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Marie Kreuzer: The Ground beneath my feet

Marie Kreuzer is an Austrian writer director and producer. Her latest film, The Ground beneath my feet (Den Boden unter den Fußen) is in official completion at the 69th Berlinale. It tells the story of Lola, a successful consultant who struggles between finding her identity, sexuality and freedom, while being divided between a comfortable lifestyle and her past and her schizophrenic sister.          What was your starting point for the script?    ...

Berlinale Talks: Charlotte Rampling's candidness is refreshing

(Charlotte Rampling, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Ms. Charlotte Rampling was beyond charming during her talk with Peter Cowie and while answering at least a dozen questions from a mixed bag of audience members. The audience was treated to a number of memorable scenes from her eclectic and impressive array of films. The first scene was the moment from Stardust Memories when Woody Allen's director character approaches Rampling's chara...

Damah Internationla Film Festival calling

Damah International Film Festival  (May 10 – 11, 2019) is calling for your entry.     March 1, 2019 Final Deadline Damah looks to create unique events that foster a true sense of community. Our past events have featured Panel Discussions, Workshops, Interactive Screenings and Q&A sessions all designed to stimulate discussion and provide a platform for artistic expression.  We feature films from any genre and they can be submitted in any acquisition...

Happy Valentinale Have something sweet or bitter with a bear or two.

  Happy Valentinale Enjoy the festival and something sweet or bitter with a bear or two? Berlinale Newsletters 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6 I 7 I 8 I Animation in Focus I Final I FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                      Email us to be featured in the next ...

VIDEO: Highlights from the Gala for the European Shooting Stars 2019

The Gala for the European Shooting Stars 2019: Blagoj Veselinov (FYR of Macedonia), Rea Lest (Estonia), Kristin Thora Haraldsdóttir (Iceland), Ine Marie Wilmann (Norway), Milan Marić (Serbia), Dawid Ogrodnik (Poland), Aisling Franciosi (Ireland), Emma Drogunova (Germany), Elliott Crosset Hove (Denmark). ...

Do I see a skeleton here in the shadow?

The Wall was everywhere when i first visited Berlin in 1971...Do I see a skeleton here, right next to MGB, ghosts ? The exact number of casualties linked to the wall is unknown, most sources account FOR approx 200 deaths.   . One of many memorials to those who died at the Berlin Wall   ...

Berlinale by Alex: Mid Point Festival Reviews

ALL BERLIN 2019 REVIEWS up to midpoint By Alex Deleon photographed here below with  filmfestivals.com co founder Bruno Chatelin     The 69th edition of the Berlin Film Festival will be the last one under the auspices of director Dieter Kosslick, 70, who has run the event since 2002 with a certain flamboyance and an occasional flub. Inevitably seen in the company of the big Hollywood stars while sporting various floppy hats Kosslick has been accused of catering to...

The Souvenir press conference: Joanna Hogg, Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke and Tilda Swinton

(Tilda Swinton, Tom Burke, Honor Swinton Burke, Joanna Hogg, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   The press conference for Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir, a wonderfully nostalgic look at the life of Julie (Honor Swinton Burke), a young female film student in early 80s England, was quite revealing. It seems that Hogg and Tilda Swinton have been friends since childhood, so they were very excited to work with one another on this semi-autobiographical look ...

3rd Indian World Film Festival-19

3rd Indian World Film Festival-2019   Entries Open: Feature Films, Shorts films, Animation, Documentaries & Music Videos.   Submission deadline: 22 Feb 2019   To submit entry visit: http://miniboxoffice.com/indianworldfilmfestival   For Participation Email: IWFF@miniboxoffice.com   Submit online: https://filmfreeway.com/IndianWorldFilmFestival   ...

Back with the Bears Berlinale Day 6 in focus

  Berlinale Newsletters 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6 I 7 I 8 I Animation in Focus I Final I FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                      Email us to be featured in the next  newsletters "Back with the bears" > MEET OUR PARTNER Tw...

Party like it's Portugal in Berlin

FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival is an international film festival that offers 200 films and 50 film industry ... June 24th - July 1st 2019, Espinho, Portugal it is run by Festival director : Filipe Pereira and Fernando Vasquez Head of Programming.  Both welcomed guests at their annual Berlinale event:  party like it's portugal fest@fest.pt ...

Guy Nattiv's remarkable film SKIN: press conference with Jamie Bell and Danielle Macdonald

(SKIN press conference, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   The oh-so-talented cast and crew of Guy Nattiv's intense and emotional film Skin were very open to questions and comments about their remarkable film. Jamie Bell and Danielle Macdonald joined their director fielding questions about their experiences dealing with such a heavy topic, such a relevant topic not just in the United States but elsewhere in the world. Skin is one of a handful of f...

