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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.

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Berlinale Special 2018 – Berlinale Series Presents Long-Awaited Highlights and Shines a Spotlight on Newcomers in the World of D

  The seven series from Australia, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Israel, Norway, and the US will surprise viewers with a diversity of the content and production.   The series will look into the depths of the human soul, and portray the insatiable hunger for wealth, power, and acknowledgement. They depict reactionary political systems, but also turmoil and break-up in society, as well as protagonists who couldn’t be more different as they self-confidently follow their own paths...

Forum 2018: In the Realm of Perfection and Elsewhere

  This year, Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art is putting on the Forum as part of the Berlinale for the 48th time. The main programme consists of 44 films, 35 of which world premieres. This year’s Special Screenings will be announced in a second press release. 21 years after his directorial debut The Day a Pig Fell into the Well, Korean director Hong Sangsoo makes a more auspicious return to the Forum. Grass is another cheerfully melancholy story about the guests at a...

EFM! New line-up and new titles from Summer Hill Entertainment I Contact I Marriott Hotel Stand #119I  Facebook I Twitter: @WatchCoolMovies Our mission is twofold.  First, we are a home to independent filmmakers who have done the impossible, created a quality film ready for distribution.  Through our 25 years of experience, our contacts, our customer service and our accessibility & transparency, we will take your film to the next level and beyond.  We a...

Events of the 32nd TEDDY AWARD 2018 during the 68th Berlin International Film Festival

For the 32nd time, the TEDDY AWARD will be awarded during the International Film Festival Berlin (Feb.15-25, 2017). The festive award ceremony for the world’s most important queer film prize will take place on February 23, 2018 in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Several events and receptions will take place in the lead-up to the award ceremony: Monday, 12.02.2018, 10 pm, Kino International Introduction to the TEDDY 2018 Programme with Wieland Speck MonGay, Kino International, ...

Destination Canada is Premium Partner of the 32nd TEDDY AWARD

For the 32nd time, the TEDDY AWARD will be awarded during the International Film Festival Berlin (Feb.15-25, 2018). This year the TEDDY will be supported for the first time by Destination Canada. Within the Premium Partnership with the TEDDY AWARD, Destination Canada will present daily TEDDY TV interviews with the filmmakers whose films are in the race for the 2018 TEDDY AWARDS, as well as the TEDDY AWARD Talk “Diversity & Gender Equality” with exciting guests in the Canadian Emb...

Eduardo Nunes’ second feature film UNICORN will have its international premiere in Berlinale Generation

Photo: Zeca Miranda   After an acclaimed world premiere at the Rio Film Festival, Brazilian director Eduardo Nunes’ second feature film UNICORN will have its international premiere in Berlinale Generation.   Based on two stories by renowned Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst, UNICORN takes up many of the author’s themes – sexuality, physicality, desire, death, and the pain they can inflict, or that people inflict upon each other – in a visual form that enhances ...

THE 2018 EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS: Diversity at its Best

  EFP (European Film Promotion) proudly presents the 10 most promising up-and-coming actors from Europe that will be honoured at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018 For the 21st edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, this year’s jury of industry experts has selected a list of what they deem to be 2018’s ten most talented, up-and-coming actors from all over Europe, who are ready to step out onto the international film scene. They will be presented to the film industry, p...

Norwegian films in Berlin

Los Bando, Threads and Hvalagapet invited to Berlin   Norway’s Los Bando selected for the Berlinale’s Generation Three Norwegian films will screen at the Childen’s Film Fest at the Berlin Internat...

Fantastic New Titles at EFM

FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL invites you to email us for an EFM 2018 meeting. Let us know your preferred date and time (from February 15-20), so we can introduce you to our Fantastic NEW titles (the first 5 titles below will complete production this year). We will also be announcing additional NEW titles at the market. Our EFM location is: Martin Gropius Bau, booth # 122,        ...

13th Forum Expanded — The Programme Is Complete

The selection for the 13th Forum Expanded programme, which opens at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg on February 14 under the title “A Mechanism Capable of Changing Itself”, is now complete.                                                &n...

Generation 2018: Reflecting Reality

    Selected from considerably more than 2,000 submissions, this year a total of 65 full-length and short films from 39 production and co-production countries have been invited to compete in the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competitions. Highly contemporary, the selection reflects on both cinematic developments as well as current socio-political situations. The diversity in content and format relentlessly reflects a complex and frequently inconsistent world while at the sam...

