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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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Positive Mid Festival Results for the Berlinale 2018

    A first account of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival attests full cinemas and plenty of curious visitors exploring the diverse festival programme.   With Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs it was the first time that an animation film opened the Berlinale. The star-studded cast of voice-over artists populated the red carpet: accompanying Wes Anderson to the premiere were, amongst others, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Liev...

Avant Premiere Final day closing 2018 edition

WELCOME TO DAY 4 OF AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN 2018! Four days old but not a bit tired.... We are entering the final day of Avant Première for this year but the screens are still on, participants are still energetic and everything is only waiting for you! 09:30 - 11:00: AVANT PREMIÈRE SCREENING BLOCK 8, SCREENING HALL TVP – Polish Television / TVP Kultura ...

World premiere of the documentary ELDORADO in Berlinale Competition (out of competition).

    ELDORADO by Markus Imhoof   Switzerland, Germany / 2018 / 92’    Throughout history, there have always been refugees. They used to come from places closer to home: In the lean years of WW II and its direct af­termath, the family of Swiss director Markus Imhoof took in Giovanna, an undernourished Italian girl as part of a limited-term program for chil­dren. When her stay ended, the Swiss government insisted on sending Giovanna back to Italy. She...

Gus Van Sant & Joaquin Phoenix: Don't worry, he won't get far on foot

One of the most anticipated films of this year's festival, Don't worry, he won't get far on foot by Gus Van Sant premiered yesterday at the Berlinale Palast, part of this year's festival competition programme.  Joaquin Phoenix, who plays John Callahan, a renowned American cartoonist who was bound to a wheelchair after a car accident, became an alcoholic and later on dedicated his life to his art, published in numerous magazines, newpapers and publications. Gus Van Sant ad...

BIG BLUE french icon actor, Jean Marc Barr, talks in Berlin about his latest feature CUT OFF by Jowan Carbin

Check the full Interview from Berlinale.     Struggling with his new life in New Orleans, Clive follows Trevor, a former professor to his country home on the bayou in Cut Off, LA to gain a new perspective.  While Trevor helps Clive deal with his demons, Clive is sucked into a mission to kill. I Trailer I Cast I Crew I Facebook I Twitter I Festival requests I Media Fusion Entertainment ...

Interview with Klaus Eder: FIPRESCI General Secretary

Bruno Chatelin sat down with Klaus Eder: FIPRESCI General Secretary Klaus shared a bit of the history, foundation and mission of the International Federation of Film Critics: an association of national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for "the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of professional interests." It was founded in June 1930 in Brussels, Belgium. At present it has members in more than 50 count...

Cinegy GmbH Partners with Linear Acoustic for Loudness Processing Solutions

                Accord Delivers Improved Listening Experience along with Regulatory Compliance     Lancaster, PA - February 20, 2018 – Linear Acoustic®, a Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group company, today announced a strategic OEM partnership with Germany-based Cinegy GmbH to supply loudness processing solutions for use in Cinegy asset management, ingest and playout software products. The integration provides improved listening expe...

Locarno will focus on Portuguese cinema

                  Focus on Portuguese cinema   ...

The number of European films released outside of Europe up by 8.5% in 2016 reports the European Audiovisual Observatory

European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free analysis   Get it here: The Circulation of European Films Outside of Europe – key figures 2016   §  650 European films were released outside of Europe in 2016 §  Admissions generated fell to 82 million, (22% below the five-year average of 97 million) §  Market share fell 1 point to 19%, just making the 19% five-year average These are the latest findings from aa new report by ...

Female Driven MAIL ORDER MONSTER “MOM” Makes Berlin World Premiere

Film Mode Entertainment presents the EFM World Premiere of MAIL ORDER MONSTER, a timely, and heart-warming, family adventure film set to stir audiences across the globe   Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment announces the World Market Premiere screening and EFM debut of the new family adventure film MAIL ORDER MONSTER.  This feature comes at a time where strong roles for women are the focus of the industry, and is certain to wow audiences in B...

Harrowing first look image

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment presents the World Market Premiere screening and EFM debut of their newest thriller THE HARROWING in Berlin. The world premiere screening took place on Friday, February 18th at 11:05 AM at dffb-Kino, to a standing-room-only crowd. Written and directed by veteran horror director JON KEEYES (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, FALL DOWN DEAD), the film stars the legendary MICHAEL IRONSIDE (TOTAL REC...

Sundance Award Winner THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER starring Maggie Gyllenhaal NEW PICTURE

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL STARS IN THE SUNDANCE AWARD WINNER  ‘THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER’ PROTAGONIST PICTURES HANDLING INTERNATIONAL SALES AT EFM World Premiere Sundance Film Festival 2018 – Winner of the Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic   Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary, The Dark Knight) and Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”, The Motorcycle Diaries)   Writer / Director: Sara Colangelo (Little Accidents)   P...


