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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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T2 Trainspotting | Press Conference Video Highlights | Berlinale 2017

Anjela Nedyalkova (Actress) Jonny Lee Miller (Actor) Ewen Bremner (Actor) Danny Boyle (Director) Moderation: Anatol Weber Full version: Did Renton really start a family, buy a car and a washing machine as he proclaimed at the end of Danny Boyle’s successful cult film? Or how else did he spend the 16,000 pounds he stole from his friends following their heroin deal? These may be the questions we ask ourselves twenty years later but there is barely tim...

First look of the Ian McEwan (Atonement) adaptation, ON CHESIL BEACH

The first look of the Ian McEwan (Atonement) adaptation, ON CHESIL BEACH, directed by Dominic Cooke and starring Billy Howle (The Sense Of An Ending, The Seagull) and Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, The Lovely Bones). Rocket Science is handling international sales at the Berlin EFM. ON CHESIL BEACH Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson, Samuel West Writer: Ian McEwan, based on his novel Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley Director...

Doc Mode, Acquires The Award-Winning BALLERINA

Award-winning documentary from the producers of BOOGALOO: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films and NEON fame makes World Market Debut in Berlin at EFM   Clay Epstein’s Doc Mode, the breakthrough documentary arm of Film Mode Entertainment that just announced its debut in Berlin at EFM is burning rubber with yet another exceptional acquisition, BALLERINA (originally known as ELLA). The film stars world-renowned ballerina Ella Havelka and was produced by Veronica Fury of ELECTRIC B...

Ashes in the Snow - first look on the plight of Lithuanians at the hands of Russians during WWII.

BEL POWLEY AND LISA LOVEN KONGSLI STAR IN ‘ASHES IN THE SNOW’ RADIANT FILMS INTERNATIONAL HANDLING FOREIGN SALES AT EFM Ashes in the Snow is the unsung story about a little known event in history that until now has never been seen before onscreen. The film retells the story about the plight of Lithuanians at the hands of Russians during WWII.   The visually stunning Ashes in the Snow was filmed on location in various sites across Lithuania during the winter and summer months...

John Cusack and Ellar Coltrane from the Oscar nominated film Boyhood star in Lucky McKee's Misfortune

The action-packed thriller MISFORTUNE is currently in post-production. The film completed principal photography on Dec. 21, 2016 and was shot on location predominately in Savannah, Georgia.   Cast: John Cusack and Ellar Coltrane from the Oscar nominated film Boyhood Willa Fitzgerald (“Scream: The TV Series”) and Jacob Artist (Fox’s “American Horror Story”) Director: Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman, May) 
Writers: Jared Butler and Lars Nor...


    Film Mode Entertainment Announces the Berlin Market Premiere of Epic Odyssey Adventure from Writer-Director David LG Hughes – an electrifying depiction of Seafaring Viking warriors and the addition of the legendary Terence Stamp to the cast      Film Mode Entertainment, Misfits Entertainment, Fatal Black Film and  Six Mile Hill announce the addition of Terence Stamp (MISS PEREGUINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, STAR WARS, THE ADVENTURES OF PRI...

WIZART inks new agreements at the EFM

The Norwegian audience will see Sheep and Wolves, while Australia will be shown The Snow Queen 3 The exhibition rights for Sheep and Wolves have been sold to Hungary, South Korea, Germany, France as well as to the following French-speaking territories: Andorra, Monaco, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Africa. The Scandinavian audience will also see the wolf Grey’s adventures for the first time – the movie will be released in Norway. The Snow Queen 3 continues its victorious marc...

Point of No Return - World Wide Rights Now Available

    Point of no Return A fast paced conspiracy thriller set in the world of aviation. Peter's life starts to fall apart when a part he fitted to a passenger jet causes the death of one of the passengers. His friend Jason - who had involved Peter in fitting the dud parts - is killed during a break in and Peter is hunted by the Police for his murder. With no one to turn to...

Focus on Berlinale and EFM Feb 11

Wishing you all much success in Berlin! Read this online     FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                   Advertise in our Berlin Newsletters from 200€ email us for a quote Animaze wants your animation Let us meet up in Berlin August 17th - 20st, 2017 To unite and converge animation film, gaming, digital arts and related industries in the vibrant&nbs...

Opening Red Carpet Video Highlights | Berlinale 2017

Some impressions of the opening ceremony of the Berlinale 2017. Full version: ...

The Dinner | Press Conference Video Highlights | Berlinale 2017

Oren Moverman (Director, Screenwriter) Richard Gere (Actor)  Laura Linney (Actress)  Steve Coogan (Actor)  Moderation: Jenni Zylka Full version: ...

