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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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B 4 Berlin ! : Previews of the EFM Virtual 2021 Edition & Line-Up

 
 
The 71st  Berlinale International Film Festival will be held March 1–5 (market) & June 9–20, 2021.
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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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! 
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‘Gunpoint’ New Suspense Thriller by Wild Eye/Summer Hill Films

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Summer Hill Films LLC, a U.S. distributor and international sales and licensing company, has announced the DVD and VOD release of a suspenseful thriller, Gunpoint through Wild Eye Releasing.
In this thriller, inspired by a true story from 2000, a wealthy family that lives in a small high-end apartment is taken hostage. The invader psychologically tries to break David, the head of the household, as he tortures family members while David is forced to watch. TRAILER ...
 

 

Donna D'Errico and Frankie Jean-Sixx star in Escape from Area 51 from Summer Hill Entertainment

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Baywatch beauty DONNA D’ERRICO stars and her daughter FRANKIE JEAN-SIXX makes her acting debut in ESCAPE FROM AREA 51 making its first market appearance at Virtual EFM Berlin Completed and ready for delivery.  Contact me to view the entire feature online. 
When a teen group of conspiracy theorists tries to raid the infamous military base Area 51 in Nevada, no one gets in but someone gets out.  Sheera, a sexy alien warrior (Donna D’Errico - Playboy, Baywatch), uses a power glitch to escape from captivity..  Her escape using a portal gun sets off an energy signature that attracts the attention of her arch rival in space Sklarr (Chris Browning - Bob of Eli, Sons of Anarchy, Agent Carter, Ray Donovan).  Now Sheera must elude Jill, an Area 51 scientist (Veronica Farran) and Sklarr to rescue her fellow warrior, and find her way back to her planet.... Trailer
 

ITN at Berlin EFM 2021 - Line Up

EFM 2021   ITN Distribution will be attending the EFM Online - March 1st - 5th, 2021.  Please find our full EFM line-up below.    CLICK HERE FOR ANIMATIONS   CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENTARIES   To request avails, screeners and/or a meeting, please email: stuart@itnfilms.com       Thanks, Stuart Alson President Email: stuart@itnfilms.com  ...
 

 

French Cinema at the EFM and Berlinale 2021

  Version:      Céline Sciamma, and the duo Khalil Joreige will present their new films in Official Competition at the 71st Berlinale will take place in two stages and with a tight schedule (one hundred films as opposed to the usual three hundred) – spread between the usual sections (Competition, Forum, Panorama, and the more recent Encounters, devoted to new cinematic forms). UniFrance's presence at the EFM This year the ...
 

 

IFFF Dortmund+Köln2021: New name, new look and a rescheduled festival date in June 2021

Germany's biggest international women's film festival presents itself with a new name, a more distinct profile, a new design, and is now scheduled to take place in June 2021. Internationales Frauen* Film Fest Dortmund+Köln. This is the new name of Germany's biggest women's film festival, which has successfully promoted women's visibility and networking in the film industry since the 1980s. What's behind the new festival name? The motivation behind the name chan...
 

 

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EFM 2021 WTFilms Full Lineup - New titles and Screening Schedule

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Uncork'd Entertainment EFM 2021 Line-Up Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Features

Exciting content, completed and ready for delivery - More titles TBA 2021 EFM LINEUP Uncork'd Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights on an exciting new lineup of Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller features, docs and more for this years EFM, please see the trailers and art below. For inquires or avails please contact: marc@uncorked-ent.com     ...
 

 

'bridgerton' and 'ma rainey’s black bottom' casting directors headline european shooting stars 2021 industry panels

  As part of this year’s virtual edition of the annual European Shooting Stars Programme, taking place 23-25 February, European Film Promotion (EFP) will host top-class online panels headlined by Bridgerton’s and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’s casting directors Kelly Valentine Hendry and Avy Kaufman. The panels will take place on Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 February, and Thursday 4 March. PANEL 1: EQUITY IN CASTING The first panel took place on Wednesday, 24 Febru...
 

 

AMBI EFM 2021 LineUp

  Below please find the link to download our EFM 2021 LineUp. We have some exciting projects to share with you! If you've not set a meeting with the AMBI team for EFM to discuss our new and existing product, please email us at sales@ambidistribution.com so we can set a virtual meeting. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD LINEUP   ...
 

