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The 71st  Berlinale International Film Festival will be held March 1–5 (market) & June 9–20, 2021.
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The Award-Winning Films of the Berlinale Audience Awards

  The Berlinale Summer Special has already brought its audience eleven fantastic nights in 16 Berlin open-air cinemas. Almost all of the invited film teams were able to travel to Berlin to personally present their films to the audience. The mood at the Summer Special is marvellous, and it reaffirms that cinema continues to inspire and move.   Tonight, the Summer Special of the 71st Berlinale ends with the announcement of the Audience Awards and their respective screenings. New th...

Winner of the Berlinale Compass-Perspektive-Award

Yana Ugrekhelidze © Daniel Seiffert / Berlinale 2021   The Compass-Perspektive-Award will be presented to the best film from the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme of the Berlinale Summer Special tonight. The Berlinale congratulates Yana Ugrekhelidze on winning the Compass-Perspektive-Award for her film:   Instructions for Survival (Germany) by Yana Ugrekhelidze   Jury statement: Instructions for Survival shakes the viewer’s foundations from the get-go. Fir...

Additional Audience Award, the Juries of the Berlinale Documentary Award and the GWFF Best First Feature Award

Summer Special Will Feature the 2021 Berlinale Competition Audience Award   The International Jury already made their Competition award selections in March of this year, and now at the Summer Special (June 9 - 20), the festival audience will have the opportunity to vote on those same 15 films for the 2021 Berlinale Competition Audience Award.   At this year’s festival this audience award will be presented one time only for the Competition section, joining the traditional Pa...

Award-winning Films for a Young Audience as Part of the Berlinale Summer Special

The Berlinale is the only major international film festival that also offers a programme for cinephiles under the age of 18: international cinema at the cutting edge which reflects the realities, fantasies and desires of young people. Furthermore, Generation also lays the solid and sustainable foundation for future cinema audiences: versatile, emotional and differentiated.   The Generation Kplus Children’s Jury (Aaron Julius Marx, Jarik Konstantin Richter, Nola Strunk) and the Gen...

Forum Special Programme: “Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany”

The connections between culture in general, cinema in particular, society and racism are currently the subject of controversial discussion. The Berlinale Forum steps into the debate by presenting the film and discussion series “Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany” an experiment in shared curatorial responsibility that puts a spotlight on a chapter of German film production that has been unfairly neglected.     The Berlinale Forum harbours a ...

Berlinale: Summer Special to Take Place as an Outdoor Event

  The plan to hold the Berlinale Summer Special (June 9-20, 2021) as an outdoor event is now set. The Berlinale is pleased to be able to give audiences the enjoyment of an open-air cinema experience at 16 venues in total at the Summer Special. Both Berlin’s falling 7-day incidence for COVID-19, as well as positive signals by government offices to support the request for a pilot project with mandatory testing have reinforced the festival directors’ planning of an all-outdoor e...

Berlinale: Altered Infection Protection Act Limits Summer Special Options

  The restrictions set out by the recently updated Infection Protection Act now make the planning of the Berlinale Summer Special a bigger challenge. The festival directors are currently in contact with the authorities to determine the next steps for an all-outdoor event. The Berlinale also wants to explore the possibility of a pilot cultural event with mandatory testing. A final decision regarding the Summer Special will be made beginning of May. Everyone's health and curbing t...

Andie MacDowell, Patrick Gibson and Rain Spencer lead the cast of Sarah Elizabeth Mintz’ debut feature film Good Girl Jane

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Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Patrick Gibson (The OA, Tolkien) and exciting new discovery Rain Spencer lead the cast of Sarah Elizabeth Mintz’ debut feature film Good Girl Jane, it was announced today by Astute Films’ President Fred Bernstein. After being shut down in 2020 due to the pandemic, Astute committed to returning to production a year later and principal photography wrapped today, in Los Angeles, where the film is set. Odessa A’Zion (&l...

Arclight Films locks North American distribution deal with Gravitas Ventures for CHASING WONDERS

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‘CHASING WONDERS’ STARRING PAZ VEGA, EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, QUIM GUTIERREZ, CARMEN MAURA, AND ANTONIO DE LA TORRE   Arclight Films’ chairman Gary Hamilton announced today the company has locked distribution in North America for the star-studded coming of age film, Chasing Wonders, starring award-winner Spanish star Paz Vega (Rambo: Last Blood, Sex and Lucia), Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Miami Vice), Quim Gutierrez (Spy Time, The Last Da...

Good run at EFM for russian companies reporting more than 30 deals

Russian companies have summed up the results of the European Film Market (EFM 2021). Companies from France, Germany, North America, Vietnam, Mexico, Brazil, China, South Korea, and others are among the international distributors, which bought Russian films, TV series, and animation.   EFM 2021, which took place online from March 1-5 as part of the Berlin International Film Festival, gathered more than 500 participants from 60 countries. Russian companies presented over 140 projects,...

Berlinale 2021: European Film Market in post review

  The 2021 Berlinale is being held in two parts, the European Film Market (EFM), restricted to  the industry and the press, from March 1-5, and the public film festival, the Summer Special, scheduled for June 9-20 in Berlin cinemas and open air venues with jury members and award winners. The second component, if staged, will continue Berlinale’s tradition as the world’s biggest public film festival.  To date, the EFM has been very successful, with achievement...

Berlinale EFM total wrap up full coverage

Berlinale Wrap-Up, Part 1: to be continued in june The Berlinale Celebrates a Successful First Stage, Looks Forward to the Summer Special With Berlin Audiences, and Sets the Date for the 2022 Festival   Happy winners, good sales at the film market, interesting panel discussions and ample film coverage by the press - the Industry Event of the 71st Berlinale exceeded expectations. Due to pandemic restrictions, the first part of the festival took place online from March 1 t...

