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Record Participation and a Flurry of Business at the European Film Market 2012

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The European Film Market 2012 (EFM), which took place from February 9-17 during the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, had its strongest year to date and was marked by a bustling atmosphere at the Martin-Gropius-Bau and the Marriott Hotel. This year, close to 8,000 participants from 100 countries attended the international trade fair for film and audiovisual content, a 15% increase to the previous year.  In addition to the high volume of participants, Exhibitors reported numer...

The Berlinale Midway: 250,000 Tickets Sold and a Thriving European Film Market

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A splendid opening of the Berlinale’s new venue at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on Schaperstraße, a decisive increase in participants and films at the European Film Market, and more than 250,000 tickets already sold – these are the midway results of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.  “The audience is pouring into cinemas and celebrating world stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Angelina Jolie, Isabelle Huppert and Christian Bale. People love the Berlinale – no matter how cold ...

European SHOOTING STARS shine bright at Berlinale 2012

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  Ten of the most promising young actors in Europe have been chosen by a high-profile jury of film industry professionals to be SHOOTING STARS of 2012. They have all concluded a whirlwind weekend of events at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival including photo-sessions, meetings with casting directors and filmmakers, a workshop with international agents and a press conference, all culminating in a glittering award ceremony this Monday night. SHOOTING STARS jury member and...

SHOOTING STARS 2012 arrive in Berlin

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Welcome for Shooting Stars 2012 Photographer credit: Markus Nass (from left to right): Riz Ahmed (UK), Ana Ularu (Romania), Hilmar Gudjónsson (Iceland), Androulla Vassiliou; European Commissioner for Education and Culture, Max Hubacher (Switzerland), Adèle Haenel (France), Bill Skarsgård (Sweden) and Jakub Gierszał (Poland), not pictured: Anna Maria Mühe (Germany), Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Ireland), Isabella Ragonese (Italy)  11 February 2012:  A ...

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...

Berlinale 2012: 18 World Premieres in the Competition

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With seven more films, the Competition programme of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is nearing completion. To date it includes 22 films, of which 17 are vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 18 films will celebrate their world premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2012.     The productions in the Competition are from the following countries: Brazil, Canada, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Germany, the People's Republic of China, France...

Benoît Jacquot’s Les Adieux à la Reine to Open the 62nd Berlinale

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The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will open at the Berlinale Palast on February 9, 2012 with the world premiere of the period drama Les Adieux à la reine (Farewell My Queen) that features such international stars as Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) and Virginie Ledoyen (Army of Crime). In a screen adaptation of Chantal Thomas' prize-winning novel of the same name, French Director Benoît Jacquot (Tosca, Villa Amalia, Deep in the Wo...

Berlinale 2012 poster

The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 9 to 19, 2012. As of mid January the poster for the Berlinale 2012 will add a bright note to the winter cityscape - first around the Potsdamer Platz and then all over Berlin. The motif on the poster will also appear on many of the Festival's publications. "The Berlinale Bear is both a trademark and a popular symbol. The colourful v

Berlinale Camera for Haro Senft, one of the founding fathers of New German Cinema

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  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.   At the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, Haro Senft, one of the pioneers of New German Cinema as well as a tireless advocate of German children films will be awarded the Berlinale Camera. Haro Senft, born in Budweis (České Budějovice), is one of t...

Eisenstein’s October with Edmund Meisel’s Original Score to premiere in Berlin

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Premiere of the Newly Restored Version of Eisenstein’s October with Edmund Meisel’s Original ScoreOn February 10, 2012, the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will present the premiere of the reconstructed version of October (Oktjabr, USSR 1928, directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein) at the Friedrichstadt-Palast. Conducted by Frank Strobel, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform the original score as composed by Edmund Meisel. The screening is a Berlinale Special presentation and p...

Special Teddy 2012 goes to Ulrike Ottinger and Mario Montez

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  Programme line-up for the 26th TEDDY AWARD 17 February 2012 9pm Tempelhof Airport, Berlin                                     On 17 February 2012, the world's most prestigious queer film prize, the TEDDY AWARD, will be presented at Tempelhof Airport as part of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festiv...