 

The annual Women In Film and Televisioin returns @ Berlinale March 2nd on Zoom, 5-7pm CET

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„All you need is love: Reimagining RomComs in Bollywood, Nollywood & Hollywood“ - Compelling storytelling with changing faces of love   The annual WIFT Berlinale event 2021 will be Tuesday March 2nd on Zoom, 5-7pm CET Opening Note Mariette Rissenbeek, Co-head Berlinale Panels with writer-director Alankrita Shrivastava from India (Mumbai Film Festival winner „Lipstick Under My Burkha“, Amazon Prime Original Series „Made in Heaven&...
 

 

Pluto at EFM: Screening Schedule Line-Up & Updates

  With EFM around the corner, we are happy to share with you our Berlinale/ EFM screening Schedule! Do not miss PLUTO FILM Market Screenings and the Official Online Premiere of STOP - ZEMLIA in Generation 14p...
 

 

You are invited to an exclusive workshop during EFM: "The Usage of Artificial Intelligence in European Movies"

We are participating to this year's digital EFM with an exclusive workshop, "The Usage of Artificial Intelligence in European Movies", which will take place on Thursday, 4 March at 3pm (CET).   In this workshop, we will present the results of the project that is called "Boosting European Movies through Artificial Intelligence". The program was organised by Largo.ai and supported by Swiss Federal Office of Culture and MediaDesk ...
 

 

Pinnacle Peak Pictures EFM line-up 2021

  SCREENING AT EFM & FILMART 2021 VIRTUAL MARKET!  MARCH 1ST - VIRTUAL CINEMA #27 - 09:30 MARCH 2ND - VIRTUAL CINEMA #33 - 15:00 US THEATRICAL RELEASE 500 SCREENS - MAY 2021 Genre: Comedy Delivery Status: Completed & Ready for Delivery   In the style of ‘Heaven Can Wait’ and ‘Oh, God!’ this uplifting, fancif...
 

 

FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS – THE FILMMAKERS

  Presents FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS – THE FILMMAKERS Photo ©2021 German Films/ Marcus Höhn/ The Dream Factory. German Films, the national information and advisory center for the promotion of German films worldwide is coming back again with its 6th annual signature campaign FACE TO FACE. The highly visible international showcase for the wealth and diversity of talent has shaped the German film and TV industry over the last five years. While the featured &ld...
 

 

Memento Films International Line up - EFM Berlin 2021

  Memento Films International is pleased to share its EFM Berlin 2021 line-up & screenings schedule. Please contact us for additional information and meeting requests. DOWNLOAD OUR NEW LINE-UP HERE ...
 

 

Screen Media Library for the Virtual EFM

Visit Our Website We are excited to let you know that Screen Media has picked up some new catalog titles! We are including some highlights below and will present the whole catalog for EFM. Please let us know if you'd like to review our avails to see when these films become available in your territory!   With EFM coming up please let me know when you would be free for a Zoom and I'd love to confirm a time to connect. We have a vast catalog of classics from all genres ready for i...
 

 

TriCoast & Rock Salt Releasing EFM line-up

We look forward to (virtually) meeting at EFM herewith our line-up To schedule an appointment, please contact us. March 1 - 5, 2021. We have execs in LA and Australia and can accommodate all time zones! MARCY LEVITAS HAMILTON / LOS ANGELES    LOVELAND   USA THEATRICAL DEC 2021   Genre: SCI - FI   In a near future Asian megacity, Jack, a hired mercenary, liv...
 

 

Blue Finch Films @ EFM 2021

EFM 2021 - NEW TITLES AVAILABLE NOW Blue Finch Films will be participating in virtual EFM from March 1-5.    END OF SENTENCE        'Beautifully observed, sensitively played and smart enough to wrong-foot audience expectations' - Hollywood Reporter After being released from prison, a young man reluctantly embarks on a journey with his estrang...
 

 

MSC set to launch Triple Threat & The True Don Quixot

MSC gaining momentum, set to launch Triple Threat & The True Don Quixote (starring Tim Blake Nelson) at European Film Market. _ Despite the apparent lack of new content globally the London based Mise En Scène Company (MSC) - which launched at last years American Film Market - is bringing TWO new titles to the European Film Market which like most major festivals is taking place digitally this year on the 1st of March.   MSC is representing international for The True Don Quixote: sta...
 

