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The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 17, 2022 under the motto "It all (re)starts here".
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European Film Market came to a successful conclusion

Exceptional Edition of European Film Market Comes to a Successful Conclusion In the studio: AC Coppens (The Catalysts) & Dennis Ruh (EFM director) at the "EFM Industry Sessions" opening This exceptional edition of the European Film Market (EFM) at the 72nd Berlinale ended successfully yesterday, Thursday February 17. The international trading platform for audiovisual content had to be ...

Berlinale Statement on the Situation in Ukraine

  We – festival workers, artists, filmmakers … – think fondly of our friends in Ukraine and we are by their side in a call for peace. One week ago, the Berlin International Film Festival was celebrating a complicated yet successful edition. Filmmakers, artists and journalists from all over the world gathered in Berlin to enjoy a collective and joyful experience. The feeling of being together again, with no distinctions of nationality, religion, or culture, t...

Look back at Avant Première Music + Media Market 2022

AVANT PREMIÈRE 2022 IN NUMBERS   AVANT PREMIÈRE 2022 IN PICTURES BROWSE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF AVANT PREMIÈRE Revive the four intense days and see what went on in the Avant Premiè...

Panorama Audience Award for LOVE, DEUTSCHMARKS And DEATH by Cem Kaya

  A film by Cem Kaya Germany 2022  Documentary, 96 Min.   filmfaust, Film Five and Rapid Eye Movies are very pleased to announce that AŞK, MARK VE ÖLÜM (LOVE, DEUTSCHMARKS AND DEATH)  by Cem Kaya has won the Audience Award in the category Panorama Documents. The prize is awarded by the Berlinale Panorama section together with radioeins and rbb Fernsehen (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg).   "I would like to thank the audience and the Berlinale! Our film...

NELLY & NADINE wins the JURY AWARD at the Teddy Awards 2022

NELLY & NADINE  Sweden / Belgium / Norway 2022, 92 Min. NELLY & NADINE by award winning Swedish director Magnus Gertten wins the „Jury Award“ at the TEDDY AWARDS 2022, one of the most prestigious queer film awards in the world at this year’s 72nd Berlin International Film Festival (10-20 February 2022). The jury award goes to a film which has been chosen from all nominated films in the TEDDY AWARDS film program. NELLY & NADINE was also a nominee for „...

Myanmar Diaries won three prizes in Berlin

Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat MYANMAR DIARIES WINS THREE PRIZES AT BERLINALE  ZINDOC's new feature documentary MYANMAR DIARIES by the Myanmar Film Collective won three awards at its world premiere last week at the Berlinale: The Berlinale Documentary Award The Amnesty Film Award 3rd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner Panorama Dokumente The Berlinale Documentary Award comes with a prize of 40 000 euros and makes t...

101 Films International has taken on world sales of watergate inspired new feature film 18½

  UK-based sales firm 101 Films International, the UK based sales division of Amcomri Entertainment Inc (AMEN:NEO) (FRANKFURT: 25YO), has taken on world sales of compelling new feature film 18½ .    Available now, the drama is inspired by Watergate, the US scandal that took down a President, which commemorates its 50thanniversary this year in June.  In 1974 a White House transcriber is thrust into the forefront of shocking events when she obtains the only copy of th...

Successful Berlinale 2022

On the last day of the festival, Berlinale director duo Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian bid farewell to the audience at the Cineplex Titania cinema © Sandra Weller / Berlinale 2022 Berlinale 2022   Successful Berlinale 2022: Flying the Flag for Cinema   On Sunday, February 20, the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival rounded off successfully with numerous audience screenings. On the last day of the festival, Berlinale director duo Mariette Rissenbeek...

Berlinale Talents Breaks New Ground for More Sustainable Communication

Florian Weghorn at the Talents Tanks The 20th anniversary edition of Berlinale Talents ends on a high with alumna and Golden Bear winner Carla Simón (Alcarràs), and having established a clear mission for the future. The six-day summit, with talks for thousands of online viewers as well as workshops and the new daily think tank Talents Tanks for the 200 participants from over 70 countries, emphasised the desire to create m...

Panorama Audience Awards to Happiness and Love, Deutschmarks and Death

  The audience has voted: The 24th Panorama Audience Award for the best feature film goes to Baqyt (Happiness) by Askar Uzabayev. Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm (Love, Deutschmarks and Death) by Cem Kaya wins in the category Panorama Dokumente. The prizes are awarded by the Berlinale section Panorama together with radioeins and rbb television (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg). ...

Interview with Saralisa Volm director of The Silent Forrest

Interview by Emmanuel Itier THE SILENT FOREST Berlin 2022 With Director: Saralisa Volm     Q: Tell me about the origin of this film and what was the idea behind it?   Saralisa: The project is based on a novel written by Wolfram Fleischhauer. We were working on another project before and he gave me this novel. He knew I’m from Bavaria and that I have an attraction for intriguing stories that are relevant. As expected by him I really like the novel and I really thoug...

Catalan Films celebrate the Golden Bear at Berlinale for 'Alcarràs', by Carla Simón

Last night Carla Simón won the GOLDEN BEAR for her second feature film Alcarràs.  Congratulations to the teams: Vilaut, Avalon, Elastica Films, Kino Produzioni. And everybody involved in the film. We are so proud of you! You'll be travelling the world with this masterpiece and we'll be next to you in every step.  As Carla said, this award is dedicated "to the farmers who work the land every day and farm in a way that respects the land. Their...

