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The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 17, 2022 under the motto "It all (re)starts here".
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ULTRASOUND - Official Poster and Trailer Out: Quite a head-trip!

Newly released official trailer and poster of ULTRASOUND, a sci-fi puzzle which oozes tension and darkness, written and directed by Rob Schroeder.  ULTRASOUND   SCI-FI, THRILLER / US / 103' DIRECTOR: Rob Schroeder CAST: Vincent Kartheiser, Chelsea Lopez, Breeda Wool, Tunde Adebimpe Heading home in the rain from a wedding, Glen (Vincent Kartheiser, MAD MEN) drives over a plank of nails and has to seek help at a nearby house. There, h...

French films and Unifrance at the 72th Berlinale

Juliette Binoche and Berlinale, which will take place from February 10 through 16 in the presence of a large French delegation, led by  Claire Denis, Rithy Panh who will present their new films in Competition. Parallel to the festival, the EFM (European Film Market) will mainly take place online this year.   Nine French films (or French coproductions) have the honors of the official selection this year, including François Ozon...

Unifrance: words of passion from the team

Honoring French animations, documentaries, and dramas for TV that have achieved the highest international sales, the 18th Unifrance TV Export Awards were presented on February 8, 2022, at the Trianon in Paris during the awards ceremony for the PROCIREP French TV Producers' Prize. These awards, which highlight the strong appeal of our French TV productions in international markets, recognize the wonderful work of French distribution companies, which Unifrance accompanies on a dai...

EL NORTE SOBRE EL VACÍO will have its world premiere in Panorama section

EL NORTE SOBRE EL VACÍO (NORTHERN SKIES OVER EMPTY SPACE) WORLD PREMIERE IN PANORAMA AT BERLINALE 2022 Don Reynaldo is a renowned hunter in decline. When he is threatened with the loss of his ranch and his father’s legacy, he’ll dangerously reorder his relationships with his family, his employees and his land.   Staring Gerardo Trejoluna (Don Reynaldo) and Paloma Petra (Rosa), EL NORTE SOBRE EL VACÍO is the third feature film from Mexican writ...

International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) to present three Programs at EFM

  IEFTA & United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) present The 5th Edition of REFUGEE VOICES IN FILM The 5th edition of Refugee Voices in Film, a presentation of the ongoing collaboration between the UNHCR’s “Telling The Real Story” program and IEFTA, honors the imaginative and humanitarian efforts of filmmakers as they document the experience of those enduring irregular migration, whether from violence, famine or political oppression. Using Narrative, Documentary ...

AVIA Appoints Matthew Cheetham as General Manager of the Coalition Against Piracy

The Asia Video Industry Association has appointed Matthew Cheetham as General Manager of the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) with immediate effect.  Over the last four years CAP has made real inroads into the systemic problems of video piracy faced by the broadcast and streaming video industry in Asia Pacific. The blocking of pirate sites is becoming more common in many markets, laws have been introduced to limit access to infringing set-top devices, constructive relationships have been f...

WIDE is attending EFM Online from February 10th to February 17th 2022!

Check here our latest acquisitions from our friends at WIDE! For any enquiries or meetings please contact our sales agents Marco URIZZI and Lorena AMARAL, our head of acquisitions Maxime MONTAGNE or our festivals manager Matthias ANGOULVANT:         ...

Vertical Line up for EFM 2022

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Morgan Freeman and Josh Hutcherson set to star in sci-fi thriller 57 Seconds from Highland Film Group

Morgan Freeman (photo credit: Nigel Parry)  and Josh Hutcherson (photo credit: John Russo) Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games movies) are set to lead the upcoming action science-fiction thriller 57 Seconds, it was announced today. Directed by Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood, "Chappelle's Show"), the film is written by Macon Blair (Netflix's I Don't Feel at Home in This World An...

VIGGO Line up for EFM 2022

  Giovanna (Clara Calamai) meets Gino (Massimo Girotti), a rough and handsome vagabond. Their passionate affair leads to the murder of Giovanna's husband. Can a strong and sensual affair survive the guilt? A dark and provocative drama of sexual tension adapted from James M. Cain's classic novel The Postman Always Rings Twice. The film is available, for the first time, in the restored version of...

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Peter von Kant by François Ozon Opens the 2022 Berlinale

Denis Ménochet and Isabelle Adjani in Peter von Kant by François Ozon The 72th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival will be inaugurated by Peter von Kant by writer/director François Ozon. The film which stars Denis Ménochet, Isabelle Adjani and Hanna Schygulla is part of the international Competition and will celebrate its world premiere on February 10, 2022, at the Berlinale Palast. Artistic Dir...

Berlinale Back Again with Kino im Kiez (7 arthouse cinemas)

 © Peter Kreibich / Berlinale 2010 From February 12 to 18, 2022, Berlinale Goes Kiez will once again bring selected festival films to arthouse cinemas in and around the region of the capital. With the special series, the festival honours the social function of the neighbourhood cinemas and the role they play in a diverse film culture. In the months following the lockdown, the cinemas impressively continued their work, despite all the uncertainties, all the f...

