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The 70th Berlinale International Film Festival will be held from February 20 to March 1, 2020.
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Generation Take It to the Limit

    Maria Galant in Irmã (Sisters in the End of the World) by Luciana Mazeto and Vinícius Lopes With 59 competition entries, including 29 world premieres and eleven debut films from 34 countries and a share of female directors reaching 58%, the programme of the 43rd Generation is now complete. “A keen and open eye, the questioning of conventions and the often dramati...

The first films of the Berlin Critics' Week 2020

  The city as a French battle zone, from Romanian star to Serbian diva, a ghost from the Nigerian past, Brazilian stories of violence, a Spanish summer with a water shortage, the hammock as a vantage point in Venezuela, birds singing in ancient Greek, and an Austrian surprise. The first films of the 6th Berlin Critics’ Week at a glance.     The Critics’ Week 2020 opens with an evening p...

Cinema plural - A conference without a theme opens the Berlin Critics' Week 2020

  Conference at Theaterdiscounter Berlin, Wednesday, 19th February 2020, from 6pm - Films and debates of the Critics’ Week from February 20th-27th, 2020 at the Hackesche Höfe cinema, always 8pm   What are the hopes of today’s filmmakers, critics and cinephiles? What do they resent, what do they demand? In 2020, the Critics’ Week is refusing to choose a theme for the opening conference. Instead, we’re inviting friends old and new to voice t...

Berlinale Special Memory, Genre and Parable; Johnny Depp, Pinocchio, Agneska Holland and more

The Berlinale Special takes audiences on a journey around the world and gives memory a special role. Whether it’s to remember a place, a life or following the scattered parts of the Berlin wall, these films offer on an unforgettable trip. The film selection also includes genre cinema such as thriller and western. High Ground is a western that was developed in close collaboration with the Indigenous communities of Australia. It pays homage to a territory (now...

Panorama Crossing Borders

Riz Ahmed in Mogul Mowgli von/by Bassam Tariq I © Mogul Mowgli / BBC Films Panorama Crossing Borders Young, political, combative: the 70th Berlinale Panorama tells of migration and the search for and discovery of an inner notion of home, the overexploitation of our planet and it unveils bold narratives of queer identities. Directors Karim Aïnouz, Andrea Štaka and Francisco Márquez as well as the actors Ben Whishaw, Sandra Hüller and Stellan Skar...

“Books at Berlinale” 12 books suitable for film adaptation at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

  Books at Berlinale 2019 I © Lydia Hesse On February 24, publishers and literary agents will present 12 international new releases and bestsellers that are specifically suitable for film adaptations to interested film producers. On February 24, at the “Books at Berlinale” pitching event, a co-operation with Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will once again present twelve exceptional works of literature that are partic...

Forum Galloping Between Different Eras

Links: Reha-Xustina Bolekia Bueriberi in Anunciaron tormenta | A Storm Was Coming von/by Javier Fernández Vázquez (Kein Copyright) Mitte: Lúa vermella | Red Moon Tide von/by Lois Patiño © Zeitun Films 2020 Rechts: Şerban Lazarovici in Tipografic majuscul | Uppercase Print von/by Radu Jude © Silviu Ghetie Forum Galloping Between Different Eras The Berlinale Forum is celebrating its anniversary: 50 years of dedication to independent, adventurous, ...

Berlinale Shorts Presents its Programme for 2020 and the International Short Film Jury

Berlinale Shorts The Berlinale Short Film Competition celebrates the artistic freedom of the short form and offers a wide range of topics and narrative styles with 24 films from 18 countries. Fictional stories take centre stage, accompanied by idiosyncratic experiments and documentary essays or observations. More on the programme and the International Short Film Jury here.   Berlinale Special Multifaceted Programme The Berlinale Special is the most multifaceted section of th...

Highlights on Encounters and on Special Programme "On Transmission"

Gunda von/by Victor Kossakovsky © Egil Håskjold Larsen/Sant & Usant Encounters Programme Completed: Vitality of Cinema in All of Its Forms Encounters as additional competitive section will be introduced in 2020 for the first time. The 15 titles chosen for Encounters present the vitality of cinema in all of its forms. Each film presents a different way of interpreting the cinematic story: autobiographical, intimate, political, social, philosophical, epic, surreal. The f...

Jeremy Irons will preside the International Jury at Berlinale 2020

  © Photo: Antonello&Montesi  The acclaimed British film and theatre actor Jeremy Irons will serve as president of the International Jury at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival. The festival management of the Berlinale is honoured to have won Jeremy Irons for this anniversary edition. “With his distinctive style Jeremy Irons has embodied some iconic characters that have accompanied me throughout my journey in cinema, making me aware of the complexity of human ...

Robin Jonas joins Voltage Pictures as new Production Executive

  Voltage Pictures has appointed industry heavyweight Robin Jonas as Production Executive and Producer with immediate effect, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter. Jonas joins Voltage at a dynamic time for the company whose production slate includes the action-drama Ava starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich and Geena Davis and After We Collided, the upcoming sequel of one of the highest grossing independent film of 2019, After.   Jonas i...

Shooting Stars Berlin 2020 announced the ten best up-and-coming actresses and actors from Europe

EFP (European Film Promotion) proudly presents the ten best up-and-coming actresses and actors from Europe during the Berlin International Film Festival 2020.   photocredits: Joana Ribeiro © Ricardo Santos; Bilal Wahib © Frank Ruiter; Ella Rumpf © Andreas Lumineau; Levan Gelbakhiani © Natalia Ghlonti; Zita Hanrot © Marcel Hartmann for Netflix; Jonas Dassler © Stefan Klüter; Martina Apostolova © Konstantsa Getzova; Pääru Oja © Riina ...

