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The 70th Berlinale International Film Festival will be held from February 20 to March 1, 2020.
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Ted explained to us how he has consistently driven additional sales from clients he sometimes did not even know previously, which were driven by the blasts and sales picthes advertised in filmfestivals.com newsletters. "That's the reason I keep returning as a client at every big market" he told Bruno Chatelin today at his booth at the 1st floor of Mariott 119; he also shared his passion for documentaries...
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VIDEO: Demand Film offers filmmakers a network of 2500 theatres, marketing - sales support with blockchain technology

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Demand Film CEO David Doepel . Watch this video inteview he gave Bruno Chatelin to explain what his company does fro films looking for distribution worldwide.     ...
 

VIDEO: IEFTA in Berlin at the Africa Hub, encouraging collaboration with Emerging Filmmakers

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The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), a Monaco based not for profit organization working with filmmakers from emerging economies, will participate in the  “Berlinale Africa Hub,” an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM), providing an international forum for communication and networking for African filmmakers and creatives, as well as for filmmakers who are active on the continent, in particular in its sub-Saharan regions. Bernad...
 

 

 

VIDEO: Meet the Berlinale Competition Jury (conference highlights)

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The International Jury: actress Juliette Binoche (France), author and film critic Justin Chang (USA), actress Sandra Hüller (Germany), director Sebastián Lelio (Chile), Chief Curator of Film at MoMA Rajendra Roy (USA), and producer, director and actress Trudie Styler (United Kingdom).     ...
 
 
 

VIDEO: LACINETEK VOD platform for curated classic films launched today in Germany and Austria

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Andreas Wildfang LACINETEK Germany and Austria (left) and Jean Baptiste Viaud General Manager La Cinematheque des Realisateurs   (right).     LACINETEK offers thier subscribers a monthly choice of classic films curated by top directors from around the world. The company (supported by Media) is expanding territories, with a new platform for german and austrian viewers. It was announced today at a conference held at Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum fur Film und Fe...
 

 

Interview with Director Gustavo Steinberg for 'Tito and the Birds' (2018)

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Brazilian animation "Tito and the Birds" held its North American premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). A comment on the epidemic of global collective fear, the film tells the story about a worldwide panic caused plague spreading like rapid fire, which ages people then petrifies them. Tito's father had been close to finding a bird based cure to the disease when he caught it himself. Young Tito takes it upon himself to continue where his father left off a...
 

 

Sondre Fristad's First Feature The Writer at the Berlinale

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The Writer is a comedy feature about a young writer with nightmares and problems with his girlfriend. Who ends up playing the lead role in his own movie, things doesn't exactly turn out the way he want it too.    Written & Directed by Sondre Fristad. Produced by Sigurd Fristad.    Country of Production: Norway, 2018    The Film has so far been awarded at the following festivals:    Southern States Fanfilmfestival Biloxi, ...
 

 

Saturday night fever in Berlin

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Feb. 09 ...actually Sunday, Feb. 10, at the wee hour of 2:14 AM...
By Alex Deleon
Crashed around midnight with the beginnings of a slight sore throat. Just what I don't need in the dead of Brrlinsky winter -- not yet gone viral, but just enough to awaken me, and realize the need for some hot tea and lemon ASAP.  Take lift down to lobby and young Russian guy on desk heats me up some water for chaï and cuts me half a lemon. Already some assuagement, but thinking that if this cond...

 

 

 

Line of Descent - First Look Trailer

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  Take a first look at the trailer from LINE OF DESCENT, the gritty, English and Hindi language mafia family thriller starring Brendan Fraser, and India’s top leading talent, Prem Chopra, Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, and Abhay Deol, from director/writer Rohit Karn Batra. In the backdrop of Delhi, India emerges a dysfunctional, mafia family at war with each other after the death of their father. To make matters worse, an undercover officer is called in to take the crime family ...
 

 

Jonah Hill's great style: Mid90s press conference

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(Jonah Hill, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Jonah Hill looked great in his stylish coat and red sneaks. The writer/director/producer was animated as he answered questions about his impressive directorial debut Mid90s, which opened in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival. A younger crowd of journalists seemed particularly interested in this film. The soundtrack takes you back to the 90s as does the entire feel of his film,...
 

 

Safy Nabbou & Juliette Binoche: press conference for Who You Think I Am

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(Safy Nabbou and Juliette Binoche, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   The press conference for Celle que vous croyez (Who You Think I Am), the new film written and directed by filmmaker Safy Nabbou was revealing. The film stars Berlinale Jury President Juliette Binoche and throughout the conference it was quite apparent that this filmmaking team really enjoyed working with one another. The laughs were aplenty. At Ms. Binoche's prompting, Nabbou re...
 

Reception at Russia House of the Spirit of Fire Festival of debut films in Khanty-Mansiysk West Siberia

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The festival held a brunch reception during Berlinale at Russian House of Science and Culture. Music food and friends from the festival circuit turned this into a very pleasant moment, and triggered my interest to attend the festival despite the temperature (-24°C  at present)  Other festival organizers from Russia were attending ( Khanty-Mansiysk, Moscow and Sotchi programmers gathered for our picture.  The 17 th edition will take place 1 March 1 - 6 2019 ...
 