18 films from 15 countries will compete for the Golden and Silver Bears in Berlin

Berlinale 2022: The Films of the Competition 18 films will compete for the Golden and Silver Bears. Productions from 15 countries are represented. 17 films are world premieres. Seven films were directed by women. Eleven filmmakers have been at the festival before, eight in Competition, and five of them already hold a “bear” in their hands. One film is a non-fiction and animated one, set in an unspecified t...

Berlinale Special comprises 15 films from twelve countries

The Berlinale Special Programme 2022     Berlinale Special comprises 15 films from twelve countries, among them six documentary forms and nine feature films as well as two short films. Twelve are world premieres. “Despite the pandemic we are happy to have the Berlinale Special Gala back. Films intended for the widest public will be presented in our biggest...

The competitive section Encounters 2022 comprises 15 films, all of which are world premieres

     There is one first feature. 15 countries are represented. This year’s selection includes more films than usual from established filmmakers (Bertrand Bonello, Ruth Beckermann, Mitra Farahani, Sho Miyake, Arnaud des Pallières, Gastón Solnicki, Peter Strickland, Syllas Tsoumerkas), but also welcomes new voices. Each selected film aims to engage in a conver...

The 2022 Panorama: Caution! High Voltage!

  A renowned auteur of European cinema is launching the 2022 Panorama: Alain Guiraudie will open the section with his political satire Viens je t’emmène (Nobody’s Hero), his first film to be presented at the Berlinale. Guiraudie’s love-struck band of middle-class citizens race through the streets of Clermont-Ferrand following a terrorist attack. Love, paranoia and distrust propel his cast of characters through this satire ...

Berlinale Talents is celebrating its 20th birthday.

The Talents of 2022: Filmmakers, Artists and Creatives Form the Community of the 20th Edition of Berlinale Talents     The Talents around the Globe Berlinale Talents is celebrating its 20th birthday. Since 2003, the Berlinale’s multidisciplinary talent initiative has grown to nearly 10,000 alumni and has actively shaped the industry with this community of ...

The Films of the 52nd Berlinale Forum

The Pull of Precisely Observed Matter.      The selection process for the 52nd Berlinale Forum made one thing very clear: however much the pandemic may have paralysed life in our societies, filmmakers worldwide have lost none of their inventiveness and artistic desire. The works selected - 27 feature-length works in the main programme, 14 feature-length works and shorts ...

The Berlinale Classics section presents seven world premieres of digitally restored classics

Berlinale Classics: The Programme Will Show Seven World Premieres of Digitally Restored Film Classics and Re-discovered Archive Films   We celebrate the centenary of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s birth with a screening of his Mamma Roma, while another old master of European cinema is represented with Jean-Luc Godard’s Notre Musique (Our Music). With Kawaita hana (Pale Flower...

7 titles at Berlinale Series 2022

  Disillusioned heroes, crime investigations too close to home and that unique humbling experience strictly reserved for human relationships - seven titles comprise the eighth year of Berlinale Series, the festival programme dedicated to exceptional serial narratives celebrating their world or international premiere in Berlin. Three titles from Iceland, Sweden and Denmark mark a strong Scandinavian year, including the first series by ...

Let‘s Dance with the Generation selection

      The focus of the overall Generation selection is on young people: how they perceive the world, how they appropriate it or how they oppose it. The films tell of the power to move mountains that is inherent in them. A boulder is blocking the community space? The only child in the village befriends the rock and lures it back to its mountain (Luce and the Rock). A father c...

34 selected feature film projects from 32 countries will be presented at the 19th Berlinale Co-Production Market

A Boost for 34 attractive Feature Film Projects: Berlinale Co-Production Market Finds International Partners and Financiers for the Film Hits of Tomorrow   As in 2021, this year’s event will take place online. The aim is to limit physical contacts in the current situation, while still creating an efficient and relaxed setting for meetings. The producers of the projects will meet potential inte...

2022 Berlinale Shorts: Close-Ups of the Bigger Picture

  With their fearless subjectivity, the filmmakers of the Berlinale Shorts invite us to see the world through their eyes: “As different as the films may be, they all deal with our present and are aesthetically highly interesting. They are sincere in attitude and playfully free in form. I believe that dealing with complex issues in the darkened cinema also makes it easier for us – the audience – to face the complexity of the world outsi...

A Forum Special - Nine Films showing an awareness of history.

  This year, a Forum Special consisting of nine film programmes complements the main programme of the independent section of the Berlinale. A significant part of these programmes are dedicated to the eleven short films and feature-length works which continue the “Fiktionsbescheingung” series, which was originally launched online during the Berlinale Summer Special and was later shown on the big screen at SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA...

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