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The 70th Berlinale International Film Festival will be held from February 20 to March 1, 2020.
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VIDEO: My Salinger Year | Press Conference Highlights | Berlinale Special Gala 2020

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The Press Conference Highlights of "My Salinger Year" with the director Philippe Falardeau, the actors Sigourney Weaver, Margaret Qualley as well as the author Joanna Rakoff. ...
 
 

VIDEO: Wonderful Johnny Depp as W.(wonderful) Eugene Smith at Minamata Press Conference

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  (Johnny Depp, © Lindsay Bellinger) (Johnny Depp, Aileen Mioko Smith, © Lindsay Bellinger) by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   The press conference for Minamata was delayed more than thirty minutes, allowing journalists and photographers ample time to get pumped for Johnny Depp's much anticipated arrival. Depp not only took on the lead role of W. Eugene Smith but he also served as a producer, having backed the project from very early on accor...
 

Panorama Opens with Clarisa Navis' Las Mil y Una (One in a Thousand)

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(Michael Stütz, © Lindsay Bellinger) by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   The new head of the Panorama Section of Berlinale Michael Stütz welcomed the packed house to the opening of the Panorama and led us with a moment of silence for the victims of the far-right extremist mass shooting that occurred in Hanau, Germany late Wednesday evening. Shortly thereafter Stütz introduced Argentinian director Clarisa Navis who presented the world premiere of her film&nb...
 

70th Berlinale Red Carpet Opens With My Salinger Year

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(Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver, © Lindsay Bellinger) by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER Canadian filmmaker Philippe Falardeau's film My Salinger Year was the opening film of the 70th anniversary edition of the Berlin International Film Festival and the Red Carpet was ablaze. Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver took lots of time on the Red Carpet for photographers, fans and interviews. They took some time to chat a bit with one another as photographers were biding ...
 
 

Nomera (Numbers) from Oleg Sentsov world premieres at Berlinale's 70th anniversary event

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(Oleg Sentsov, Akhtem Seitablaiev before the world premiere of Nomera, © Lindsay Bellinger) by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Ukrainian filmmaker, activist and writer Oleg Sentsov was unjustly imprisoned in a Russian gulag for six years after being arrested by the Russian secret service in May 2014. His alleged terrorist activities led to a 20 year prison sentence but he was released in September 2019 in a prisoner swap. Over the course of these six years many people protest...
 

Blockchain meets IP : An Educational Conference during Berlinale

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  Download the powerpoint presentation courtesy Florian Glatze ...
 

The (kick off) party before the party and celebrations of Avant Première 2020

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  Before the actual start of Avant Première 2020, IMZ will celebrate on Saturday (22nd) with a spectacular kick-off at Berlin’s most famous music + TV event, the “Berlin Live” club concert by ARTE Concert! Guests will join for an exclusive industry gathering of the creative + professional crowd in music + TV production and enjoy top music stars live at the unique Berlin-styled venue SchwuZ in Neukölln. An exciting programme in cooperation with AR...
 

Arclight Films picked up the Heavens franchise starting with Heavens:The Boy and His Robot

 
Leading entertainment company Arclight Films, led by Chairman Gary Hamilton, announced today the company will handle worldwide distribution rights, excluding China, for the first feature film Heavens: The Boy and His Robot from the upcoming Heavens® franchise – a pioneering, visually mesmerizing multiple platform universe from Golden Horse Award nominee Singaporean director Rich Ho Kok Tai.   Arclight is commencing sales at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.   C...
 

VIDEO: Jeremy Irons opens the 70th Berlinale 2020 Gala Ambiance

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Jeremy Irons and his wife actress Sinead Cusack arrive in Audi A8 TFSI e car for opening ceremony and "My Salinger Year" premiere during the 70th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 20, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for AUDI AG/image.net) For the 70th anniversary of the Berlinale, and in a seventh season as Principal Sponsor, with all-electric trips in its progressive and elegant fleet, Audi is sett...
 

Sam Worthington is in advanced negotiations to join the high seas battle between Orcas and Sharks in ALPHAS

 
With the hotly anticipated AVATAR 2 and 3 sequels heading to theaters worldwide on Christmas 2021 and 2022 respectively, Sam Worthington is in advanced negotiations to leave Pandora briefly to join the high seas battle between Orcas and Sharks in ALPHAS. When the local Great White population spirals out of control, environmentalist Gavin McDade (Sam Worthington) is tasked with finding a natural solution to the shark problem. He tracks down the owner of a nearby Killer Whale sanctuary, whose car...
 