ALCARRÀS by Carla Simón wins the GOLDEN BEAR at the Berlinale 2022

Congratulations to the cast and crew and some great reviews! "For its extraordinary performances - from the child actors to the actors in their eighties - for the ability to show the tenderness and comedy of family as well as the struggle, and for the portrayal of our connection and dependence to the land around us." M. Night Shyamalan, President of the Jury   “This Spanish Garden of Eden is profoundly authentic and mo...

Berlinale 2022 wrapped with Awards: Full coverage report

DO NOT MISS A BIT from BERLINALE AND EFM 2022      FOLLOW US :            ----------------------------------------     VIDEO: Meet the winners of the Golden and Silver Bears at the 2022 Berlinale. ...   17.02.2022 | Berlin's blog Berlinale 2022 - Arthouse Cinema Award winners The CICAE Juries at Berlinale - (f...

Berlinale 2022 - Arthouse Cinema Award winners

The CICAE Juries at Berlinale - (from left to right): Éva Demeter, Tisza Mozi, Szolnok (HU), Sabine Girsberger, Schweizer Studiofilm Verband (CH), Dr. Christian Bräuer, president of the CICAE, Carla Molino, Il Kino Berlin (DE), Jochen Frankl, Burg Theater, Burg (DE), Joanna Piotrowiak, Kino Muza, Poznan (PL), Albert Triviño Massó, Zumzeig, Barcelona (ES) and Boglárka Nagy, managing director of the CICAE. Photo © Stefan Zeitz On Thursda...

Crystal Bears and Prizes of the Juries Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus Awarded

Crystal Bears and Awards of the Juries of Generation Kplus Awards of the Children’s Jury Generation Kplus The members of the Children's Jury in Generation Kplus – Tilda Aue, Maria Fock, Connar Beck Lowe, Henri Marioth, Leonardo Urrutia Schwarze, Kerstin Teichmann and Ida Lilli Zschaubitz – have awarded the following prizes: Crystal Bear for the Best Film: Comedy Queen by Sanna Lenken, Sweden A great protagonist, powerful and vulnera...

The Awards of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival

The members of the 2022 International Jury, M. Night Shyamalan (President), Karim Aïnouz, Anne Zohra Berrached, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Connie Nielsen and Said Ben Saïd award the following prizes:   Prizes of the International Jury   Golden Bear for Best Film Alcarràs By Carla Simon Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize The Novelist’s Film By Hong Sang-soo Silver Bear Jury Prize Robe Of Gems By N...

Heiner Carow Prize Awarded to Rafael Starman, cinematographer of Gewalten

The Heiner Carow Prize 2022 for the promotion of german cinematic art goes to the Perspektive talent Rafael Starman (cinematography) for Gewalten. The Heiner Carow Prize, endowed with 5,000 Euros, has now been awarded for the ninth time at the Berlin International Film Festival. For the first time, the prize in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section goes to a Perspektive talent whose skills in their respective professional field have made a...

Projects on the Rise: Three Cash Prizes and 1,400 Partner Meetings at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

Berlinale Co-Production Market 2022 Awards Ceremony On Monday, three cash prizes were awarded to new feature film projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12 to 16). The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, endowed with 20,000 Euros, went to the producers of Caractères Productions from France, and Honare Khiyal from Iran for their project My Favourite Cake (directors: Behtash Sanaeeha & Maryam M...

Busy day in Berlin: today was World Cinema Fund Day

No U-Turn by Ike Nnaebue The Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), with its differentiated funding programme (WCF, WCF Europe, WCF Africa, WCF ACP), is committed to cultural diversity, cooperation, sustainable development and the promotion of cinema in regions with weak film infrastructures. Since its foundation in 2004, the WCF has pledged to play a constructive part in the democratisation of international filmmaking – taking into account th...

"EFM Industry Sessions" 2022 : Embrace Change, Shape the Future

The "EFM Industry Sessions" under the motto SHAPING CHANGE invite you to join a programme with transversal market-wide themes. This year, the European Film Market’s conference programme, the “EFM Industry Sessions”, is entitled SHAPING CHANGE. Over six days (February 10-15, 2022), the challenges facing the film and media industry in times of digital transformation will be addressed and imp...

Daisy Ridley Awakens a Force in SCRAWL for Summer Hill Entertainment

      EFM is here! New releases are available now from Summer Hill Films.  To schedule an online meeting, click the link below:   Be sure to look at our website at to see all our available films. We look forward to working with you throughout the rest of 2022 and beyond!     FEATURED RELEASE:      A student makes his own comic books where the deaths depicted within b...

Strike Back Studios Upcoming Wide Release of Bold Soul Studios Ensemble Comedy "4/20"

The Strike Back Studios (a new joint venture between Realization Films, Public House Films, and Hideout Pictures), brings the upcoming wide release of Bold Soul Studios clever ensemble comedy “4/20” from directors Noah Applebaum (“Captain Risky’s Ski Jump Driving,” “New Girl”) & Teri Fruichantie  (“Broducers,” “Drugs & Other Love”), and produced by ...


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