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Reporting from Berlin on the 68th edition February 15 -25, 2018
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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...

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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 ...

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs to Open the 68th Berlinale, his 4th time with a film in Berlin

  The 68th Berlin International Film Festival will open at the Berlinale Palast on February 15, 2018 with the world premiere of Wes Anderson’s animated film Isle of Dogs. Anderson has previously presented three films in the Berlinale Competition: The Royal Tenenbaums (2002), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2005), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) which opened the 64th Berlin International Film Festival and won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize. “I’m most delighte...

Berlinale Talents 2018 Is Sharing Secrets

Berlinale Talents 2018 delves into the hidden worlds of film. With the theme “Secrets”, the 16th edition of the Berlinale’s networking platform focuses on the messages behind cinematic stories and images, and on unexplored paths into the film business. 250 international Talents and over 100 experts, mentors and Berlinale guests reveal their secrets of success and address the increasingly urgent social and political issues of how we share, disclose and protect knowled...

Retrospective 2018 – “Weimar Cinema Revisited”

  The Retrospective of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival will focus on the great variety of cinema in the Weimar era. Some one hundred years ago, at the end of World War I and the dawn of the Weimar Republic, one of the most productive and influential phases in German filmmaking began unfolding, a creative era that went on to shape international perception of the country’s film culture, even to the present day. For “Weimar Cinema Revisited”, the festival will ...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Latest Funding Recommendations

  At the 27th jury session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries recommended contributing to the funding of 10 film projects. Six films from Chile, Argentina, Vietnam, Brazil and Paraguay have been nominated for production funding. In the additional WCF Europe funding programme, the jury has recommended funding the production of a project from Morocco. In the special programme WCF Africa, they have recommended funding a Sudanese project. Two films have received recommendations for...

Improvements at the 2018 European Film Market:

EFM expands the programme in 2018 “DocSalon” is the new meeting point for the documentary film trade   The European Film Market (EFM), hosting more than 9,000 participants annually and serving as the focal point of the film trade during the Berlinale, is improving its attractions for producers.   The “EFM Producers Hub” - an initiative tailored to the needs of producers at the EFM and providing producers with free consultations on financing and distribu...

German Director Tom Tykwer to Head Up the Jury for the 2018 Berlinale

Tom Tykwer       © Joachim Gern German director, screenwriter, film composer, and producer Tom Tykwer will serve as jury president of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. “Tom Tykwer is one of the highest-profile German directors and has established himself on the international stage as a great filmmaker. His outstanding talent and innovative trademark have been on display in a variety of film genres. We have gained a superb jury president in ...

All serial formats at the Berlinale to be presented at Zoo Palast in 2018

The Berlinale Special Seriesprogramme, highly successful since its introduction three years ago, will run under the new name Berlinale Series and move to the new venue Zoo Palast for the 2018 festival. In 2015 the Berlinale was the first A-festival worldwide to create an individual special programme for series within the official programme. In doing so, the Berlin International Film Festival started a new trend and gave the high-quality serial narrative format a prominent platf...

Berlinale: Wieland Speck Hands Over His Position as Head of Panorama to Paz Lázaro

    Wieland Speck, Paz Lázaro, Michael Stütz, Andreas Struck   Wieland Speck, until now head of the Berlinale’s Panorama section, will in the future be contributing his extensive range of expertise on film to the Berlinale as Consultant of the Official Programme. Starting in 1982, Wieland Speck joined forces with Manfred Salzgeber to build up Panorama (an autonomous section as of 1980, known as “Info-Schau” until 1985) and made its p...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: New Funding Nominations

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: New Funding Nominations - artistically, structurally and geographically diverse   At the 26th jury session of the Berlinale’s World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries recommended contributing to the funding of 13 film projects. Five film projects from Bangladesh, Palestine, Brazil, Afghanistan and Uruguay were nominated for production funding. In the additional WCF Europe funding programme, four projects from Tunisia, Brazil, Argentina and Egypt were no...

Focus on Canada at coming EFM 2018

from left to right: Michel Pradier (Director Project Financing, Telefilm Canada), Marielle Poupelin (Director International Promotion, Telefilm Canada), EFM President Beki Probst, Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick and EFM Director Matthijs Wouter Knol at the signing of the contract © Loïc Thébaud In 2018, Canada will be the next “Country in Focus” at the European Film Market (EFM) of the Berlin International Film Festival. The EFM’s “Country in Foc...

Avant Premiere Music and Media Market in Berlin 2017

Avant Première is the largest international trade fair for cultural TV and presents latest film productions for worldwide transmission.  Avant Première: before the TV premiere. 2017 included a Virtual Reality Focus for the arts, NHK's presentation of 8K Technology, Pitching Sessions to international broadcasters, Special Screenings, business networking formats and over 500 delegates from all over the world made this year's Avant Première another highlig...

Trends in Cinema attendance in the European Union 2007-2016

Cinema attendance in the European Union 2007-2016 provisional In millions; estimated; calculated on a pro-forma basis for the 28 EU member states On the occasion of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival the European Audiovisual Observatory releases its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2016. Building on a strong 2015, the Observatory estimates that total admissions in the European Union continued to grow, increasing by 1.6% to 994 million tickets sold in 2016....

Berlinale 2017 entry documentary film Monsieur Mayonnaise -

    Filmmaker Philippe Mora recreates his family history through painting images of his family's survival during WWII    Berlin Film Review: 'Monsieur Mayonnaise' Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Culinary Cinema), Feb. 16, 2017  Running time: 97 MIN. Production (Documentary – Australia-Germany) An Antidote Films release (in Australia-New Zealand) of a Screen Australia presentation of a Yarra Bank Films, Black Sheep...



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