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The 70th Berlinale International Film Festival will be held from February 20 to March 1, 2020.
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Nomera (Numbers) from Oleg Sentsov world premieres at Berlinale's 70th anniversary event

(Oleg Sentsov, Akhtem Seitablaiev before the world premiere of Nomera, © Lindsay Bellinger) by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Ukrainian filmmaker, activist and writer Oleg Sentsov was unjustly imprisoned in a Russian gulag for six years after being arrested by the Russian secret service in May 2014. His alleged terrorist activities led to a 20 year prison sentence but he was released in September 2019 in a prisoner swap. Over the course of these six years many people protest...

Blockchain meets IP : An Educational Conference during Berlinale

  Download the powerpoint presentation courtesy Florian Glatze ...

Arclight Films picked up the Heavens franchise starting with Heavens:The Boy and His Robot

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Leading entertainment company Arclight Films, led by Chairman Gary Hamilton, announced today the company will handle worldwide distribution rights, excluding China, for the first feature film Heavens: The Boy and His Robot from the upcoming Heavens® franchise – a pioneering, visually mesmerizing multiple platform universe from Golden Horse Award nominee Singaporean director Rich Ho Kok Tai.   Arclight is commencing sales at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.   C...

VIDEO: Jeremy Irons opens the 70th Berlinale 2020 Gala Ambiance

Jeremy Irons and his wife actress Sinead Cusack arrive in Audi A8 TFSI e car for opening ceremony and "My Salinger Year" premiere during the 70th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 20, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for AUDI AG/image.net) For the 70th anniversary of the Berlinale, and in a seventh season as Principal Sponsor, with all-electric trips in its progressive and elegant fleet, Audi is sett...

Sam Worthington is in advanced negotiations to join the high seas battle between Orcas and Sharks in ALPHAS

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With the hotly anticipated AVATAR 2 and 3 sequels heading to theaters worldwide on Christmas 2021 and 2022 respectively, Sam Worthington is in advanced negotiations to leave Pandora briefly to join the high seas battle between Orcas and Sharks in ALPHAS. When the local Great White population spirals out of control, environmentalist Gavin McDade (Sam Worthington) is tasked with finding a natural solution to the shark problem. He tracks down the owner of a nearby Killer Whale sanctuary, whose car...

MERKEL - Powerful political thriller picked up for release by Paramount Pictures

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The highly anticipated political-thriller Merkel, starring Imogen Kogge (Requiem) as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is set for its German theatrical release on March 28, 2020 via Paramount, it was announced today by producer, Carte Blanche International’s Alexander van Dülmen.   Bavaria Media International in association with A COMPANY is screening the film for worldwide buyers excluding Germany for the first time during the European Film Market.   “The global im...

19 Brazilian films at the Berlinale 2020

Cinema do Brasil congratulates the 19 Brazilian films at the Berlinale 2020 Check out the lineup and screening schedule Competition ALL THE DEAD ONES Brazil, France | 2020 | 120 min | Fiction, Drama In Brazil, 1899, shortly after the abolition of slavery, the ghosts of the past still walk among the living. For the women of the Soares family, the task of giving up their privilege and adapting to a middle-class reality drives them to the brink of madness. ...

Ella Bella Bingo Takes a Bicycle Tour Around The Globe

Studio 100 Film and Kool Produktion AS today announced a slate of sales and first admissions for the recently completed animation movie Ella Bella Bingo.  The Norwegian production will travel to territories from the US, Canada and UK to Benelux, France, Portugal, Bulgaria, Poland, the Baltics, Russia and Ukraine, to Turkey, South Korea and LATAM.  Ella Bella Bingo has already been released nationwide in Norway on January 24th 2020 with a total admission of 51,136 till February 18th.&...

Studio 100 Film today announced an impressive slate of sales for the recently completed “100% Wolf”

Samara_Weaving /  Ilai_Swindells Jane_Lynch / Jai Courtney/  The animation movie will travel around the globe to territories including Italy, Portugal, Turkey, South East Asia, the German-speaking territories and LATAM. Studio 100 Film acts as international sales agent and is located at Marriott Office #286 at this year’s EFM.   Additionally, Studio 100 Film together with the production team introduced the voice cast of the upcoming movie: Ilai Swindells (The C...

Berlinale 70, Day One

Three Heads are better than One.   Alex Deleon (filmfestivals.com), Dame Helen Mirren, and Maxililian Fleischer (Berlinale) at the Berlinale press room. Max, who speaks perfect English, heads up the press center at the Heart of the Festival smiling and always totally helpful.   ...

VIDEO: Opening Film Press Conference

My Salinger Year by Philippe Falardeau Philippe Falardeau (Director, Screenwriter) Sigourney Weaver (Actress) Margaret Qualley (Actress) Joanna Rakoff (Author, Screenwriter, Executive Producer) Aurélie Godet (Moderation) ...

VIDEO: The Jury adresses press at the opening conference

International Jury 10.20 am Photo Call 10.30 am Press Conference Jeremy Irons - Jury President – United Kingdom, Actor   Bérénice Bejo – Argentinia, France, Actress Bettina Brokemper – Germany, Producer Annemarie Jacir – Palestine, Director Kenneth Lonergan – USA, Playwright, Filmmaker Luca Marinelli – Italy, Actor Kleber Mendonça Filho – Brazil, Director, Film Critic, Programmer Paz Lázaro (Moderation)...

