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The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 17, 2022 under the motto "It all (re)starts here".
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European Film Market 2022: Exhibition Spaces Largely Booked Out

SHAPING CHANGE: "EFM Industry Sessions" Call on the Film and Media Industry to Jointly Shape the Future The EFM is expecting buzzing business not only at its main location, the impressive Gropius Bau, as the industry returns to Berlin © EFM / Juliane Eirich The European Film Market (EFM) of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 17, 2022 under the motto "It all (re)starts here"...

“Labours of Cinema” – The Theme of the 20th Berlinale Talents

20 editions, 10,000 alumni, seven hubs from Beirut to Buenos Aires and a yearly tally of more than 100 former participants with films in the festival: the Berlinale’s talent development initiative has a lot to celebrate. For the 20th edition, taking place from February 12 to 17, 2022, Berlinale Talents is optimistically looking forward to a physical event with digital components, all destined to bring together the 200 invited Talents across 13 disciplines. Mariette Rissenbeek an...

Berlinale Spotlight: World Cinema Fund at “Around the World in 14 Films”

  Clara Sola by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén For many years, the Berlinale has been presenting specially curated programmes outside the festival timeframe. The programme goes by the name of Berlinale Spotlight. Since 2018, the Berlinale funding initiative World Cinema Fund (WCF) has presented a Berlinale Spotlight every year at the Berlin film festival &ldquo...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Eleven New Funding Recommendations

Historical photos from the mood book of Quién mató a Narciso? In the 35th jury session of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made eleven funding recommendations for projects from Afghanistan, Argentina, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Lebanon, Mongolia, Paraguay, Peru and Vietnam. The current funding amounts to a total of 493,000 Euros. The WCF is pleased to be able to support independent cinema even mor...

M. Night Shyamalan will serve as Jury President of the Berlinale 2022

Screenwriter, director and producer M. Night Shyamalan will serve as president of the International Jury at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. The successful American immigrant filmmaker originally from South Asia has been captivating audiences worldwide with his genre films over the past three decades. His breakthrough, the 1999 psychological thriller The Sixth Sense starring Bruce Willis, was the second highest grossing film of that year and receive...

Berlinale 2022 should be an In-Person Event

© Daniel Seiffert / Berlinale  Berlinale 2022 To Be an In-Person Event   The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 20, 2022 as an in-person event. The European Film Market (February 10-17, 2022), the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12-16, 2022), Berlinale Talents (February 12-17, 2022) and the World Cinema Fund will focus on on-site offerings. They will furthermore provide online formats. More information on the 2022 festival ...

Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Rome

  For many years, the Berlinale has been present around the world with specially curated programmes. The Berlinale Spotlight extends the festival period and thus makes the activities of the Berlinale visible throughout the entire year.   Under the title Berlinale Spotlight: Generation a programme composed of films from the Generation 14plus 2021 edition will be presented in cooperation with Alice nella città which is a festival dedicated to the young audience in affiliation...

Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Japan 2021

La Mif (The Fam) by Fred Baillif: The cast at the premiere during the Berlinale Summer Special © Jan Kraus / Berlinale 2021   With its specially curated programmes, the Berlinale has been present around the world for many years. Moreover, the Berlinale Spotlight extends the festival period and makes the activities of the Berlinale visible throughout the year. Under the banner of Berlinale Spotlight: Generation and for the fourth time already, the Berlinale section Generation will ...

New heads at Forum Expanded Ulrich Ziemons and Ala Younis

The new heads of Forum Expanded: Ulrich Ziemons (©Guillaume Cailleau) und / and Ala Younis (©Thomas Venker)   After 16 editions as head of Forum Expanded, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus passed the mantle onto new hands in September. She founded the Berlinale section in 2006 together with Anselm Franke — then lead curator at the KW - Institute for Contemporary Art, and today the director of Fine Arts and Film at Haus der Kulturen der Welt — who will also be le...

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

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

‘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...


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