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The 70th Berlinale International Film Festival will be held from February 20 to March 1, 2020.
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Prizes of the independent Juries at Berlinale

A  jury is considered independent when its members are not selected by the Berlinale. A number of independent juries award prizes at the Berlinale. The high level of quality and diversity of the films are an invitation for critical examination and discerning judgment that opens up new directions. Accordingly the independent juries award their prizes along different criteria, in accordance to the special intention linked to each award.   The following prizes are awarded by independent juries du...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Drifter from Sebastian Heidinger wins „Dialogue en perspective"

A young German-French jury from TV5MONDE and the German-French Youth Office (GFYO) will award the independent prize for the fifth time at this year's 58th Berlin International Film Festival. This year, the film Drifter from Sebastian Heidinger received the prize. The „Dialogue en perspective" was initiated in 2004 by the international francophone television channel TV5MONDE and the Berlinale, and is awarded in cooperation with the GFYO to a film from the section Perspektive Deutsches Kino...

Berlinale 2008: Crystal Bears and Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Awards in Generation Kplus

The members of the Kinderjury Generation KplusJustus Paul BauchJana Marie BussmannJesper Ole EbbertTita-Antonia HagenCarl-Ludwig HauslNtozake IglesiasMax KressnerLisa Frederike LassenJoёlle MarianekLino SteinwärderNina-Liliht Völschgive the following awards:The Crystal Bear for the Best Feature Film goes to Buda Az Sharm Foru Rikht by Hana Makmalbaf (Iran/France)This film is exciting and provocative and at the same time it is very shocking. It is about a little girl who is struggling to be al...

The 58th Berlin International Film Festival comes to a successful close: Music, Stars and Grand Emotions

The 58th Berlin International Film Festival comes to a glamorous close with the Award Ceremony on Saturday, February 16. 1.600 guests are invited to the ceremony in the Berlinale Palast where, from 7 pm onwards, the International Jury, presided by jury president Costa-Gavras, will announce the winners of the Golden and the Silver Bears, as well as the Best First Feature Award. The performance of jazz trumpeter Till Brönner will be the highlight of the evening's musical programme, moderator Katr...

Berlinale 2008: Crystal Bears in the Generation14plus

The members of the Youth Jury in the Generation 14plus : Roman AkbarZadora EnsteHans HirschNora KubachZoё MartinLinda MoogLavan Vasuthevangive the following awards:The Crystal Bear for the best feature-length film goes to The Black Balloon by Elissa Down (Australia)We were very moved by the close to life story portraying the everyday life of an extraordinary family in this film. We were especially impressed by the way in which joyous and serious moments were expertly interwoven, and also by the...

Berlin Talent campus wins hearts

On Thursday, the Berlinale Talent Campus #6 marked the end of another successful edition with a closing ceremony and announcement of the winner of this year's Volkswagen Score Competition.For six days, 350 up-and-coming international filmmakers were invited to the three theatres of the Hebbel am Ufer. Podium discussions with renowned film experts, excursions, screenings and workshops: over 80 events with a total of 150 experts made up this sixth Campus edition and offered the Talents, Berlinale ...

REVANCHE has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film

February 15: Austrian director Götz Spielmann’s REVANCHE has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section, it was announced today by the jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening. This marks the fourth year that the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded at Berlin, and complements the Labels awarded at the Giornate degli Autori section in Venice, the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and Karlov...

The yearbook revealed in Berlin shows a dip in European Union spectators

A tendency to decline but not everywhere:  this sums up the 2007 trend as regards cinema audiences.  The exact opposite of 2006, where the plus sign was the general rule, although, there again, with some exceptions.This is the picture that emerges from the data collected by MEDIA Salles who, as last year, have anticipated the announcement of the 2007 figures on cinemagoing in Europe to the Berlin Festival, during the presentation of the "European Cinema Yearbook - 2007 final edition"...

Berlin Teddy Awards nominees... and winners are

TEDDY 22 QUEER FILM AWARD - THE NOMINEES The eight members of this international jury - filmmakers and organisers of queer film festivals - view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context.Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary film and the best short film, each with a cash award of Euro 3,000.Members of the Jury:Basil Tsiokos - NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival (New York , USA,)...

Berlinale Film 2.0 - The Future of the Film Industry in the Age of Wikinomics and Games

More than 350 international media experts attended the second Berlinale Keynotes organized by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Berlin International Film Festival and held in the Palmenhof at Berlin's Potsdamer Platz on Tuesday. Under the motto "The Age of Collaboration," the Keynotes focused on new creative and strategic alliances between film, games and Web 2.0 in the age of Wikinomics and games. The event was officially opened by Medienboard co-managing director Petra Müll...

Berlinale reception heralds 18th FilmFestival Cottbus

On Wednesday, 13 February 2008, the FilmFestival Cottbus offers its annual presentation at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. Venue is the Federal Office of the State of Brandenburg in the German capital city.The East European Brunch is a now traditional Berlinale meeting-point for representatives of the film and media branches in East and West, and is an ideal opportunity for Cottbus Festival Director Roland Rust to outline the focal themes of the 2008 FilmFestival Cottbus later this ...

