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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. WATCH OUR VIDEO COVERAGE TRAILERS INTERVIEWS AND AMBIANCE

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Closing the Gap: A seminar with creatives and financiers on elevating quality through gender equality

Closing the Gap: A seminar with creatives and financiers on how to take action towards 50/50 by 2020.    WIFT Germany, WIFT Nordic and the Swedish Film Institute host a seminar on elevating quality through gender equality with the support of the 68th Berlinale.   The Swedish Film Institute (SFI) was the first public film financing body to achieve its stated intent of gender parity in public film funding. This seminar combines the forces of WIFT Germany and WIFT Nordic...


Matt Dillon, Jim Caviezel, Ryan Potter starring in  JO, THE MEDICINE RUNNER - World Premiering in Berlin

We're excited to announce the World Premiere of JO, THE MEDICINE RUNNER starring MATT DILLON (There's Something about Mary), JIM CAVIEZEL (The Passion of the Christ), RYAN POTTER ("Titans").  Blue Fox will be selling the film at this month’s European Film Market in Berlin, while its domestic distribution arm will be rele...


All eyes on Canada at the Berlinale with 17 Canadian films to be screened

    “Country in Focus” at the European Film Market (EFM) Proud of the 17 Canadian films in the line-up at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, and honoured by its selection as the Country in Focus at the European Film Market (February 15-23), Canada plans to take full advantage of the Berlinale to showcase Canadian talent in all its manifestations, from new business strategies to technologies that are revolutionizing the audiovisual industry. Furthermore...

4th Sino-European Production Seminar by Bridging the Dragon and EFM 

For the 4th year in a row the European Film Market (EFM) and Bridging the Dragon, a Berlin-based association connecting the European and Chinese film industries, in collaboration with AFTP (Asian Film and Television Promotion) will present a whole day event dedicated entirely to China.   With now more than 50.000 screens and pervasive online pla...


SingularDTV Rounds Out Marketing Team with Two Director Appointments

  Thessa Mooij (director of communications) and Simone Cassas (director of creative services).          Photo credit: Jill Wachter for SingularDTV SingularDTV, the blockchain entertainment studio, rounds out its marketing team with Thessa Mooij as Director of Communications and Simone Cassas as Director of Creative Services. Both work out of the company's New York office and report to Senior VP of Marketing Oliver Mahrdt (formerly North American represe...

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Berlinale Goes Kiez: The Programme

  From February 17 to 23, Berlinale Goes Kiez is screening a selection of films from the Festival at cinemas across the city. A total of 16 features and five short films from eight sections and the NATIVe special presentation will be shown. Several film teams have already announced that they will present their works in person and answer the audiences’ questions following the screenings. Anne Lakeberg, head of City Kino Wedding, will moderate these discussions on behalf of the Berli...


Diversity at Berlinale

  Ever since its foundation in 1951, the exploration of the multivoicedness and diversity of society has been a defining element of the Berlin International Film Festival’s identity. Art and culture always engage themselves in both contemporary aesthetic and social issues - a phenomenon reflected in the film programmes of the different sections and in the initiatives of the Berlinale each year. As an international cultural event, we are a forum where questions and ideas are heard an...


Berlinale Camera 2018: Awards for Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiří Menzel

  Since the award’s inception in 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has been honouring individuals and institutions from the world of film that the festival feels particularly connected to with the Berlinale Camera, as a token of gratitude for their contributions to cinema.                                

Berlinale on #MeToo

Art and culture always deal with both aesthetic and societal questions. Every year, the programme of the Berlin International Film Festival reflects this fact. The Berlinale is firmly committed to the struggle for sexual self-determination and against any and all forms of abuse. The debate triggered by the Weinstein scandal is important and has led to the #MeToo movement. #MeToo has exposed the devastating extent of these sorts of unacceptable conditions. Beyond the subject of sexuali...


Berlinale 2018: Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Actor Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe.   The 68th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival is dedicating this year’s Homage to American film and theatre actor Willem Dafoe and presenting him with an Honorary Golden Bear in recognition of his life’s work. To accompany the awarding of the Honorary Golden Bear, a screening of Daniel Nettheim’s film The Hunter (Australia 2011) will take place following the official presentation at Berlinale Palast on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The...

Berlinale 2018: International Jury

Adele Romanski, Foto: © James Laxton; Tom Tykwer, Foto: © Joachim Gern; Stephanie Zacharek  Chema Prado, Foto: © Chema Prado; Cécile de France, Foto: © Ben Dauchez; Ryūichi Sakamoto, Foto: © nss (zakkubalan) Once again a multitalented International Jury will decide who will take home the Golden and the Silver Bears at the Berlinale 2018. 19 films are competing for the awards in this year’s Competition. The winners will be announced at the Berlinal...


