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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...

Interview with EFM's Beki Probst

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Beki Probst is the head of the EFM, European Film Market, for Berlinale since 1988. Before this position, she worked for the Berlinale as the film festival’s delegate for Turkey and Greece for seven years. Beki was born in Istanbul, Turkey where as a student she studied law and journalism and wrote for Turkish newspapers ‘Tercuman’ and ‘Hayat’. It was when she moved in Switzerland in 1960 that her career in cinema began where she managed the Probst-Kinobetriebe. ...

Interview with EFM's Beki Probst

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  Beki Probst is the head of the EFM, European Film Market, for Berlinale since 1988. Before this position, she worked for the Berlinale as the film festival’s delegate for Turkey and Greece for seven years. Beki was born in Istanbul, Turkey where as a student she studied law and journalism and wrote for Turkish newspapers ‘Tercuman’ and ‘Hayat’. It was when she moved in Switzerland in 1960 that her career in cinema began where she managed the ...

Interview with EFM's Beki Probst

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Beki Probst is the head of the EFM, European Film Market, for Berlinale since 1988. Before this position, she worked for the Berlinale as the film festival’s delegate for Turkey and Greece for seven years. Beki was born in Istanbul, Turkey where as a student she studied law and journalism and wrote for Turkish newspapers ‘Tercuman’ and ‘Hayat’. It was when she moved in Switzerland in 1960 that her career in cinema began where she managed the Probst-Kinobetriebe.After 23 years of runnin...

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...

A strong year: 6,900 participants from 90 countries at the European Film Market

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A strong year: 6,900participants from 90 countries at the EuropeanFilm Market A strong EuropeanFilm Market 2011 (EFM) presented itself at the Martin- Gropius-Bau andthe Marriott Hotel during the 61st Berlin International FilmFestival. From February 10 - 18, more than 6,900 industry participants from 90countries visited the international market for film and audiovisual contentthat takes place alongside the Berlinale. The participants included 1,532international buyers and 400 exhibitors from...

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...

NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 931 film professionnals. ...

NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011

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First positive impression from the Bustling European Film Market 2011

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An optimistic mood, numerous sales and a visible growth in the number of participants and films are the first positive conclusions that can be drawn from the European Film Market 2011 of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. EFM director Beki Probst announced, "We are very pleased with the outcome of the EFM 2011: more participants, more buyers, more films, more screenings and more market premieres - the international film business experienced an upswing in Berlin. It appears the ...

First positive impressions from the bustling EFM 2011

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An optimistic mood, numerous sales and a visible growth in the number of participants and films are the first positive conclusions that can be drawn from the European Film Market 2011 of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.EFM director Beki Probst announced, "We are very pleased with the outcome of the EFM 2011: more participants, more buyers, more films, more screenings and more market premieres - the international film business experienced an upswing in Berlin. It appears the downward ...

Meet the Berlinale team

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Belinale Poster  The poster for the Berlinale 2011 was conceived by the Boros Agency. Just like in the last years, a single motif represents the entire Berlinale. For the sake of unified communication there will be no separate section posters.                                   The team   &...

Solid market attendance during Berlin Festival

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High attendance and a great atmosphere marked the EFM 2010. In this anniversary year of the Berlinale, the EFM management recorded a total of 6450 visitors by the end of the European Film Market. In complete contrast to the wintry conditions in the city, the European Film Market of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival showed signs of a spring-like renewal. For EFM Director Beki Probst, the EFM 2010 was "a solid Market that exuded an air of optimism. We are very contenSolit with t...

The Market is heating in a cold Berlin : 40,000 visits so far to EFM

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The EFM reports almost 40,000 visits during the first half of the European Film Market. At peak times on Sunday, more than 2,400 international industry attendees poured into the Martin-Gropius-Bau. This is a new record compared with 2009, which registered 1,738 trade professionals. EFM Director Beki Probst expressed her delight at the positive, energizing atmosphere in the Martin-Gropius-Bau and the Marriott: “People are coming in large numbers, the choice is enormous, the cinemas are full, th...