Waxworks by Paul Leni will open Berlinale Classics 2020 with a Digitally Restored Version

Berlinale Classics The Berlinale Classics series will celebrate its opening on February 21, 2020 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast with a screening of the 1924 silent film classic Waxworks (dir: Paul Leni). Accompanied by new music from the Ensemble Musikfabrik from North Rhine-Westphalia, with Swiss-Australian conductor Elena Schwarz at the podium, this digital restoration under the aegis of the Deutsche Kinemathek and Cineteca di Bologna will be shown onscreen for the first time at the 70th Berl...

“King Vidor” Retrospective at Berlinale 2020

Beyond the Forest   The Retrospective of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to the American film director, producer, and screenwriter King Vidor (1894-1982) who holds a central place in the history of US cinema. Considered a key director towards the end of the silent era and in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Vidor left a lasting mark, combining his interest in social engagement with the desire to explore in depth the potential of cinematic language.   Vid...

Julia Fidel appointed New Head for Berlinale Series, and “Drama Series Days” Becomes “Berlinale Series Market”

  Julia Fidel   Over the years, episodic content has become a potent and steady part of the Berlinale programme. In February 2020, Zoo Palast cinema will once again host the Berlinale Series programme, which is open to the public. The successful industry platform taking place at the same location will henceforth be known as “Berlinale Series Market” (previously “Drama Series Days”). The “Berlinale Series Market” and its annual confe...

Berlinale Forum: New Head Cristina Nord Appoints Selection Committee

Film critic, author and curator Cristina Nord, head of Berlinale Forum since August 1, 2019, has assembled a new programming team.   Berlinale Forum aims to expand the understanding of what film is, to test the boundaries of convention and open up fresh perspectives to help grasp cinema and how it relates to the world in new ways. The programme can include anything that serves these ends: contemporary and historical, analogue and digital film; documentaries, essays and hybrid forms; a...

European Film Market expands: “EFM Landmark” offers an additional business platform for producers and film commissioners

There is one interesting thing that Auckland, Barcelona, Bavaria, Cracow, Finnish Lapland, Jordan, Lisbon, Lviv, New York, Oslo, Rwanda, Sardinia, Scotland, Split-Dalmatia, Valparaíso, Vladivostok, the Western Cape and Zurich and almost 300 other cities, countries and regions all have in common with the city region of Berlin-Brandenburg — they have an active film commission.   Increasingly, film commissions have become essential partners for producers, not only assisting them...

Interview with IMZ Secretary General Katharina Jeschke about the IMZ Academy Organizer of the Avant Premiere during Berlinale

HOW HAS THE IMZ ACADEMY SERIES DEVELOPED SINCE IT FIRST LAUNCHED?                                                                         ...

Avant Premiere returns during Berlinale 22-26 February 2020

    AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN Avant Première is the largest international trade fair for cultural TV content and presents latest film productions for worldwide transmission. Avant Première: See performing arts films before they premiere. CONNECTING THE PERFORMING ARTS + THE AUDIOVISUAL SECTOR   The IMZ International Music + Media Centre is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the performing arts through ...

Berlinale 2020: the new heads at the selection committee installed by Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek

Selection committee appointed / New heads for Panorama and Berlinale Shorts / Outlook onto 70th anniversary Carlo Chatrian as Artistic Director and Mariette Rissenbeek as Executive Director will officially take office on June 1, 2019. The future director duo have already been in contact with festival sections, initiatives and departments for some time now, learning about workflows and structures, and had the opportunity to gain further insights on location at the festival in February. Th...

Berlinale 2020: New Directors Create Additional Competition Encounters

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New competitive section / new foreign delegates and advisors / changes for special series NATIVe and Culinary Cinema   After introducing the new selection committee (see press release from March 28, 2019) the new Berlinale director duo - Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian and Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek - present the first new developments within the festival programme. Now, alongside the traditional Competition and Berlinale Shorts awarding the Golden and Silver Bears, an addit...

Cristina Nord Appointed as New Head of the Berlinale Forum

  The film critic, writer, and curator Cristina Nord joined the directorship of the Forum section on August 1, 2019. Since it was founded in 1971, the Forum has taken place as part of the Berlin International Film Festival, curated and organised independently by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art. Cristina Nord (born in 1968) served as film editor for the cultural section of the daily “taz. die tageszeitung” in Berlin from 2002 to 2015. Her writing deals w...

Berlinale Welcomes Another Principal Partner: MagentaTV

MagentaTV, Germany’s leading television platform, offers both TV programmes, exclusive series and films as well as streaming services all in one. The television and streaming service by Deutsche Telekom will be supporting the 2020 festival, joining ZDF, Audi and L’Oreal Paris as a Principal Partner of the Berlin International Film Festival. Among other features planned for the 2020 Berlinale by MagentaTV is its own festival lounge located at Zoo Palast, offering a wide spec...

Save the date_Feb 25 and attend the discussion on gender equity @ Berlinale 2020

How about 50/50 in the audience for a change, i am tired of beeing a minority at the event :-) Bruno Chatelin On the occasion of this year's network event as part of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, we are discussing new feminist trends in the development of scripts together with FC Gloria and DrehbuchForum Vienna. For the 8th time, a top-class international discussion group will set a topic to promote equality in the media. Beyond the still pressing debates about quotas, ...

The New Poster for the Queer Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival

The 34th TEDDY AWARD takes place within the framework of the Berlin International Film Festival from February 20, 2020 - March 1, 2020 and is awarded in the categories Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, Jury Award and the TEDDY Readers Award. The award ceremony and the glittering TEDDY After Show & Backstage PARTY will take place on 2Feb. 28, 2020 at the Volksbühne Berlin.Tickets for the 34th TEDDY AWARD ceremony and the After Show PARTY ar...

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