WOLF   From the producers of MOUNTAIN-MOUNTAIN II  Mini-series of 70'*6 episodes or can be edited and released as 3 feature films. The final 7th episode will be shot as a feature film and will be on cinemas on the 29th of October 2018 Director: Alper Çağlar Genre: Action, War Cast: Ahu Türkpençe, Serkan Çayoğlu, Emir Benderlioğlu   Turkey, in the spring of 2014. A time when the enemies are growing on the border...

Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) returns to Dubai 5th to 7th April

      Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC), the definitive pop culture convention in the Middle East is back for its seventh edition from 5th to 7th April at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) featuring the best regional and international talent, celebrity guests and more for some of the coolest fans in the world! ...

Back with the Bears volume 7

    Berlinale Newsletters 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6 I FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                          Advertise in our Berlin WRAP Newsletter from 200€ email us for a quote     SummerHill Entertainment Thrills and Chills at EFM ...

Venice Production Bridge opens its call for projects

Pascal Diot head of Venice Production Bridge has opened the Call for entries, is a partner. come back for the exclusive interview of Pascal. In the context of the 75th Venice International Film Festival, the third edition of the Venice Production Bridge focuses in particular on the presentation and exchange of original projects for films and works in progress, so as to foster their ...

Baltic glory party - 100 years of independence!

Baltic Party at Ewerk Mauerstrasse, "best party in Berlin" quoting the Programmer from Moscow Festival Kiril Razlogov; the only one where they serve Vodka! Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania celebrating their 100th years together with the film industry in Berlin. ...

Meet Creative Quebec @ Sodec party

Sodec gathered the profession on February 19th at Joseph Roth Diele restaurant, (Postdamer Str. 75 – 10785 Berlin). I strongly recommend the traditional food and warm ambianceof this place where Sodec has held iots cocktail for thepast 6 years now. An invitation by la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and the Délégation générale du Québec pour l'Allemagne, l'Autriche et la Suisse. ...

Inland Sea director Kazuhiro Soda celebrates Berlinale selection at EFM with TriCoast sales team out for the interview and video ambiance... ...

Awards Ceremony for the 2018 European Shooting Stars at the Berlinale Palast

ALBA ROHRWACHER WELCOMES THIS YEAR'S FINEST YOUNG ACTING TALENT From left to right: Luna Wedler, Matteo Simoni, Alba August, Réka Tenki, Dieter Kosslick, Michaela Coel, Eili Harboe, Irakli Kvirikadze, Matilda De Angelis, Jonas Smulders, Franz Rogowski >>> download photo here European Shooting Stars ­ Vittorio Zunino Celotto / getty images Tonight the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2018 were welcomed to the Berlinale Palast stage by f...

Day 3 of Avant Premiere Music + Media Market Berlin 2018!

Today's programme is so full and heavy with insights + opportunities that need to share this "weight" with someone. Can we entrust you with this crucial task and let you in on all the information? 09:30 - 11:00: AVANT PREMIÈRE SCREENING BLOCK 6, SCREENING HALL Signed Media Produktion Paramax Films Stanza Media NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation Arthaus Musik Accentus Music Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Eagle Rock Entertainment 11:20 - 13:00: ...

World Premiere of the Iranian first feature DRESSAGE

World Premiere of the Iranian first feature DRESSAGE this Wednesday 21 February at 17:15 @ HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt - Berlin) in presence of the director and main cast   The film is selected in the Generation section and is also competing for the GWFF Best First Feature Award 2018 of the Berlinale Director & cast are available for interviews       DRESSAGE by Pooya Badkoobeh [Generation 14plus] Iran – 95 min. – language: Persian ...

Three Prizes and 1,300 Meetings at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

Powerful Support for Narrative Film Projects —    Three monetary prizes were awarded to selected narrative film projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 17 – 21).   The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, endowed with 20,000 euros, was presented on Sunday to the project The War Has Ended (dir: Hagar Ben Asher), represented by the producers from Madants, Poland, Match Factory Productions, Germany and Transfax Film Productions, Israel. The priz...

Animation in Focus: your next princess is in Berlin

  Berlinale Newsletters 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6 I FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                          Advertise in our Berlin WRAP Newsletter from 200€ email us for a quote     SummerHill Entertainment Thrills and Chills at EFM   At Summer Hill Ent...

Lazar Bodroza' Science fiction romance feature film Ederlezi Rising with Market Premiere at EFM

Arclight Films has climbed aboard the science fiction romance feature film Ederlezi Rising and will present the heart racing title to international buyers at the European Film Market where it will make its market screening debut, it was announced today by Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton. Arclight is handling worldwide rights to the feature.   Directed by Lazar Bodroza from the script by Dimitrije Vojnov and story by Zoran Neskovic, Ederlezi Rising is a pulse pounding science fiction roma...



About Berlin

Chatelin Bruno

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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