European Film Market, Interview with Director Beki Probst

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Berlinale: European Film Market, Interview with Director Beki Probst. In 1988 Beki Probst was appointed Director of the Film Fair for the Berlinale which she then renamed European Film Market. Her prior experience includes work for the Locarno Film Festival and representation of the Berlinale in Turkey and Greece. Beki Probst was born in Istanbul and studied law and journalism.Her twenty year direction resulted in the constant expansion of the European Film Market and its transformation into...

2009 European Film Market off to a solid start

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The Berlinale European Film Market (EFM), the first international film market of the year 2009, is considered an indicator of the mood in the international film industry. Despite the current economic situation, EFM Director Beki Probst appears content with present developments: “We are very pleased that all exhibit stands at both EFM locations are completely booked. Buyer and seller registrations from Europe are particularly stable at present.” Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale, is...

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...

Catherine Buresi named new Deputy Director of the European Film Market (EFM)

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French-born Catherine Buresi became the new Deputy Director of the Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM) on September 1, 2008. She succeeds Karen Arikian, who became Executive Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival in March 2008.“I am happy to welcome Catherine Buresi to the EFM team and continuing to develop the EFM together with her”, comments EFM Director Beki Probst.Catherine Buresi has been working in the international media and film industry for almost 20 years. From 1...

2008 European Film Market: Record Turnout and Bountiful Deals

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The European Film Market (EFM) can report upbeat results at the conclusion of the first major business event of the year. In 2008, the EFM hosted a  record number of exhibitors, sales agents and industry professionals at two venues, the Martin Gropius Bau and the EFM Exhibitor Offices, as well as presented close to 1,100 screenings in cinemas around Potsdamer Platz.From the business side, this year’s Market can also report a positive balance. Many companies – including such market stalwarts...

2008 European Film Market: Record Turnout and Bountiful Deals

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The European Film Market (EFM) can report upbeat results at the conclusion of the first major business event of the year. In 2008, the EFM hosted a record number of exhibitors, sales agents and industry professionals at two venues, the Martin Gropius Bau and the EFM Exhibitor Offices, as well as presented close to 1,100 screenings in cinemas around Potsdamer Platz.From the business side, this year’s Market can also report a positive balance. Many companies – including such market stalwarts ...

Market News: Debate On The Future of Digital Cinema

Sunday, February 11----Arts Alliance Media (AAM), a UK company that is leading the charge on the creation of digital cinema networks in the UK and the rest of Europe, is the leading sponsor for the European Film Market (EFM). This successful collaboration will culminate next year with the company serving as the exclusive main partner of the EFM. “With Arts Alliance Media, we have found the ideal partner for digital film services,” comments EFM director Beki Probst. The London-based compan...

Antalya favours East Europeans in US$400,000 festival-prize bonanza

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ANTALYA, Turkey ~ A Romanian movie called The Paper Will Be Blue picked up the top international prize of US$75,000 for Best Foreign Film at the 43rd Antalya Film Festival, while Best National Film and US$100,000 went to the owners of Destiny.In a night that gave particular recognition to East European films about change following the collapse of communism, some 33 awards were made and US$400,000 given away in cash prizes at a magnificently well-organised closing ceremony on Saturday night (23 S...

Antalya Film Festival opens under a starry starry sky

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The 43rd Antalya Film Festival got under way last night (Saturday September 16, 2006) at a glittering opening ceremony attended by several international celebrities including evergreen Faye Dunaway and the resurgent Helen Mirren.Some 6,000 people attended the two-hour ceremony under a starry sky in a 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre on the outskirts of Antalya, a stunningly beautiful city-resort located on the Mediterranean coast some 500 kilometres south east of Istanbul and some 300 kilometre...

Miami International Film Festival Awards

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The 23rd edition of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) reached its climax last evening, with the awarding of the Knight Grand Jury Prizes and other honors at the Festival’s Gala Awards Ceremony, held at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation contributed $75,000 (of a total grant of $250,000) to create the Knight Grand Jury Prizes for this year’s Festival, which includes a cash award of $25,000 for winners in t...

Award winners announced in Miami

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AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN MIAMIThe 23rd edition of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) reached its climax last evening, with the awarding of the Knight Grand Jury Prizes and other honors at the Festival’s Gala Awards Ceremony, held at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation contributed $75,000 (of a total grant of $250,000) to create the Knight Grand Jury Prizes for this year’s Festival, which includes a cash a...

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