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Norwegian movies at EFM Berlinale

NORWEGIAN FILMS IN BERLIN                 ...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Hungarian films at Berlinale /EFM

Meet the Hungarian National Film Fund     Berlinale Panorama Special       ...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Film production booming in Europe - up by 47% - over the last 10 years - report by the European Audiovisual Observatory

European Audiovisual Observatory Press release - Film production booming in Europe - up by 47% - over the last 10 years New free European co-production report by the European Audiovisual Observatory  Download this free report: Film production in Europe - Production volume, co-production and worldwide circulation More than 18 000 films were produced in Europe between 2007 and 2016. Overall production volume in Europe grew by 47%, from 1 444 feature films in 2007 to 2 1...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Not one but TWO openings for Avant Premiere

Join us for the official Opening Celebrations and mingle with the global performing arts film industry in a rousing setting! Kick-off Party on 17 Feb - in cooperation with ARTE Berlin Live Before the actual start of Avant Première 2018, we will celebrate a spectacular kick-off at Berlin’s most famous music + TV event, the “Berlin Live” cl...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Two kosovan co-productions will be screened at EFM 2018

    Meet the Kosovo film industry representatives during the 68th edition of Berlinale : from 15 - 23 Feb at EFM Marriot, Kosovo & Albania Film Centers stand no. 137.   On this years edition, two kosovan films supported by KCC will be screened at European Film Market. 'The Marriage' by Blerta Zeqiri Feb. 18th Sunday - 17:00 - CinemaxX 2 'The wedding is only two weeks away. Anita and Bekim are adding the f...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Party like it’s Portugal at Ballhaus Berlin, on Tuesday the 20th of February for an unforgettable night.

P arty like it’s Portugal at Ballhaus Berlin, on Tuesday the 20th of February for an unforgettable night.  Dj Nuno Lopes, will once again bring the action to the dance floor. You might also know him as the winner of the Venice’s Orizzonti Best Actor award in 2016.  You will also be able to taste the sweet chords of the Portuguese tunes with the best Portuguese wine - courtesy of Niepoort - and because film is a collaborative art, we are working c...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Myriad Pictures: FOR LOVE OR MONEY @ EFM - your choice!

     MYRIAD PICTURES ANNOUNCES   FOR LOVE OR MONEY     A hilarious unromantic comedy about love and revenge     Los Angeles, February 12 2018: Myriad Pictures announced today that it will handle international sales on th...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Sometimes Madeline is a cat, sometimes a turtle: Josephine Decker's MADELINE'S MADELINE at Berlinale

MADELINE’S MADELINE Written and Directed by Josephine Decker Starring Helena Howard, Molly Parker, and Miranda July FORUM (Visit Films)   **2018 Sundance Film Festival - Official Selection**   “This is one of the boldest and most invigorating American films of the 21st century.” - David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE   "The best film I saw at Sundance. Featuring a star making turn from Helena Howard, Josephine Decker’s film deconstructs the very...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Green attitude: Bring your own cup at Berlinale

Additional festival goer Information Press Screening Guide The Press Screening Guide is a new publication provided by the Berlinale to members of the press. It will list all specific section press screenings, as well as provide information on access modalities for public screenings. Berlinale-App  Download the official Berlinale 2018 App for Android and iPhone to sync with your personal Programme Planner at Who's Where The...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Line up - Films from The Netherlands at Berlinale & EFM 2018

logo_seenl.jpg     Cinema from The Netherlands is strongly represented at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (15 - 25 February), with a large number of Dutch productions and co-productions in various sections. Among th...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Versatile EFM final line-up

        Please find hereafter our EFM 2018 final line-up. We are pleased to announce a new title:   ...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Premiere Entertainment Group (PEG) announces partnership with Movie On Pictures

Premiere Entertainment Group (PEG), a Los Angeles-based sales, production and financing company, has announced a four-film partnership with Movie On Pictures. Movie On Pictures will produce the features with Premiere Entertainment handling worldwide sales. SIX CHILDREN AND ONE GRANDFATHER is a family comedy in which a wealthy socialite inherits six grandchildren which turn his life upside down. Starring John Savage, Burt Young, Blanca Blanco, and Bret Roberts. Directed by Yann Thomas and writ...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Lenfilm Studios' Days will be held in Russian House of Science and Culture (RHSC) in Berlin.

