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Reporting from Berlin on the 69th edition February 7 -17, 2019
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World Premiere of RON PERLMAN and MARTIN STARR's THE ESCAPE OF PRISONER 614

Film Mode Entertainment announces the world premiere screening and sale of the new adventure/crime/thriller, THE ESCAPE OF PRISONER 614 to Saban Films in Berlin at EFM.   Golden Globe Winner RON PERLMAN (HELLBOY, Hand of God) and MARTIN STARR (KNOCKED UP, THIS IS THE END) lead a star-studded cast in the widely anticipated caper debuting in Berlin on February 15th. The film was written and directed by ZACH GOLDEN and produced by JORDAN YALE LEVINE (KING COBRA, SHOTGUN), JORDAN BECKERMAN ...

Radiant Films International Signs On To Mystery Thriller ‘Don’t Go’ Starring Stephen Dorff And Melissa George

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Leading sales agent Radiant Films International has come on board to handle foreign sales for the mystery thriller Don’t Go, directed by David Gleeson (Cowboys & Angels, The Front Line, writer of forthcoming Tolkien bio-pic starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins, from Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment), who co-wrote the screenplay with Oscar-nominee Ronan Blaney (Boogaloo and Graham, upcoming A Good Woman Is Hard to Find). The announcement was made today by Radiant’s Pr...

Inland Sea director Kazuhiro Soda to celebrate Berlinale selection at EFM with... sake

Wai-chan is one of the last remaining fishermen in Ushimado, a small village in Seto Inland Sea, Japan. At the age of 86, he still fishes alone on a small boat to make his living, dreaming about retirement. Kumi-san is an 84-year-old villager who wanders around the shore everyday. She believes a social welfare facility “stole” her disabled son to receive subsidy from the government. A “late-stage elderly” Koso-san runs a small seafood store left by her decease...

Introducing YOURS IN SISTERHOOD A documentary based on letters sent to Ms. Magazine in the 70s

New Acquisition YOURS IN SISTERHOOD to have World Premiere at the 68th Berlinale     Irene Lusztig's YOURS IN SISTERHOOD, will have its world premiere in the Forum at the 68th Berlinale. The filmmaker and WMM's Executive Director Debra Zimmerman will be in attendance.   YOURS IN SISTERHOOD is a performative, participatory documentary inspired by the breadth and complexity of l...

Centropolis Entertainment and Voltage Pictures are set to produce Maya Lord with Roland Emmerich directing.

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Centropolis Entertainment and Voltage Pictures are set to produce Maya Lord  with Roland Emmerich directing. Emmerich and Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier will introduce the project to buyers at a special presentation at the European Film Market on Thursday, February 15th. Centropolis Entertainment and Voltage Pictures are set to produce the thrilling historical epic feature film Maya Lord from visionary filmmaker and box-office powerhouse Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day Af...

14 Apples by Midi Z at the 2018 Berlinale

Seashore Image Productions is pleased to inform you that Midi Z (City of Jade, Ice Poison, The Road to Mandalay) is going to present his latest documentary, 14 Apples, at the 2018 Berlinale Forum. In this new film, Midi leads us to look into the role that religion plays in a remote area in Central Myanmar through his friend's experience as a monk in a local temple.  ...

Obscuro Barroco a film by Evangelia Kranioti @ Berlin Panorama

  Panorama Berlin 2018 Obscuro Barroco  a film by Evangelia Kranioti France Greece /60’ press kit & stills available on www.obscurobarroco.com   Synopsis Obscuro Barroco is a documentary-fiction about the dizzying heights of gender and metamorphosis. It is also a cinematographic hommage to a land of extremes; the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following the path of iconic transgender figure Luana Muniz (1961-2017), the film explores different quests for the ...

Michael Keaton In Talks to Star in WHAT IS LIFE WORTH

IMR INTERNATIONAL TO LAUNCH WORLDWIDE SALES IN BERLIN   MadRiver Pictures announced today that Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Spotlight) is in negotiations to star in Academy Award® winner David Frankel’s (The Devil Wears Prada, Collateral Beauty) true-life biographical drama, What Is Life Worth.  Additional casting is currently underway.  Academy Award® winning producer Michael Sugar (Spotlight) will p...

An Elephant Sitting still - Directed by Bo HU has its world premiere in Berlinale

    AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL - Directed by Bo HU 230min | 1.85:1 | 5.1 | Color | China | 2018 World Premiere     Feb.16   ...

Controversial New LGBTQ Film @ EFM/Berlinale 2018

              With the European Film Market in Berlin right around the corner we have brand new LGBTQ titles that may interest you. Ranging from controversial erotic dr...

Tricoast Lineup additions

    NEW FILMS LINE UP     COMEDY, DRAMA & ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY   IN PRE-PRODUCTION NOW   4th Installment in the "Cities of Love” Franchise; 11 vignettes set against the vibrant city...

Cinema-going in Europe in 2017 - The new MEDIA Salles statistics will be revealed Feb17th!