MERKEL - Powerful political thriller picked up for release by Paramount Pictures

 
The highly anticipated political-thriller Merkel, starring Imogen Kogge (Requiem) as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is set for its German theatrical release on March 28, 2020 via Paramount, it was announced today by producer, Carte Blanche International’s Alexander van Dülmen.   Bavaria Media International in association with A COMPANY is screening the film for worldwide buyers excluding Germany for the first time during the European Film Market.   “The global im...
 

19 Brazilian films at the Berlinale 2020

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Cinema do Brasil congratulates the 19 Brazilian films at the Berlinale 2020 Check out the lineup and screening schedule Competition ALL THE DEAD ONES Brazil, France | 2020 | 120 min | Fiction, Drama In Brazil, 1899, shortly after the abolition of slavery, the ghosts of the past still walk among the living. For the women of the Soares family, the task of giving up their privilege and adapting to a middle-class reality drives them to the brink of madness. ...
 

Ella Bella Bingo Takes a Bicycle Tour Around The Globe

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Studio 100 Film and Kool Produktion AS today announced a slate of sales and first admissions for the recently completed animation movie Ella Bella Bingo.  The Norwegian production will travel to territories from the US, Canada and UK to Benelux, France, Portugal, Bulgaria, Poland, the Baltics, Russia and Ukraine, to Turkey, South Korea and LATAM.  Ella Bella Bingo has already been released nationwide in Norway on January 24th 2020 with a total admission of 51,136 till February 18th.&...
 

Studio 100 Film today announced an impressive slate of sales for the recently completed “100% Wolf”

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Samara_Weaving /  Ilai_Swindells Jane_Lynch / Jai Courtney/  The animation movie will travel around the globe to territories including Italy, Portugal, Turkey, South East Asia, the German-speaking territories and LATAM. Studio 100 Film acts as international sales agent and is located at Marriott Office #286 at this year’s EFM.   Additionally, Studio 100 Film together with the production team introduced the voice cast of the upcoming movie: Ilai Swindells (The C...
 
 

Berlinale 70, Day One

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Three Heads are better than One.   Alex Deleon (filmfestivals.com), Dame Helen Mirren, and Maxililian Fleischer (Berlinale) at the Berlinale press room. Max, who speaks perfect English, heads up the press center at the Heart of the Festival smiling and always totally helpful.   ...
 

VIDEO: Berlinale Opening: A Minute of Silence For the Victims of Hanau

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With great dismay and sorrow, the Berlinale learned of the fatal attack yesterday in Hanau. Our deepest sympathy goes to the victims and their families. The Berlinale stands for tolerance, respect and hospitality. The festival opposes violence and racism. At today's Opening Gala of the 70th Berlinale, the International Film Festival will commemorate the victims of Hanau with a minute of silence. Then it was jeremy Iron's moment on the red carpet... Photo Cyril Melcher AMBIANCE ON TH...
 

Video: Opening Film Press Conference

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My Salinger Year by Philippe Falardeau Philippe Falardeau (Director, Screenwriter) Sigourney Weaver (Actress) Margaret Qualley (Actress) Joanna Rakoff (Author, Screenwriter, Executive Producer) Aurélie Godet (Moderation) ...
 

VIDEO: The Jury adresses press at the opening conference

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International Jury 10.20 am Photo Call 10.30 am Press Conference Jeremy Irons - Jury President – United Kingdom, Actor   Bérénice Bejo – Argentinia, France, Actress Bettina Brokemper – Germany, Producer Annemarie Jacir – Palestine, Director Kenneth Lonergan – USA, Playwright, Filmmaker Luca Marinelli – Italy, Actor Kleber Mendonça Filho – Brazil, Director, Film Critic, Programmer Paz Lázaro (Moderation)...
 

EFA, IDFA and IFFR Call for Release of Deng Chuanbin

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The European Film Academy, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam call for the immediate release of Chinese filmmaker Deng Chuanbin (also known as Huang Huang). Huang, an independent documentary filmmaker living in Sichuan Province, was arrested by Chinese authorities on 17 May 2019.  That morning, Huang had tweeted a Chinese political meme, which referenced the Tiananmen Square protests that took place on 4 June 1989. He has...

 

 

Feb 20th promising New Beginning for the 70th Berlinale with new team and a glittering red carpet

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On February 20, the 70th Berlin International Film Festival will celebrate its glittering start in the Berlinale Palast. The first edition under the new management : Farewell Dieter Kosslick, welcome Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek thenew team on board! Minister of State for Culture and the Media Prof. Monika Grütters, Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller, as well as Festival Management Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian will kick off the ann...
 

Berlinale 2020, Stars on the front and back pages of the dailies, and tomorrow on the red carpets

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By Alex Deleon,  filmfestivals.com   Still a day to go before the opening of the 70th edition of the Berlin Film Festival and the local papers are already setting the stage and whetting the appetites of  local film fans with flashy front and back page features on top stars, for example Dame Helen Mirren, 74, and superannuated Hollywood superstar Harrison Ford, 77.    The Broadsheet Berliner Zeitung shows 'Her Maj...
 

