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Video highlights from DFFB Reception honoring Ben Gibson its new director

Ben Gibson, Director of schools, Bodo Knapheide, Head of Studies and Edith Forster, Head of Administration  A wine reception was held on the top floor of DFFB in front of industry, students and staff of Berlin’s German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in honour of newly appointed Director Ben Gibson? former director of the London Film School (LFS), he was also the founder of Making Waves program . He is the first non german to hold this po...

Interview with actor David Lipper who plays a Nazi villain

Bruno Chatelin (filmfestivals.com co founder) spoke with David Lipper in Berlin at the World Market Pemiere during EFM 2016. David told us how he was casted by Anthony Hickox to play a Nazi in Vienna trying to recover Hitler's drawing sold to a famous art collector. The film is a 84 minutes chase after the vanished painting of Hitler's dog "prinz" with kick some stunning as action sequences, (lots of slow motion , jackson Pollock style; along love and romance during the exod...

Interview with Michel Adam, founder of FashionTV, writer producer of Exodus to Shanghai

Michel Adam sat down with filmfestivals.com to explain his motivations for this very personal story, what he heard from his family about theses events in Vienna, and how he wrote about it with Anthony Hickox, the director. ...

Deadline Approaching - Feb 29th - We fund you to collaborate!

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Best Short Film Competition - EVER!   Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. We let the community decide.   Up to $10,000 for the short script. Up to $25,000 for the filmmaker to shoot it.   Writers can't judge writers.  Filmmakers can't judge filmmakers. Everyone receives a massive amount of feedback.   The filmmaker owns 100% of the film. Writersandfilmmakers.com owns 0%.   Visi...

Charlize Theron attended the Cinema For Peace Gala 2016 during the 66th Berlinale

Hermann Buehlbecker (L) and Charlize Theron (C) attend the Cinema For Peace Gala 2016 during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival on February 15, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Cinema For Peace) Charlize Theron attends the Cinema For Peace Gala 2016 during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival on February 15, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Cinema For Peace) Shirin Ebadi attends the Cinema For Peac...

Fashion Hong Kong RTW F/W 2016 Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – February 21, 2016 Fashion Hong Kong Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2016 runway show was held at Skylight Moynihan Station, New York, Friday, February 12, 2016. Presented by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the extraordinary designers who debut during New York Fashion Week were LOOM LOOP by Polly Ho, HARRISON WONG and HIDY N.G. Fashion Hong Hong collection is available at Splashlight Studios, New York. LOOM LOOP androgynous collection inspired by a Chinese legend...

Winners with a smile and a bear

Gianfranco Rosi Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) Tomasz Wasilewski for Zjednoczone stany miłości(United States of Love) Mark Lee Ping-Bing for the cinematography in Chang Jiang Tu (Crosscurrent) by Yang Chao Majd Mastour in Inhebbek Hedi (Hedi) by Mohamed Ben Attia Trine Dyrholm in Kollektivet (The Commune) by Thomas Vinterberg Mia Hansen-Løve for L‘avenir (Things to Come) Hel...

Leonor Teles is the youngest director ever to win the Golden Bear

Portuguese Leonor Teles is the youngest director ever to win the Golden Bear for best short film at the Berlinale. A double achievement, since Batrachian's Ballad is her first film outside film school. Batrachian's Ballad charmed the Jury of the International Short Film Competition at the Berlinale, which awarded it the grand prize, and also the public - the ovations at the sold out theaters leave no room for doubt. A film produced by Uma pedra no sapato/Filipa Reis/João Mill...

Short Film Winners Berlinale 2016

  Golden Bear for Best Short Film Balada de um Batráquio(Batrachian's Ballad) by Leonor Teles Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) A Man Returned by Mahdi Fleifel Audi Short Film Award Jin zhi xia mao  (Anchorage Prohibited) by Chiang Wei Liang Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2016 © Mahdi Fleif...

A Dragon Arrives | Video Highlights Press Conference | Berlinale 2016

An orange Chevrolet Impala drives across a cemetery towards an abandoned shipwreck in the middle of a desert landscape. It is the 22nd of January, 1965. The day before, the Iranian prime minister was shot dead in front of the parliament building. Inside the wreck, a banished political prisoner has hung himself. The walls are covered in diary entries, literary quotes and strange symbols. Can they help Police Inspector Babak Hafizi in his investigations? Will they shed any light on why there is ...

Saint Amour | Video Highlights Press Conference | Berlinale 2016

Highlights Press Conference SAINT AMOUR by Benoît Delepine & Gustave Kervern at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.  Benoît Delépine (Director, Scriptwriter, Producer)  For Bruno, the agricultural show in Paris marks the high point of his year since it means he can go on a wine tasting tour through France’s wine-growing regions and drink his way from one stand to the next without even leaving the exhibition hall. His father Jean apparentl...

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Berlinale Talents 2016: A Tribute to Talent in Today’s World of Film

On Thursday evening, February 18, the 14th edition of Berlinale Talents came to a successful close with the master class of Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney. During the six-day event, 300 film creatives and over 150 internationally renowned experts turned the HAU Hebbel am Ufer into a hub for networking, intercultural exchange and discussing the latest trends in film.  Alex Gibney   Under its theme “The Nature of Relations”, Berlinale Talents explored the inne...

