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Reporting from Berlin on the 69th edition February 7 -17, 2019
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Summer Hill Entertainment new lineup for EFM

  Ted Chalmers / SUMMERHILL ENTERTAINMENT / ted@summerhillfilms.com EFM/Berlin from February 8 through 13.  Stand is Marriott Ballroom, #119.          She Bites Detective Michael James is in a race to solve why horrible thi...

Topics, Dates and New Partners for the Berlin Critics’ Week 2019

      In its fifth edition, the Berlin Critics’ Week continues its commitment to bringing together criticism and programming. Together with artists, filmmakers and critics, we want to explore cinema’s potential for resistance when people and identities threaten to disappear, debate the relationship between privilege and artistic invention, and argue over the relationship between feminism and...

Selection for Competition and Berlinale Special Completed

The programmes for the Competition and Berlinale Special sections at the 69th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival have been finalised. pictured film Zhang Yi. Yi miao zhong (One Second) by Zang Yimou. Photo: © Huanxi Media Group https://www.berlinale.de/media/images/download/Yi_miao_zhong.jpg In the Competition, 17 of a total of 23 selected films will be vying for the Golden Bear and Silver Bears. All in all, 25 different countries were involved in the making of the ...

Food and Film, a Taste for Balance at Berlinale with The 13th Culinary Cinema:

  The 13th Culinary Cinema will be held under the motto “A Taste for Balance” from February 10 to 15, 2019. Ten documentaries and two fiction films focussing on the relationship between food, culture, and politics are being presented this year.   In this edition of Culinary Cinema, the topic of “balance” comes up in all the films. “Keeping taste in balance is not just a good idea for a healthy diet, but also a recipe for maintaining democracy,” ...

NATIVe: Female Directors and Protagonists From the Pacific Region Feature Prominently in 2019 Programme

  In 2019, NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema is screening 16 short and feature-length fiction and documentary films from the Pacific region. Characteristic of the programme is the presence of women on both sides of the camera: the special series’ opening film Vai alone features the collaborative efforts of a group of eight female filmmakers. Pictured: Vai by Becs Arahanga, Amberley Jo Aumua, Matasila Freshwater, Dianna Fuemana, Mīria George, ‘Ofa-Ki-...

“Co-Pro Series” 2019: Ten New International Series Projects Look to Team Up With International Partners

On February 12 and 13, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is inviting producers, programming directors, distributors and other series financiers to the fifth annual edition of the exclusive pitch event “Co-Pro Series”, which is taking place in the scope of “Drama Series Days” 2019 (February 11-13) at Berlin’s Zoo Palast cinema. In previous editions, “Co-Pro Series” has hosted budding German series that have gone on to success, such as Babylon Berl...

Berlinale Shorts: Programme Complete for 2019

Entropia director: Flóra Anna Buda.  Photo: © Flóra Anna Buda   At the 2019 edition of Berlinale Shorts, 24 films from 17 countries will be competing for the Golden and Silver Bear, the Audi Short Film Award, endowed with 20,000 euros, and a nomination as “Berlin Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards 2019”.   This year’s competition includes works by Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Martín Rejtma...

Agnès Varda, Agnieszka Holland, Hans Petter Moland, Isabel Coixe join Competition and Berlinale Special 2019

Natalia de Molina, Greta Fernández. Elisa y Marcela (Elisa & Marcela). Regie/director: Isabel Coixet. Foto/photo: © Netflix James Norton. Mr. Jones. Regie/director: Agnieszka Holland. Foto/photo: © Robert Palka / Film Produkcja Juliette Binoche Celle que vous croyez (Who You Think I Am). Regie/director: Safy Nebbou. Foto/photo: © Diaphana Films     Competition and Berlinale Special: Agnès Varda, Agnieszka Holland, Hans Petter Moland, Isabel...