 

SC Films @ Berlin 2021

  EFM 2021 SC Films will be participating in the online Berlin market from March 1 - 5!   Stay tuned for upcoming announcements. We will be introducing new titles and have updates on our animations currently in production.   S...
 

 

Digital Production Challenge II - 2021 Edition Calling for projects

 Applications for Digital Production Challenge II are now open. THE BEST POST STARTS IN PREP With the 2021 edition organized by FEST, DPC II is back for a brand new online edition, which will take place over four days from March 29 - April 1. Bad workflow renders filmmaking clumsy and costly. Good workflow saves time and money, leading to a better end product. DPC II focuses solely on the latter We also offer technical solutions via intrigui...
 

 

FILM.UA Group EFM 2021 Online Line-Up

FILM.UA Group FILM.UA Group will participate in upcoming European Film Market 2021 and we are arranging online meetings via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime.  Please send your convenient time/dates for a meeting to Evgeniy Drachov - International Sales edrachov@film.ua For reference our time zone is Kyiv (Ukraine) - EEST. Below you can look up some highlights from our new titles.     ...
 

 

MSR Media hires Nick Royak as new VP of Development

MSR Media announced today that Nick Royak has been appointed to the company, with immediate effect, in the newly created role of Vice President of Development. Royak will oversee the development of feature film material submitted to the company as well as internally initiated projects and take a leading role in the creative decisions reporting to MSR Media's Producer, Philippe Martinez. Additionally, he will make an active contribution to the studio's sales slate and distribution strat...
 

 

Pink Parrot Media - EFM ONLINE 2021 Line-up

Pink Parrot Media's team is happy to be joining you during this special edition of the 2021 EFM ONLINE MARKET to make this journey a greater one and introducing you to our very lovable kids & family entertainment productions. We have some exciting news to share with you during this virtual market and will be happy to find solutions to overcome the pandemic together as our industry deserves it. MEET US DURING THE 2021 EFM ONLINE MARKET UNDER THE CANADIAN P...
 

 

Be For Films @ Berlinale 2021

  We are thrilled to announce our selections at the Berlinale 2021.   AZOR  by Andreas FONTANA Encounters CompetitionTHE WORLD AFTER US by Louda BEN SALAH-CAZANAS Panorama    Be For Films will virtually attend the Industry Event - EFM  from March 1st to March 5th.   EFM line-up and screenings schedule will be confirmed soon.   Be For Films  ...
 

EFM line-up for Koan

KOAN IS GOING TO EFM CLICK HERE TO BOOK A MEETING WITH US CLICK ON EACH POSTER TO WATCH TRAILERS     CHRISTMAS BREAK-IN: Currently streaming on Netflix       ...
 

 

Brother's Keeper @Berlinale! EFM line-up from Intra Movies

Intramovies presents Brother's Keeper in the Berlinale Panorama 2021!  and the EFM preliminary LINE-UP REQUEST A MEETING! Attending EFM ONLINE: Geremia Biagiotti SALES MANAGER geremia@intramovies.com ...
 

 

Storm Reid joins Kevin Bacon, Colson Baker, and Travis Fimmel in new action thriller ONE WAY - production underway

Storm Reid (Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, Blumhouse’s Don’t Let Go), Drea de Matteo (“The Sopranos,” Dark Places), Meagan Holder (Jersey Boys, FOX’s “Pitch”), Thomas Francis Murphy (News of the World, Netflix’s “Mindhunter”), Luis Da Silva Jr. (21 Jump Street, Fast Five), Rhys Coiro (Hustlers, “Entourage”), Danny Bohnen (The Last Son), Scotty Bohnen (FOX’s Deputy), and Casie Colson Baker join the stellar cast of ...
 

 

New Movies Available from KOAN

OUR NEW TITLES   SCROLL TO WATCH TRAILERS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH TITLE     ...
 

 

Amazon Studios and Michael B. Jordan's Outlier Society announce first-look film deal and overall television deal

AMAZON STUDIOS AND MICHAEL B. JORDAN’S OUTLIER SOCIETY EXPAND RELATIONSHIP TO FIRST-LOOK FILM DEAL AND AN OVERALL DEAL IN TELEVISION ESTABLISHING THE STUDIO AS OUTLIER SOCIETY’S HOME FOR ALL CONTENT   First Up, the High-Octane Actioner ‘Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse’ Launching Globally on Prime Video on April 30, 2021   360 Degree Alliance to Include Cross-Collaborations Amongst Amazon Businesses Including Fashion, Audible, Music and More Amaz...
 