Competition and Berlinale Special Are Complete

The Competition and Berlinale Special programmes of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival have now been finalised.   The Norwegian production Utøya 22. juli (U - July 22) by Erik Poppe completes the Competition programme. This year’s Competition features 24 films, 19 of which will be competing for the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears.   The documentary Songwriter by Murray Cummings completes the Berlinale Special programme. The film follows British singer-songw...


Russian World Vision in EFM

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Go2Films new titles

        Go2Films NEW RELEASES       OUTDOORS Israel | 2017 | Feature | 80 min. Director and Pr...

The Exchange is producing THE STAND-IN with Flower Films, Drew Barrymore starring

Flower Films and Brian O’Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today that The Exchange is producing THE STAND-IN with Flower Films and introducing the title to buyers at the 2018 European Film Market.    THE STAND-IN, a romantic comedy, will be directed by Jamie Babbit with Golden Globe winning actress Drew Barrymore (50 FIRST DATES) playing a dual leading role. Babbit, director of the Sundance favorite BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER is an Emmy winning Executive Producer and directo...


Wide House - EFM Line up 2018

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Victory Day by Sergei Loznitsa will have its World Premiere in Berlin

  WORLD PREMIERE AT THE Berlin International Film Festival VICTORY DAY (OT: Den' Pobedy)   Victory Day is a reportage depicting the festivities on the 9th of May 2017 at the monument to the Soviet soldier in Treptower Park, Berlin– a place where the past meets the future. The feature-length documentary of Sergei Loznitsa, will celebrate its world premiere at the section Forum of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.     Director: Sergei Lozni...

Indie Vision at EFM 2018 


32. TEDDY AWARD – Meet The international Jury

We are happy to present to you the jury of the 32nd TEDDY AWARD, which will be awarded on February 23rd in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Seven renowned filmmakers and festival organisers will choose the laureates from the queer films of the Berlinale in the categories Best Feature Film, Best Documentary/Essay Film and Best Short Film. Furthermore, they will award the TEDDY Jury Award. Natascha Frankenberg is the programmer of begehrt!, the queer film section of the International Women&rsquo...

Guests and Debates of Berlin Critics’ Week 2018

    Godard, Sargnagel, Arslan, Bonnefoy, Löbau, Bekolo, Szymanski, Meilicke, Nazzaro, Angerer, Seibel, Mendonça Filho, Knörer: The Who’s Who of the Berlin Critics’ Week Debates 2018. In the span of seven nights, between the 15th and 22nd of February, the Berlin Critics’ Week sparks debates on questions of p...

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WORLD PREMIERE of The Trial - O processo in Berlin

O processo offers an intense and evocative behind-the-scenes look at a historical moment of significance - the impeachment process of Brazil’s first female president Dilma Rousseff. The feature-length documentary of Maria Augusta Ramos, will celebrate its world premiere at the section Panorama Dokumente of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Director: Maria Augusta Ramos Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, 2018, 137 min. Original language & subtitles: Portuguese / Englis...

World Premiere at Berlinale: Ioana Uricaru's debut feature LEMONADE produced by Cristian Mungiu

A film by Ioana Uricaru Feature film, 2018, 88 minutes Produced by Cristian Mungiu (RO), Yanick Létourneau (CAN), Eike Goreczka and Christoph Kukula, (GER), Sean Wheelan (SE), Anthony Muir (SE) World sales: Pluto Film   The feature film LEMONADE by director Ioana Uricaru will celebrate its world premiere in the Panorama section of the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival. Born and raised in Romania, director Ioana Uricaru has crafted a powerful debut feature film t...

Berlinale Talents 2018 25 public talks and five film screenings invite Berlin audiences and 250 Talents

Berlinale Talents 2018: Nancy Schreiber, Agnès Godard, Christian Petzold, João Pedro Rodrigues, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Gus Van Sant, Carla Simón, Lav Diaz, Lauren Greenfield, David and Nathan Zellner, Josephine Decker, Samuel Maoz, Tom Tykwer and Other Guests Share Secrets The Berlinale Talents programme is complete. 25 public talks and five film screenings invite Berlin audiences and 250 Talents to join into a dialogue about filmmaking. It is all about secrets, and not just...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: The Future Is Now – Making Things Happen

Since it was launched in October 2004 on the initiative of the Berlinale and the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF) has been committed to the development and support of cinema in regions with a weak filmmaking infrastructure, as well as to cultural diversity in German cinemas. The WCF is a film funding project with a distinct cultural, artistic and innovative profile that has been successful in fostering international cooperation. Of course, it has played...




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October 30, 2015 Deadline for film entries for the festival (feature length films)
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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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