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The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from Thu, Feb 16, 2023 - Sun, Feb 26, 2023
Our team of festival ambassadors and reporters brings 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   PHOTOS

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Berlinale EFM total wrap up full coverage

Berlinale Wrap-Up, Part 1: to be continued in june

The Berlinale Celebrates a Successful First Stage, Looks Forward to the Summer Special With Berlin Audiences, and Sets the Date for the 2022 Festival   Happy winners, good sales at the film market, interesting panel discussions and ample film coverage by the press - the Industry Event of the 71st Berlinale exceeded expectations. Due to pandemic restrictions, the first part of the festival took place online from March 1 to 5 and was aimed primarily at the film trade and the press. Onl...

12.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Berlin - International sales from Highland Film Group - ONE WAY starring Kevin Bacon, Colson Baker, Travis Fimmel

Highland Film Group announced today that the company has secured multiple international distribution deals for the new action-thriller One Way, directed by Andrew Baird (Zone 414) from a script by Ben Conway. The film stars Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon (Black Mass, Mystic River, Showtime’s “City on a Hill”), Colson Baker (The Dirt, Project Power), also known as recording artist “Machine Gun Kelly,” Travis Fimmel (Ridley Scott’s ”Raise...

10.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

VIDEO: The European Shooting Stars Programme successfully wrapped its 24th edition

The European Shooting Stars Programme successfully wraps its 24th edition following three days of activities in its first ever digital 'Home of Acting Talent' The three-day online programme for this year's European Shooting Stars, which ran from 23 to 25 February, has been successfully wrapped up. Starting with a Kick-off show to introduce this year's cohort, hosted by British broadcaster Edith Bowman and joined by special guests Matilda de Angelis and Pilou Asba...

08.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

SUPERVILLAIN - interview with director Karam Gill.

  Director:  Karam Gill ‘SUPERVILLAIN: THE MAKING OF TEKASHI 6IX9INE’ Interview by Emmanuel Itier   Q: How did it come together and why were you interested with documenting the life of Tekashi, supervillain?   Karam: Well, this project is actually based on an article published in the magazine Rolling Stones and from a deep investigation about Tekashi. And the company of Ron Howard decided to partner with the cable channel, Showtime, to find t...

08.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Productivity Media and Darius Films announce production deal

Bob Saget       Producers William G. Santor, CEO of Productivity Media, and Nicholas Tabarrok, President of Darius Films, today announced a three-picture production deal between their two companies.  All three feature films will shoot in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean as part of a sweeping agreement with the Cayman Islands Film Commission, the Cayman’s Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs and Dart Enterprises to shoot...

06.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

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! Click here to arrange a meeting with us for Virtual EFM 2021     ...

05.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Wrongly Accused. Murdered. Back For Revenge - 'BLACKSTOCK BONEYARD' - Sneak Peak

  BLACKSTOCK BONEYARD Supernatural, Horror, Suspense - 82 mins - US Release: June 8, 2021 ...

05.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM line-up for Generation X Group® GmbH

THE HATCHING   Synopsis: Tim returns to his peaceful childhood village after the death of his father. But the place harbors some bad memories for him: as a teenager, Tim and his friends stole crocodile eggs from the nearby zoo and one of his friends got killed by a crocodile. Now bad things start to happen again in the moors of Somerset: People keep disappearing and mutilated human body parts keep showing up. Tim soon realizes that the crocodile eggs he stole 15 years ago have hatche...

05.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Film Mode Entertainment and Screen Media Ventures Announce Berlin Premieres of SENIOR MOMENT and TRIGGER POINT

First-look footage from the features, comedy SENIOR MOMENT, starring WILLIAM SHATNER,  JEAN SMART and CHRISTOPHER LLOYD and action-thriller TRIGGER POINT, starring BARRY PEPPER, COLM FEORE, LAURA VANDERVOORT will be shown to EFM buyers for the first time.   EXCLUSIVE FIRST-LOOK CLIP FROM SENIOR MOMENT   In partnership with Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment today announced the acquis...

05.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

VIDEO: when Radu Jude & Ada Solomon find out they won the Golden Bear for Best Film (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn)

Radu Jude couldn't believe it when he got the call telling him and producer Ada Solomon about their Golden Bear win for "Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn" (Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc). "It's really, really overwhelming," says Radu, after the realisation sinks in. "I'm always full of doubts... When something like this happens, you lose some of the doubts." Many congratulations! What an achievement! ...