 

Berlin the first to see Ninjababy in the Generation 14plus Competition

Yngvild Sve Flikke’s quirky and partly animated dramedy Ninjababy has been selected for the Generation 14plus Competition at the Berlin International Film Festival 2021, where it will have its international premiere. The first international audience to get to meet the Ninjababy and her mother Rakel (Kristine Kujath Torp) are the industry professionals and accredited press at EFM from 1-5 March, where an international jury will also decide on the prizes and announce the award winners. ...
 

 

PHILLY D.A. the docuseries about newly elected D.A. Larry Krasner to bow at Berlinale Series 2021

PBS, ITVS and TOPIC STUDIOS PRESENT PHILLY D.A. by Ted Passon, Yoni Brook and Nicole Salazar INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE AT BERLINALE SERIES 2021 A groundbreaking documentary series embedded inside the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.   For years, creators Ted Passon, Yoni Brook, and Nicole Salazar followed Krasner&r...
 

 

Ruptly inks deal with CCTV+ to boost business news coverage of China

Agreement gives Ruptly clients access to latest business and economics stories from world’s second largest economy   Ruptly, the award-winning international news and multimedia agency, has signed an agreement with CCTV Video News Agency (CCTV+) giving its global clients access to the latest business news from across China.   Under the new deal, Ruptly clients will be able to access and download content from the recently launched CCTV+ China Business Video, which covers t...
 

 

Val Kilmer's Soldier's Revenge: Action Western from Cardinal XD @ efm

  Haunted by wartime horrors, Civil War soldier-turned-bounty-hunter Frank Connor (Neal Bledsoe) spends his time post-war polishing off two things: whiskey and fugitives. When two desperate children arrive on his doorstep and enlist his help to find their missing mother (AnnaLynne McCord), Frank must face his past in order to take down the notorious Major Briggs (Rob Mayes), with whom he has a score all his own to settle.nra Soldier's Revenge Action / Western starring ...
 

 

QUACKERZ from Ytinifni Pictures available in France and selected territories @ EFM

This animation has been sold in over 75 territoriesstill available for France ...   QUACKERZ (READY TO BE DELIVERED NOW! on 2D or 3D) PLOT: A conflict flares up between local East Palearctic Ducks and the Military Mallards who land on an Asian island, mistaking it for Hawaii. While the fathers fight and argue, Longway, the Emperor`s son, and Erica, the commander`s daughter, meet and become friends. The kids must ally all the ducks to battle their foe, the daunting Ms. K...
 

 

Acort International presents their finest science fiction titles available for acquisition at EFM

  INVASION EARTH   They went for help, but must fight to survive. The story follows a group of addicts who attend therapy to avoid being sent to prison, while a TV journalist goes undercover and joins the group to try and expose this as a scam. However, all of their lives are thrown into chaos by the beginning of an alien invasion.   Trailer       ...
 

 

Tarantino and Cohen Brothers fans rejoice: a new movie made for you is available worldwide

  For screeners, availabilities and EFM appointments contact: TrendingFilmsNow@gmail.com And Distribution@houseoffilm.net COLD BLOODED LOVE For fans of Tarantino-like action and Coen Brothers quirkiness   Two feuding couples, two rival mafias, and an unhinged hitman are the main ingredients in this twisted and clever story about love, hate, redemption and revenge.    When Mike is released after 4 years in a Turkish prison, his ...
 

 

First Look at Sharlto Copley in Tony Stone's TED K

FIRST LOOK AT SHARLTO COPLEY IN TONY STONE’S TED K Selected for Panorama 71st Berlin International Film Festival CINETIC MEDIA AND HANWAY FILMS LAUNCHING SALES     Writer/director Tony Stone’s true crime drama TED K has been selected as part of the Panorama section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.  The film tracks a period in the life of Ted Kaczynski, more widely known as the Unabomber, and draws from Kaczynski’s personal diari...
 

