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Berlinale Talent Campus anniversary edition comes to a successful close

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Christoph Fleischmann wins the Score Competition On Thursday evening, February 16, the tenth edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus came to a successful close with the Score Competition award ceremony at the Hebbel am Ufer theatre. Over the course of six days full of events, 350 young filmmakers from 99 countries connected with each other and with 150 internationally renowned experts under this year’s motto “Changing Perspectives”. International icons of cinema such as Victor Kossakovsky...

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 ...

Berlinale Trailer 2012

Since 2002 the Berlin International Filmfestival has an official festival trailer. The 50-second computer animation is the opener for every film screening during the Berlinale programme of all sections. The trailer is actualised every year and will be available on this side shortly before the upcoming festival.

Berlinale gallery: february 13, 2012

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Léa Seydoux, Ursula Meier, Kacey Mottet Klein Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein Léa Seydoux Léa Seydoux, Ursula Meier, Kacey Mottet Klein Andie McDowell Riz Ahmed Ray Stevenson, John Hurt, Katherine LaNasa, Billy Bob Thornton John Hurt , Katherine LaNasa Anke Engelke John Hurt, ...

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...

Film festival and event management: DW workshop during the Berlinale

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  The Group "Film Festival and Event Management" will experience this year's Berlinale DW Akademie will also be conducting the ninth "Film Festival and Event Management" workshop in cooperation with the Berlinale management. The workshop is for international managers and organizers of film festivals. This year twelve participants from Africa, Asia and, for the first time, Latin America will take part. They'll look at festival promotion strategies and learn ...

Berlinale gallery: february 12, 2012

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James Marsh, Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough Clive Owen James Marsh Neville Garrick, Kevin Macdonald, Rohan Marley Rohan Marley Neville Garrick Political Statement The film crew Theo Alexander, Tamila Koulieva, Spiros Stathoulopoulos ...

Berlinale gallery: february 10, 2012

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Thomas Horn Line up Agathe Bonitzer Annekatrin Hendel Berlinale posture Djolof M'Bengue, Anisia Uzeyman, Saül Williams, Aïssa Maïga Ritesh Sidhwani, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar Big run Max von Sydow, Dieter Kosslick Kirsten Sheridan Juli...

Opening of the Berlinale Talent Campus #10 & Berlin Today Award Ceremony

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  Batman at the Checkpoint by Rafael Balulu wins the 2012 Campus short film competition On Saturday evening (February 11) festival director Dieter Kosslick opened the 10th Berlinale Talent Campus together with the heads of the Campus Christine Tröstrum and Matthijs Wouter Knol as well as with the director of the MEDIA programme Aviva Silver at the Hebbel am Ufer Theatre. Director Stephen Daldry and head curator of the film division at MoMA Rajendra Roy congratulated Kosslick on ...

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 ...

Berlinale Special 2012: Series of Talks at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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 For years, discussions with filmmakers directly after the screenings of their films have been a special attraction of the festival experience for many Berlinale visitors. With the establishment of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele as a new venue in 2012, the Berlinale now has the opportunity to use this space to expand discussions between filmmakers and the audience. “Some topics simply demand more attention and a broader platform than the time allotted to them usually allows,” comments Fes...

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," ...

Mathew Modine joins the Jury for the Best First Feature in Berlinale

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The Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money is to be split between the producer and the director of the winning film. Additionally, the director will be awarded with a high-quali...

Crossmedia Distribution in Focus: European Film Market to host industry panel with Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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In their sixth consecutive year, the EFM Industry Debates (Friday 10 to Sunday 12 February 2012, each at 4:30 to 5:30 in the Gropius Mirror Restaurant) highlight current trends and future developments in the industry.For the first time this year, the prominent professional event will be presented by the trade fair for consumer electronics IFA Berlin, Official Host of the EFM Industry Debates 2012. The successful panel discussions will continue to be organised in cooperation with the inte...

Crossmedia Distribution in Focus: European Film Market to host industry panel with Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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  “Distribution in a Crossmedia World” will be the title of a new panel discussion presented by the European Film Market together with Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and in collaboration with the trade magazine Blickpunkt:Film. On Monday 13 February 2012 at 16:30 in the Gropius Mirror Restaurant (across from the Martin-Gropius-Bau), international industry experts will discuss innovations and current developments in digital distribution. The Danish film producer Peter Aalbæck ...

Berlinale Remembers Theo Angelopoulos and Vadim Glowna

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On the occasion of the death of Theo Angelopoulos and Vadim Glowna the Berlin International Film Festival is presenting two special screenings in this year’s programme. Since the beginning of the 1970s Theo Angelopoulos has been regarded as one of Europe’s major directors of auteur cinema. He was a guest at the Berlin International Film Festival many times. Most recently, Theo Angelopoulos presented I skoni tou chronou (The Dust of Time) in the Berlinale Competition in 2009. The...

Berlinale Co-Production Market: Twelve Works Selected to Premiere during “Books at Berlinale”

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On February 14, producers will once again have the opportunity to discover exciting new literary material for the screen at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Twelve novels that have outstanding potential for the screen will be presented at “Books at Berlinale“. During the breakfast following the presentation, interested producers can speak directly with their rights holders, i.e., international publishers and literary agents. For those interested in specific works, indi...

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...

“Say Goodbye to the Story”: Leitmotif of the Berlinale Shorts

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27 films from 22 countries will be competing for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear Jury Prize, the DAAD Short Film Award and a short film nomination for the European Film Prize. German actress Sandra Hüller, Palestinian artist Emily Jacir as well as filmmaker David OReilly will be picking the winners in 2012: International Short Film Jury: Sandra Hüller (Germany) After ten years in the business, renowned and prize-winning actress of the screen and stage Sandra H...

Ten world premieres will be screening in the competition programme of the Berlinale 2012

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Taviani, Petzold and Billy Bob Thornton: World Premieres in the Competition and Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut in the New Cinema at the ‘Haus der Berliner Festspiele' An additional ten world premieres will be screening in the Competition programme of the Berlinale 2012. Directors Billy Bob Thornton, Christian Petzold, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Benedek Fliegauf, Hans-Christian Schmid, Matthias Glasner, Miguel Gomes, Alain Gomis, Ursula Meier and Spiros Stathoulopoulos will all be competin...

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...

39 New Film Projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2012

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Searching for Co-Production Partners: 39 New Film Projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2012 At the ninth Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12 to 14, 2012), the producers and directors of 39 selected film projects from 30 countries will meet with 450 potential co-production and financing partners. For each of these projects, the Berlinale Co-Production Market team will arrange approximately 25 meetings with interested partners. This means carefully scheduling more than 1000 meeti...

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...

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...

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