05.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

VIDEO: Berlinale 2021: The Award Winners of the Competition

Katia Pascariu © Silviu Ghetie / Micro Film 2021 - Director Radu Jude © Silviu Ghetie Golden Bear for Best Film: Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn) by Radu Jude                                       Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize: Guzen to sozo (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy) by Ryusuke Hamaguchi Silver Bear Jury Prize: Herr B...

05.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Nordic Screenings Friday, March 5

      • Nordic films and events    • Meet us Online    • Co-producing witht the Nordics        ...

05.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

First look photo of ONE WAY, starring Colson Baker, Kevin Bacon, and Travis Fimmel

  Sharing with you a first look photo of ONE WAY, starring Colson Baker (also known as recording artist Machine Gun Kelly), Kevin Bacon, and Travis Fimmel. Highland Film Group repped ww rights at EFM. Key info on the film below:   Photo - L: Colson Baker as Freddy, R: Kevin Bacon as Freddy’s father, Fred Snr. Photo credit – Dan Anderson. Courtesy of Highland Film Group   ONE WAY  STATUS: In post-production GENRE:&nb...

05.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM Closing Day: DAILIES from EFM Virtual 2021 Edition Events & 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.  WATCH OUR VIDEO COVERAGE TRAILERS INTERVIEWS AND AMBIANCE I  PHOTOS  I #berlinale I I Berlinale 2020 I Berli...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

VIDEO: How Olga Lucovnicova discovered she won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film 2021

Big news for Olga Lucovnicova, who just received the Golden Bear for Best Short Film for her documentary "My Uncle Tudor" (Nanu Tudor). In this powerful film, Olga dares to confront her dark family history and her own trauma. She says: "Three years ago, I was in Berlin visiting the Film Museum and saw Berlinale posters. I was thinking, it would be so amazing just to go there." And now she has gone and won a Golden Bear! Huge congrats, Olga! May you continue on your fear...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

VIDEO: Announcement of the Jury Decisions: Berlinale Shorts & Generation

  The Awards of Berlinale Shorts   The International Short Film Jury of Berlinale Shorts has decided upon the following awards: Golden Bear for Best Short Film for Nanu Tudor (My Uncle Tudor) by Olga Lucovnicova; Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) for Xia Wu Guo Qu Le Yi Ban (Day Is Done) by Zhang Dalei; Berlin Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards for Easter Eggs by Nicolas Keppens. See the detailed awards and jury statements. Golden...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

VIDEO: Live Announcement of the Jury Decisions: Competition & Encounters: March 5 11.45

Join us for the video presentations of the decisions of the International Jury and the Encounters Jury. The International Jury: Jasmila Žbanić (director, Bosnia and Herzegovina) Gianfranco Rosi (director, Italy) Mohammad Rasoulof (director, Iran) Nadav Lapid (director, Israel) Adina Pintilie (director, Romania) Ildikó Enyedi (director, Hungary)   The Encounters Jury: Florence Almozini (programmer, France) Diedrich Diederichsen (editor and publisher, Germany) Cecilia Bar...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM Day 5: 15 events at the tip of your mouse

  EFM Morning Brief with IndiewireWith: Eric Cohen, Julia FidelAccess: Online Market BadgeOrganiser: EFMType of Event: PodcastIndiewire Synopsis Watch Event Fri Mar 0508:00 – 08:10 wherever you get your podcastsDownload The Wisdom of the Day with Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo ChatrianWit...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EVENT: Live Pitch 5th, march 2021 - Digital Film Market for Women - during Berlinale 2021

Join us for a live pitch event and Virtual Market during the 2021 Berlinale Film Festival. Watch as filmmakers seeking distribution pitch their feature films to an industry panel of international buyers and distributors. Follow along as these directors receive live feedback on their projects and stick around afterwards for an audience Q&A.   RSVP: To discover more about the films participating visit:

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

New action-thriller GASOLINE ALLEY starring Bruce Willis, Luke Wilson, Devon Sawa - Highland Film Group handling international

Golden Globe winner Bruce Willis (Universal Pictures’ Glass, Twentieth Century Fox’s Die Hard franchise), Luke Wilson (Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, MGM’s Legally Blonde), Devon Sawa (Hunter Hunter, upcoming Black Friday) are on board to star in the new crime action-thriller Gasoline Alley, directed by Edward Drake (Cosmic Sin, Broil) from a script by Tom Sierchio (New York City International Film Festival winner The Girl Who Invented Kis...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Atlas Distribution Company To Theatrically Release March 19th Chilling Thriller “Dark State"