 

Voltage Pictures is launching worldwide sales on the highly anticipated teen romance Time is Up

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VOLTAGE PICTURES LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE SALES ON TEEN ROMANCE “TIME IS UP” STARRING BELLA THORNE   Voltage Pictures is launching worldwide sales on the highly anticipated teen romance Time is Up, starring Bella Thorne and Italian popstar Benjamin Mascolo, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter. Voltage will begin talks on the hot title with buyers at the upcoming European Film Market.   Emmy-winning actor Nikolay Moss (“The Cobblestone Corridor...
 

 

STXinternational - Roadshow, Vertical, Leone, Searchers & SF Studios Output Deals

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EROS STX AND LEONE FILM GROUP STRIKE NEW OUTPUT PARTNERSHIP IN ITALY   EROS STX ALSO RENEWS KEY OUTPUT DEALS WITH ROADSHOW IN AUSTRALIA, THE SEARCHERS IN BENELUX, SF STUDIOS IN SCANDINAVIA AND VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION IN EASTERN EUROPE     ErosSTX International, a division of Eros STX Global Corporation, is solidifying its extensive network of global distribution partners to support its growing slate of highly anticipated films.   STX has closed a new strategic outpu...
 

 

Sony Pictures UK has acquired UK/ Irish distribution rights in dark comedy thriller The Dead Spit of Kelly

  Sony Pictures International Productions UK has acquired UK/ Irish distribution rights in dark comedy thriller The Dead Spit of Kelly.   Jason Isaacs, Colin Morgan and Jess Barden are attached to star with Iain Softley (Skeleton Key, Inkheart, Backbeat, Wings of the Dove, Hackers) directing for Grand Pictures and Forthcoming Films. Screenplay is by Johnny Ferguson from the short story by cult Irish writer Flann O’Brien. Myriad Pictures will continue to handle the wo...
 

 

First Clip & Poster for NIGHT RAIDERS by Danis Goulet

  FIRST LOOK CLIP AND POSTER RELEASED 71st BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN PANORAMA     WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED by DANIS GOULET PRODUCED by PAUL BARKIN (ALCINA PICTURES), TARA WOODBURY (Uno Bravo) Ainsley Gardiner & Georgina Condor (Miss Conception Films/WHENUA FILMS) and Chelsea Winstanley (DEFENDER FILMS) EXECUTIVE PRODUCED by Taika Waititi (Defender Films), Lisa Meeches and Kyle Irving (Eagle Vision)   STARRING Elle-Máijá Tai...
 

 

Magnolia Pictures takes U.S. Rights to Ira Sachs' ‘Little Men’

Distrib takes Sachs' New York-set sixth feature, one of the most acclaimed films of this year's Sundance Film Festival     MAGNOLIA PICTURES TAKES U.S. RIGHTS TO IRA SACHS' ‘LITTLE MEN’ STARRING GREG KINNEAR, JENNIFER EHLE, PAULINA GARCIA, AND SUNDANCE BREAKTHROUGHS THEO TAPLITZ AND MICHAEL BARBIERI  Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired U.S. rights to Ira Sachs' LITTLE MEN, to be released later this year ...
 

 

Stanley Tucci’s FINAL PORTRAIT Start of Shoot

SUPPORTING CAST ANNOUNCED FOR Stanley Tucci’s FINAL PORTRAIT   Geoffrey Rush, director Stanley Tucci and Armie Hammer in rehearsal     Stanley Tucci’s FINAL PORTRAIT, about the artist Alberto Giacometti, starts principal photography on 15 February. This, Tucci’s fifth directorial turn, is adapted from James Lord’s memoir ‘A Giacometti Portrait’.   Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine, Pirates of the Caribbean series) stars as ...
 

 

VIDEO EFP European Shooting Stars kicked off

Kick-Off Show for Press, Industry & Public presented by EFP & Variety Presentation of the 2021 European Shooting Stars, hosted by Edith Bowman European Shooting Stars 2021: Seidi Haarla (Finland) Nicolas Maury (France) Albrecht Schuch (Germany) Natasa Stork (Hungary) Fionn O'Shea (Ireland) Žygimantė Elena Jakštaitė (Lithuania) Martijn Lakemeier (The Netherlands) Sara Klimoska (North Macedonia) Alba Baptista (Portugal) Gustav Lindh (Sweden) Joined by Special Guests: Alumni...
 

