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Prominent Experts at the Berlinale Talent Campus

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Danis Tanović, Janus Metz, Samuel Maoz, Shekhar Kapur and Alex McDowell“Filming War” — Panel with filmmakers Danis Tanović, Janus Metz and Samuel MaozNo other events have influenced the narrative structures and aesthetic of films so much as the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries. High pressure and life-risking situations are inherent to filmmaking processes that depict war and crisis situations, whether they are fiction or documentary. During the ninth Berlinale Talent Campus, t...

Teddy Award in 2011 for Pieter-Dirk Uys

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Films from all sections of the Berlin International Film Festival, nearly all world premieres or international premieres, also compete this year for TEDDY AWARDS. On festive TEDDY AWARD GALA on the February 18th, 2011 in the main hall of the airport Tempelhof, with more than 3000 guests from art, culture, economy and politics are lent TEDDY AWARDS, by an international jury, under the chair Marcus Hu, Americas important American independant film distributor.TEDDY SPECIAL goes in 2011 to the South...

Berlinale Generation Juries and Programme

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A total of 59 films from 32 countries have been selected for the competition of Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus. They include many works by directors who were guests of Generation in previous years, as well as an extraordinary number of feature film debuts. Juries The Generation International Jury presents the awards of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk valued at 10,000 Euros. Five personalities have been invited to be on the jury: Hong Kong Chinese producer and director Mabel Cheung produced...

61st Berlinale: World Cinema in the Panorama

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61st Berlinale: World Cinema in the Panorama After visiting Asia, North and South America as well as many European countries to view and select films, 24 works - that is just under half of the 50 films to be presented in the Panorama section - are now certain. They provide lively insight into the creations of world cinema during the so-called post-crisis era. What's more, they reveal that documentary film continues to be strong in 2011: documentaries again make up about a third of the pro...

Berlinale, one poster, one B, one motif...for the entire Berlinale

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The poster for the Berlinale 2010 was created by designers of Berlin-based "Büro Otto Sauhaus". Just like in the last years, a single motif represents the entire Berlinale.   The 2011 Berlinale poster, which has a big "B" at its centre, will first be on display at Potsdamer Platz. Starting mid-January it will be visible all over Berlin. What's more, the poster's motif will adorn many of the Festival's publications. "‘B' stands for the Berlinale as well as Ber...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Young German Filmmakers Seek Challenges

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With six films invited to the Festival, the first half of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme for 2011 has been decided before the holidays. On February 20, Berlinale Kinotag (the Berlinale’s cinema day for the public), it is a tradition to announce the winners of the Max Ophüls Award feature film competition for 2011. And this year for the first time, the winner of the First Steps Award for 2010 in the category documentary film (Ein Sommer voller Türen, directed by: Stefan Ludwig) will...

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Well, I expect if you're reading this in the UK, then you're all snowed in right now. I hate this bloody weather, in Britain everything stops and grinds to a halt thanks to the friggin snow including planes, trains and automobiles (ohh there's a film title in there ;) ).  Anyway, I've been ill today with the most aching body known to man (which still hasn't shifted) but I'm not going to let it spoil my plans for this evening as I've got a few Xmas drinks to attend (in a cold pub nonethe...

Berlinale will Honor Armin Mueller-Stahl with Golden Bear

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German actor and artist Armin Mueller-Stahl will be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. “Today Armin Mueller-Stahl is celebrating his 80th birthday. We wish him the very best and are delighted we’ll be awarding this extraordinary artist the Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement in February,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick. Armin Mueller-Stahl is one of Germany’s biggest stars of international renown. Winner of numerous awards, h...

Changing Locations and the First Films in Berlinale Generation

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In February, some 60 feature and short films will celebrate their premieres at the House of World Cultures, Generation’s new main venue. Twelve feature-length films have already been confirmed. “With each film our excitement about the House of World Cultures is mounting. We want to invite Berlinale visitors to a change of location, in a spectacular cinema, and to the greatly diverse settings in our films,” says section director Maryanne Redpath.In Shanza shu zhi lian, Zhang Yimou - master ...

Wenders in competition for the Berlinale 2011 with Pina

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The first eight titles for the Competition programme of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival have been confirmed. In addition to the opening film True Grit by Joel and Ethan Coen (which is screening out of competition, as announced in the press release on December 7, 2010) another seven productions and co-productions have been selected. They include films from Turkey, the Netherlands, Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the USA.So far the following films have been selected:Biz...

NEWSLETTER N° 488: December 11, 2010

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Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professionnals every week. _______________________________________  FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT Masterclass with Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Thessaloniki This year's winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival...

