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VIDEO: Fest director Mariette Rissenbeek opened the 15th annual Berlinale event "How much Feminine Intelligence is in AI"?

Mariette Rissenbeek (Berlinale Executive Director)/ Nicole Ackerman (Women in Film and Television board member) 15th annual Berlinale event How much Feminine Intelligence is in AI?– Opportunities and risks of new technologies for development, production and distribution of film, TV and streaming content.  15th annual Berlinale event How much Feminine Intelligence is in AI? – Opportunities and risks of new technologies for development, production and...

VIDEO: Evgenia Markova recently appointed general director of Roskino brings a new vision for russian cinema

Evgenia Markova has been appointed general director of Roskino, the Russian film promotion organization. Her selection was approved by the Roskino’s board of directors and supported by the Russian Culture Ministry based on the feedback of major Russian filmmakers, who acclaimed her work at international film markets. Bruno Chatelin had a chat with Evgenia during the reception held at Marriott at Created in Moscow umbrella office. Watch the full interview: ...

VIDEO: Mediasalles releases the figures of 2019 admissions in Europe

Many reasons to be happy during the Berlin CICAE MEDIASALLES FILM NEW EUROPE Reception at Berlinale 70 where the latest MEDIASALLES trends were revealed by fne daily. had a quick chat with Elisabetta Brunella about the key achievements and very positive figures in most territories last year. In the frame of  the traditional reception at Oxymoron in Berlin.   ...

Comments on Vidor Films

By Alex Deleon I finally braved the weather and saw some films today. Four by King Vidor in the Vidor retrospective. (1) Our Daily Bread, 1934. New Deal era drama with comic overtones. Depression refugees dig a giant ditch during a devastating drought to irrigate their dying crops. Nice love story in there too. Pure innocence, very easy on the mind and the eye. They don't make 'em like this anymore. And the handsome hero Tom Keene wears a great floppy fedora throughout.  ...

Don't Miss Death of Nintendo in Gen-KPlus at Berlinale!

by Lindsay R. Bellinger
Filipino director Raya Martin, who participated in Berlinale Talents and screened his film La última película at Berlinale in 2014's Forum Expanded, has also taken part in Cannes Cinéfondation and screened at Cannes' Un Certain Regard in 2009. For the 70th Berlin International Film Festival Martin and screenwriter/produce...

Avant Premiere opened with special screening of "Force of Nature Natalia"

The opening film was followed by a Q&A with the producer and director of the documentary. And a drinks reception. Force of Nature Natalia follows a season in the life dance superstar Natalia Osipova. With unique access to Natalia's personal archive, we follow her preparations for a fifth season as a principal of the Royal Ballet as she continues to champion contemporary dance with some of the world’s greatest choreographers. We watch the rehearsal process of new ballet Moth...

VIDEO: Berlinale Camera to Ulrike Ottinger to a packed house  

Ulrike Ottinger © Jelka von Langen Since 1986, the Berlinale has awarded the Berlinale Camera to honour personalities and institutions who have made a special contribution to filmmaking and with whom the festival feels closely connected. In this manner, the Berlinale expresses its appreciation towards those who have become friends and supporters of the festival. At the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, the director and artist Ulrike Ottinger will be honoured with the ...

Canada Now reception at the canadian embassy in Berlin

Telefilm Canada presented the 2020 edition of the CANADA NOW International Film Tour presenting award-winning & critically acclaimed films in the UK, USA, MEXICO and GERMANY.   ...

A Creative Explosion – 2020 Nostradamus Report presentation

Keynote on Friday, 21 February 2020, 2-3.30 pm at Berliner Freiheit with Cia Edström Head of Nordic Film Market at Gôteborg Film Festival. FIND THE REPORT HERE The presentation was followed by a panel discussion “Finding Success with Alternative Releases” featuring three of this year’s report’s expert interviewees. Speakers: Philip Knatchbull (CEO, Curzon) Alexandra Lebret (MD, European Producers’ Club) Fabio Lima (CEO an...

