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Reporting from Berlin on the 68th edition February 15 -25, 2018
Our team of festival ambassadors and reporters bring you the dailies from the Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market and keep an eye on past editions archives.

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2018 Berlinale EFM previews: The Bears are back, of course, which one do you prefer?

2018 Berlinale: The Bears are back, of course, which one do you prefer? The Berlinale Belongs to the Bears, and vice versa isnt it?    Read this online     FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                        > DO NOT MISS THE ANIMATION IN FOCUS NEWSLLETTER (coming  "toon") Advertise in our Berlin Newsletters from 200€ email us for a...

The Complete Film Program for Berlin Critics’ Week 2018: Bozon, Godin, Lichter, Máté, Feigelfeld and Theatrical Cinema

        The fourth film program of Berlin Critics’ Week has been finalized. It comes packed with a furtive wink from Quebec’s ci...

Competition and Berlinale Special : more updates

Competition and Berlinale Special: Soderbergh, Diaz, Padilha, Ruizpalacios, and Lazarov in the Competition - Everett, Fischer Christensen, Lommel, Brinkmann, Nomura Schible, and Šulík in the Berlinale Special Another five films have been invited to take part in the Competition of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. 23 of the 24 titles in the Competition have already been selected, 19 of the 24 films will be competing for the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears.   A fu...

Forum 2018: In the Realm of Perfection and Elsewhere

This year, Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art is putting on the Forum as part of the Berlinale for the 48th time. The main programme consists of 44 films, 35 of which world premieres. This year’s Special Screenings will be announced in a second press release. 21 years after his directorial debut The Day a Pig Fell into the Well, Korean director Hong Sangsoo makes a more auspicious return to the Forum. Grass is another cheerfully melancholy story about the guests at a small c...

Generation 2018 - Reflecting Reality

 Selected from considerably more than 2,000 submissions, this year a total of 65 full-length and short films from 39 production and co-production countries have been invited to compete in the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competitions. Highly contemporary, the selection reflects on both cinematic developments as well as current socio-political situations. The diversity in content and format relentlessly reflects a complex and frequently inconsistent world while at the same time lea...

Competition and Berlinale Special updates

Competition and Berlinale Special: Christian Petzold, Emily Atef, Lance Daly, Marcelo Martinessi, Cédric Kahn, Adina Pintilie, Markus Imhoof, Mani Haghighi, Måns Månsson and Axel Petersén, David and Nathan Zellner in the Competition programme / Raman Hui, Fernando Solanas, Paul Williams in the Berlinale Special Another ten films have now been invited to the Competition of the 68th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. Three more have also been selected for...

International Partner Matching for 36 Film Projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

  For the 15th time, the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 17 – 21, 2018) will give ca. 550 producers and financers an opportunity to form new partnerships. The current selection comprises 36 new feature film projects that are looking for co-producers. In addition, five high-profile production companies will be introduced in the exclusive “Company Matching” programme.   Interested co-producers, world sales agents, distributors, broadcasters, film funds and f...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2018: “Whatever Happens Next”

  14 films, including six full-length fiction and four documentary films, will compete for the Kompass-Perspektive-Preis, endowed with 5,000 euros. In addition, a neighborhood film project that focuses on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin will be a guest at Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2018. Sure, you can always take off. Soon. Right now. Or later. You could just be gone, just steal away from a fully furnished life. But then what happens? Everyone has thought about it but very few actually do ...

New Food Trucks at the Berlinale Street Food Market

From February 15 to 25, the Berlinale Street Food Market will once again provide festival visitors with international delicacies. In collaboration with the BITE CLUB, the Culinary Cinema will present five food trucks at the heart of the festival, next to the Berlinale Palast.    “It’s great that the Slow Food Convivium Berlin will again be offering regional, sustainable products. It’s the second time, we’re collaborating with BITE CLUB on the Berlinale Street ...

Berlinale Shorts 2018: International Competition and the Special Programme “1968 – Red Flags for Everyone”

Farbtest Rote Fahne. Regie/director: Gerd Conradt Foto: © Deutsche Kinemathek   22 films from 18 countries will be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bear, as well as the Audi Short Film Award, worth € 20,000, and a nomination for the European Film Awards. The Nigerian film Besida by Chuko Esiri and the Austrian film The Shadow of Utopia by Antoinette Zwirchmayr will be screened out of competition. This year’s Berlinale Shorts competition includes films by Jo&atild...

250 Participants @ Berlinale Talents 2018

50/50, interdisciplinary and diverse: The Berlinale Talents team is proud to welcome 250 filmmakers from 81 countries in Berlin from February 17 - 22, 2018, including 128 women and 122 men. For six days they will have the opportunity to engage with one another, with experts and the public, to critically question their own artistic standpoint and to further develop their film projects. A vast array of artistic and technical backgrounds The selection for 2018 includes, amongst others, Angela Gue...

