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The 71st  Berlinale International Film Festival will be held from February 11th to 21st, 2021.
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EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS Programme Announces Jury Ahead of 24th Edition at Berlinale 2021

EFP's EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS Programme Announces Jury Ahead of 24th Edition at Berlinale 2021: Antoneta Kastrati, Cassandra Han, René Ezra   The 24th edition of EFP's EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS will introduce 10 up-and-coming actors and actresses to press and industry during the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2021. "We are looking forward to highlighting once again 10 new acting discoveries from upcoming films and works-in-progress from across Europe, in...

Historical Study on Berlinale confirms Founding Director Alfred Bauer's position in the Nazi film bureaucracy

The study confirms that Bauer's role in the Reichsfilmintendanz was more significant than previously known and was systematically covered up by him after 1945. In February of 2020, the management of the Berlin International Film Festival commissioned the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) to investigate Alfred Bauer's position in the Nazi film bureaucracy. The occasion was the media publication of sources that re-examined Bauer's role and tasks in the Reichsfilmintenda...

EFM welcomes Italy as “Country in Focus” in 2022

Originally planned for the upcoming Berlinale, Italy will now be the “Country in Focus” in 2022 at the European Film Market (EFM) of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. The EFM programme “Country in Focus” began in 2017 with the goal of comprehensively presenting a country’s cinematic industry and film work and providing it with a special platform. Following Mexico, Canada, Norway and Chile, Italy is the second European country to take center stage in the...

Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Japan 2020

    With its specially curated programmes, the Berlinale has been present around the world for many years. Moreover, the Berlinale Spotlight extends the festival period and makes the activities of the Berlinale visible throughout the year.   Under the banner of Berlinale Spotlight: Generation and for the third time already, the Berlinale section Generation presents a programme of films from the last festival edition, jointly curated with the Nara International Film Festival. ...

Dennis Ruh to Head the EFM replacing Matthijs Wouter Knol

Dennis Ruh © Photo: Birte Filmer European Film Market On November 1, 2020, Dennis Ruh will take over as the new director of the European Film Market (EFM) of the Berlinale.   Dennis Ruh has been involved in the international film industry for over 12 years. Most recently, he was responsible for cooperation with international film festivals as department head at German Films, and in this position managed all substantial festivals with affiliated trade fairs and industry even...

Berlinale 2021: Festival Planned as Physical Event while EFM goes hybrid

  The Berlin International Film Festival has made its first decisions for the 2021 festival. The Berlinale 2021 is being planned as a physical festival. A hybrid model is intended for the European Film Market (EFM). The implementation of the Festival and Market will take place in accordance with the then-applicable rules and regulations, thus ensuring the greatest possible security for all guests. Adjustments in the festival structure, the film programming and the total number of invite...

World Cinema Fund announces new funding recommendations, Start of WCF ACP and First WCF Europe

World Cinema Fund Berlinale World Cinema Fund: 14 New Funding Recommendations, Start of WCF ACP and First WCF Europe - TFL Audience Design Award   In the 32nd jury meeting of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made a total of 14 funding recommendations with respect to projects from Argentina, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Egypt, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Senegal, Turkey and Venezuela. The funding totalled 395,000 Euros.   Since 2004, the B...

Berlinale 70 full Coverage report

Video COVERAGE with 113 interviews...     Photo Coverage on our facebook page   Berlinale and EFM coverage with contributions from  Claus Mueller, Alex Deleon, Laurie Gordon, Cyril Melcher, Lindsay Belinger and Bruno Chatelin   Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian interviewed by C.M. Rubin, In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian say cinemas are still c...

Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian interviewed by C.M. Rubin,

In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian say cinemas are still closed while film producers look for the right way to respect COVID-19 restrictions. The experience of making or watching a film in a cinema is all about groups of people coming together to collaborate on art. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing. “The German film industry came to a halt in March, says Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director ...

Post Berlinale 2020 Wrap Report

The rise of the rapid distribution and exhibition changes driven by the challenge of global screening services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu and their deep pocketed impact provided the background for the 2020 Berlinale.  Their role in the funding of film productions and national as well as global distribution had already been passionately discussed during the last two Berlinales before the 70th edition took place from February 20 to March 1, 2020 under...

Post Berlinale 2020 Dieter Kosslick

After close to two decades as the director of the Berlin Film Festival, the Berlinale, Dieter Kosslick, who had expressed some desire to extend his contract, was replaced by Carlo Chatrian, former artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival.  Chatrian will have the same position at the Berlinale and Mariette Risssenbeek, former managing director of German Films. will be the new executive director.  Kosslick combined both positions during his service but expressed a...

Review in Two Languages: Sally Potter's The Roads Not Taken

(Salma Hayek with Javier Bardem © Bleecker Street) by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER & ZEP ARMENTANO "Working with Sally Potter means a surprise every day," said Christopher Sheppard at the end of the animated press conference for her newest film The Roads Not Taken, which premiered in competition at Berlinale on February 26, 2020. Sheppard has produced eight of Sally Potter's feature films since their first collaboration on Orlando in 1992. For those of us familiar with Potter&...

Melanie Waelde's Naked Animals: Brutal honesty

(Marie Tragousti © Czar Film) by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER You shouldn't be fooled by the film's title Nackte Tiere (Naked Animals), as Melanie Waelde's debut feature has little to do with nudity although there is one bathroom scene that reveals a little skin. The naked refers more to the raw and wild yet delicate look into the life of five German teenagers, all of them attending school somewhere in the Brandenburg countryside. The energy, ...