Rights to Kalachakra documentary available: meet the team in Berlin

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Documentary - Completed 2017
Immersed in the colorful and vibrant setting of Dharamsala (India) four characters from very different background come together to face their deepest fears as they approach the transformational power of the Kalachakra initiation, led by the Dalai Lama and followed by millions. Mythic ritual ceremony revealed for the first time and filmed in its integrity by Natalie Fuchs and her team.
Narrated by Uma Thurman  ... Watch the trailer    Meet Manuel Collas de la Roche
 

 

NRW @ Berlinale 2020: busy on all sections

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The Berlin International Film Festival is the most important film festival in Germany - with a strong presence from the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. With a total of 28 funded productions, the film foundation is represented in all major festival series. In addition, for the sixth year in a row, it is the official main partner of the industry platform "Berlinale Series Market and Conference" (formerly "Drama Series Days") as part of the European Film Market (EFM). At the &ldq...
 

 

Voltage Pictures will launch international sales on director Timothy Woodward Jr.’s upcoming horror feature The Call

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Voltage Pictures will launch international sales on director Timothy Woodward Jr.’s (Hickok, The Outsider, The Final Wish) upcoming horror feature The Call, starring the Saw franchise’s Tobin Bell and the Insidious franchise’s Lin Shaye at the upcoming European Film Market, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter. The script is written by Patrick Stibbs.   The highly anticipated feature, currently in production, is produced by Wonderfilm Media&rsqu...
 

 

Arclight Films announce THE PORTABLE DOOR starring Christoph Waltz and Guy Pearce

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Christoph Waltz and Guy Pearce Enter The Portable Door, A New Feature Film from The Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films Arclight Films handling worldwide sales   The Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films have announced the production of The Portable Door, a new fantasy-adventure-comedy feature adapted from Tom Holt’s popular 6-book fantasy series, starring Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Spectre), with Guy Pearce (The King’s Speech, L.A. Confidential), and Patr...
 

 

DOK.fest München in Berlin

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Our team at Berlinale is now looking forward to the latest discoveries and inspiring encounters.         Daniel Sponsel Festival Director 25–28 February 2020 Adele Kohout Deputy festival director 20–26 February 2020 Ulla Wessler Programme  21–26 February 2020 Monika Haas Programme 21–28 February 2020 Sina Weber DOK.forum Marketplace 22–26 February 2020 Florina Vilgertsho...
 

 

First Look Footage in Berlin from Anti-Life aka BREACH (Bruce Willis) and ARTHUR & MERLIN: KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (Richard Short)

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Film Mode presents first look promo premieres for new sci-fi and fantasy features that raise the genre bar, featuring Bruce Willis, Thomas Jane, Rachel Nicols, Cody Kearsley and Richard Brake     Film Mode Entertainment presents first look footage via brand-new promo premieres of new sci-fi/action feature Anti-Life (aka Breach) and action/fantasy thriller, ARTHUR & MERLIN: KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin.     Directed by JOHN ...
 

 

The Berlinale has renamed the Silver Bear - Alfred Bauer Prize on suspicions of Bauer's Nazi sympathy

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The Berlinale Commissions Historical Expertise on Alfred Bauer and Awards a Special Prize for its 70th Anniversary In response to the recently published sources on the role of Alfred Bauer, the first director of the Berlin International Film Festival, in National Socialist film politics, the Berlinale has suspended the Silver Bear - Alfred Bauer Prize with immediate effect. Current newspaper reports suggest that Alfred Bauer had played a previously unknown role in the Nazi film bureaucr...
 

 

The team of the 8th WoS International Film Festival in town at Berlinale

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FROM FEBRUARY 20 TO 27, THE WoS TEAM WILL BE ATTENDING THE BERLINALE ! Philippe Bachman CEO & Artistic Director Hervé Bougon Program Adviser   Sadia Robein General Manager     The 8 WoS International Film Festival is going to take place from 29 Septem...
 

 

Summer Hill Films at EFM 2020!

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EFM is this week! To see our new line up and trailers at EFM, please visit us at the Stand MGB (Martin-Gropius-Bau) #121 with Multivisionnaire. To schedule a meeting, please respond to this email. The titles below are available for worldwide and select territories. Please contact us for info and for trailers and more please visit our website at www.summerhillfilms.com!   Check out our new line up below.         ...
 