Rewind: a look back at Berlinale's edition 2010

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"But abundance suits this festival, which draws crowds to commercial movies and challenging experimental work alike, even in the dead of a snowy, bitterly cold winter. While Sundance and Cannes can seem at once hermetic and frenzied - somewhat surreal media happenings in resort towns crammed beyond capacity - the Berlinale takes place in an art-saturated city that comfortably accommodates eclecticism and excess." (New York Times)  Metropolis at the Brandenburg Gate ...

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 Talent Campus has received 4000 applications

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Nearly 4000 applications from 141 countries for the Berlinale Talent Campus #9Composer Michael Nyman to mentor the Score Competition “Framespotting – Filmmakers Positioning Themselves” is the name of the game when the doors to the theatre “Hebbel am Ufer” open for young, international filmmakers on February 12, 2011, during the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. Enthusiasm for the Berlinale Talent Campus is going strong, even after 9 years of existence: 3967 up and coming filmma...

New Venues for Generation and Panorama at the Berlinale 2011

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At the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, the House of World Cultures (Haus der Kulturen der Welt/HKW) will be the new venue for the premieres of Generation, the Berlinale’s section for children and youths. Also the Panorama Special will be presenting its premieres in the coming year at new venues: at the Friedrichstadtpalast and Kino International. This is due to renovation and remodelling work at the Zoo Palast, which has until now been the popular venue for the premieres of both these...

Romuald Karmakar to be Jury President of Dialogue en perspective

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Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Romuald Karmakar to be Jury President of “Dialogue en perspective”/ Looking for a young jury!The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO), official partner of the Berlinale, is calling for applications to enter the jury for the “Dialogue en perspective” award in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section.Young filmlovers can apply from now on to become a jury member for the independent Berlinale award “Dialogue en perspective”. The prize is donated by the FGYO, and w...

EFP announces jury for SHOOTING STARS 2011

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Distinction for Europe's best young actors at the Berlinale 2011 (February 10 - 20)European Film Promotion (EFP) has announced the names of the jury for SHOOTING STARS 2011. They will be selecting Europe's ten most talented young actors to be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival from February 12-14, 2011 and honoured for their artistic achievements. Beforehand, the EFP member organizations had nominated their candidates. Initiated by European Film Promotion (EFP), the event is fin...

Institute of Documentary Film at Jihlava IDFF

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Institute of Documentary Film at Jihlava IDFF Oct 25 – 31, 2010 The 10th Industry Section organized in Jihlava by the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), has expanded its programme this year and hosted a record number of guests. In addition to the public presentations of the 10th East European Forum and more than 300 East European films at the 7th East Silver Market, we organized Inspiring Sessions, Case Studies, One-on-one Meetings, Documentary Works-in-progress, Co-production Breakfasts...

American Film Festival Wrap

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  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland. The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER’S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenpl...

American Film Festival Wrap

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland. The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER’S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenplay awards at the...

Spotlight on SHOOTING STARS at International Rome Film Festival

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With the aim of increasing the awareness of European films and talent in Italy, European Film Promotion (EFP) will be bringing three SHOOTING STARS 2010 to the International Rome Film Festival (October 28 - November 5) for the first time. Following the showcase at the Berlin International Film Festival, the selected three emerging actors will present their recent films at Italy's glittering cinematographic feast. The Italian SHOOTING STAR Michele Riondino will be seen in Ten Winters by Valerio...

Berlin Today Award 2011 project starts shooting

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On Thursday, August 19, 2010, shooting begins in Berlin for Mother’s Little Helper; a short film about what happens when dieting goes wild. The film is one of five projects that have made it to the final of the Berlin Today Award 2011 – the Berlinale Talent Campus short film competition. 150 young filmmakers from 55 countries responded to the call for projects that address the competition’s motto “Leaving the familiar sector”, to be realised in collaboration with producers from the Ber...

Latest Jury decisions of Berlinale World Cinema Fund:

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Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Latest Jury decisions and WCF-Spotlight in South AfricaAt the 12th session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury on July 4, three new film projects were selected for production funding.Since its establishment in October 2004, the WCF has awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 73 projects chosen from 1275 submissions from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and South East Asia, and the Caucasus. All of the WCF films completed so far have s...

No Ice or Snow: The Berlinale Outdoors in Summer!

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At the 8th Summer Berlinale from July 16 to 19, the Open Air Cinema in Friedrichshain is presenting - in collaboration with radioeins - five highlights from the 60th Berlin International Film Festival's programme. These films have yet to be released in German movie theatres.   Besides Bal (Honey), winner of this year's Golden Bear, three audience favourites will be shown from the Panorama, Forum and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections. Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will open th...

Talent Campus Durban, new talents announced

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3rd TALENT CAMPUS DURBAN 23 - 27 July 2010 at the 31st Durban International Film Festival (22 July - 1 August 2010) Talents Announced The Durban International Film Festival has announced that the selection for this year's edition of Talent Campus Durban has been finalised. Over 40 young filmmakers representing nearly 20 African countries, including Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, an...

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