Berlinale Talents 2019 - Sustainably Good: The 250 Participants

  Sustainably Good: These Are the 250 Participants Make a statement, take a position: From February 9 to 14, 2019, 250 up-and-coming film professionals from 77 countries will gather at Berlinale Talents to share ideas, network, and further develop their latest projects. This year’s group of 141 women and 109 men is socially, culturally, and artistically extremely diverse. International distributors such as Talita Arruda from Brazil, who represents the 2018 TEDDY AWARD winner T...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2019: Coming of Age

    Perspektive Deutsches Kino is coming of age. For the past 18 years, the Berlinale has dedicated itself with this section to supporting promising German filmmakers and talents who are self-confidently searching for their own form of artistic expression.   “It was a good idea when I took office 18 years ago to devote a new section of the Berlinale called Perspektive Deutsches Kino to a young generation of German filmmakers. This commitment to German cinema was first ...

Berlinale Shorts Introduces the 2019 International Short Film Jury:

Jeffrey Bowers, Vanja Kaludjercic und Koyo Kouoh   Senior Curator and Vimeo programmer from the USA, Jeffrey Bowers; MUBI’s Director of Acquisitions, Vanja Kaludjercic from Croatia; and Koyo Kouoh, founding artistic director of RAW Material Company from Senegal, make up the International Short Film Jury in 2019. They will award the Golden and the Silver Bear as well as the Audi Short Film Award. In addition, they will nominate the Berlin Short Film Candidate for the European Film ...

The 14th Forum Expanded is moving to a new location: The silent green Kulturquar

The 14th Forum Expanded: New spaces, more time The Fine Thread of Deviation. Installation von/by: Evan Calder Williams, Anne Low. Foto/photo: © Evan Calder Williams, Anne Low The 14th Forum Expanded is moving to a new location: The silent green Kulturquartier will open a new Berlin exhibition venue and the Forum Expanded group exhibition, which has been taking place annually since 2006, will be the inaugural event. The 1600 square meter Betonhalle on the grounds of the former Weddi...

“Easy Love Is No Easy Love”— Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2019 to Open With easy love By Tamer Jandali

Miriam Urbanzke, Sönke Andersen.  easy love. Regie/director: Tamer Jandali. Foto/photo: © Janis Mazuch The first six films have now been invited to participate in Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2019. And this time everything revolves around love: love of another person, love of a special place, love of the cinema, love of one’s faith, and love of life. “The different ways in which love plays out provide a powerful portrait of the current generation of 25 to 45-year-o...

Generation 2019: Hell-bent Women – On Both Sides of the Camera

  Émilie Bierre. Une colonie (A Colony). Regie/director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles. Foto/photo: © Danny Taillon https://www.berlinale.de/media/images/download/Une_colonie_Emilie_Bierre_credit_Danny_Taillon.jpg    A Preview of the First Programme Selections   In the run-up to the 42nd edition of Generation, so far 16 feature-length films from a total of 16 production and co-production countries have been invited to screen in the section’s two co...

Berlinale Poster 2019 the bear is out again

  When the Berlin International Film Festival takes place from February 7 to 17, 2019, Berlin will again be under the sign of the bear.   After years of mystery, the current series of motifs will reveal the secret behind the Berlinale’s heraldic animal. According to Festival Director Dieter Kosslick, “The individuals you’ll see emerging from the bears’ fuzzy fur epitomise for us all those who have made the Berlinale the biggest audience film festival in the...

First Half of the Programme for Panorama 2019 Complete:

Joanna Hogg, Jenna Bass, Jonah Hill, Syllas Tzoumerkas, PJ Harvey and Tilda Swinton Among the Highlights   Section head Paz Lázaro and co-curator and programme manager Michael Stütz are delighted to announce the first 22 titles of the 2019 Panorama programme. 17 feature and five documentary films, representing a total of 21 production countries, have already been invited to screen at the festival. 14 of the films will be celebrating world premieres in Panorama. Nine of the ...

