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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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Dieter Kosslick introducing the 2017 edition of the Berlinale

Festival Director Dieter Kosslick talks about the films in the program and how they respond to difficult times by developing their own utopias.   ...

Berlinale 2017 Unravels Today February 9

The distinguished International Film Festival- Berlinale - opens today with it's 67 edition. This year’s Jury President is veteran Dutch director and screenwriter, Paul Verhoeven, known for Basic Instinct, and his latest film Elle, which received an oscar nomination for best actress Isabelle Huppert. Jury President and Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will open the 67th Berlin International Film Festival Festival at the Berlinale Palast at 7.30 pm on February 9. During the Opening G...

Meet with IFX at Berlinarle 2017

IFX is a full service International Special Effects company specializing in Physical Special Effects for Film and TV, with over 20 years experience working on films like Batman Begins, The Wolfman, Band of Brothers and many more. We will be attending the Berlinarle Film Festival from Friday the 10th February til Sunday 12th February and are looking to connect with producers, Directors and Visual Effects Supervisors to discuss opportunities on projects in 2017   For more information, o...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF): WCF DOC DAY on February 15

Since it was founded in October 2004, the World Cinema Fund (WCF) has been committed to the development and support of cinema in regions with a weak filmmaking infrastructure, as well as for cultural diversity in German cinemas.   The goal is to support films that surprise with an unusual aesthetic approach, tell powerful stories and convey an authentic picture of their cultural heritage. Subsidies are available for both narrative and documentary films.   Three WCF-funded films are...

Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue is next Star Wars spoof

Comedy hit creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Scary Movie franchise, Epic Movie, Vampires Suck) are set to write and direct their newest project Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, a Star Wars spoof, it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson (District 9, W. Ophelia) who is producing the film alongside Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner (Knight and Day, True Memoirs of an International Assassin).   With over ...

Timothy Spall to present the awards to the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS at the Berlinale Palast on February 13, 2017 On the occas

  On the occasion of the 20th edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, the renowned British actor Timothy Spall, who received a European Film Award for "Mr. Turner" in 2014, will present the SHOOTING STARS Award to the ten up-and-coming young actors during the ceremony on the main stage of the Berlinale Palast on February 13. After a weekend full of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities with industry professionals, each EUROPEAN SHOOTING STAR will be awarded for the...

Berlinale Camera for Nansun Shi

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12.15 pm Cinema at the Martin-Gropius-Bau (MGB)     Since 1986 the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks.   First awarded in 2016, this prestigious prize will now be presented annually to an outstanding producer.   We would like to invite you to the award ceremony of the Berlinale Camera for pro...

Meet the Official Partners of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival

Besides having four Principal Partners - Audi, Glashütte Original, L’Oréal Paris, and ZDF – the Berlinale is supported by more than 30 national and international enterprises. The Festival’s Co-Partners are Mastercard and Tesiro.                            “We would sincerely like to thank Prof. Monika Grütters for the unflagg...

Berlin 2017 Norwegian Line-up

Panorama Special The King`s Choice             Director: Erik Poppe The Kings Choice is based on the true the story about the three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway is pr...

Glamorous Opening of the Race for the Bears 2017

Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Prof. Monika Grütters, the Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller, Jury President Paul Verhoeven and Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will open the 67th Berlin International Film Festival at the Berlinale Palast at 7.30 pm on February 9. During the Opening Gala, the International Jury will be introduced. In addition to Paul Verhoeven (director, screenwriter, The Netherlands), Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (producer, T...

Drama films from Summer Hill Films and TomCat Films

Relationships go wrong in the new drama "ARC: A Love Story"   ARC: A Love Story, a romantic drama by Mitch McLeod, challenges your ideas of relationships by following a group of friends and their love lives and friendships - it has all the ingredients a good romantic drama needs and binds them togerther in its own amazing way.  Synopsis: Lines are crossed and friendships tested when friends Ben and Naomi grow closer together amid a failed relationsh...

Premiere Entertainment just acquired RUN THE TIDE, starring Taylor Lautner.

  We just acquired RUN THE TIDE, starring Taylor Lautner. When their drug abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother Oliver and escapes their desert home for the California coast. To hear more about this please visit us at the Ritz-Carlton #604 during EFM or contact one of the executives above.      RUN THE TIDE GENRE:  Drama DIRECTOR:  Soham Mehta PRODUCERS:  Soham Mehta, Pil...