Atlas Distribution Company has acquired Lucca Films in association with Creative Partners International & Realize Studios chilling thriller “Dark State,” from writer/director Tracy Lucca (“The Finders”) which will open theatrically on March 19, beginning in Dallas, Washington DC, Chicago, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Austin before extending into Los Angeles & New York, among other markets.  The film will next launch across the North American continent (US &am...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Hell Has Come To Feed - 'AMITYVILLE POLTERGEIST' - New horror from Breaking Glas Pictures       

WW Rights - Completed and Available 2021 Acquisition: AMITYVILLE POLTERGEIST  Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce a recent acquisition for worldwide rights on a brand new hair raising horror, 'AMITYVILLE EXORCISM'. AMITYVILLE POLTERGEIST Horror | 89 mins | English   The terrifying tale of Amityville is Back. When a young man encounters a weekend of horrors after taking a house sitting job from a spooky old woman. WW Rights ...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Gravitas Ventures, has acquired worldwide rights to Brian Morrison’s captivating feature documentary “Bastards’ Road"

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired worldwide rights to Brian Morrison’s captivating feature documentary “Bastards’ Road. ” The gifted Morrison’s first film, winner of seven festivals in 2020, will be released across all TVOD/Digital platforms & DVD throughout the North American continent beginning on May 11th, 2021 leading into Memorial Day, with an international expansion planned for later this year.  “Bastards’ Road...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

French cinema at the EFM: Day 4

  Version:      All the news about French films for today, Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the EFM (European Film Market) 2021! Click here to visit UniFrance's virtual stand (access reserved for participants with market accreditation). French film screenings (market premieres and the Berlinale) Xavier Beauvois (Competition) International sales:  Damien Odoul (Panorama) International sales:  Jacqueline Lent...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

VIDEO: THE KID 100th Anniversary commemorative trailer and poster revealed

  Piece of Magic Entertainment and MK2 Films ANNOUNCE CHARLIE Chaplin PARTNERSHIP   Credit: © Roy Export Co. Ltd Piece of Magic Entertainment and mk2 Films today announce their Charlie Chaplin film collection partnership, as THE KID (1921) celebrates its centenary year. The international theatrical distribution company and one of France’s biggest independent film companies will collaborate to release Chaplin’s iconic films in cinemas worldwide. A...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Phoenix closes Empires Studios "Cannibal Cabin" and "Death Ranch" for North America Uk and Japan

PHOENIX CLOSES EMPIRES STUDIOS CANNIBAL CABIN AND DEATH RANCH FOR NORTH AMERICA, UK, JAPAN IN BERLIN   Jamie McLeod-Ross & Charley McDougall founders of British production company Empire Studios are the producers and exec producers of CANNIBAL CABIN and DEATH RANCH. The boys had a very busy 2020 with Neil Marshall’s, (Descent, Centurion, Game Of Thrones) latest feature ‘THE RECKONING” due for cinematic release in the UK and USA 2021.  ...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Luvit Media Sales Launch international sales for The Pantani Affair at the EFM

Independent production company Mr.Arkadin Film today announced that international sales of its David di Donatello-nominated The Pantani Affair (Il Caso Pantani) are launching at this year’s EFM, handled by Iuvit Media Sales. The biographical drama, written, directed and produced by filmmaker and Mr.Arkadin Film founder Domenico Ciolfi (Passaggio a vuoto), explores the last five years of champion cyclist Marco Pantani’s life, including the events surrounding a doping scandal during...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

VIDEO: Women In Film and Television Germany EFM Online-event on romantic comedies

"All you need is love - Reimagining Romantic Comedies" – Worldwide great response to Woman in Film and Television Germany's (WIFT Germany) online event on Romantic Comedies with female filmmakers from four continents at the 71st Berlinale.   Chairwoman of the Board Nicole Ackermann: "It is great to see WIFT International at work. This event is also a reflection of the diversity, depth and breadth of our network. It thus stands very concretely for what...