POWER | Debate #2 | Woche der Kritik 2016

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Berlin Critics' Week | Friday, February 12th | http://wochederkritik.de In the face of political power and its violence, digital imagery is in an asymmetric position. It does, however, challenge power relations within cinema. To what aim and how? Debate guests: Fadi Abdelnour (Artistic Director of Alfilm Film Festival), Heba Amin (Artist/filmmaker), Jay Weissberg (Variety film critic and Artistic Director of Pordenone Silent Film Festival). Moderator: Joseph Fahim (Woche der K...

AURA | Video Debate #1 | Woche der Kritik 2016

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Berlin Critics' Week | Thursday, February 11th | wochederkritik.de Film adds to the lives of bodies, uses their aura, turns them into myths. Whether and how these myths can be controlled, is both a political and an aesthetic question. Debate guests: Zahra Vargas (Director, La fin d'Homère), Pablo Agüero (Director of Eva doesn't sleep), Pamela Biénzobas (Film critic, Revista de cine MABUSE), Richard Brody (Movies editor, The New Yorker), Kiva Reardon (Foun...

Filmed interview with director Anthony Hickox at the 66. Berlinale for Exodus to Shanghai

Exodus to Shanghai had it’s market premiere at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie, 66. Berlinale on Friday, February 12. Based on true events, Exodus to Shanghai is a love story of West loves East, Jews and Chinese united with violins, interrupted by the Nazi invasion of Austria in 1938. Even Hitler is not powerful enough to break the love. When Hitler invades Austria in 1938, Jews must make an Exodus from Vienna. Only the Chinese Consul of Vienna, Dr. Fen...

German actor Markus von Lingen on video at the 66. Berlinale for Exodus to Shanghai:

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After the successful screening of Exodus to Shanghai at the 66. Berlinale,  the cast attended  the FashonTV After Party at THE PEARL in Berlin. German actor Markus von Lingen, plays Hermann Deutsch, a sadistic evil mastermind elected as the leader of Führer Museum project to recuperate all paintings, especially that of ‘Prinz’ painted by Hitler himself of his first German shepherd and true love. With his companion Kurt, he terrorizes a...

Anthony Hickox, Alexander Nguyen interviewed on camera for Exodus to Shanghai

Inspired by true events, Exodus to Shanghai tells the story of two brave lovers on the eve of the Nazi invasion in 1938 Austria. Joining forces with Dr Ho, the Chinese consul who helped thousands of Jews flee Vienna, they make their way to the Orient Express and the promise of safe passage to China. With the help of music, martial arts and wisdom, they save thousands of Jews as they make their Exodus to Shanghai. A few minutes before the photocall in Berlin Filmfestivals.com was interv...

Festivals Programmers gathered during Berlinale with the Exodus to Shanghai Team

The Traditionnal winetasting reception by filmfestivals.com co hosted with Michel Adam Films and Animaze Montreal International Animation Film Festival took place at Michel Adam Offices celebrating Exodus to Shanghai successfull engagement in the Market.   With Markus von Lingen and Elif Dagdeviren, (Antalya International Film Festival) and many more festival directors from Moscow, Sundance, Geneva, Glasgow, Milano, Halifax, Montreal...     A success...

Des nouvelles de la planète Mars News from planet Mars |Video Highlights Press Conference | Berlinale 2016

Highlights Press Conference DES NOUVELLES DE LA PLANETE MARS (NEWS FROM PLANET MARS) by Dominik Moll at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.  7 Philippe Mars wants to please everyone. He wants to be a good father, a friendly ex-husband, a helpful colleague and an understanding brother. Unfortunately, his little world goes out of its planned orbit. His son becomes a hardcore vegetarian, his daughter a compulsive swot, whilst his sister exhibits giant paintings of their naked pare...

Berlin Critics' Week Farewell to Andrzej Zulawski: Love, a form of insanity

On early Wednesday, February 17th Andrzej Żuławski, a defining voice of contemporary world cinema, passed away. Shortly after the Berlin Critics’ Week had presented his last film COSMOS in attendance of his producer Paulo Branco. We mourn the death of the artist and will project his last film once more, on Sunday, February 21 at noon in the Hackesche Höfe cinema Berlin. We would love to welcome you there and celebrate his work with you.     Love, a form of insanity to...

Oscar Nominated Producers Tell All in Santa Barbara

The panels at the Santa Barbara International Film Fest include talent and crew from some of the year's best movies and they're always one of my favorite parts of the festival. This year's Movers and Shakers Panel included: Finola Dwyer of Brooklyn, Steve Golin of Spotlight, Ed Guiney of Room, Jeremy Kleiner of The Big Short, and Mary Parent of The Revenant.  Here are some takeaways: Weather Problems:While filming The Revenant in Canada...

DFFB wine Reception honoring Ben Gibson its new director

Ben Gibson, Director of schools, Bodo Knapheide, Head of Studies and Edith Forster, Head of Administration A wine reception was held on the top floor of DFFB in front of industry, students and staff of Berlin’s German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in honour of newly appointed Director Ben Gibson? former director of the London Film School (LFS), he was also the founder of Making Waves program . He is the first non german to hold this position.   ...

Kids Rock Fall/Winter 2016 Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – February 17, 2016 The 5th bi-annual KIDS ROCK! Fall/Winter 2016 runway show was held at Skylight Moynihan Station, New York, Thursday, February 11, 2016. Presented by Haddad Brands, Rookie USA Presents KIDS ROCK! collection showcased the best in American children sportswear from top brands. From Levi’s slim denim jeans (510, 511), leggings and graphic tees; to Converse Chuck Taylor all-star canvas/leather sneakers, rubber rain boots, knit woven full-zip hoodie...
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