 

Meet the Festivals at Doc Salon, one on one short meetings with doc fests

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Meet the Festivals gives you direct access to top doc festival programmers and market representatives with the opportunity to book short one-on-one meetings ... ...
 
 

Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Stacy Martin join Brandon Cronenberg’s sci-fi thriller POSSESSOR.

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BAFTA award winner Sean Bean (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, The Martian), Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight, Annihilation), and Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 & 2, All The Money In The World) have joined Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott in Brandon Cronenberg’s (Antiviral) highly anticipated sophomore feature film Possessor, it was announced today by producers Fraser Ash, Niv Fichman, and Kevin Krikst of Rhombus Media, and Andy Starke...
 

 

Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick signs the "5050x2020" Pledge

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On Saturday, February 9th, 2019, Festival Director Dieter Kosslick signed the "5050x2020" pledge to work for increased gender equality at the Festival and the Market. The signing took place in the Meistersaal at the "Gender, Genre and Big Budgets" event, organised by Women in Film and Television (WIFT), and the Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival. With "5050x2020", the Berlinale commits to working towards equal gender representation in dir...
 

 

VIDEO: Grâce à Dieu Press conference highlights with director François Ozon

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Press Conference highlights for 'Grâce à Dieu' with the director François Ozon, the cast Denis Ménochet, Melvil Poupaud, Aurélia Petit, Swann Arlaud and the producers Eric Altmayer and Nicolas Altmayer.     ...
 

 

 

VIDEO: Meet the Berlinale Competition Jury (conference highlights)

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The International Jury: actress Juliette Binoche (France), author and film critic Justin Chang (USA), actress Sandra Hüller (Germany), director Sebastián Lelio (Chile), Chief Curator of Film at MoMA Rajendra Roy (USA), and producer, director and actress Trudie Styler (United Kingdom).     ...
 
 
 

VIDEO: LACINETEK VOD platform for curated classic films launched today in Germany and Austria

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Andreas Wildfang LACINETEK Germany and Austria (left) and Jean Baptiste Viaud General Manager La Cinematheque des Realisateurs   (right).     LACINETEK offers thier subscribers a monthly choice of classic films curated by top directors from around the world. The company (supported by Media) is expanding territories, with a new platform for german and austrian viewers. It was announced today at a conference held at Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum fur Film und Fe...
 

 

Interview with Director Gustavo Steinberg for 'Tito and the Birds' (2018)

ViewImage.aspx?image=tuLw26MD2sj2kfY4fmEFoA==
Brazilian animation "Tito and the Birds" held its North American premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). A comment on the epidemic of global collective fear, the film tells the story about a worldwide panic caused plague spreading like rapid fire, which ages people then petrifies them. Tito's father had been close to finding a bird based cure to the disease when he caught it himself. Young Tito takes it upon himself to continue where his father left off a...
 

 

Sondre Fristad's First Feature The Writer at the Berlinale

74c3f107b7-poster.jpg
    The Writer is a comedy feature about a young writer with nightmares and problems with his girlfriend. Who ends up playing the lead role in his own movie, things doesn't exactly turn out the way he want it too.    Written & Directed by Sondre Fristad. Produced by Sigurd Fristad.    Country of Production: Norway, 2018    The Film has so far been awarded at the following festivals:    Southern States Fanfilmfestival Biloxi, ...
 

 

Saturday night fever in Berlin

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Feb. 09 ...actually Sunday, Feb. 10, at the wee hour of 2:14 AM... By Alex Deleon Crashed around midnight with the beginnings of a slight sore throat. Just what I don't need in the dead of Brrlinsky winter -- not yet gone viral, but just enough to awaken me, and realize the need for some hot tea and lemon ASAP.  Take lift down to lobby and young Russian guy on desk heats me up some water for chaï and cuts me half a lemon. Already some assuagement, but thinking that if this cond...

 

Jonah Hill's great style: Mid90s press conference

jonahhill_bellinger1.jpg
(Jonah Hill, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Jonah Hill looked great in his stylish coat and red sneaks. The writer/director/producer was animated as he answered questions about his impressive directorial debut Mid90s, which opened in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival. A younger crowd of journalists seemed particularly interested in this film. The soundtrack takes you back to the 90s as does the entire feel of his film,...
 

 

Safy Nabbou & Juliette Binoche: press conference for Who You Think I Am

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(Safy Nabbou and Juliette Binoche, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   The press conference for Celle que vous croyez (Who You Think I Am), the new film written and directed by filmmaker Safy Nabbou was revealing. The film stars Berlinale Jury President Juliette Binoche and throughout the conference it was quite apparent that this filmmaking team really enjoyed working with one another. The laughs were aplenty. At Ms. Binoche's prompting, Nabbou re...
 
 

 

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