04.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM - Arclight Films locks French distribution for Sundance's POSSESSOR by Brandon Cronenberg

Arclight Films’ chairman Gary Hamilton announced today the company has locked French distribution in all media for the critically acclaimed Sundance Official Selection sci-fi thriller Possessor, written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg with The Jokers Films. Possessor, starring Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Sean Bean, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, was released on October 2nd in the U.S. by Neon Films and became one of the top 10 most successful indie releases of the year. The film...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse Debut Trailer

  Launching Globally on Prime Video April 30th, 2021 Check out the Official Trailer: Directed by Stefano Sollima Written by Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples Produced by Akiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Michael B. Jordan Starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Lauren London, Brett Gelman, Jacob Scipio, Jack Kesy, Colman Domingo, Todd Lassance, Cam Gigandet, Luke Mitchell and Guy Pearce An elite Navy ...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM Day 4: 35 events at the tip of your mouse

  EFM Morning Brief with VarietyWith: Elsa Keslassy, Julia FidelAccess: Online Market BadgeOrganiser: EFMType of Event: PodcastVariety Synopsis Watch Event Thu Mar 0408:00 – 08:10 wherever you get your podcasts VoD  Download CoPro Speed MatchingsWith:Access: Online ...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM Day 3 DAILIES EFM Virtual 2021 Edition Events Awards & 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.  WATCH OUR VIDEO COVERAGE TRAILERS INTERVIEWS AND AMBIANCE I  PHOTOS  I #berlinale&nbs...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Gender Evaluation of the 2021 Film Selection

The Berlinale carried out its first comprehensive gender evaluation in 2019 and evaluated gender in the programme and the committees and management positions; this took place again in 2020 and now the Gender Evaluation 2021 is available for download. ...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Three Awards and 1,300 Meetings at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

  At this year's Berlinale Co-Production Market (March 1-5), three monetary awards were presented to selected feature film projects: The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, the VFF Talent Highlight Award and the ARTEKino International Award. See the projects Berlinale Co-Production Market Awards Ceremony: Photo © Lydia Hesse / Berlinale 2021 At the Berlinale Co-Production Market (March 1 to 5), three monetary awards were presented to sele...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

The Kompagnon-Fellowships 2021 by Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Talents

The Kompagnon-Fellowships, Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Talents, which support projects in their further development, go to Eliza Petkova (A Fish Swimming Upside Down) as well as this year’s Berlinale Talents “Doc Station” participant Jonas Matauschek and his co-director Christian Johannes Koch. © Foto: Daniel Seiffert See the awarded projects. © Constanze Schmitt The two Kompagnon-Fellowships, Perspektive Deutsches K...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

WCF Day on March 5 With a Focus on “Decolonising Cinema”

Since 2004, the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF) has successfully supported film production in underserved regions with its increasingly differentiated funding programme (WCF, WCF Europe, WCF Africa, WCF ACP) and embarked on cultural diversity in German cinemas. The cooperation between production companies from these regions or countries and German / European production companies has also been promoted. “Mo...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM Day 3: 33 events at the tip of your mouse

  EFM Morning Brief with The Hollywood ReporterWith: Scott Roxborough, Julia FidelAccess: Online Market BadgeOrganiser: EFMType of Event: Podcast Synopsis Watch Event Wed Mar 0308:00 – 08:10 wherever you get your podcasts VoD  Download Sino-European Forum Session - P...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Berlinale Talents coming up events

Wednesday, 3rd Wed 13:00 - 14:30 CET Dream Team: Intercontinental Co-Production Thao Dong, Marie Dubas, Weijie Lai moderated by Dorothee Wenner Now Live Wed 16:00 - 17:30 CET Good Bye, Film Prize! moderated by Frank W. Albers, Florian Weghorn Wed 18:30 - 19:30 CET Dream On: Golden Bear Jury Ildikó Enyedi, Nadav Lapid , Adina Pintilie, Mohammad Rasoulof, Jasmila �...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Highland Film Group announces new disaster-action film “SUPERCELL” starring Alec Baldwin cast

  Highland Film Group Secures First Look Output Deal with Ryan Winterstern and Nathan Klingher’s  Newly Launched Production Entity HIGHLAND FILM GROUP HANDLING INTERNATIONAL SALES WITH CAA MEDIA FINANCE REPPING DOMESTIC Leading independent worldwide sales agent Highland Film Group announced today that it has entered into a non-exclusive first look output deal with Ryan Winterstern and Nathan Klingher’s newly launched production company Short Porch Pictures. Under the f...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Acort International EFM 2021 line-up