Django | Press Conference Video Highlights | Berlinale

Etienne Comar (Director, Screenwriter) Reda Kateb (Actor) Cécile de France (Actress) Moderation: Anatol Weber Full version: ...

Edinburgh party at British Embassy, feb 10, impressive architecture

Animation Day in Cannes colleagues Laurie Gordon and Martin Petrov (Animaze and WOFF Festivals) EFA colleagues Mike Downey and Bruno Chatelin   ...

Party time with Wide Eye on Films Feb 9

Loic escaped briefly for Sushi leaving the floor to his team and the DJ...The party was live till very late (early)! ...

Globo attends Berlinale with ‘Supermax’ and ‘The Wise Ones’

Episodes of the series will be shown at the Zoo Palast Cinema on February 13th, during Drama Series Days Globo will take its productions to the 2017 edition of Berlinale, one of the most important film festivals in the world, taking place until February 19th in Berlin. The Brazilian media group will participate in the Drama Series Days, an event held during the festival, showcasing its latest productions and initiatives to the international series market. At 10 a.m. on the 13th, Globo will sh...

SABAN FILMS picked US rights to Tim Smit’s Redivider starring Dan Stevens and Bérénice Marlohe

Saban Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to Tim Smit’s Redivider starring Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, “Downton Abbey”) and Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall, “Twin Peaks”). Patrick Chu produced the film for FilmNation Entertainment alongside Tim Smit, and Sander Verdonk and Denis Wigman for CTM Films. The film is currently in post-production.   Based on Smit’s short What’s In The Box?, the sci-fi film is co-writ...

Documentary There’s A Hole In My Bucket by great-grandson of J.R.R Tolkien has commenced filming in New Zealand

    London based production and international sales company Evolutionary Films are excited to announce that the highly emotive and powerful documentary There’s A Hole In My Bucket has commenced filming in New Zealand with director Robert Cavanah at the helm.   Royd Tolkien, great-grandson of J.R.R Tolkien, lost his brother Mike to ALS (Motor Neuron Disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2015. But Mike, who was the more adventurous and sporty of the two bro...

Film Mode Entertainment Announces the Upcoming US Theatrical Release of THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT

  Sci-Fi Thriller Starring Mathieu Ratthe, Kimberly Laferriere, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Juliette Gosselin & Alex C. Nachi comes to theatres and digital platforms this summer     Film Mode Entertainment announces the Berlin market premiere and theatrical release of sci-fi thriller, THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT starring Mathieu Ratthe (LOVEFIELD, THE TALISMAN), Kimberly Laferriere (IN FE, SAVING HOPE), Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles (HENRI HENRI, LE TORRENT), Juliette Goss...

The Exchange has secured the sales rights to PATRICK

The Exchange has secured the sales rights to PATRICK, the new film from top UK comedy director Mandie Fletcher (ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE, Miranda, Blackadder).   The film sees the debut of screenwriter Vanessa Davies, one of the industry's leading film publicists (all eight HARRY POTTER films, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY), whocreated the story based on her own true-life experiences. Davies produces along with Paul de Vos (BLOODY LONDON, ROMEO &...

Fantastic Journey to Oz: the sequel to the much-loved adaptation of Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has a New Trailer

  The Russian animation studio Melnitsa has released a brand new trailer about Dorothy’s adventures in the Wonderland (The Magic Land). It is based on the Wonderful Wizard of Oz story, written by Alexander Volkov in 1963. The story has stood the test of time and has all the ingredients to become a modern animated classic.  Fantast...

Gere Shines in Deadly Dull Dinner film

Richard Gere, in good form at Press conference for "The (dismal) Dinner" -- not his fault -- he was very good in his part of the picture.   By Alex Deleon Richard Gere, looking good with a full head of wavy white hair at 66 was the Only major Hollywood star at the Berlinale opening gala last night, and attended the press conference for his latest film, "The Dinner", co-starring Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall. The film itself is a two hour long torture ses...

Richard Gere gets political at 'The Dinner' Press Conference

      by Martin I. Petrov    One of the films premiering on the Berlinale red carpet today is The Dinner starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall. The film is directed by Oren Moverman and based on the novel by Herman Koch.    Initially the film had been developed for Cate Blanchett, who had expressed interest in having her directorial debut, but was later attached to Moverman.      A lot of interesting fac...

Trump "the most overrated president in history" according to Dieter Kosslick

Dieter Kossslick: "First of all, I'd say it's rather the most overrated president in history and not the most overrated actress - but that's another story…" ...

Culture meets technology: Audi at the Berlinale

Jerome Boateng and Kai Pflaume attend the 'Django' premiere during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 9, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Audi)      The 67th Berlin International Film Festival will showcase the wide diversity of cinema from February 9 to 19. New technologies ...



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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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