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Berlinale to Honour Chris Marker by Screening Description d’un combat

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On September 23, 2012, the Berlin International Film Festival will honour documentary and experimental filmmaker Chris Marker, who passed away in late July, by screening his film Description d’un combat (Description of a Struggle). In this film, which received the Golden Bear for Best Documentary in 1961, Chris Marker took a personal look at the development of Israeli society and its identity twelve years after the state of Israel was founded. Chris Marker’s cinematic oeuvre co...

Wong Kar Wai (With a staggering 21 wins and 35 award nominations so far) will preside over the Jury of Berlinale 2013

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Chinese director Wong Kar Wai will be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The director, who has won many international awards, is one of the most important representatives of world cinema. Wong Kar Wai’s unique and extraordinary style has inspired countless filmmakers and made him a cult figure of contemporary auteur cinema. Wong Kar Wai was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By. His...

The Berlinale Partners and Their Broad Commitment

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  "Besides the loyal support of Minister of State and Commissioner for Culture and Media Affairs, Bernd Neumann, the financial assistance that the Festival receives from its partners is indispensable. Our partners' passionate and professional engagement also contributes invaluably to the Festival's success. Our contract with ZDF has been extended until 2013. We are especially pleased that for the first time Moët & Chandon will be the Berlinale's official champagne supplier," ...

A Splendid Opening Night Awaits the 62nd Berlinale

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The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is opening tomorrow, February 9, 2012, with the world premiere of Benoît Jacquot's film Les adieux à la Reine. The director will be attending the gala with actors Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen, Xavier Beauvois and Noémie Lvovsky.   Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann and Berlin's Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit will open the Festival together with Berlinale Director Dieter Ko...

The Meetings on the Bridge in Istanbul are getting ready for the 7th edition

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Meetings on the Bridge in its 7th Year; Film Development and Work in Progress Workshops, Funds for Co-Productions, Panels and Meetings The Meetings on the Bridge will celebrate its seventh year during the 31st edition of the ıstanbul Film Festival to take place 31 March-15 April 2012. Meetings on the Bridge brings together producers, directors, scriptwriters and representatives of organizations so as to continue providing opportunities for initial international presentations of new featu...

MOMA partners with Berlinale Retrospective

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Each year, the Retrospective of the Berlin International Film Festival devotes itself to showcasing an important director or a topic relevant to film history. Organised by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen since 1977, this popular Berlinale section often gives younger viewers a first look at the oeuvre of a filmmaker, an epoch or a genre in a larger context, and provides confirmed cineastes with unexpected discoveries.Entitled “The Red Dream Factory. Mezhrabpom-Film a...

Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Meryl Streep

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American actress and Oscar-winner Meryl Streep will be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is looked upon as one of the world’s most talented and popular actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations as an artist, including an unprecedented 16 nominations for the Oscar (two of these coveted prizes which she won) and 18 Golden Globe nominations and seven wins. “We are delighted to be able...

Berlinale 2011 coverage on fest21.com

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Below is the coverage from Berlin, headlines... My Berlin Top Ten Films At a film festival that totals more than 250 feature films (not to mention an additional 250 features in the accompanying European Film Market), one can only skim the surface of an event as wide-ranging as the Berlinale. Film choices are often based on schedule availability....grabbing a screening in between meetings or making sure one is awake to catch the early morning press screenings of the Competition program. In a se...

Berlinale Opening 2011: Cowboy Boots to Kick Off Race for Bears

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  Minister of State for Culture Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, Jury President Isabella Rossellini and Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the 61st Berlin International Festival on February 10 at 7.30 pm. During the opening gala, which will be hosted by Anke Engelke, the International Jury will be introduced. Music will be provided by the Beatsteaks. 3sat will broadcast the event live. This will be followed by the international premiere of Joel ...

Iran Outrage: Jafar Panahi Jailed

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  International reaction is building as news emerges from Iran that Jafar Panahi, one of that country's most internationally respected film artists, has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term. The Berlin International Film Festival is the first of many film institutions around the world to sharply condemn the harsh sentences handed down to the renowned Iranian director Jafar Panahi and his directing colleague Mohammed Rasulof. Accused of spreading “propaganda against the system”,...

Coen Brothers' True Grit to Open the 61st Berlinale

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  The 61st Berlin International Film Festival will open with True Grit by Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen at the Berlinale Palast on February 10, 2011. "Joel and Ethan Coen stand for first-rate American independent cinema. With their penchant for irony, and off-the-wall characters and stories they have repeatedly captivated audiences," comments Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick. "True Grit is a wonderful way to kick off the Berlinale 2011." &nb...

Berlinale retrospective will honour Ingmar Bergman

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The Retrospective of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival will honour Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, who died in 2007. The cinematic oeuvre of this legendary filmmaker includes more than 60 works. Films such as The Silence (Tystnaden, 1962/63), Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap, 1972/73) and Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander, 1981/82 – which took home four Oscars) brought him international fame. He won nearly all of the world’s most prestigious film awards, inc...

60th Berlinale Opens with World Premiere from China

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60th Berlinale Opens with World Premiere from China, Yoji Yamada's Latest Film to Close Festival The 60th Berlin International Film Festival will kick off with the world premiere of the Chinese Competition film Tuan Yuan (Apart Together) in the Berlinale Palast on February 11, 2010. Together with Minister of State for Culture Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit and Jury President Werner Herzog, Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the festival. Anke Engelke will hos...

Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to receive honorary Golden Bears at 60th Berlinale

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Homage Berlinale 2010: Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to Receive Honorary Golden Bears for Their Lifetime Achievements In 2010, the festival's 60th anniversary, the Berlinale is dedicating its Homage to two film artists who have decisively shaped post-war German cinema in different ways. "Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase both stand for renewal and departure - in West and East Germany. Hanna Schygulla's name is inseparably connected with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's ...

Berlin will pay tribute to Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase

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Homage Berlinale 2010: Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to Receive Honorary Golden Bears for Their Lifetime AchievementsIn 2010, the festival’s 60th anniversary, the Berlinale is dedicating its Homage to two film artists who have decisively shaped post-war German cinema in different ways. “Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase both stand for renewal and departure – in West and East Germany. Hanna Schygulla’s name is inseparably connected with Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s films. Wo...

The Berlinale's 60th Anniversary - Looking Back at the History of the Festival

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From February 11 to 21, 2010, the Berlin International Film Festival will be held for the 60th time. This anniversary will be accompanied by two book publications and a DVD edition that look back at the history of one of the world's most important film festivals.   "On occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Berlinale, the past six decades will be brought back to life. These two publications recount the history of the festival from entirely different perspectives," says F...

Werner Herzog to be President of the Jury of the 60th Berlinale

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Werner Herzog, one of the most important filmmakers of Auteur Cinema, will be the President of the International Jury at the Berlinale 2010. As one of the most significant personalities of New German Cinema, he has influenced an entire generation of filmmakers. In his almost 50-year career, Herzog has made over 50 films, which include not only his well-known feature films, but an array of impressive documentary films as well. He has also made a name for himself as an opera director...

Ahmedabad International Film Festival launches

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The first edition of the Ahmedabad International Film Festival has called for entries for Independent Feature Films, Fictional/Live Action Short Films and Documentary Films. Submission forms, announcements and updates will be available online at the official festival website http://www.aifilmfest.com/. The fest, organised by FulMarxx Integrated Filmed Entertainment Company, in collaboration with Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival) and Tampere Film Festival, Finland, will be held fro...

Berlinale 2009 Comes to a Successful Close

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Today, on Saturday, February 14, the 59th Berlin International Film Festival comes to a close with the Award Ceremony. 1600 guests are expected at the glamorous gala in the Berlinale Palast, where from 7:30 pm onwards, the winners of the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears, the Alfred Bauer Prize, and the Best First Feature Award will be announced. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick and the International Jury with Jury President Tilda Swinton will present the awards; Katrin Bauerfeind will host the...

Hannah Herzsprung on the Jury for Berlinale Best First Feature

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The talented German Hannah Herzsprung will be a member of this year’s Best First Feature Jury. “I’m very pleased that Hannah Herzsprung will be coming to the Berlinale not only to present her films, but also to join the Jury in its quest for the Best First Feature”, says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick.At this year’s Berlinale, Hannah Herzsprung can be seen in three films: Stephen Daldry’s The Reader in the Competition, Rudolph Thome’s Pink in the Berlinale Special, and Nicolai ...

Competition of Berlinale is now Complete with 26 films

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Twenty six films will be presented in the Competition programme of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival, 18 of which will compete for the Golden and Silver Bears in the Berlinale Palast. The official programme will be complemented by the Berlinale Special. Of the 18 films in competition, 14 are world premieres, and there are 17 world premieres in the complete Competition programme. Eighteen countries are represented.To this year’s Berlinale Special 15 films have been invited, 10 of whi...

IndieLisboa invites Marco Müller to jury...

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IndieLisboa is proud to announce that the Director of the Venice Film Festival, Marco Müller, will join the Feature Film International Jury of Lisbon's International Independent Film Festival. Marco Müller directed several European film festivals (Turin, Roterdam, Locarno) and has been awarded a number of prizes for his contribution to the discovery and the diffusion of filmmakers and cinema. Along with Marco Müller, Christoph Terhechte, the Director of Berlinale's Forum, will also join the F...

Berlinale Retrospective 2009 70 mm - “Bigger than Life”

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By focussing on 70-mm films, the Retrospective of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival will devote itself to the powerful visuals of wide-gauge film.Twice as wide as standard 35-mm film, it is the adequate format for monumental works: screen epics, adventure and science fiction films, Westerns, musicals, as well as magnificent panoramas of nature and intimately beautiful close-ups. The high resolution, sharp picture and colour quality of these large-format images join forces with the trem...

13th Festival of German Films in Paris opens with JERICHOW

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The Festival of German Films will held for the 13th time in Paris from 15th to 21st October, 2008. A total of 15 new feature films, two documentaries, six shorts and the NEXT GENERATION 2008 short film programme will be presented in the Cinéma L’Arlequin. The festival will be opened by Christian Petzold's JERICHOW which was met with an enthusiastic response at the international festival in Venice. The director will introduce his film to the audience in person. After the screening, a cocktail ...

European Film Market (EFM) is expanding

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For the European Film Market 2009, there will be a prime new exhibition space in addition to the Martin-Gropius-Bau – the EFM Marriott Offices in the prestigious Marriott Hotel on Potsdamer Platz.“We are delighted that the EFM has found an excellent new home in close proximity to the Martin-Gropius Bau (MGB). With the two venues we will be able to satisfy the growing interest at the Berlinale Market”, commented EFM Director, Beki Probst.The EFM’s Marriott location will be concentrated on...
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