbor and his wife who holds a shocking secret, their hardened children, a lovesi...

YOU'LL NEVER BE ALONE (World Premiere - Panorama) directorial film debut of internationally known Chilean musician Alex Anwandt

YOU'LL NEVER BE ALONE (World Premiere - Panorama) marks the striking directorial film debut of internationally known Chilean musician Alex Anwandter. Inspired by the 2012 real life hate murder of a gay teen in Chile that galvanized the nation, Anwandter has written and directed a powerful film about a homophobic assault that elegantly traces the aftermath's effect on a family, and an estranged father's moving attempts to reconcile and help his son.   Trailer: ht...

NAKOM (World Premiere - Panorama) the first film from Ghana to ever play the Berlinale

NAKOM (World Premiere - Panorama) is a historic film - the first film from Ghana to ever play the Berlinale, and the first feature film made in the Kusaal language.  Inspired by the pull of Western modern life in a remote African farming village, NAKOM is a tremendous achievement.   After his father's sudden death, Iddrisu, a talented medical student, returns to Nakom, his home village in northern Ghana, to repay a debt that threatens to destroy his fam...

EFM 16: The Exchange brings Tiger Mickey Rourke starring

TIGER stars Mickey Rourke (IRON MAN 2, THE WRESTLER), Janel Parrish (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS), Prem Singh (BREAKAWAY). It tells the inspirational true story of Pardeep Singh Nagra, a Sikh man who was banned from the sport of boxing for refusing to back down from his beliefs. Nagra was a contender for the Olympic Games, but was denied the opportunity to fight because he refused to shave his beard, which would have violated Sikh religious law. With immense support from his head coach and mentor, Par...

Summer Hill Films/TomCat Films to present: HAVANA HEAT at EFM

  "...a buddy adventure movie in a city as fascinating as Havana" - The Arts Guild A lot can happen in three days. Jacky Petty, played by Gil Bellows, is an Insurance excutive attending a convention in Cuba. Brushing off a fortune teller's warning of impending danger, he befriends Harry Smith, played by Greg Wise, who is a fun loving travel writer with a taste for cigars, rum and trouble. Harry takes Jack under his wing and out for a day and night of adventure....

13 Films to sell WORLDS APART at the upcoming European Film Market

  This will be the market debut for this title. Starring Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons, WORLDS APART is made up of three separate narratives, each following a love story between a foreigner and a local. Each story represents a different generation falling in love during a time of socioeconomic turmoil that dominates Southern Europe as a whole, only to connect as a single story in the end.   13 Films will handle international rights outside of Greece to the romantic drama WORLDS...

ANTS ON A SHRIMP will be World Premiering in the Culinary Cinema section.

Director, Maurice Dekkers, will be attending to present the film    ANTS ON A SHRIMP is a fascinating feature documentary following the story of globally renowned chef, René Redzepi, as he relocates his restaurant, NOMA, long-recognized as one of the best in the world, from Copenhagen to Japan.  René faces one of the biggest challenges of his career as he applies his philosophy of “time and place on a plate” to create a brand new, innovative 14 course...

P.S. Jerusalem will celebrate its European premiere in the Forum section

  P.S. Jerusalem (Canada 2015), a documentary feature by Danae Elon, will screen in the Forum section of this year’s Berlinale. Documentarian Danae Elon, daughter of acclaimed author Amos Elon, decides to return to her hometown Jerusalem with her young family after several years abroad. Through her camera’s lens, she narrates her children’s and her husband’s experiences, bravely exposing all the complexities of life in Jerusalem. P.S. Jerusalem is a film about nav...

World Cinema Fund: Expanded Subsidy Programme, WCF goes EFM and WCF Africa Day

  In 2015, the WCF significantly expanded and strengthened its palette of support programmes. That would not have been possible without funds provided by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, which thus guarantee the existence of the WCF until at least 2018. Thanks to enhanced cooperation with the German Foreign Office, which substantially raised its level of support, the WCF also now enjoys additional discretion in its actions.   Additional financing from the European Commissio...

Cine Argentino @ Berlinale 2016

PANORAMA SPECIAL El rey del Once | Aka The Tenth Man Daniel Burman Ari, who has built a successful career in New York, thinks he has left his past behind. But his distant father Usher who runs a Jewish aid foundation in El Once, the close-knit old Jewish neighborhood of Buenos Aires, summons him back to his native city. What ensues is a comedy of errors, of missed and found people and connections, and a rumination on the extent to which we can ever really leave our past behind. ...

Monty Python Terry Jones' BOOM BUST BOOM opens in US

  Bill and Ben Productions and Brainstorm Media announced today Terry Jones’ new feature documentary BOOM BUST BOOM, which shows the link between our unstable economy and how economics is taught. A mix of live action, animation, puppetry and song, BOOM BUST BOOM charts the ancient cycle of boom and bust and offers the world a solution. BOOM BUST BOOM opens theatrically in US on March 11 at The Village East Cinema in New York, followed...

Scott Mann's action-packed thriller Final Score on the market at EFM

Scott Mann   Highland Film Group (HFG) announced today that they will sell the international rights to Final Score, with Scott Mann (Heist, The Tournament) attached to direct. The action-packed thriller, which is penned by The Brothers Lynch, will be filmed at West Ham United’s world renowned Upton Park Stadium in London. Signature’s Marc Goldberg will produce with The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey (The Foreigner, Bone Tomahawk) and Robert Jones (The Usual Suspe...

SUMMERSIDE INTERNATIONAL will debut at EUROPEAN FILM MARKET 2016.

SUMMERSIDE INTERNATIONAL will be located at Martin Gropious Bau, stand nr. 13 SUMMERSIDE INTERNATIONAL is a vivid and dynamic entertainment reality, specialized in production, financing and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programming, co-founded by Francesca Manno and Nicola Tassoni. Participating in top markets and festivals around the world, SUMMERSIDE INTERNATIONAL will launch at European Film Market 2016 and will offer filmmakers and producers its distribution and ...

Eras of Music History - Market Screening Avant Première 2016

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MARKET SCREENING  ERAS OF MUSIC HISTORY MODERN TIMES Presented by Signed Media, C Major Entertainment & ZDF/Arte Thursday 18 Feb. 2016 13:45 - 14:45 Scandic H...

Göteborg Film Festival releases the new Nostradamus report Whats ahead for this Industry

Virtual reality, the emergence of new global majors, diversity and the future of independent cinemas are some topics in focus in the Nostradamus Screen Visions report, released today at the Nordic Film Market. The aim of the Nostradamus project, launched by Göteborg Film Festival and Lindholmen Science Park in 2014, is to deliver fact-based predictions about the film industry's very near future. The report is based on interviews with key industry players and discussed by an expe...

Flanders films in Berlin

Discover some of the most exciting features and TV drama made in Flanders and Brussels, Belgium shown at this year's European Film Market in Berlin!         Check screening schedule     ...

Go2Films at EFM

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      CAFE NAGLER - BERLINALE Culinary Cinema       Documentary | Israel, Germany | 59 min | 2015 Director: Mor Kaplansky Co-director: Yariv Barel Producer: Liran Atzmor Involved broadcasters: Keshet...
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