Top 25 photos from Berlinale: Antonio and his golden camera

(Sigourney Weaver, © Antonio Castello) By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER The man with the golden camera strikes again. I first noticed photographer Antonio Castello during a press conference last year. His camera with a golden vintage lens really made me look twice. He captured more than a thousand photos over the course of this year's 70th anniversary edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, known by most just as the Berlinale. Looking through his "best of" p...

Replicate Soviet: A post-socialist Heterotopia of DAU. Degeneratsia

(Vladimir Azhippo, Andrey Chuenkov © Phenomen Film) By YUNXI ZHANG "Communism is a religion," says Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem whose philosophical voice-over will guide you through this 6-hour marathon (without break) - if you can manage to stay in the seat and not fall asleep before the first part ends. Me watching this DAU film is a pure accident, but then again I probably wasn’t the only one that was confused or misled by the reputat...

Jury Grid for Berlinale: 5 continents weigh in

(The amazing cast of Nomera /Numbers © Berlinale 2020) by Lindsay R. Bellinger Numbers is the name of the game when referring to ⭐⭐⭐⭐ awarded by film journalists, whether it's at international film festivals or for reviews of films coming to a movie theater near you. Here you can find our international jury grid composed of twelve film journalists from five different continents, male and female critics represented equally. Below you can also read more about each jo...

Berlinale 70th Golden Bears and Helen Mirren

By Mark Tchelistcheff The 70th Berlinale film festival is over.  The Golden Bear went to dissident Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof for THERE IS NO EVIL, an unblinking depiction of freedom and the death penalty in Iran.  Bravo to the jury for awarding this exceptional film the Golden Bear award to Rasoulof.  Rasoulof’s daughter, actress Baran Rasoulof, accepted on his behalf as the director was banned from traveling for defying Iran’s authorities...

Film review: Todos os mortos /All The Dead Ones

(Mawusi Tulani, Agyei Augusto, © Hélène Louvart/Dezenove Som e Imagens) Written by Victor Santana  In the act of telling a story, the process of narrative can influence and change how one relates and deals with the happenings in time. A great narrative has the power to overcome the circumstances of time and bridge the gap of space between the moment when someone is listening or telling a story and the timeless realm where a story is taking place.   ...

70th Berlinale: Successful Anniversary Edition for Audience and Industry

  Golden Bear for Best Film 2020: Sheytan vojud nadarad (There Is No Evil) by Mohammad Rasoulof - the film team © Erik Weiss / Berlinale 2020    The 70th Berlin International Film Festival ended successfully with the “Berlinale Publikumstag” on March 1. Following the Award Ceremony on Saturday evening, at which Sheytan vojud nadarad (There Is No Evil) by the Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof received the Golden Bear, numerous fans flocked again to the cinema...

Berlinale Shorts: Award Winners of the International Short Film Competition of Berlinale 2020

  Left: Adrien Mérigeau - winner Audi Short Film Award In the middle: Rafael Manuel - winner Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) Right: Keisha Rae Witherspoon - winner Golden Bear for Best Short Film In the course of the International Short Film Competition of the 70th International Film Festival Berlin on Saturday, February 29 2020 four prizes were awarded: the Golden Bear for Best Short Film, the Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film), the Audi Short Film Award and the Berlin Sh...

Quebec Feature Film THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Matthew Rankin Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlinale!

Maison 4:3 and Voyelles Films are proud to announce that the Quebec feature film The Twentieth Century by Matthew Rankin won the FIPRESCI prize of the International Federation of Film Critics for a film in the Forum section of the Berlin International Film Festival. The prize was awarded on Friday night during the closing ceremony of the 70th edition, in the presence of producers Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette and Ménaïc Raoul, who accepted this prestigious honour.   After ...

Russian films go to 35 countries after EFM

At the European Film Market 25 Russian companies presented over 50 titles at the Created in Moscow x Roskino stands, organized by Moscow Export Center and by Roskino accordingly. Content from Russia will travel to USA, China, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Brazil, as well as get co-production partners.   “Russia was on the spotlight in Berlin this year. The 70th Berlinale and the EFM saw unprecedented representation of Russian content. Russian projects feature in almo...

Berlin 70. Made the Right Choice Iranian protest film, "There is No Evil", awarded Golden Bear.

By Alex Deleon    Iranian Dissident Director, Mohammad Rasoulof, 47.   Yes, of course, it was a political decision, Highly political, and it was far from the best Itanian film ever and maybe not the best film of the festival, but it was doubtlessly the Right Thing to do, declaring "There is no Evil" the best film at Berlinale 70.  Dissident Iranian director, Mohammad Rasoulof, whose film "A Man of Integrity" was awarded best film i...

Extended Interview : Georgis Grigorakis & Argyris Pandazaras discuss Digger

(Argyris Pandazaras, Georgis Grigorakis © Lindsay R. Bellinger) by Lindsay R. Bellinger "I saw a poster in the train station here (Berlin) about the environmental crisis being the next Berlin Wall. And I think that this is what the film is about."  ~ Georgis Grigorakis The Greek film Digger from director Georgis Grigorakis won the Art Cinema Award on Saturday, the 29th of February, which was awarded by the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas (CICAE) j...

Sweet Thing: bittersweet childhood in gorgeous gray

(Lana Rockwell © Mélanie Akoka) Premiered in Berlin, shaped like Sundance. The first paces of ‘Sweet Thing’ feel as they are taken from Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’. By iris-in, iris-out, long shot cuts into close- ups, the director Alexander Rockwell conveys a really fresh and intimate nostalgia beyond what you’d see in the usual Black & White indie flick. Van Morrison and Billie Holiday lyrics provey emotional LP magic to this soothing...


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