03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Russian studio MEGOGO premieres its first series "Hook" at European Film Market

             MARKET PREMIER Mar 05 15:45 (UTC+1, Berlin time)   ROSKINO SHOWCASE Mar 03 11:50 – 13:00 ((UTC+1, Berlin time) HOOK TV-series is the first original show produced by video service MEGOGO, and it will be premiered at European Film Market on March 5. This is a story about a Russian hockey agent who finds himself in a center of sports corruption. Starring Yuri Kolokolnikov, Russian actor well-known in Holly...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

DAY 3: Scandinavian Films at Berlin & EFM 2021

      • Meet us in Berlin    • Nordic films and events    • Free Industry Webinars        ...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Rock Salt Releasing new Titles at EFM


03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

French cinema at the EFM: Day 3

Version:      All the news about French films for today, Wednesday, March 3, at the Simone, a woman of the century by Other Angle Pictures boards international sales on the biopic about Simone Veil, to be released in the USA through A Chiara by mk2 films Boards Jonas Carpignano’s New Feature ‘A Chiara’ (coproduced by Two of Us by The Party Film Sales Closes Further Deals on Oscar-Shortlisted...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

HELD's official trailer and poster are out - check them out below!

  HELD THRILLER, HORROR / US / 94' DIRECTORS: Chris Lofing (The Gallows), Travis Cluff (The Gallows) FEATURING: Jill Awbrey, Bart Johnson A couple's ailing marriage is put to the test when they are held hostage in an isolated vacation rental by an unseen Voice that commands their every move and threatens harm if they don’t obey.   ...

03.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

The first Trailer for A BIRD FLEW IN (previously known as Alone)

ABFI_TRAILER_210202_WEB_FRIENDLY_COMING_SOON from Film Shed on Vimeo. A BIRD FLEW IN – A Goldfinch Entertainment production (Completed) "When the COVID 19 lock down is announced, the entire cast and crew of a feature film are sent home - alone. They are actors with no audience, production crew with no set and directors with no script. Couples fall apart, others come together and some find they are simply alone - A feature film composed of seven interlinked narratives...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

First-Look Picture from Mel Gibson's Action Thriller 'Panama'

PANAMA directed by Mark Neveldine (Lionsgate Films’ Crank, Gamer) just wrapped principal photography in Puerto Rico The film, written by Daniel Adams (Roadside Attractions’ The Golden Boys), William R. Barber stars  Cole Hauser (Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone”), and two-time Academy Award® Winner Mel Gibson.  The film is a Yale Productions film produced by Jordan Beckerman, Jordan Yale Levine, Michelle Chydzik Sowa, ...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

First-Look still of DeNiro-Malkovich in WASH ME IN THE RIVER

   WASH ME IN THE RIVER STATUS: Just wrapped production in Puerto Rico GENRE: Action, Thriller WRITERS: Adam Taylor Barker, Chris Sivertson DIRECTOR: Randall Emmett (Midnight in the Switchgrass)  CAST: two-time Academy Award® Winner Robert DeNiro (The Irishman, Taxi Driver), two-time Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (Deepwater Horizon, Being John Malkovich), Jack Huston (American Hustle, Kill Your Darlings), Quavo (FX’s “Atlanta,” ABC’s...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Voltage Pictures has launched worldwide sales on the romantic comedy Per Tutta La Vita (For All Life)

Voltage Pictures is launching worldwide sales on the highly anticipated Italian-language romantic comedy Per Tutta La Vita (For All Life), from the team behind the most remade film of all-time Perfect Strangers, 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.   Lauded Italian auteur Paolo Costella directs from a script he wrote with Paolo Genovese and Antonella Lattanzi. The film is p...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) is set to direct the new horror The Refuge

  RENNY HARLIN’S NEW HORROR FILM  “THE REFUGE” is set to Start Principal Photography in April in Bulgaria, Yariv Lerner, Rob Van Norden, Gary Lucchesi, Michael McKay, Lori McCreary, and Harlin Producing Acclaimed blockbuster director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) is set to direct his next project, the new horror The Refuge from a script by action sci-fi writer Ben Sztajnkrycer. Casting is currently underway for the film as p...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM Day 2 DAILIES 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.  WATCH OUR VIDEO COVERAGE TRAILERS INTERVIEWS AND AMBIANCE I  PHOTOS  I #berlinale...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM Day 2: 33 events at the tip of your mouse