 

Being Held at ‘Gunpoint’ in this New Suspense Thriller by Wild Eye/Summer Hill Films

Summer Hill Films LLC, a U.S. distributor and international sales and licensing company, has announced the DVD and VOD release of a suspenseful thriller, Gunpoint through Wild Eye Releasing. Gunpoint tells the tale of a family that is put into a situation no one ever wants to be in; held hostage. In this thriller, inspired by a true story from 2000, a wealthy family that lives in a small high-end apartment is taken hostage. The invader psychologically tries to break David, the head of the...
 

 

Four Strong Black-themed Titles from Summer Hill Entertainment for Virtual EFM Berlin

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     ...
 

 

Donna D'Errico and Frankie Jean-Sixx star in Escape from Area 51 from Summer Hill Entertainment

Baywatch beauty DONNA D’ERRICO stars and her daughter FRANKIE JEAN-SIXX makes her acting debut in ESCAPE FROM AREA 51 making its first market appearance at Virtual EFM Berlin Completed and ready for delivery.  Contact me to view the entire feature online. When a teen group of conspiracy theorists tries to raid the infamous military base Area 51 in Nevada, no one gets in but someone gets out.  Sheera, a sexy alien warrior (Donna D’Errico - Playboy, Baywatch), uses...
 

 

Berlinale 71 Film Selection: Competition and Berlinale Special

Video Presentation on February 11, 2021, at 11 am (CET)   Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek will introduce the format of this year’s festival once again. Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian will then present the films selected for the Competition and Berlinale Special. Please note: Mariette Rissenbeek will hold the presentation in German and Carlo Chatrian in English. The English translation of her presentation will be available on the website, once the video starts. The Eng...
 

 

Berlinale 71 Film Selection: Encounters, Panorama and Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Encounters Regaining a Sense of Discovery   The competitive section Encounters was introduced in 2020. Its goal is to support new voices in cinema and to give more room to diverse narrative and documentary forms in the official film selection. A three-member jury will choose the winners for Best Film, Best Director and a Special Jury Award, and will announce them during the Berlinale Industry Event in March. This year’s line-up comprises 12 titles from 16 countr...
 

 

Berlinale 71 Film Selection: Berlinale Shorts, Forum and Forum Expanded

Berlinale Shorts   Tell Me about Yourself so that I Can Understand the World   The longing to understand and to be understood runs through the selection. The films daringly confront the present and rewrite the past. There are many ways to imagine a new tomorrow. A total of 20 films from 17 countries are competing for the Golden and the Silver Bear in Berlinale Shorts.     Forum Slaloming between Fiction and Documentary: The Films of the 51st Berlinale Forum...
 

 

Berlinale 71 Film Selection: Retrospective and Generation

Retrospective “No Angels – Mae West, Rosalind Russell & Carole Lombard”   The 2021 Retrospective of the Berlin International Film Festival showcases the comedic oeuvre of three American actresses – Mae West, Rosalind Russell, and Carole Lombard during the era when the Motion Picture Production Code (“Hays Code”) was coming into effect. This year's curated programme encompasses 27 films released between 1932 and 1943, the glory era of the...
 

 

There is a new bear in Berlin (I think ?)

The 71st Berlin International Film Festival will take place in two stages: The Industry Event for industry professionals and accredited press marks the kick-off from March 1 to 5, 2021. From June 9 to 20, the Berlinale invites the general public to the Summer Special.   The key design for the 71st Berlinale has now been set.   “This year's Berlinale Bear is a typical Berlin character. The likeable hand-made motif exudes optimism in these challenging times and...
 

 

French actor selected in the Shooting Stars EFP program spotlighting the best upcoming acting talent from around Europe

Nicolas Maury french shooting star was shot remotely by Fabian Raabe! Shooting Stars recently all completed a “Distance Portraits” photoshoot, which was shot entirely remotely, by German photographer Fabian Raabe.  It’s a great example of how creative and innovative access to film talent can be in these difficult times and whilst we wait for the world to return to “normal”. This year’s edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, the European programme spotlig...
 

 

“EFM Goes Global”: Global Market Screening Initiative Kicks Off

“EFM Goes Global” 2021 © Photo: PalaceCinemas  European Film Market This year, the European Film Market will present the debut of the initiative “EFM Goes Global”. This initiative makes films from the official Berlinale selection available for viewing in cinemas by market participants in key film distribution territories outside Europe. The physical screenings will take place in selected “Market Hubs” during the EFM. Tokyo, Melbou...
 