Press conference for Kız Kardeşler: A Tale of Three Sisters

(Cast and crew of A Tale of Three Sisters, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   The director of A Tale of Three Sisters Emin Alper shared that the filming location was meant to give a timeless quality to the story when a member of the press asked about the location. Alper also stated that great effort was taken to coact the accents of the actors and actresses because the locations in the story called for particular accents which were quite new for most ...

Back with the Bears Berlinale Day 5 in focus

  Berlinale Newsletters 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6 I 7 I 8 I Animation in Focus I Final I FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                      Email us to be featured in the next  newsletters "Back with the bears" > MEET OUR PARTNER Tw...

Dates for the 70th Anniversary Edition of the Berlinale pushed a bit later in February (20th to March 1)

The Berlin International Film Festival will be celebrating its 70th anniversary edition next year. The festival will take place from February 20 to March 1, 2020. The next edition will be helmed by the duo Mariette Riessenbeek (current head of German films) and Carlo Chatrian (who took over Locarno in 2012) ...

Solid Support for Promising Film Projects: Three Awards and 1,500 Meetings at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

  At the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 9 to 13), three awards featuring cash prizes have been given to selected feature film projects.   The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, endowed with prize money in the amount of 20,000 euros, went to the project Alcarràs (directed by: Carla Simón), presented here by production company Avalon PC (Spain), Sunday evening. With the prize, the European film fund Eurimages wishes to support the furth...

Friends of Quebec met at the Sodec party february 11 at Zimt & Zucker

Friends of Quebecmet at the Sodec party february 11 at Zimt & Zucker Potsdamer Str. 103 - 10785 Berlin An invitation by Louise Lantagne, présidente et chef de la direction   SODEC and Marie-Ève Jean, Quebec General delegate for Germany, Austria and Swwitzerland.       ...

2018 NYC Indie Film Fest Winner, Chimera - Distribution Deal!

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Special Announcement: the winner of Best Costumes and Best Production Design at our 2018 festival, Chimera (starring Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan and Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick), has secured a distribution deal and is set to release in April of this year! We are so proud of the brilliant filmmakers involved and honored to have featured their work in our festival. Check out the trailer below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKCevLHGirQ ...

15 February extended date for Chalachitram filmfest

15 February extended date for Chalachitram filmfest Entries to the Guwahati Film Festival and Heritage Short film Competition will now be accepted till February15. Earlier, the last date was February 10. According to the Festival Director, Utpal Datta, the festival now has a common name, the Chalachitram National Film Festival for Short, Documentary and Animation films. The festival will be held on March 1, 2 and 3, at Guwahati, Assam, North-East India. The following prizes are on offer: *I...

Highlights from Norway in Focus, Programme for Monday Feb 11th

          Norway, Country in Focus   During the European Film Market (EFM) from Friday February 8th until Wednesday February 13th at the International Film Festival in ...

Highlights from Norway in Focus, highlights from sunday Feb 10th

      Norway, Country in Focus – programme for Sunday Feb 10th During the European Film Market (EFM) from Friday February 8th until Wednesday February 13th at the International Film Festival in Berlin 2019, Norway House will host seminars, presentations, networking events, ...

Call For Entry - Fine Arts Film Festival

The Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF) is dedicated to showing the finest films in the world about art, photography, collectors and artists of all mediums in and out of their studios, galleries, museums, public art, and alternative art spaces. This includes video art, curated as a Film or a Virtual Reality medium and a new Screenplay Competition! The 6th Annual Fine Arts Film Festival will be held on May 23-24, 2019 at the historic Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Theatre, which is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary on November 10, 2018.  Featuring exceptionally creative and important films about art, artists, and the art world - many premiering for the first time in the United States - from countries around the world! Trailer Information about the Festival:  www.thefineartsfilmfestival.com FB:  https://www.facebook.com/FineArtsFilmFestival/ Instagram:  @fineartsfilmfestival  @veniceica Tickets:  FAFF 2019 Tickets Available Early 2019!

Goldie world premiere at Haus der Kulturen

(Sam de Jong, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Sam de Jong's authentic NYC-based film Goldie made its world premiere tonight at the Haus der Kulturen to a sold out audience. This film has attitude, there's no denying that. There were even people waiting outside the theater, hoping to score some last-minute tickets. In the row behidn me I could even occasionally hear a German father translating the dialogue for his teenage daughter. That...
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