'The Case For Christ' Screening at the EFM!

FIRST SCREENING OF COMPLETED FILM     In Theatres April 7th, 2017 OVER 1,100 SCREENS &nb...

Injustice in the State of Law - Workshop discussion about the Paragraph 175 of the German Criminal Code

The TEDDY AWARD – the queer film award of the Berlinale and the Humboldt Forum invite to the Workshop discussion about Paragraph 175 of the German Criminal Code, which will take place on Tuesday, February 14th 2017 at 7 PM.   In October 2016 the Federal Minister of Justice Heiko Maas has introduced a draft proposal to rehabilitate the victims of Paragraph 175. This proposal suggests that decisions to convict according to Paragraph 175 between 1945 and 1969 are annulled and compens...

Peaches, Liu Zhenyun, Irene von Alberti, Armin Linke - The debates of the 3rd Berlin Critics’ Week

Certainly filmmakers and film critics, but also authors, a photographer and a musician — this is but a small illustration of the diversity of professions and approaches represented by the guests of Berlin Critics’ Week 2017. Organised by the German film critics’ association, the event encompasses seven nights of film screenings, each followed by a debate on topics from film culture, politics and aesthetics — all inaugurated with an opening conference on the eve of the f...

Focus on Berlinale and EFM Feb 7

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...

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 international city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada   Animaze is an international film festival and conference exploring the world of animation in all its diversity. Filmmakers and professionals from over 65 countries will converge on Montreal from August 17-20. Over the course of four days Animaze celebrates animation with: Screenings ...

BELOW THE SURFACE by Kaspar Barfoed World Premiere in Berlin

Produced by SAM Productions for Kanal 5, Discovery Networks Denmark, in coproduction with ZDFneo and in association with STUDIOCANAL:  Based on an idea by Adam Price (“Borgen“) and Søren Sveistrup (“The Killing“). With i.a. Johannes Lassen, Paprika Steen, Sara Hort Ditlevsen, Dar Salim, Tommy Kenter, Alexandre Willaume     BERLINALE SCREENING  Wednesday, February 15th, 3:00 pm, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, ...

Event Preview: EFM’s Drama Series Days

  By Kristin Brzoznowski Matthijs Wouter Knol, director of the European Film Market (EFM), talks to World Screen Newsflash about this year's Drama Series Days, which is a joint initiative by the EFM, the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents. Now in its third year, Drama Series Days—a joint initiative by the European Film Market (EFM), the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents—will see an expanded program and new venue for its 2017 edition....

TIFF Residency Exchange programme with Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

TIFF announced today the launch of a new Residency Exchange programme that will offer one Canadian and one German filmmaker the opportunity to live, work, and find inspiration in two countries. The initiative is in collaboration with Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and will begin in 2017.   The international exchange programme will expand the creative reach and opportunities for the participants of TIFF’s Len Blum Residency in Toronto and Medienboard’s Artist-in-Residence in ...

TOYFA : Is EVIL real or just in our minds?

TOYFA: DEVIL 2.0 is an independent full length feature film being produced in the Okanagan Valley. It is a Horror film written and being directed by local actor and filmmaker Stacy Williamson. See the trailer and stills below!  Synopsis:  A psychological, fantasy thriller, Toyfa is the story of one man's journey through his Psychotic Break.   What he sees and the world he creates reveals to us the complex and very terrifying reality he experiences. &nbs...

Ready for the beautiful and magical adventure with the "Sugar Skull Girls"?

  Meet with Summer Hill Films (and TomCat Films) at Marriott Hotel Ballroom, stand #117 from February 9th to 16th.    Take a closer look at our new film "Sugar Skull Girls"! This teenage fantasy/horror/comedy captures attention immediately with its high quality and perfect balance of comedy and fantasy - entertainment guaranteed for you and your territory! Read more and see the trailer below!  Three demonic siste...

The Berlinale Remembers John Hurt

The Berlin International Film Festival is presenting a special screening to commemorate the recently deceased actor John Hurt. Since the 1990s he had attended the Berlinale with regularity and starred in twelve films presented at the festival.   The British actor is considered one of the most brilliant performers of the stage and screen in the last 50 years. Early in his career he gained international acclaim as a character actor. His roles in Midnight Express (dir: Alan Parker, 1978) a...



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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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