Berlinale Shorts Introduces the 2018 International Short Film Jury: Diogo Costa Amarante, Jyoti Mistry and Mark Toscano

Jyoti Mistry     Portuguese filmmaker and winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlinale 2017, Diogo Costa Amarante; US filmmaker and curator Mark Toscano; and South African filmmaker and academic Jyoti Mistry will make up the International Short Film Jury in 2018. They will award the Golden and the Silver Bear, as well as the Audi Short Film Award. In addition, they will nominate a film for the European Film Awards in the category European Short Film 2018. “...

2018 Perspektive Deutsches Kino to Open With Rückenwind von vorn by Philipp Eichholtz

  The first six films in the 2018 Perspektive Deutsches Kino section have been selected. The programme will open with the new feature film by Philipp Eichholtz Rückenwind von vorn (Away You Go) (production: Von Oma gefördert). Staying true to himself, director Eichholtz lovingly and energetically tells the story of self-discovery against the wind. Headwind is uncomfortable and slows down forward motion unless you dress warmly, overcome the obstacles and occasionally change dire...

2018 Berlinale Festival Posters: The Bears are back of course which one do you prefer?

The Berlinale Belongs to the Bears, and vice versa isnt it?   When the 68th Berlin International Film Festival takes place from February 15 – 25, 2018, Berlin will once again belong to the bears.   “It’s that time of year again: The bears are out and about! On this year’s posters they’ll be popping up at well-known Berlin landmarks to get us in the mood for terrific festival days,” comments Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.   ...

13th Forum Expanded: “A Mechanism Capable of Changing Itself”

In 1947, avant-garde cinema pioneer Maya Deren notes: “Marxism - only theory of politics which designed a mechanism capable of changing itself - as in the concept of the withering away of the state.” Media scholar Ute Holl begins a paper on this film poet’s theories and conception of cinema, which takes the form of “a sustained intervention in the social and sensory relationships of all those who take part in this ongoing form of communication.” The title of this ...





Wide House in Berlin with the world premiere of Claire Simon's SOLITUDE

    is very proud to announce the WORLD PREMIERE of YOUNG SOLITUDE, the new documentary of CLAIRE SIMON Selected at Berlinale - Forum     Wide House - Line up: click here   YOUNG SOLITUDE     DCP/HD • France • 2018 • 100’  Directed by: Claire Simon  Produced by: Sophie Dulac Productions Co produced by: Carthage Films Original language:...

“EFM Horizon” Extended to Five Days : the Future in Focus at the European Film Market

“EFM Horizon” Extended to Five Days / Events on Blockchain, Diversity, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence - the Future in Focus at the European Film Market   The future of film business and pioneering developments in the media and entertainment worlds are the focus of “EFM Horizon”, successfully launched at last year’s European Film Market (EFM). The progressive market platform has been expanded and will take place this year over the course of five days...

“CoPro Series” Pitches 2018 – Eight New Drama Series Projects Look for International Partners

  On February 21, for the fourth time, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will invite producers, commissioning editors, distributors, and other drama series financiers to the Zoo Palast for the exclusive pitch event “CoPro Series”, mounted as part of the “Drama Series Days” 2018 (February 19 – 21). In previous years, "CoPro Series” has hosted drama series projects looking for partners that have since become successful series, such as Babylon Berlin ...

Moonrise Pictures @ European Film Market 2018.

n January 2013, film executive Colette Aguilar founded MOONRISE PICTURES, a sales agency and international distribution company. Based in Madrid, Spain, MOONRISE PICTURES is an independent entertainment company specializing in production, financing and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programming. Participating in top markets and festivals around the world, Moonrise has garnered a strong reputation a...



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Berlin 2016: The dailies from the Berlin Film Festival brought to you by our team of festival ambassadors. Vanessa McMahon, Alex Deleon, Laurie Gordon, Ole Schulz Lia Fietz, Aida Amasuno Martin, Martin Petrov and Bruno Chatelin...
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October 30, 2015 Deadline for film entries for the festival (feature length films)
November 17, 2015 Deadline for film entries for the festival (short films)
January 6, 2016 Application deadline for accreditations
February 2, 2016 Programme Press Conference at the "Federal Press and Information Office"; access with invitation only
February 11, 2016 Opening Ceremony of the
66th Berlin International Film Festival
February 11-19, 2016 European Film Market
February 13-18, 2016 Berlinale Talents
February 14-16, 2016 Berlinale Co-Production Market
February 20, 2016 Closing & Award Ceremony of the
66th Berlin International Film Festival
February 21, 2016 Berlinale Publikumstag




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