From 19 to 21 of February, 2018 Lenfilm Studios' Days will be held in Russian House of Science and Culture (RHSC) in Berlin. The screenings coincide with the 68th Berlin International Film Festival and will take place in the renewed cinema hall of RHSC at the following address Friedrichstraße 176-179 Berlin. Latest Lenfilm titles will be shown in the capital of Germany: Contribution, a detective story about Civil war in Russia, a film about Leningrad siege Three Days Ti...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog


  ONE EYED FILMS Line Up        Dear Bruno   In advance of EFM we invite you to consider the scifi noir thriller 'HIDDEN RESERVES ' (Golden Award  Zurich , Best Film Morbido Mexico, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design Austrian Film Awards.   We look forward sending you invitations to stream.     Hidden Re...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Koschke – A Publication for the Berlin Critics’ Week

    Berlin Critics’ Week was founded four years ago wi...

13.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Interview with Sales Agent Carlos Rincon @ Premiere Entertainment Group

    Sales Agent and Producer Carlos Rincon has been working world markets for a decade, having started his career with international sales and distribution company Spotlight Pictures, where he worked on dozens of film titles including James Franco's films 'Sal' (2011) and 'Child of God' (2013). He now works for Premiere Entertainment Group as VP of Development & Acquisitions (Executive); the company has been in business for 15 years and has ...

12.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Interview with Meg Thomson, VP of Worldwide Content for Globalgate Entertainment

Meg Thomson is VP of Worldwide Content for Globalgate Entertainment, a division of distribution company Lionsgate. With offices in the US and London, Globalgate specializes in the co-financing (through its Globalgate Fund), production and international distribution for local-language films within their home territories. I recently interviewed Meg about her experience, position and the company.    Before your current position with Globalgate Entertainment, you were a film ...

12.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Flanders line Up Update @ EFM Berlin

    PRESENTING AT BERLINALE 2018         SCREENING AT EFM 2018                         ...

10.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

World premiere of PATRIMONIO, the new documentary from Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Teale

  JOIN THE FIGHT: THE BEACH BELONGS TO YOU!                                                                           &nb...

10.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

StarStruck @EFM 2018 from DevilWorks

  Dana Ashbrook, fresh from his return as Bobby Briggs on Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks”, stars in Restraint. John Hensley, Geoffrey Rivas, and Caitlyn Folley co-star. From Adam Cushman comes a psychological thriller about a disturbed young woman who plunges into a darkness after becoming unexpectedly pregnant, becomin...

IFTA reports: Germany Market Remains One of Europe's Strongest Market

  Courtesy IFTA Germany is Europe’s largest economy and its second most populous nation (after Russia). Its entertainment market is one of Europe’s strongest, particularly the theatrical and television sectors. IFTA’s Research Department spoke with buyers from the territory about the market’s current state and what opportunities remain for Independents. Despite a slight slowdown in international acquisitions, it r...

10.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

LineUp at EFM for Planeta Inform Film Distribution

  Planeta Inform Film Distribution will be on their stand is MGB 106.     ...

10.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

There will be blood...VIKING BLOOD at EFM

    ITN's Office: Ritz Carlton Suite 633   Website:       VIKING BLOOD Action. HD. 2018.  Shooting in Scandinavia in March 2018.   An ITN Original Film.   From the Producer of LADY BLOODFIGHT   With the stars of GAME OF THRONES and WESTWORLD.    Award-winning actors and battle hardened stuntmen.   Synopsis: A viking merc...

09.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Inhale–Exhale New film from acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze

  The acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze is in postproduction with Inhale–Exhale aka 43, a Georgian/Russian coproduction shot in Georgia after  a long pause.    The story written by Nestan (Nene) Kvinikadze follows 37-year-old Irina, a doctor who returns home after serving a long sentence in prison. In order to start a new life and return to the society, Irina has to earn the trust of the people close to her. But does she need a place...

09.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS and PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE Present 27 Films on Berlinale Screens 2018

European Shooting Star Alba August stars in "Becoming Astrid", a Berlinale Special Gala EFP (European Film Promotion) and its member organisations are delighted to announce that 37 participants of our talent platforms EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS and PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE will be presenting 27 films at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. The group of acting talents is led by this year's Shooting Star Franz Rogowski from Germany, who plays the ...

09.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

Styx, directed by Wolfgang Fischer, Panorama Special Opening Film


09.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

World Premiere at Berlinale: Henrika Kull's debut feature JIBRIL

  Directed and written by Henrika Kull Producers: Henrika Kull, Sophie Lakow, Carolina Steinbrecher Produced by Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Germany 2018, 83 minutes, German & Arabic with English subt. World Sales: Pluto Film   The feature film JIBRIL by director Henrika Kull will celebrate its world premiere in the Panorama section of the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival. Henrika Kull is one of the freshest young cinema voices in Germany. Henrika ...

09.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

WORLD PREMIERE of outside: Witnesses to the eventful life stories of homeless people

      Official Selection - Perspektive Deutsches Kino - Berlinale 2018 Nominated...

09.02.2018 | Berlin's blog

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