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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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Animaze wants your animation Let us meet up in Berlin

August 17th - 20st, 2017 To unite and converge animation film, gaming, digital arts and related industries in the vibrant international city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada   Animaze is an international film festival and conference exploring the world of animation in all its diversity. Filmmakers and professionals from over 65 countries will converge on Montreal from August 17-20. Over the course of four days Animaze celebrates animation with: Screenings ...

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Trump "the most overrated president in history" according to Dieter Kosslick
Dieter Kossslick: "First of all, I'd say it's rather the most overrated president in history and not the most overrated actress - but that's another story…" ...

Opening Red Carpet Video Highlights | Berlinale 2017

Some impressions of the opening ceremony of the Berlinale 2017. Full version: ...

Gere Shines in Deadly Dull Dinner film from Hungarian director Ildikó Enyedi

Richard Gere, in good form at Press conference for "The (dismal) Dinner" -- not his fault -- he was very good in his part of the picture.   By Alex Deleon Richard Gere, looking good with a full head of wavy white hair at 66 was the Only major Hollywood star at the Berlinale opening gala last night, and attended the press conference for his latest film, "The Dinner", co-starring Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall. The film itself is a two hour long torture ses...

Richard Gere gets political at 'The Dinner' Press Conference

by Martin I. Petrov    One of the films premiering on the Berlinale red carpet today is The Dinner starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall. The film is directed by Oren Moverman and based on the novel by Herman Koch.    Initially the film had been developed for Cate Blanchett, who had expressed interest in having her directorial debut, but was later attached to Moverman.      A lot of interesting fac...

The Dinner | Press Conference Video Highlights | Berlinale 2017

Oren Moverman (Director, Screenwriter) Richard Gere (Actor)  Laura Linney (Actress)  Steve Coogan (Actor)  Moderation: Jenni Zylka Full version: ...

Django | Press Conference Video Highlights | Berlinale

Etienne Comar (Director, Screenwriter) Reda Kateb (Actor) Cécile de France (Actress) Moderation: Anatol Weber Full version: ...

Comedy titles from Summer Hill Films

Scene Queen Action, comedy Scene Queen is a coming-of-age story about teenage girls who get into fights and post the videos on the internet. When a clique of teen girls, led by “scene queen”Ashley, begins bullying local girls to get attention on the internet, it’s up to Jess, the girl who’s videotaping their fights, to stand up to Ashley’s bullying &nd...

Get LoveJacked with the new action/comedy from Summer Hill Films !

LoveJacked takes you to the age of weaponized love LoveJacked Action/comedy College students risk it all to expose a clandestine military project to weaponize love. Watch the trailer for "LoveJacked" here!   ...

Edinburgh party at British Embassy, feb 10, impressive architecture

Animation Day in Cannes colleagues Laurie Gordon and Martin Petrov (Animaze and WOFF Festivals) EFA colleagues Mike Downey and Bruno Chatelin   ...

Party time with Wide Eye on Films Feb 9

Loic escaped briefly for Sushi leaving the floor to his team and the DJ...The party was live till very late (early)! ...

Globo attends Berlinale with ‘Supermax’ and ‘The Wise Ones’

Episodes of the series will be shown at the Zoo Palast Cinema on February 13th, during Drama Series Days Globo will take its productions to the 2017 edition of Berlinale, one of the most important film festivals in the world, taking place until February 19th in Berlin. The Brazilian media group will participate in the Drama Series Days, an event held during the festival, showcasing its latest productions and initiatives to the international series market. At 10 a.m. on the 13th, Globo will sh...

SABAN FILMS picked US rights to Tim Smit’s Redivider starring Dan Stevens and Bérénice Marlohe

Saban Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to Tim Smit’s Redivider starring Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, “Downton Abbey”) and Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall, “Twin Peaks”). Patrick Chu produced the film for FilmNation Entertainment alongside Tim Smit, and Sander Verdonk and Denis Wigman for CTM Films. The film is currently in post-production.   Based on Smit’s short What’s In The Box?, the sci-fi film is co-writ...

Documentary There’s A Hole In My Bucket by great-grandson of J.R.R Tolkien has commenced filming in New Zealand

London based production and international sales company Evolutionary Films are excited to announce that the highly emotive and powerful documentary There’s A Hole In My Bucket has commenced filming in New Zealand with director Robert Cavanah at the helm.   Royd Tolkien, great-grandson of J.R.R Tolkien, lost his brother Mike to ALS (Motor Neuron Disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2015. But Mike, who was the more adventurous and sporty of the two bro...

Film Mode Entertainment Announces the Upcoming US Theatrical Release of THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT

  Sci-Fi Thriller Starring Mathieu Ratthe, Kimberly Laferriere, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Juliette Gosselin & Alex C. Nachi comes to theatres and digital platforms this summer     Film Mode Entertainment announces the Berlin market premiere and theatrical release of sci-fi thriller, THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT starring Mathieu Ratthe (LOVEFIELD, THE TALISMAN), Kimberly Laferriere (IN FE, SAVING HOPE), Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles (HENRI HENRI, LE TORRENT), Juliette Goss...

The Exchange has secured the sales rights to PATRICK

The Exchange has secured the sales rights to PATRICK, the new film from top UK comedy director Mandie Fletcher (ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE, Miranda, Blackadder).   The film sees the debut of screenwriter Vanessa Davies, one of the industry's leading film publicists (all eight HARRY POTTER films, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY), whocreated the story based on her own true-life experiences. Davies produces along with Paul de Vos (BLOODY LONDON, ROMEO &...