Benoît Jacquot’s Les Adieux à la reine to Open the 62nd Berlinale

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The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will open at the Berlinale Palast on February 9, 2012 with the world premiere of the period drama Les Adieux à la reine (Farewell My Queen) that features such international stars as Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) and Virginie Ledoyen (Army of Crime). In a screen adaptation of Chantal Thomas’ prize-winning novel of the same name, French Director Benoît Jacquot (Tosca, Villa Amalia, Deep in the Woods, among othe...

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 2012: First Films for the Competition and Berlinale Special

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The first five films for the Competition of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival have been confirmed. The selected productions and co-productions are from Indonesia, Spain, the People’s Republic of China, Hongkong/China, the Philippines, Great Britain, Germany, the USA and France. What’s more, five films are set for the Berlinale Special: the Indian-German co-production Don – The King Is Back, the documentary Marley by Kevin Macdonald from Great Britain and the USA, the Spanish film...

Film Market already fully booked at the 2012 Berlinale

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As the year’s first film market, the European Film Market (EFM) will open its doors at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival from February 9 – 17, 2012, making it the first meeting and trade platform for the international film industry. The exhibition spaces in the Martin-Gropius-Bau and the Marriott Hotel are already fully booked and screenings, among them numerous market premieres, will take place in over 35 EFM screening facilities, including several digital and 3D cinemas.EFM direc...

EFP to introduce ten of Europe´s brightest young actors at 62nd Berlin International Film Festival

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    SHOOTING STARS 2012 selected                     From left to right:: France: Adèle Haenel (House of Tolerance), Germany: Anna Maria Mühe (November Child), Iceland: Hilmar Gudjónsson (Either Way), Ireland: Antonia Campbell-Hughes (The Other Side Of Sleep), Italy: Isabella Ragonese (The First Assignment), Poland: Jakub Gierszał (Suicide Room), Romania: Ana Ul...

Mike Leigh: Jury President of the Berlinale 2012

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British film director Mike Leigh will be the Jury President of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Over the course of his nearly 40-year film career, Mike Leigh has distinguished himself as one of the most outstanding filmmakers of auteur cinema and protagonists of New British Cinema. His approach includes giving actors much leeway to improvise in order to develop their characters. Leigh portrays British society in a bluntly realistic but humorous style. His films have received countles...

New theme "Changing Perspectives" for the Talent Campus

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The 10th edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus received applications from 4382 up-and-coming filmmakers from 137 countries. On February 11, 2012, the doors of the Theater "Hebbel am Ufer" will open for 350 selected participants during the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. With the theme "Changing Perspectives", the Talent Campus offers this new generation of filmmakers a prominent programme featuring many Berlinale guests and international experts. In addition, these young filmmakers gai...

Berlinale Retrospective 2012: The Red Dream Factory

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The Retrospective of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival has rediscovered a legendary German-Russian film studio: Mezhrabpom-Film and its German branch Prometheus wrote film history from 1922 to 1936.Moisei Aleinikov, a Russian film expert and producer from tsarist times who had a great instinct for the right topics, and Willi Münzenberg, a German communist and “red media entrepreneur”, joined forces in 1922 to combine clever business ideas, a political mission and boundless enthusi...

CALL for Berlinale Talent Campus at 62nd Berlin International Film Festival

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Up and coming filmmakers,young film critics and journalists are invited to apply to the next edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus at  the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival which will take place from February 11-16, 2012. "Changing Perspectives" is the thematic focus of the 10th Talent Campus which will be held  during the Berlinale.  Succesful applicants can participate in the general campus program, and  can also apply to attend  a host of cutting edge workshops on di...

Berlinale Talent Campus, Goethe-Institut and FIPRESCI invite young film critics to Berlin

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Berlinale Talent Campus would like to invite you and/or your colleagues to apply for Talent Press, a project of the Berlinale Talent Campus, Goethe Institute, and FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics). Young film critics and film journalists will be invited to Berlin to report on the films at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (February 9–19, 2012) and on the events of the Berlinale Talent Campus (February 11–16, 2012). The call for applications for Talent ...
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