  EFM Morning Brief with Screen InternationalWith: Finn Halligan, Julia FidelAccess: Online Market BadgeOrganiser: EFMType of Event: PodcastScreen International Synopsis Watch Event Tue Mar 0208:00 – 08:10 wherever you get your podcasts VoD  Download The Latest Buzz...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Announcement of the Jury Decisions Thursday, March 4 at 12.00 (noon) CET

During the Industry Event (March 1 to 5) of the 71st Berlinale, the Juries of the Competition and the sections Berlinale Shorts, Encounters and Generation will announce their award decisions. The juries, who are currently in Berlin will see the films in a cinema.   The award decisions will be announced via a video presentation of the juries, followed by a press release. The festive Award Ceremony will then take place at the Summer Special (June 9 to 20).     ...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM 2021 - New titles from Blue Finch

Blue Finch Films is participating in virtual EFM from March 1-5 To set a meeting please contact Mike Chapman:   END OF SENTENCE        ...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Red eyes from Summer Hill Entertainment & EFM Meetings

Get ready for our exciting EFM lineup to get access to our exclusive new projects! There is still time to meet with us during Virtual EFM Berlin 2021 Monday, March 1st to Friday, March 5th. Please Click here to arrange your virtual meeting. You can also contact our Sales Team directly. See you soon! A cursed survivor of killings at the Amityville House brings evil to a small island where bizarre genetic experiments are carried out on humans and animal...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Exclusive stills from BORN A CHAMPION @ EFM from Red Sea Media


02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

French cinema at the EFM: Day 2

All the news about French films for today, Tuesday, March 2, at the Joachim Trier / VARIETY ➡️ online article Version:      Regard noir by Playtime boards sales on Corsage by mk2 films boards empress drama Vicky Krieps, releases first image. Claire Simon / SCREEN ➡️ online article Claire Simon's Jean-Christophe Meurisse / VARIETY ➡️ online article ...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

DAY 2: Scandinavian Films in Berlin 2021

  Meet us Online     • Meet us in Berlin    • Nordic films and events    • Free Industry Webinars        We will all be in Berlin in spirit from our home offices and look forward...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Avant Première, the international trade fair for performing arts in audiovisual media wrapped

From 15-18 February, Avant Première, the international trade fair for performing arts in audiovisual media, took place exclusively online. Check out the highlights!     Four days of Avant Première in a nutshell: 560 music + dance films and 90 highlights of 2015-19 were screened presented by 60 companies 1000+ Views of the Showreels 300 participants ...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Meet Russian Content at the European Film Market 2021 : join the showcases

  Do not miss the opportunity to see a presentation of the newest Russian content!  We will showcase the trailers of films offered by production, distribution, and sales companies representing Russia at EFM Online 2021. Exclusive stories fascinating for both children and adults, high production quality, and masterful artistry — Russian content includes all of these. EUROPEAN FILM MARKET March 2, 2 p.m. (UTC+1, Berlin time) RUSSIAN ANIMATION SHOWCASE BERLI...

02.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Swedish Film Institute presents at EFM: Who Counts? Intersectionality in Practice

Who Counts? Watch Event Mon Mar 01  14:00 – 15:00  Please join Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, for a conversation about intersectionality in practice, with guests who are shaping the landscape of the film industry.   The conversation will highlight tools and best practices that the audience can incorporate into their businesses daily and strategically, focusing on strategies and methods for ...

01.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Russian companies to present over 140 projects at the European Film Market

    Thirty-nine Russian content makers united at the ROSKINO* virtual umbrella booth to present more than 140 projects, including feature films, series and animation, at the European Film Market 2021, taking place from March 1-5 as a part of the Berlin International Film Festival. In addition, within the industrial section of the Berlinale Co-Production Market, there will be a presentation of co-production opportunities with Russia in the Country Session format. For the first t...

01.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

French cinema at the EFM: Day 1

  All the news about French films for today, Monday, March 1, 2021, at the Memory Box by Joana Hadjithomas (Competition) International sales:  Damien Odoul (Panorama) International sales:  Christophe Cognet (Forum) International sales:  Andréas Fontana (Encounters) International sales:  Jacqueline Lentzou (Encounters) International sales:  Alice Diop (Encounters) International sales:&nbs...