Berlinale Wrap-Up, Part 1: to be continued in june

The Berlinale Celebrates a Successful First Stage, Looks Forward to the Summer Special With Berlin Audiences, and Sets the Date for the 2022 Festival FULL COVERAGE ON FILMFESTIVALS.COM   Happy winners, good sales at the film market, interesting panel discussions and ample film coverage by the press - the Industry Event of the 71st Berlinale exceeded expectations. Due to pandemic restrictions, the first part of the festival took place online from March 1 to 5 and was aimed primari...

Berlin - International sales from Highland Film Group - ONE WAY starring Kevin Bacon, Colson Baker, Travis Fimmel

Highland Film Group announced today that the company has secured multiple international distribution deals for the new action-thriller One Way, directed by Andrew Baird (Zone 414) from a script by Ben Conway. The film stars Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon (Black Mass, Mystic River, Showtime’s “City on a Hill”), Colson Baker (The Dirt, Project Power), also known as recording artist “Machine Gun Kelly,” Travis Fimmel (Ridley Scott’s ”Raise...

VIDEO: The European Shooting Stars Programme successfully wrapped its 24th edition

The European Shooting Stars Programme successfully wraps its 24th edition following three days of activities in its first ever digital 'Home of Acting Talent' The three-day online programme for this year's European Shooting Stars, which ran from 23 to 25 February, has been successfully wrapped up. Starting with a Kick-off show to introduce this year's cohort, hosted by British broadcaster Edith Bowman and joined by special guests Matilda de Angelis and Pilou Asba...

SUPERVILLAIN - interview with director Karam Gill.

  Director:  Karam Gill ‘SUPERVILLAIN: THE MAKING OF TEKASHI 6IX9INE’ Interview by Emmanuel Itier   Q: How did it come together and why were you interested with documenting the life of Tekashi, supervillain?   Karam: Well, this project is actually based on an article published in the magazine Rolling Stones and from a deep investigation about Tekashi. And the company of Ron Howard decided to partner with the cable channel, Showtime, to find t...

Productivity Media and Darius Films announce production deal

Bob Saget       Producers William G. Santor, CEO of Productivity Media, and Nicholas Tabarrok, President of Darius Films, today announced a three-picture production deal between their two companies.  All three feature films will shoot in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean as part of a sweeping agreement with the Cayman Islands Film Commission, the Cayman’s Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs and Dart Enterprises to shoot...

New Titles for Virtual EFM 2021 from Summer Hill Entertainment

We will be attending the VIRTUAL EFM 2021 Monday, February 22nd to Friday, March 5th. Get ready for our exciting EFM lineup to get access to our exclusive new projects! We will share it with you very soon. Please use the link below to arrange your virtual meeting. You can also contact our Sales Team directly. See you soon! Click here to arrange a meeting with us for Virtual EFM 2021     ...

Wrongly Accused. Murdered. Back For Revenge - 'BLACKSTOCK BONEYARD' - Sneak Peak

  BLACKSTOCK BONEYARD Supernatural, Horror, Suspense - 82 mins - US Release: June 8, 2021 ...

EFM line-up for Generation X Group® GmbH

THE HATCHING   Synopsis: Tim returns to his peaceful childhood village after the death of his father. But the place harbors some bad memories for him: as a teenager, Tim and his friends stole crocodile eggs from the nearby zoo and one of his friends got killed by a crocodile. Now bad things start to happen again in the moors of Somerset: People keep disappearing and mutilated human body parts keep showing up. Tim soon realizes that the crocodile eggs he stole 15 years ago have hatche...

Film Mode Entertainment and Screen Media Ventures Announce Berlin Premieres of SENIOR MOMENT and TRIGGER POINT

First-look footage from the features, comedy SENIOR MOMENT, starring WILLIAM SHATNER,  JEAN SMART and CHRISTOPHER LLOYD and action-thriller TRIGGER POINT, starring BARRY PEPPER, COLM FEORE, LAURA VANDERVOORT will be shown to EFM buyers for the first time.   EXCLUSIVE FIRST-LOOK CLIP FROM SENIOR MOMENT   In partnership with Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment today announced the acquis...

VIDEO: when Radu Jude & Ada Solomon find out they won the Golden Bear for Best Film (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn)

Radu Jude couldn't believe it when he got the call telling him and producer Ada Solomon about their Golden Bear win for "Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn" (Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc). "It's really, really overwhelming," says Radu, after the realisation sinks in. "I'm always full of doubts... When something like this happens, you lose some of the doubts." Many congratulations! What an achievement! ...

VIDEO: Berlinale 2021: The Award Winners of the Competition

Katia Pascariu © Silviu Ghetie / Micro Film 2021 - Director Radu Jude © Silviu Ghetie Golden Bear for Best Film: Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn) by Radu Jude                                       Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize: Guzen to sozo (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy) by Ryusuke Hamaguchi Silver Bear Jury Prize: Herr B...

Nordic Screenings Friday, March 5

      • Nordic films and events    • Meet us Online    • Co-producing witht the Nordics        ...

First look photo of ONE WAY, starring Colson Baker, Kevin Bacon, and Travis Fimmel

  Sharing with you a first look photo of ONE WAY, starring Colson Baker (also known as recording artist Machine Gun Kelly), Kevin Bacon, and Travis Fimmel. Highland Film Group repped ww rights at EFM. Key info on the film below:   Photo - https://we.tl/t-MT3KaocdFR L: Colson Baker as Freddy, R: Kevin Bacon as Freddy’s father, Fred Snr. Photo credit – Dan Anderson. Courtesy of Highland Film Group   ONE WAY  STATUS: In post-production GENRE:&nb...

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