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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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Australia's Blinky Bill – The Movie set to travel...

International film sales company Studio 100 Film has signed agreements with DELTA FILMS (Peru) and MYNDFORM (Iceland) for the rights to the CGI feature film “Blinky Bill – The Movie”.  DELTA FILMS has acquired the theatrical, TV and home video rights for a variety of Latin American countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Chile, while MYNDFORM has secured the theatrical, TV and home entertainment rights for the Scandinavian territories.  “Blink...

Comedy titles from Summer Hill Films

      Scene Queen Action, comedy Scene Queen is a coming-of-age story about teenage girls who get into fights and post the videos on the internet. When a clique of teen girls, led by “scene queen”Ashley, begins bullying local girls to get attention on the internet, it’s up to Jess, the girl who’s videotaping their fights, to stand up to Ashley’s bullying &nd...

Get LoveJacked with the new action/comedy from Summer Hill Films !

LoveJacked takes you to the age of weaponized love LoveJacked Action/comedy College students risk it all to expose a clandestine military project to weaponize love. Watch the trailer for "LoveJacked" here!   ...

Breakthrough Entertainment Forges New Content Partnerships Leading Into EFM

    Canadian Studio Announces Additions to Slate of Quality Films From Blue Fox Entertainment, Nehst Studios and Riverbank Pictures   The leading Canadian studio has secured deals with Blue Fox Entertainment, Nehst Studios, and Riverbank Pictures, adding to their growing roster of premium films that already boasts in-demand new titles from existing partnerships with award-winning Canadian producers, Black Fawn Films and 5’7 Films.   “We are thrilled to be co...

I am not your negro by Raoul Peck screens today

  OFFICIAL SELECTION PANORAMA Dokumente           I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO   A film by Raoul Peck          DCP / HD - FRANCE / BELGIUM / SWITZERLAND – 2016 - 93 min     Directed by: Raoul Peck  Produced by: Velvet Film, Artémis Productions, Close ...

World premiere of Hedgehog’s Home by Eva Cvijanović, in competition

  The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will have a strong presence at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, with five films including the world-premiere screening of the animated short Hedgehog’s Home (NFB/Bonobostudio), directed by Eva Cvijanović, which is also in competition. Two documentaries by Inuit women filmmakers are also featured as part of NATIVe 2017, the section devoted to Indigenous cinema: the feature Angry Inuk (NFB/Unikkaat Studios, in association wi...

EFM'17: Josh Hutcherson voices Elliot

Jason Moring, DDI CEO, announced today that Josh Hutcherson (THE HUNGER GAMES) is voicing Elliot, the ambitious miniature horse in Awesometown Entertainment's animated film ELLIOT THE LITTLEST REINDEER. . Josh Hutcherson is the newest addition to a hilarious and lively cast including Emmy nominee Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Oscar nominated actor John Cleese (A FISH CALLED WANDA), award-winning actor Martin Short (Saturday Night Live), and American Comedy Award Winner Jef...

Jai Courtney JOINS beef

THE EXCHANGE attached Jai Courtney (SUICIDE SQUAD, TERMINATOR: GENISYS, DIVERGENT) to the movie BEEF, starring Timothy Olyphant (Justified, The Santa Clarita Diet) and Thomas Mann (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, KONG: SKULL ISLAND).   WME Global is handling domestic rights. Courtney is represented by Silver Lining Entertainment, Morrissey Management and UTA.   The Exchange introduced Jeff Lock's 2014 Black List script BEEF to international buyers at AFM'16 and will be sel...

Covert finances next Mike Meyers' vehicle DEL

Award-winning comedy icon Mike Myers (Wayne’s World, Austin Powers series, Shrek series) has come on board to star as Del Close, Myers’ mentor and legendary teacher, in the upcoming comedy Del to be directed by the award-winning Betty Thomas (Private Parts, 28 Days), it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson (District 9, W.).   Hanson and Covert will produce the film alongside Thomas, The Second City’s Diane Alexander, Robert Teitel (Southside with...

Focus on Berlinale and EFM Feb 9

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...

Thrillers from Summer Hill Films

    Saint Nicholas Thriller, drama Nicholas De La Cruz is a high powered defense attorney, who is also a functioning addict. While preparing to defend a childhood friend, who is a noted criminal, the stress of the case drives Nicholas into a tailspin of self abuse. This leads to him confiding in a therapist, who can hold her own against the dominating Nicholas. What Nicholas discloses ab...

Berlin 2017 opens with world premiere of DJANGO.

  by Alex Deleon Rarely is an opening festival film so compelling and overwhelming that you feel as if the festival ended right there the trip to Berlin would have bern justified,  Reda Kateb as Django Reinhardt.  the gypsy musician with the German sounding name, made me forget I was watching an actor playing a part but felt like I was watching the jazz legend Django himself back from the great beyond in the flesh. Magnificent, beyond words. Alex Berlin 67 Day ONE Thurs...