Live action Italian Pinocchio opens on Sunday afternoon with soggy red carpet gala

L-R: Mariette Rissenbeek, Roberto Begnini, Carlo Chatrian, director Matteo Garrone, and child star Federico Ielapi, who portrays the wooden puppet in the picture. Sunday 23 February, Festival Day 4 In spite of horrid cold and rainy weather the Sunday afternoon opening of the Italian live action Pinocchio with Oscar winning comic  Roberto Benigni as Gepetto has been the event of the week so far.   The entire cast and director Matteo Garrone were...

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

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 the Opening Gala of the 70th Berlinale, the International Film Festival commemorated the victims of Hanau with a minute of silence. The abhorrent attacks in Hanau were fresh on people's minds during Thursday's Opening Gala. Actor,...

Sentient and Endurance to Finance and Produce 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...

Arclight Films Announces AURORA with MEGAN FOX

Leading entertainment company Arclight Films, led by Chairman Gary Hamilton (Hotel Mumbai, First Reformed), announced today the company has joined forces with Jordan Gertner (Spring Breakers, The Virgin Suicides) and Toby Gibson (The Lego Movie franchise) to produce and finance the suspense thriller Aurora, directed by Lazar Bodroža (A.I. Rising) and starring Megan Fox (Transformers franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). The script is written by Pete Bridges, Toby Gibson, and Stuart Willis (...

EXILE in Berlin: a Film by Visar Morina

 BERLINALE – PANORAMA 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL – WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION   EXILE A Film by Visar Morina   Starring Mišel Matičević (BABYLON BERLIN), Sandra Hüller (TONI ERDMANN)   Exile at Berline Panorama   FEBRUARY 24 @ 12:35PM Director Visar Morina Cast: Mišel Matičević, Sandra Hüller Producers: Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach      Writer/Director: Visar Morina (BABAI) Director Of...

Shooting Stars bring Fresh Creative Energy to Berlinale

PRESS PRESENTATION BERLINALE OPENING     bulgaria Martina Apostolova denmark Victoria Carmen Sonne estonia Pääru Oja france Zita Hanrot georgia Levan Gelbakhiani germany Jonas Dassler netherlands Bilal Wahib ...

VIDEO Very inspiring words of hope by Johnny Depp at his press conference

The Press Conference Highlights of "Minamata" with director Andrew Levitas and the actors Johnny Depp, Minami, Katherine Jenkins, Akiko Iwase, Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, as well as writer Aileen Mioko Smith. (Johnny Depp, © Lindsay Bellinger)   (Johnny Depp, Aileen Mioko Smith, © Lindsay Bellinger) Photo by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER The press conference for Minamata was delayed more than thirty minutes, allowing journalists and photographers...

Vidor Retrospective is the hot ticket

Vidor Retrospective is a hot Alternate  Reality at Berlin 70 By Alex Castillo  Deleon The Horrors of World War I -- graphically depicted in The Big Parade 1925   With the pickings slim this year in the competition section, and not much better in the other main sidebars, the nearly complete King Vidor retrospective covering some 33 films from the magnificent silent war saga The Big Parade, 1925, to War and Peace, 1956.  Vidor's career spanned some four decades and ...

Jenna Ortega to star in Megan Park feature THE FALLOUT

The film is set to be Directed by Megan Park and Star  JENNA ORTEGA (Babysitter 2, You for Netflix, Jane the Virgin, Disney's Stuck in the Middle, and Saving Flora) with SHAILENE WOODLEY (HBO's BIG LITTLE LIES, The DIVERGENT franchise, ADRIFT) MEGAN PARK: Most recently Megan wrote the New Line feature NO BAGGAGE starring Shailene Woodley with Jennifer Gibgot producing. Megan’s pilot CALVERT COLLINS IS HIGH was set up at CBS studios with Eric Tannenbaum producing.&nb...