01.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Ovidie Erotica Avails: Pulsion, This Kiss, An Endless Night, Sexual Freedom from Breaking Glass Pictures

Sexual Freedom, Pulsion, Infidelity - Erotica titles available       AVAILABLE OVIDIE EROTICA From the explicitly feminist, best selling French author and for...

01.03.2021 | Berlin's blog



01.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Berlin Critics’ Week 2021 – All Debates and Guests

Filmmaker Ruth Beckermann and film scholar Volker Pantenburg discuss the idea of cinematic and historical traces and what it means to be exposed to intense images. Festival organizers Pedro Segura and Alexander Scholz meet director Sandra Wollner and sound designer Pascal Capitolin to explore the idea of recognition and cognition and what remains obscure in cinema. Actress Constanze Becker and director Lola Arias will help us understand the idea of acting and play, the politics of illusi...

01.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

Nordic Films at Berlin & EFM 2021

We are very proud that even in a reduced program Nordic films continue its tradition to be represented in several sections of one of the world’s most prestigious and important film festivals. Nordic Films & TV Series in the official Berlinale Programme Finnish AFTER LIFE FOLLOWED BY RED IMPASTO JAR by Joanna Kina is presented in Forum Expanded and a total of four Nordic films will be presented in the Generations programmes: Finnish drama ANY DAY NOW by Hamy ...

01.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM Webinar: Safe Shooting in Latin America, a region with huge diversity.

Latin America and the Caribbean is a region with a great diversity of climates and locations, which have also joined forces to develop Film Friendly Zones and Security Protocols for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Learn how to contact the Film Commissions of the region and how to take advantage of the benefits of health security. Latin America Film Commission Network (LAFCN) arises to strengthen and unite the countries and regions belonging to all of Latin America and...

01.03.2021 | Berlin's blog

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.  WATCH OUR VIDEO COVERAGE TRAILERS INTERVIEWS AND AMBIANCE I  PHOTOS  I #berlinale I I Berlinale 2020&n...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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:       Thanks, Stuart Alson President Email:  W...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog



27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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:     ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

'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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 so we can set a virtual meeting. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD LINEUP   ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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

„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&...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 and supported by Swiss Federal Office of Culture and MediaDesk ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog


  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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 For reference our time zone is Kyiv (Ukraine) - EEST. Below you can look up some highlights from our new titles.     ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

Be For Films @ Berlinale 2021

  We are thrilled to announce our selections at the Berlinale 2021.   AZOR  by Andreas FONTANA Encounters Competition​THE 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  ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

EFM line-up for Koan


27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

New Movies Available from KOAN


27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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. ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 Soldier's Revenge Action / Western starring ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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       ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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

  For screeners, availabilities and EFM appointments contact: And 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 ...

27.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

26.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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

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...

26.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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

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...

26.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

26.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

26.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 ...

26.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 ...

26.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

26.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

26.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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     ...

26.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

26.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

11.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

11.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

11.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

11.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

11.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

04.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

“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...

04.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

01.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

01.02.2021 | Berlin's blog


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...

01.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 ...

01.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 ...

01.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

01.02.2021 | Berlin's blog

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. ...

15.01.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

15.01.2021 | Berlin's blog

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 ...

12.01.2021 | Berlin's blog

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...

12.01.2021 | Berlin's blog

Coherent Action, Incoherent Cinema – The Berlin Critics’ Week Conference 2021

  Two-part conference on February 27 and 28, 2021 Films and debates from March 1 – 7, online and optionally at the Hackesche Höfe Kino Berlin   How can conviction be shown? And on the screens and displays out there, do there exist sequences of images that make it possible to think of the future of cinema in the midst of a pandemic? Scheduled for the weekend before the Berlinale’s European Film Market, this year’s Berlin Critics’ Week Confe...

08.01.2021 | Berlin's blog

Filmfest Munich : understanding the Berlinale moves to sequential edition

In light of recent pandemic developments, the Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival) has decided on a multi-part festival format in the upcoming edition, with industry elements in March and audience-only screenings in June. Given our experience in 2020 with the sequential FILMFEST MÜNCHEN POP-UP, we can only support this approach and send our colleagues our best wishes for next year‘s implementation of their festival. At the same time, we see our plans for next year&rsqu...