Meet the Jury of 2017 Berlinale : a video presentation

Paul Verhoeven (Jury President / The Netherlands / Director, Screenwriter) Olafur Eliasson (Iceland / Artist) Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (Tunisia / Producer) Maggie Gyllenhaal (USA / Actress) Julia Jentsch (Germany / Actress) Diego Luna (Mexico / Actor, Director) Wang Quan’an (People’s Republic of China / Director, Screenwriter) Moderation of th epress conference: Anatol Weber ...

Saban Films announced today that President Bill Bromiley has been renewed in his position

    Company released 21 films to date with another 16 set through 2018   Saban Films announced today that President Bill Bromiley and Chief Financial Officer Shanan Becker have renewed their contracts with the Los Angeles-based film acquisition and distribution company for another four years through 2020. Since its launch in May 2014, Saban Films has released 21 films with another 16 to be released through 2018. Saban continues to acquire commercial, talent-driven films to be ...

The Planeta Inform Group of Companies will present two of its new projects @ EFM

PLANETA INFORM TO PRESENT NEW PROJECTS FOR INTERNATIONAL SALES IN BERLIN Booth MGB 105 (Martin Gropius Bau) As part of European Film Market, The Planeta Inform Group of Companies will present two of its new projects, Nikita Argunov's sci-fi blockbuster The Coma and the dystopia Icaria from Bulgarian film- and TV director Javor Gardev. The Coma is scheduled for a January 2018 release, while Icaria is tentatively slated for Fall’2017. Exclusive footage from The Coma, Icaria, and ...

RUN. HIDE. REVOLT. New thriller "Apocalypse Road" is here!

  Apocalypse Road Thriller Apocalypse Road follows the journey of two sisters while separated during a post apocalyptic depression. Watch the trailer here!     Apocalypse Road is ready for immediate delivery - ask for a screener! Also see our other thrillers below and ask their avails. See you soon at EFM! Sincerely, The Summer Hill Films T...

Chilean Cinema at Berlinale 2017

        Following outstanding triumphs in previous years, Chile proudly arrives at the 67th Berlin Festival with a film in Official Competition, two premieres in Panorama and Forum, and a delegation made up of more than fifty professionals from the audiovisual industry, including directo...

Dutch films in Berlin

      From The Netherlands @ Berlinale and EFM 2017 Cinema from The Netherlands is strongly represented at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (9 - 19 February), with a large number of Dutch productions and co-productions in various sections. Among them are The Wound (NL co-prod: Oak Motion Pictures), which is the official Opening Film of the Panorama section, and Owls & Mice by Simone van Dusseldorp (produced by Lemming Film) which will have its internatio...

BLOOM to Continue Foreign Sales in Berlin with Production Starting on February 13th

BLOOM announced today that Sebastian Koch (Bridge of Spies, The Lives of Others, A Good Day to Die Hard), Elsa Zylberstein (I’ve Loved You So Long, Modiggliani) and Christopher Lambert (Hail, Caesar, Highlander) have joined the cast of Bel Canto, from Academy Award® Nominee Paul Weitz who will direct the project and has adapted the screenplay with Anthony Weintraub from Ann Patchett’s international best-seller of the same name.  Academy Award® Winning actress Julianne Mo...

First sales for BABYLON BERLIN

X Filme Creative Pool, ARD, Sky and Beta Film have presented first footage of their collectively produced series BABYLON BERLIN. The 16-hour-show by the author/director trio Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten and Achim von Borries will be aired by Sky Germany starting on October 13th and by ARD later in 2018. Beta Film, which as co-producer also handles world sales, signed deals with Sky UK, Sky Italy, Spanish premium subscription platform Moviestar +/Telefonica and the Belgium Pay TV partner Telenet ...

Film Mode Entertainment Announces the North American Acquisition and Release of ARBOR DEMON

“A strong addition to the single situation horror film” The Hollywood News “Extra kudos to Rea – for delivering an unexpectedly dark ending that hearkens to mythological and fairytale horror and reinforces his growing reputation as a filmmaker dedicated to finding new monstrous angles from which to come at you.” Dread Central Film Mode Entertainment announces Gravitas has picked up the new horror-thriller ARBOR DEMON, from writer/director Patrick Rea (NAILBITE...

Gravitas Ventures has acquired the riveting and startling documentary, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS

    Gravitas Ventures has acquired the riveting and startling documentary, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, which will be released digitally on iTunes on March 14, 2017. Narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, and written and directed by Jaimelyn Lippman, the feature length documentary about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis uncovers this very public health issue which affects one in five new mothers after childbirth.   Babies are dying, women aren't s...

Tiberius Film acquires Bestselling Adaption COLD SKIN and other Film Highlights

In the framework of the Berlinale 2017 the German independent film distributor Tiberius Film is happy to announce top-class purchases. In addition to the spectacular screen adaption COLD SKIN of the Spanish bestselling novel “La pell freda”, Tiberius Film secured the rights to the fantasy-movie VAMPS and the horror-thriller FROM A HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET. The thriller COLD SKIN is the movie adaption of the classic sci-fi-novel “La pell freda” by Albert Sánchez Pi...



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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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