Here is our exclusive preview! The new MEDIA Salles Statistics on Cinema-going More Spectators in Cinemas (+2.1%) in a Two-track Europe     For 2017 MEDIA Salles once again reports a positive global trend in the 36 countries where figures are already available: audiences have grown again, reaching a figure of 1,329.4 million with a 2.1% increase over the 1,302.1 in 2016. Nonetheless, different trends emerge in Western Europe and in Central and Eastern Europe and the Mediterrane...

Dogs Chase Bears at Opening of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival

Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Prof. Monika Grütters, the Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller, Jury President Tom Tykwer and Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the 68th Berlin International Film Festival at the Berlinale Palast at 7.30 pm on February 15. During the Opening Gala, the International Jury will be introduced. Besides director, screenwriter, film composer, and producer Tom Tykwer (Germany), the International J...

MEDIA Salles Statistics on Cinema-going: 1,329.4 million with a 2.1% increase over the 1,302.1 in 2016

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The new MEDIA Salles Statistics on Cinema-going More Spectators in Cinemas (+2.1%) in a Two-track Europe     For 2017 MEDIA Salles once again reports a positive global trend in the 36 countries where figures are already available: audiences have grown again, reaching a figure of 1,329.4 million with a 2.1% increase over the 1,302.1 in 2016. Nonetheless, different trends emerge in Western Europe and in Central and Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean Rim. The 18 western countries,...

Berlin EFM Previews Volume 4

2018 Berlinale: The Bears are back FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                       Berlinale Newsletters 1 I 2 I 3 > DO NOT MISS THE ANIMATION IN FOCUS NEWSLLETTER (coming  "toon") Advertise in our Berlin Newsletters from 200€ email us for a quote We can help you with promotion and editorial for your films at EFM delivered ...

Norwegian movies at EFM Berlinale

NORWEGIAN FILMS IN BERLIN                 ...

Hungarian films at Berlinale /EFM

Meet the Hungarian National Film Fund     Berlinale Panorama Special       ...

Film production booming in Europe - up by 47% - over the last 10 years - report by the European Audiovisual Observatory

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European Audiovisual Observatory Press release - Film production booming in Europe - up by 47% - over the last 10 years New free European co-production report by the European Audiovisual Observatory  Download this free report: Film production in Europe - Production volume, co-production and worldwide circulation More than 18 000 films were produced in Europe between 2007 and 2016. Overall production volume in Europe grew by 47%, from 1 444 feature films in 2007 to 2 1...

Not one but TWO openings for Avant Premiere

Join us for the official Opening Celebrations and mingle with the global performing arts film industry in a rousing setting! Kick-off Party on 17 Feb - in cooperation with ARTE Berlin Live Before the actual start of Avant Première 2018, we will celebrate a spectacular kick-off at Berlin’s most famous music + TV event, the “Berlin Live” cl...

Two kosovan co-productions will be screened at EFM 2018

    Meet the Kosovo film industry representatives during the 68th edition of Berlinale : from 15 - 23 Feb at EFM Marriot, Kosovo & Albania Film Centers stand no. 137.   On this years edition, two kosovan films supported by KCC will be screened at European Film Market. 'The Marriage' by Blerta Zeqiri Feb. 18th Sunday - 17:00 - CinemaxX 2 'The wedding is only two weeks away. Anita and Bekim are adding the f...

Party like it’s Portugal at Ballhaus Berlin, on Tuesday the 20th of February for an unforgettable night.

P arty like it’s Portugal at Ballhaus Berlin, on Tuesday the 20th of February for an unforgettable night.  Dj Nuno Lopes, will once again bring the action to the dance floor. You might also know him as the winner of the Venice’s Orizzonti Best Actor award in 2016.  You will also be able to taste the sweet chords of the Portuguese tunes with the best Portuguese wine - courtesy of Niepoort - and because film is a collaborative art, we are working c...

Myriad Pictures: FOR LOVE OR MONEY @ EFM - your choice!

     MYRIAD PICTURES ANNOUNCES   FOR LOVE OR MONEY     A hilarious unromantic comedy about love and revenge     Los Angeles, February 12 2018: Myriad Pictures announced today that it will handle international sales on th...

Sometimes Madeline is a cat, sometimes a turtle: Josephine Decker's MADELINE'S MADELINE at Berlinale

MADELINE’S MADELINE Written and Directed by Josephine Decker Starring Helena Howard, Molly Parker, and Miranda July FORUM (Visit Films)   **2018 Sundance Film Festival - Official Selection**   “This is one of the boldest and most invigorating American films of the 21st century.” - David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE   "The best film I saw at Sundance. Featuring a star making turn from Helena Howard, Josephine Decker’s film deconstructs the very...

Green attitude: Bring your own cup at Berlinale

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Additional festival goer Information Press Screening Guide The Press Screening Guide is a new publication provided by the Berlinale to members of the press. It will list all specific section press screenings, as well as provide information on access modalities for public screenings. Berlinale-App  Download the official Berlinale 2018 App for Android and iPhone to sync with your personal Programme Planner at berlinale.de. Who's Where The...


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