18.12.2020 | Berlin's blog

Berlinale Spotlight: 50 Years of the Forum in New York in December

For many years, the Berlinale has been present all around the world with its specially curated programmes. The Berlinale Spotlight series serves to extend the period of the festival and makes the activities of the Berlinale visible throughout the year. In December, the series travels to New York, where the German Film Office, an initiative of German Films and the Goethe-Institut New York, and Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art are presenting a selection taken from this year&r...

18.12.2020 | Berlin's blog

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Twelve New Funding Recommendations

In the 33rd jury session of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made twelve funding recommendations for projects from Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Senegal and Turkey. The current funding amounts to a total of 592,000 Euros. This means that the funding volume has increased by 49.85% since the last funding round. The WCF is pleased to be able to support independent cinema even more strong...

18.12.2020 | Berlin's blog

Berlinale 2021 twofold: Industry Online Offer in March, Public Event in June

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival has developed a new festival format for 2021 and is pleased to be able to hold the festival for the industry and the public. The industry platforms European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund will kick off the 71st Berlinale in March with an online offer. In June, there will be a summer event with numerous film screenings for the public audiences – i...

18.12.2020 | Berlin's blog

EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS Programme Announces Jury Ahead of 24th Edition at Berlinale 2021

EFP's EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS Programme Announces Jury Ahead of 24th Edition at Berlinale 2021: Antoneta Kastrati, Cassandra Han, René Ezra   The 24th edition of EFP's EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS will introduce 10 up-and-coming actors and actresses to press and industry during the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2021. "We are looking forward to highlighting once again 10 new acting discoveries from upcoming films and works-in-progress from across Europe, in...

27.11.2020 | Berlin's blog

Historical Study on Berlinale confirms Founding Director Alfred Bauer's position in the Nazi film bureaucracy

The study confirms that Bauer's role in the Reichsfilmintendanz was more significant than previously known and was systematically covered up by him after 1945. In February of 2020, the management of the Berlin International Film Festival commissioned the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) to investigate Alfred Bauer's position in the Nazi film bureaucracy. The occasion was the media publication of sources that re-examined Bauer's role and tasks in the Reichsfilmintenda...

10.10.2020 | Berlin's blog

EFM welcomes Italy as “Country in Focus” in 2022

Originally planned for the upcoming Berlinale, Italy will now be the “Country in Focus” in 2022 at the European Film Market (EFM) of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. The EFM programme “Country in Focus” began in 2017 with the goal of comprehensively presenting a country’s cinematic industry and film work and providing it with a special platform. Following Mexico, Canada, Norway and Chile, Italy is the second European country to take center stage in the...

10.10.2020 | Berlin's blog

Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Japan 2020

    With its specially curated programmes, the Berlinale has been present around the world for many years. Moreover, the Berlinale Spotlight extends the festival period and makes the activities of the Berlinale visible throughout the year.   Under the banner of Berlinale Spotlight: Generation and for the third time already, the Berlinale section Generation presents a programme of films from the last festival edition, jointly curated with the Nara International Film Festival. ...

17.09.2020 | Berlin's blog

Dennis Ruh to Head the EFM replacing Matthijs Wouter Knol

Dennis Ruh © Photo: Birte Filmer European Film Market On November 1, 2020, Dennis Ruh will take over as the new director of the European Film Market (EFM) of the Berlinale.   Dennis Ruh has been involved in the international film industry for over 12 years. Most recently, he was responsible for cooperation with international film festivals as department head at German Films, and in this position managed all substantial festivals with affiliated trade fairs and industry even...

07.09.2020 | Berlin's blog

Berlinale 2021: Festival Planned as Physical Event while EFM goes hybrid

  The Berlin International Film Festival has made its first decisions for the 2021 festival. The Berlinale 2021 is being planned as a physical festival. A hybrid model is intended for the European Film Market (EFM). The implementation of the Festival and Market will take place in accordance with the then-applicable rules and regulations, thus ensuring the greatest possible security for all guests. Adjustments in the festival structure, the film programming and the total number of invite...

24.08.2020 | Berlin's blog

World Cinema Fund announces new funding recommendations, Start of WCF ACP and First WCF Europe

World Cinema Fund Berlinale World Cinema Fund: 14 New Funding Recommendations, Start of WCF ACP and First WCF Europe - TFL Audience Design Award   In the 32nd jury meeting of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made a total of 14 funding recommendations with respect to projects from Argentina, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Egypt, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Senegal, Turkey and Venezuela. The funding totalled 395,000 Euros.   Since 2004, the B... 


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