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

Katharina Jeschke (Secretary General IMZ International Music + Media Centre) during her speech welcoming the Avant Premiere VIP guests at the Arte Concert at SCWHUZ Nouvelle Vague by Rod Maurice Before the actual start of Avant Première 2020, IMZ has celebrated this Saturday (22nd) with a spectacular kick-off at Berlin’s most famous music + TV event, the “Berlin Live” club concert by ARTE Concert! Guests joined for an exclusive industry gathering ...

Taskovski Films present in Berlinale with four titles in competition and recently on board with Sanctuary starring Javier Bardem

    London-based sales and production company Taskovski Films has acquired world sales rights to Radu Jude’s new documentary in Forum competition, The Exit of the Trains, co-directed with Adrian Cioflanca (Romania, 2020), as well as Forum titles The House of Love directed by Luca Ferri (Italy, 2020) is part of Ferris’ the apartment trilogy; Strike or Die by first-time director Jonathan Rescigno (France...

Sam Worthington will star in “CounterPlay” (formerly known as “Escape”)

    CounterPlay    We are proud to announce that mult...

Disney's Newest Pixar Film Onward: Berlinale Press Conference

(Kori Rae, Dan Scanlon, © Lindsay Bellinger) by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Director Dan Scanlon and Producer Kori Rae were in high spirits after the press screening of the newest Pixar film Onward, starring the ever-so-talented vocal skills of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ali Wong, Tracey Ullman, Lena Waithe and John Ratzenberger (Cliff from Cheers & Hamm from the Toy Story films). The journalists were ...

WILDLAND debut feature strikes a chord with critics (First Panorama reviews)

“This has the makings of a big hit” The Guardian   “destined to impress…(…) … striking debut feature” Screen Daily   “an insidiously horrible and thrilling Scandi noir” The Guardian   “an intriguing dynamic which propels this female-twist on Animal Kingdom directed by another notable newcomer, Jeanette Nordahl” Screen Daily   “(Ida) is played with terse, tightly wo...

Noémie Merlant (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) in JUMBO by Zoé Wittock >Generation 14plus 

  Noémie Merlant is Jeanne in JUMBO Generation 14plus - European Premiere    SYNOPSIS  He is strong and he shines in all the colours of the rainbow. Using his many arms, he throws Jeanne into the air, all the while holding her tight. He is Jumbo, a fairground ride. And Jeanne, who collects rubbish in the amusement park at night, is in love with him. However the shy young woman’s affection for a machine causes a lot of dismay: Her mother, who is us...

50 russian projects represented in Berlin at Moscow Export Center "Created in Moscow" and Roskino "Stand" at MGB

  Russian filmmakers present their line-up at two co-branded venues this year: at the Created in Moscow stand, organized by Moscow Export Center, and at the Roskino – Russian Cinema Worldwide, organized by Russian film promotion agency Roskino with the support of the Russia’s Ministry of Culture. Created in Moscow gathers 17 Moscow-based film companies, including Central Partnership (“Chernobyl. Abyss", "Last Frontier", "Son of a rich", "...

The Rest of the Bauer Story : Festival Founder's Nazi Past Clouds 70th Anniversary, How many skeletons are still in the closet?

By Alex Deleon, Alfred Bauer with Sophia Loren at the Berlinale's ninth edition in 1959.   This report from the historical back page of the Hollywood Reporter   The 70th anniversary of the Berlin International Film Festival should be a cause for celebration.   But recent revelations about the festival's first director, Dr. Alfred Bauer, (a film historian who ran the Berlinale from its start in 1951 through 1976) are castin...

Opening of the 2020 Berlin Film Upstaged by Hate Murders in Hanau

by Alex Deleon                            
As the 70th Berlin film festival was about to open in the capital a 43 year old German racist opened fire at two Shisha (hookah pipe) joints in the secondary city of Hanau, near Frankfurt, killing 11 Turkish and Kurdish German residents and wounding many others. He then returned home where h...

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

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

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

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)...

Rights to Kalachakra documentary available: meet the team in Berlin

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



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