 

Christopher André Marks’ feature documentary KING OTTO planned for release

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Piece of Magic Entertainment, Cinema Nolita and producer Shani Hinton have partnered on the worldwide theatrical release of Christopher André Marks’ upcoming feature documentary KING OTTO. The film chronicles the incredible underdog story of the 2004 Greek National Football team who, against all odds, won the European Championship under the leadership of legendary German football coach “King” Otto Rehhagel. The announcement was made tod...
 

 

Haus of Blockchain is launching at Berlinale February 21st to 25th

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  Haus of Blockchain, an informative event bringing together the Film Industry and the Tech World is launching at Berlinale “Haus of Blockchain” opens during Berlinale 2020 a discussion about the  impact of the blockchain on the film industry. Haus of Blockchain brings together the leading minds of the international film-startup and tech scenes. Under the motto of blockchain x film, the meets-conference format braids together unexpected connections between the film sc...
 

 

Russian World Vision EFM 2020 Line-Up

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RWV will be located at Marriott, suite 001 (Created in Moscow stand).     2020 | 96 min. | Russia WWII ...
 

 

SC Films @EFM 2020

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Catalan Films and institutions attending Berlinale - EFM 2020

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  Catalan Films @ Berlinale - EFM 2020  Generation KPLUS Las Niñas 2020 / Pilar Palomero       ...
 

 

4 Exclusive Promos - Orange Studio EFM 2020

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  The House of Dior worked closely on the costumes and sets of the film   Our EFM Line-Up   ...
 

 

Tokyo fest asian winner from China SUMMER KNIGHT picked up by Flash Forward Entertainment

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Dear Berlinale Participants,   We are glad to announce that we have just picked up a visually riveting new film from China - SUMMER KNIGHT, a nostalgic and revealing drama of a modest Chinese family set in the wet summer of the 1990s. The film has won the Best Film Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival Asian Future section last Nov.    Below you could find our EFM lineup and screening schedule. We look forward to setting a meeting with you to discuss our curren...
 

 

Prolific Pictures skipping EFM

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Greetings from Prolific Pictures! It's 2020!  We are in a new year, the year of the Rat, and a new decade, the Roaring 20's, and a new world for the entertainment industry.   We've been seeing changes coming for the last few years, but AFM 2019 was a defining moment: Le Merigot n'est plus, whole lower floors and upper hallways of the Loews were EMPTY, AFM going forward will be 6 days not 8. The markets are shrinking, and AFM 2019 we believe will be seen as ...
 

 

Summer Hill Entertainment/HS Productions bring Fantastic Japanese Anime Avaiable at EFM!

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      We have amazing Japanese animation from HS Productions available for worldwide territories. Please read more below.   The Law of the Universe Part 0     Story Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle, and Eisuke are five high school students who are suddenly wrapped up in a mysterious incident. An alien species called Grey abducts Halle’s sister and embeds her with a special chip inside her brain. The five stand up to s...
 

 

New Additions to Vision Films’ Line Up

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Vision Films 333 Washington Blvd. #357 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292   ...
 

 

Göteborg Film Festival’s Nostradamus will make a guest performance at EFM Horizon

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   "A Creative Explosion" –Nostradamus at EFM Horizon In a high-energy session, Göteborg Film Festival’s Nostradamus will make a guest performance at EFM Horizon, European Film Market’s hub dedicated to the transformation of the film and media sectors. In a presentation of the newly released 7th report ”A Creative Explosion”, media analyst and writer Johanna Koljonen offers a deep but high-paced look into topics such as the upcoming ...
 

 

IEFTA to host during EFM a panel focused on building relations between filmmakers and foundations

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The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), a Monaco based not for profit organization working with filmmakers from emerging economies, will partner for the second year in the “Berlinale Africa Hub,” an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM). Located in the Marriott Hotel Berlin, the Africa Hub provides an international forum for communication and networking for African filmmakers and creatives with distributors, buyers and other film profession...
 

 

EFM LINE-UP Rock Salt Releasing

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EFM LINE-UP and SCREENING TIMES Feb 20-25, MGB Stand 166. ...
 

THE ROYAL BRIDE hits top 1 BO in 2020 - Available since Berlinale!

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SKYLINE proudly presents the latest records of their films Vietnam | January 2020 | Drama Comedy | 120 mins THE ROYAL BRIDE A film by Nam Cito & Bao Nhan <The Cougar Queen>, <The Last Egg>, <The Muse Story> TRAILER   ...
 
 

All Rights Ent : Berlin EFM Line Up

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All Rights Entertainment Team will be attending European Film Market from Feb 20th - 26th at GROPIUS BAU 157       IN PRODUCTION ______________________________   GULLIVER RETURNS   90' - Ukraine - 2020 - Adventure / Comedy / Family English    World traveler and adventurer Gulliver is invited to return to Lil...

 

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