 

The Film Program of the Berlin Critics’ Week 2021

Images of a fantasy body and an exploration of the image itself as a body. Filmmaking on the margins of society and impressions of the end of life. Games of form that play with strategy and permeability. And supporting roles that become leading roles. The film selection of the Berlin Critics’ Week 2021 is complete and will be available to the public virtually throughout Germany from February 27 to March 7. Debates on the programs will take place online every day from March 1 to 7 a...
 

 

Full online program for Avant Première Music + Media Market Vienna 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR FOR PERFORMING ARTS IN AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA Avant Première Music + Media Market Vienna 2021 : 15-18 February 2021, online via b2match   Avant Première is the international trade fair, marketplace, conference and networking event for music + dance films. As the meeting place for a specialised industry, it unites key international experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distr...
 

 

Avant Première goes ONLINE in february 21 ahead of EFM

  Avant Première is the international trade fair, marketplace, conference and networking event for music + dance films. As the meeting place for a specialised industry, it unites key international experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies and performing arts institutions. Avant Première 2021 will take place online. All screenings, conference programmes, networ...
 

 

The french got talent: 8 french professionals in the "French Talents group"

Berlinale Talents is very proud to announce the selection of 205 film professionals - 113 women, 84 men and 8 who preferred to not state their gender and/or - from 65 countries for the 19th edition of Berlinale Talents, which takes place under the theme DREAMS. In our most recent press release you'll find more info about this year's edition and our Talents as well as links to their Talent profiles/projects:   We are very happy to let you know that 8 of the chosen filmmakers are ...
 

 

Golden Bear winners only in the International Jury of the 71st Berlinale

International Jury of the 71st Berlinale (from t. l. to b. l. clockwise): Adina Pintilie, Nadav Lapid, Mohammad Rasoulof, Jasmila Žbanić, Gianfranco Rosi, Ildikó Enyedi. © Photo: see single portrait   With the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale is entering into new territory. The festival will take place in two stages. As already announced, the Industry Event kicks off from March 1 to 5, 2021. From June 9 to 20, the Berlinale will invite the ...
 

 

Berlinale News on European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Series

Series marathon at the EFM: Current trends, themes and showcases at "Berlinale Series Market & Conference" At the digital EFM, from March 2 to 5, the "Berlinale Series Market & Conference" presents a high-calibre conference programme with international showcases and exciting talk formats on impact storytelling and content strategies, with participants such as Russell T. Davies and Maurício Mota. The new label "Berlinale Series Market Selects&quo...
 

 

First films of the Berlin Critics’ Week 2021

  How memory is not free of images and images are not beyond cycles of oppression. What people and trees have to say to each other. And the hope to surprise oneself through new connections. The first films and debates of the Berlin Critics’ Week 2021 at a glance. The film program will be available to the public virtually throughout Germany from February 27 to March 7. Debates on the programs will take place online every day from March 1 to 7 and will be broadcast live. ...
 

 

Berlinale News on European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and World Cinema Fund

Berlinale News on European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and World Cinema Fund  European Film Market Digitising the Business: The European Film Market (March 1-5, 2021) Presents Its Online Event Structure   At the start of every year, the European Film Market (EFM) provides a marketplace for film production sales and serves as one of the industry’s most important platforms for global film sales, distribution companies, festival programmer...
 

 

Albrecht Schuch is the German Shooting Star 2021

EFP (European Film Promotion) today announced the ten European actors who will be honoured as EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2021. Germany will be represented by Albrecht Schuch. An international jury of experts, consisting of American casting director Cassandra Han, Kosovar director Antoneta Kastrati and Danish producer René Ezra, selected the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2021 from candidates who had been nominated by  European Film Promotion's member organisations, including German ...
 

 

European Film Promotion (EFP) announces the ten EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS of 2021

°efp european shooting stars 2021 This year's selection of rising stars to be united in EFP's digital Home of Acting Talent 23 – 25 February 2021   photocredits: ­ Heli Blåfield: Seidi Haarla ­ Mathieu Rainaud: Nicolas Maury ­ Steffen Roth: Albrecht Schuch ­ Fabó Tóth: Natasa Stork ­ India Mullen: Fionn O'Shea ­ Dainius Šciuka: Žygimante Elena Jakštaite ­ Rens Plasschek: Martijn Lakemeier &s...

 

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