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The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from Thu, Feb 16, 2023 - Sun, Feb 26, 2023
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VIDEO: EFM director Dennis Ruh introducing the market in Berlin for audience

Dennis took some time of his busy AFM - in person schedule to introduce EFM and give a helpfull highlights for filmmakers newcommers in Berlin. More timely news on the futures evolution and changes in the Market in the coming weeks... Dennis Ruh has been director of the European Film Market since 2020. He studied cultural sciences, audiovisual communication, social science and history in Bremen, Germany and Valencia, Spain. During his studies, he began working for the O...


Key Visual and 3 Berlinale posters : we lost a bear?

The 2023 Berlinale Key Design   “The key visual for the 73rd Berlinale directs our attention to the indispensable core of a metropolitan film festival: the audience. We’re very pleased that with this year’s poster, we can honour those whose curiosity, enthusiasm and applause makes the Berlinale a vibrant, inspiring and joyful event,” comments Mariëtte Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlinale.   The key design was once again created by Berlin-base...


News from Perspektive Deutsches Kino, Berlinale Classics, Retrospective and Berlinale Co-Production Market

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2023: Kisses, Conflicts, Collisions Under the leadership of new section head Jenni Zylka, Perspektive is going all-out: This year’s Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme is cutting-edge, controversial and emotional. Four full-length fiction films, three documentary films and two mid-length fiction films illustrate our sometimes painful attempts to understand the world – and improve it. Please find enclosed the press release and the film list. Berlina...

09.01.2023 | Berlin's blog

News from Homage and Generation Spotlight

Hommage   Berlinale 2023 Lauds Steven Spielberg with an Honorary Golden Bear and Homage   Director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg will be honoured for lifetime achievement with an Honorary Golden Bear at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. The Homage will screen his latest film, The Fabelmans, with Spielberg on hand to accept the statuette on February 21, 2023 at the Award Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast (see November 22, 2022 press release).   The ar...

08.01.2023 | Berlin's blog

Watch out for Berlinale Talents 2023, with Cate Blanchett and Nina Hoss

  Maria Rosaria D'amico At Berlinale, from February 18-23 this year, 68 countries will exchange experiences along the theme “You Must Be Joking: Humour in Serious Times”. The 204 talents (112 female, 83 male) that have been selected show a very interesting program that could launch new filmmakers from countries that have rarely been represented at Berlinale Talents before (Myanmar, Palestine, Nepal, Mongolia, Lesotho, Bangladesh, Costa Rica and for the first time Sa...

02.01.2023 | Berlin's blog

Upcoming talent revealed: the 10 shooting Stars for Berlinale 2023

European Film Promotion (EFP) is delighted to announce the up-and-coming acting talent who have been selected for the next edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS. They will be introduced to the international press, film industry and the audience during the 73rd Berlinale. The four-day tailormade promotion and networking programme (running 17 – 20 February 2023) is capped off with a celebration of the talent at an Awards Ceremony at the Berlinale Palast.  The European Shooting Stars 202...

31.12.2022 | Berlin's blog


The New Sponsors of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival

Cosmetics brand Armani beauty and mobility platform Uber will be the new Principal Partners of the Berlinale 2023, complementing the commitment of long-time principal media partner ZDF.   Potsdamer Platz as the central festival location moves up as a Co-Partner alongside Mastercard and rbb media. The Berlinale has also been able to win numerous companies as new partners at the other sponsorship levels.   “I am very pleased about the large number of new partners we have been a...

30.12.2022 | Berlin's blog

Berlinale Panorama, Generation, EFM and Festival Venues News

Panorama Panorama 2023: Tracking the Unseen. Films as Tools of Resistance Films from Ukraine, Yemen and about Iran are among the first to have been confirmed for the Panorama line-up which also features strong feminist cinema from the US. The 2023 programme manifests a worldwide trend towards transnational filmmaking in both fiction films and documentaries. Of the 14 films selected, 11 are world premieres, with a total of 19 countries involved. There are new films by Sepideh Farsi, Jennif...

30.12.2022 | Berlin's blog

Kristen Stewart to Head the International Jury at the 2023 Berlinale

  American actor, screenwriter and director Kristen Stewart will be the president of the International Jury at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival.   “We’re excited about Kristen Stewart taking on this distinguished task. She’s one of the most talented and multi-faceted actors of her generation. From Bella Swan to the Princess of Wales she has given life to everlasting characters. Young, shining and with an impressive body of work behind her, Kristen Stew...

30.12.2022 | Berlin's blog

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: WCF Europe Funding Recommendations

    In addition to the WCF funding recommendations announced in August (see press release from August 16), the most recent jury meeting resulted in three funding recommendations for the WCF Europe programme. A total of 216 projects from 55 countries applied for the current funding cycle – including the funding recommendations already announced. The recommendations now comprise funds totalling 449,000 Euros.   The members of the WCF juries are the documentary film produc...

30.12.2022 | Berlin's blog

Jacqueline Lyanga Appointed US-Delegate for the Berlinale

The Berlin International Film Festival is expanding its delegate network through the addition of Los Angeles-based, US industry expert Jacqueline Lyanga. Lyanga will consolidate contacts with the US film industry and filmmakers, assist in scouting films, and prepare the Berlinale’s US West Coast screening tours. Ryan Werner, who has been active as a US delegate for the festival since 2019, and Jacqueline Lyanga will work closely together.   “We are happy and proud to have J...

30.12.2022 | Berlin's blog

Berlinale 2023: Honorary Golden Bear and Homage for Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg © Brian Bowen Smith. Courtesy Amblin Partners The Homage of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival will be devoted to US-American director, producer and screenwriter Steven Spielberg, who will also be presented with an Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement. In the scope of the Award Ceremony at the Berlinale Palast, the festival will screen his most recent work, The Fabelmans. A recipient of multiple Academy Awards, Spielberg is one of the world's m...

25.11.2022 | Berlin's blog

EFP announces jury for 26th edition of european shooting stars

  EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2023 - THE JURY: Jan Komasa, Rebecca van Unen, Maria Ekerhovd, Leo Barraclough and Veronica Echegui Five acclaimed experts selected by European Film Promotion (EFP) have the challenging task of deciding which of the 27 nominated acting talents will take part in the upcoming edition of EUROPE SHOOTING STARS (17-20 February, 2023) at the Berlin International Film Festival. With their extensive experience in different fields of the film industry, the jury members w...

25.11.2022 | Berlin's blog


Sebastian Markt New Head of Generation Section / Melika Gothe Consolidate Film Education and Cultural Participation

  Sebastian Markt / section head Generation (as of  September 1, 2022), Melika Gothe / section manager Generation (as of August 1, 2022) © Jan Kraus / Berlinale    Sebastian Markt will be taking over as Head of Generation on September 1, 2022. He joined the Generation team in 2013 and has been in charge of programme coordination since 2015, most recently as head of programming for Generation's feature-length film programme. He succeeds the long-term section ...

01.06.2022 | Berlin's blog


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