Attraction @Berlinale/EFM 2018

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Berlinale Classics 2018: Seven Restorations to Celebrate Their World Premieres

The Berlinale Classics section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival will present the world premieres of a total of seven films in digitally restored versions. Wim Wenders’ prize-winning classic Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire, Federal Republic of Germany / France 1987) returns to the screen in a new, digitally restored 4K DCP version. Two guardian angels keep watch over Berlin, until one of them falls in love with a mortal woman. He chooses to become human, giving...

Experts at Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin 2018 will share news from this event during Berlinale, watch out for our dailies. Avant Première is the largest trade fair for performing arts in audiovisual media. Hosted by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, it offers participants a front row seat to exclusive previews, cutting-edge information and priceless business contacts. EXPERTS AT AVANT PREMIÈRE 2018: TALK TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND LEARN FROM THE BEST Avant Premi&egrav...

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First Films of Berlin Critics’ Week 2018 Announced

      Urushadze, Popescu, Guerra, Restrepo and a Collective: First Films of Berlin Critics’ Week 2018 Announced Suspenseful Georgia, the collectively constellated portrait of America&...

Competition and Berlinale Special 2018

Competition and Berlinale Special: Christian Petzold, Emily Atef, Lance Daly, Marcelo Martinessi, Cédric Kahn, Adina Pintilie, Markus Imhoof, Mani Haghighi, Måns Månsson and Axel Petersén, David and Nathan Zellner in the Competition programme / Raman Hui, Fernando Solanas, Paul Williams in the Berlinale Special Another ten films have now been invited to the Competition of the 68th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. Three more have also been selected for...

Generation 2018: On true fairy tales and magical realities

  In its 41st edition, Generation reinforces the Berlin International Film Festival’s reputation for presenting ambitious new discoveries in the international contemporary film scene to young people told at eye level. “Generation shows films that stay close to the daily lives and fields of experience of children and young people, frequently in challenging situations. And we won’t ever tire of promoting a broader understanding of film for young viewers. At the same time,...

Competition and Berlinale Special

Berlinale 2018: Benoit Jacquot, Gus Van Sant, Alexey German Jr., Małgorzata Szumowska, Philip Gröning, Thomas Stuber, and Laura Bispuri in the Competition / Isabel Coixet and Lars Kraume in the Berlinale Special   The first ten films have been selected for the Competition and the Berlinale Special.   Alongside the previously announced opening film, Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson, seven productions and co-productions from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Serbia, th...

The European Film Market celebrates 30 year anniversary:

Platform for innovation and change / 2018 market already fully booked     30 years ago, the European Film Market (EFM) celebrated its premiere as an international trade market for films at the 38th Berlin International Film Festival. Today, the EFM is one of the most important film markets worldwide. It has become considerably more than just an industry get-together and distribution point: Starting with the digital transformation, the EFM began strategically opening up to new mark...

Panorama 2018: Disobedience – “Body Politics”, Resistance to Machismo, and a Strong Showing from Latin America

    In February 2018 the Panorama will present its first programme curated by new section head Paz Lázaro together with Michael Stütz and Andreas Struck. To date, the first eleven films have been confirmed:   In the German documentary Zentralflughafen THF (Central Airport THF), Brazilian-Algerian director Karim Aïnouz films the everyday lives of refugees in the hangars of the defunct Berlin airport Tempelhof. While they dream of having finally reached their...

Berlinale 2018 - Alert : Dieter Kosslick to leave in 2019

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. #berlinale I Berlinale 2017 coverage I Berlinale  2016 I Berlinale 2015 I  Berlinale 2014 I  ________________ Dieter Kosslick will not renew his contract, ending may 2019, as head o...

Dieter Kosslick will not renew his contract, ending may 2019, as head of Berlinale

   Festival Director Dieter Kosslick in response to a letter signed by a group of German directors concerning the future of the Berlinale: “I can understand that these directors want transparency when it comes to the process of reforming the Berlinale. Its future is a matter of great importance for all us. Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Prof. Monika Grütters will be in charge of any proceedings.  My contract ends on M...

Berlinale Classics 2018 Presents Das alte Gesetz (The Ancient Law) by E.A. Dupont – World Premiere of the Digitally Restored Ver

As part of the Berlinale Classics programme, the 68th Berlin International Film Festival will be presenting Ewald André Dupont's silent Das alte Gesetz (The Ancient Law, Germany, 1923) as a special screening with live music. The film, digitally restored under the auspices of the Deutsche Kinemathek, and accompanied by new music by French composer Philippe Schoeller, will have its world premiere on February 16, 2018 in the Friedrichstadt-Palast.   Das alte Gesetz (The Ancient ...



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