European Film Market (EFM) Already Fully Booked for 2019 Edition

An Established Forum for Innovation and Transformation: European Film Market (EFM) Already Fully Booked for 2019 Edition The European Film Market (EFM) of the 69th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival is scheduled to take place from February 7 to 15, 2019. As one of the most important film markets on the international scene, the EFM will once again be opening its doors to trade guests from around the world – all of the exhibition spaces at Berlin’s Gropius Bau an...

Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Charlotte Rampling

  The 69th Berlin International Film Festival will award the Honorary Golden Bear to British film and stage actress Charlotte Rampling for her lifetime achievement, as well as dedicating the Homage to a selection of her films.   On February 14, 2019, in conjunction with the award ceremony for the Honorary Golden Bear, the festival will be showing Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter, Italy, 1974), directed by Liliana Cavani.   Charlotte Rampling’s body of work compr...

Berlinale Special welcomes the regulars François Ozon, Fatih Akin...

Berlinale 2019: François Ozon, Marie Kreutzer, Denis Côté, Fatih Akin, Angela Schanelec, and Emin Alper in the Competition / Heinrich Breloer, Zoya Akhtar, and Charles Ferguson in the Berlinale Special   The first nine films have been selected for the Competition and the Berlinale Special of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.   Alongside the previously announced opening film, The Kindness of Strangers by Lone Scherfig, six productions and co-productio...

Berlinale Spotlight: Shorts

  In November and December 2018, Berlinale short films will be travelling to India for the sixth year running. For many years now, the Berlinale has extended its presence beyond the festival season with specially curated programmes. These activities are known as Berlinale Spotlight.   Berlinale Spotlight: Shorts will present a total of four short film programmes made up of outstanding films from the Berlinale sections Berlinale Shorts and Generation, selected by Maike Mia Höh...

Anniversary Programme Panorama 40 : A Reflection On the Spirit of the Programme

  2019 marks the 40th edition of the Panorama section of the Berlinale. Since its initiation in 1980 under the title Info-Schau, the section has presented films intended to inspire and provoke, and to challenge the audience’s viewing and thinking habits. The film selection is simultaneously an offering and a call to look at cinema differently. On the occasion of the section’s 40th anniversary, Panorama presents a special programme from its 40-year history.   “The...

Berlinale Classics — First Films Announced, Directed by Dominik Graf, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Márta Mészáros

Cay Kristiansen, Birgitte Federspiel, Henrik Malberg. Ordet (Das Wort / The Word). Regie/director: Carl Theodor Dreyer. Quelle/source: Danish Film Institute The Berlinale Classics section of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival will present six premieres of digitally restored films. Three of those classics have already been chosen. They are Dominik Graf’s Die Sieger (The Invincibles, GER 1994), the Danish film Ordet (The Word, DEN 1955) directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Ö...

Juliette Binoche Will Head the 2019 Berlinale International Jury

The French actress and Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche will serve as president of the International Jury at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.   “I’m very pleased that Juliette is president of the 2019 International Jury. The festival shares a strong connection with her, and I’m very happy that she’ll be returning to the festival in this distinguished position,” says Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlinale.   “Thank you for t...

The 10 best up-and-coming actors from Europe selected for Shooting Stars in Berlin

  Ireland AISLING FRANCIOSI Sweden ARDALAN ESMAILI FYR of Macedonia BLAGOJ VESELINOV Poland DAWID OGRODNIK Denmark ELLIOTT CROSSET HOVE Germany EMMA DROGUNOVA Norway INE MARIE WILMANN Iceland KRISTIN THORA HARALDSDóTTIR Serbia MILAN MARIC Estonia REA LEST now in its 22nd year – will present ten of the best up-and-coming acting talents from Europe who are deemed ready to step...

The Kindness of Strangers by Lone Scherfig will open the 69th Berlinale

The 69th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 7, 2019 with the world premiere of Lone Scherfig’s newest film The Kindness of Strangers.   The English-language Denmark-Canada co-production with Sweden, France and Germany was filmed in Toronto, Copenhagen and New York. The Kindness of Strangers is a contemporary drama following a disparate ensemble of characters, all in their own way struggling to survive in a New York City winter, who find laughter, love and kin...


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