EFA, IDFA and IFFR Call for Release of Deng Chuanbin

The European Film Academy, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam call for the immediate release of Chinese filmmaker Deng Chuanbin (also known as Huang Huang). Huang, an independent documentary filmmaker living in Sichuan Province, was arrested by Chinese authorities on 17 May 2019.  That morning, Huang had tweeted a Chinese political meme, which referenced the Tiananmen Square protests that took place on 4 June 1989. He has...

BERLIN the day before...

Berlinale Newsletters 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6 I 7 I 8 I Animation in Focus I Final I FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:             Email us to be featured in the next  newsletters "Back with the bears" Feb 20th promising New Beginning for the 70th Berlinale with new team and a glittering red carpet ...

Feb 20th promising New Beginning for the 70th Berlinale with new team and a glittering red carpet

On February 20, the 70th Berlin International Film Festival will celebrate its glittering start in the Berlinale Palast. The first edition under the new management : Farewell Dieter Kosslick, welcome Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek thenew team on board! Minister of State for Culture and the Media Prof. Monika Grütters, Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller, as well as Festival Management Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian will kick off the ann...

Berlinale 2020, Stars on the front and back pages of the dailies, and tomorrow on the red carpets

By Alex Deleon,  filmfestivals.com   Still a day to go before the opening of the 70th edition of the Berlin Film Festival and the local papers are already setting the stage and whetting the appetites of  local film fans with flashy front and back page features on top stars, for example Dame Helen Mirren, 74, and superannuated Hollywood superstar Harrison Ford, 77.    The Broadsheet Berliner Zeitung shows 'Her Maj...

Rights to Kalachakra documentary available: meet the team in Berlin

Documentary - Completed 2017 83 minutes USA FRANCE Rights available Immersed in the colorful and vibrant setting of Dharamsala (India) four characters from very different background come together to face their deepest fears as they approach the transformational power of the Kalachakra initiation, led by the Dalai Lama and followed by millions. Mythic ritual ceremony revealed for the first time and filmed in its integrity by Natalie Fuchs and her team. Narrated by Uma Thurman   &n...

NRW @ Berlinale 2020: busy on all sections

The Berlin International Film Festival is the most important film festival in Germany - with a strong presence from the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. With a total of 28 funded productions, the film foundation is represented in all major festival series. In addition, for the sixth year in a row, it is the official main partner of the industry platform "Berlinale Series Market and Conference" (formerly "Drama Series Days") as part of the European Film Market (EFM). At the &ldq...

Voltage Pictures will launch international sales on director Timothy Woodward Jr.’s upcoming horror feature The Call

Voltage Pictures will launch international sales on director Timothy Woodward Jr.’s (Hickok, The Outsider, The Final Wish) upcoming horror feature The Call, starring the Saw franchise’s Tobin Bell and the Insidious franchise’s Lin Shaye at the upcoming European Film Market, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter. The script is written by Patrick Stibbs.   The highly anticipated feature, currently in production, is produced by Wonderfilm Media&rsqu...

Arclight Films announce THE PORTABLE DOOR starring Christoph Waltz and Guy Pearce

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Christoph Waltz and Guy Pearce Enter The Portable Door, A New Feature Film from The Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films Arclight Films handling worldwide sales   The Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films have announced the production of The Portable Door, a new fantasy-adventure-comedy feature adapted from Tom Holt’s popular 6-book fantasy series, starring Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Spectre), with Guy Pearce (The King’s Speech, L.A. Confidential), and Patr...

DOK.fest München in Berlin

Our team at Berlinale is now looking forward to the latest discoveries and inspiring encounters.         Daniel Sponsel Festival Director 25–28 February 2020 Adele Kohout Deputy festival director 20–26 February 2020 Ulla Wessler Programme  21–26 February 2020 Monika Haas Programme 21–28 February 2020 Sina Weber DOK.forum Marketplace 22–26 February 2020 Florina Vilgertsho...

First Look Footage in Berlin from Anti-Life aka BREACH (Bruce Willis) and ARTHUR & MERLIN: KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (Richard Short)

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Film Mode presents first look promo premieres for new sci-fi and fantasy features that raise the genre bar, featuring Bruce Willis, Thomas Jane, Rachel Nicols, Cody Kearsley and Richard Brake     Film Mode Entertainment presents first look footage via brand-new promo premieres of new sci-fi/action feature Anti-Life (aka Breach) and action/fantasy thriller, ARTHUR & MERLIN: KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin.     Directed by JOHN ...

The Berlinale has renamed the Silver Bear - Alfred Bauer Prize on suspicions of Bauer's Nazi sympathy

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The Berlinale Commissions Historical Expertise on Alfred Bauer and Awards a Special Prize for its 70th Anniversary In response to the recently published sources on the role of Alfred Bauer, the first director of the Berlin International Film Festival, in National Socialist film politics, the Berlinale has suspended the Silver Bear - Alfred Bauer Prize with immediate effect. Current newspaper reports suggest that Alfred Bauer had played a previously unknown role in the Nazi film bureaucr...

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