Fantastic Journey to Oz: the sequel to the much-loved adaptation of Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has a New Trailer

The Russian animation studio Melnitsa has released a brand new trailer about Dorothy’s adventures in the Wonderland (The Magic Land). It is based on the Wonderful Wizard of Oz story, written by Alexander Volkov in 1963. The story has stood the test of time and has all the ingredients to become a modern animated classic.  Fantast...


FRANK SERPICO Never Run When You're Right Directed by Antonino D'Amrbosio *In Post-Production   A suspenseful character study of a man who nearly died standing against the world's largest police force, FRANK SERPICO is part Shakespearean tragedy, part inspiring allegory, revealing how abuse of power remains a constant threat to our democracy.   In 1971 Frank Serpico became the world's most famous ...

Culture meets technology: Audi at the Berlinale

Jerome Boateng and Kai Pflaume attend the 'Django' premiere during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 9, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Audi)      The 67th Berlin International Film Festival will showcase the wide diversity of cinema from February 9 to 19. New technologies ...

Australia's Blinky Bill – The Movie set to travel...

International film sales company Studio 100 Film has signed agreements with DELTA FILMS (Peru) and MYNDFORM (Iceland) for the rights to the CGI feature film “Blinky Bill – The Movie”.  DELTA FILMS has acquired the theatrical, TV and home video rights for a variety of Latin American countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Chile, while MYNDFORM has secured the theatrical, TV and home entertainment rights for the Scandinavian territories.  “Blink...

Breakthrough Entertainment Forges New Content Partnerships Leading Into EFM

Canadian Studio Announces Additions to Slate of Quality Films From Blue Fox Entertainment, Nehst Studios and Riverbank Pictures   The leading Canadian studio has secured deals with Blue Fox Entertainment, Nehst Studios, and Riverbank Pictures, adding to their growing roster of premium films that already boasts in-demand new titles from existing partnerships with award-winning Canadian producers, Black Fawn Films and 5’7 Films.   “We are thrilled to be co...

I am not your negro by Raoul Peck screens today

OFFICIAL SELECTION PANORAMA Dokumente           I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO   A film by Raoul Peck          DCP / HD - FRANCE / BELGIUM / SWITZERLAND – 2016 - 93 min     Directed by: Raoul Peck  Produced by: Velvet Film, Artémis Productions, Close ...

World premiere of Hedgehog’s Home by Eva Cvijanović, in competition

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will have a strong presence at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, with five films including the world-premiere screening of the animated short Hedgehog’s Home (NFB/Bonobostudio), directed by Eva Cvijanović, which is also in competition. Two documentaries by Inuit women filmmakers are also featured as part of NATIVe 2017, the section devoted to Indigenous cinema: the feature Angry Inuk (NFB/Unikkaat Studios, in association wi...

EFM'17: Josh Hutcherson voices Elliot

Jason Moring, DDI CEO, announced today that Josh Hutcherson (THE HUNGER GAMES) is voicing Elliot, the ambitious miniature horse in Awesometown Entertainment's animated film ELLIOT THE LITTLEST REINDEER. . Josh Hutcherson is the newest addition to a hilarious and lively cast including Emmy nominee Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Oscar nominated actor John Cleese (A FISH CALLED WANDA), award-winning actor Martin Short (Saturday Night Live), and American Comedy Award Winner Jef...


Jai Courtney JOINS beef

THE EXCHANGE attached Jai Courtney (SUICIDE SQUAD, TERMINATOR: GENISYS, DIVERGENT) to the movie BEEF, starring Timothy Olyphant (Justified, The Santa Clarita Diet) and Thomas Mann (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, KONG: SKULL ISLAND).   WME Global is handling domestic rights. Courtney is represented by Silver Lining Entertainment, Morrissey Management and UTA.   The Exchange introduced Jeff Lock's 2014 Black List script BEEF to international buyers at AFM'16 and will be sel...

Dieter Kosslick introducing the 2017 edition of the Berlinale

Festival Director Dieter Kosslick talks about the films in the program and how they respond to difficult times by developing their own utopias.   ...

Thrillers from Summer Hill Films

Saint Nicholas Thriller, drama Nicholas De La Cruz is a high powered defense attorney, who is also a functioning addict. While preparing to defend a childhood friend, who is a noted criminal, the stress of the case drives Nicholas into a tailspin of self abuse. This leads to him confiding in a therapist, who can hold her own against the dominating Nicholas. What Nicholas discloses ab...

Covert finances next Mike Meyers' vehicle DEL

Award-winning comedy icon Mike Myers (Wayne’s World, Austin Powers series, Shrek series) has come on board to star as Del Close, Myers’ mentor and legendary teacher, in the upcoming comedy Del to be directed by the award-winning Betty Thomas (Private Parts, 28 Days), it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson (District 9, W.).   Hanson and Covert will produce the film alongside Thomas, The Second City’s Diane Alexander, Robert Teitel (Southside with...




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Berlin 2016: The dailies from the Berlin Film Festival brought to you by our team of festival ambassadors. Vanessa McMahon, Alex Deleon, Laurie Gordon, Ole Schulz Lia Fietz, Aida Amasuno Martin, Martin Petrov and Bruno Chatelin...
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October 30, 2015 Deadline for film entries for the festival (feature length films)
November 17, 2015 Deadline for film entries for the festival (short films)
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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