Hungarian film art during the berlinale

CINEMA TOTAL BERLIN EDITIONHungarian film art during the berlinale Film as fine art WITH ULRICH GREGOR ISTVAN SZABO UDO KIER Collegium Hungaricum BerlinDorotheenstr. 12, 10117 Berlin-Mitte5 pmCINEMA TOTAL - Street ScreeningGéza M. Tóth: ERGOFor the first time on a 8x6 meter projectionscreen: CHB displays its show-window to Berlin. By the occasion of this street-screening presentation we project the newest animation film of Oscar-Price nominnee Géza M. Tóth.6.30 pmexhibition OPENINGCinema Tot...

Nice reception from Banja Luka International Film Festival during Berlinale

The Banja Luka International Film Festival held a nice reception during Berlinale on February 13 at the HomeBase Lounge (Postdamer Platz)Banja Luka International Film Festival will take place in the city of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) from 2nd to 9th of May, 2008. Approximately forty European and films from countries from all around the world will be shown.Even though there is the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka where film and theater artists gain their knowledge, the city itself did not ...

Ukrainian Cinema Foundation gives an overview of the country´s filmic works at the Berlinale

First international presentation of the  Ukrainian Cinema Foundation at the 58th Berlin International Film FestivalFor the first time the Ukrainian Cinema Foundation gives an overview of the country´s filmic works at the European Film Market. The presentation will be held under the chairmanship of Mrs. Kateryna Yushchenko, Ukraine's First Lady and Head of the Supervisory Council of the International Charitable Fund "Ukraine-3000". Mrs. Kateryna Yushchenko also plans to attend the Ber...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones for the opening

With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: We Can Do More!

On February 13, 2008, the World Cinema Fund (WCF) of the Berlinale invites WCF directors and producers as well as international representatives of the film branch and the press to a panel event. Under the heading "How to Optimize Our Potential / New Strategies for Cooperation und Funding", the WCF's strategic goals and current measures, as well as its experiences and results so far will be discussed. In 2004, the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlinale initiated the World ...

the first European AFCI Location and Finance Lounge

AFCI LOCATION AND FINANCE LOUNGE - BERLIN 2008 Don't miss out on the first European AFCI Location and Finance Lounge: meet film commissioners from all over the world to get the latest up-to-date on locations, incentives, services and resources for your next production!Join the first European AFCI Location and Finance Lounge and learn all about:Locations, studios und corporate partnerships Available equipment, crews and servicesRegional financial incentives for film productions and co-productions...

Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?

At this year's Berlinale Keynotes, members of the digital media avantgarde - including top producers from the international games industry, Wikinomics pioneers and Open Movie directors - will discuss some of the most challenging questions facing the film industry.In the current entertainment industry, the internet is the new key medium and games are the most important format. In view of the rapid developments in digital technology, the film industry is facing ever growing challenges and new form...

Berlinale Camera for Karlheinz Böhm and Otto Sander

Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks with this award. Austrian actor Karlheinz Böhm will be honoured with the Berlinale Camera at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival for his achievements in German film and his humanitarian engagement as founder of the organization "Menschen für Menschen". Berlin actor, radio play and v...

Berlinale 2008: International Jury

This year, eight international film experts and stars will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears. Jury President Costa-Gavras (France) is one of the most renowned figures of dedicated, political filmmaking. His international breakthrough came in 1969 with the political thriller Z, which won him two Academy Awards. In 1990 Costa-Gavras was awarded the Berlinale Golden Bear for his film Music Box (with Armin Mueller-Stahl and Jessica Lange). He last participated in the Be...

All Eyes On Berlin

 Tuesday, February 5---------In the non-stop romp that is the international film festival circuit, the travelling nomads of the film industry, who have just unpacked their bags from stints in Palm Springs, Park City and Santa Barbara, are turning eastward towards the Berlin Film Festival, which opens on Thursday evening. After a tame Sundance and an Oscar season that ignored some of world cinema's best achievements (what, no 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS or PERSPEPOLIS or THE ORPHANAGE or THE EDGE...

The Berlinale Talent Campus programme

The Berlinale Talent Campus, which will take place from 09 – 14 February 2008 at the “Hebbel am Ufer” in Berlin-Kreuzberg, is a summit of the most talented up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world. Over 350 of them are invited to Berlin each year to reflect on their ideas about film in lectures and panel discussions, and to work on their projects in specialized hands-on workshops as the Garage Studio, the Script & Doc Station, the Talent Project Market, the Talent Press, the...

Stories Written by Life & Success Stories from Former Campus Talents

Sandrine Bonnaire, Bernd Eichinger and Stephen Frears on BiopicsThey show the life stories of historical or contemporary personalities and have recently grown more and more successful: Biopics. Why are they so popular? Is it perhaps because audiences prefer the real, complex characters featured in Biopics to the more simple, fictional ones created for feature films? Is it because they enable audiences to establish an emotional bond with the story and its characters – or is it simply the larger...

Berlinale creates "Viewfinder" : a new prize for Best First Feature

The Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award. This year again, a dedicated, three-person international jury will decide on the best debut film. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. In 2008 the director and producer of the winning film will be awar...

Berlinale Keynotes to Discuss Future Issues of the Film Industry for the Second Time

“This is the biggest change to movies since the invention of the full-length feature film. Those that understand this transformation can be winners and those who don’t will fall behind,” says Don Tapscott, one of the leading authorities on digital economy, in describing the film industry’s current situation in view of the rapid advances in the media. Tapscott – professor at the University of Toronto, CEO of the business innovation company New Paradigm and bestselling author (Wikinomics...

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