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The 70th Berlinale International Film Festival will be held from February 20 to March 1, 2020.
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Berlinale 2008: Oscar winner Costa-Gavras to be Jury President

The Greek-French director Costa-Gavras will be the President of the International Jury of the Berlinale 2008.The Greek-born director, now living in France, is one of the most renowned representatives of dedicated, political film. His works have received many awards; his film Z is widely considered one of the classics of political cinema. Costa-Gavras is also President of the French Cinemathèque.“I am very pleased that we have been able to win over such a great director as Costa-Gavras as Jury...

More importance afforded to short films – round two for the Berlinale Shorts section

The short film section has entered its second year under a new name, Berlinale Shorts, for the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. The festival made a statement last year by introducing a dedicated short film section and in doing so reaffirmed the significance of the genre for film production in general. “The short film is a reflection of how society is changing. It is radical and without constrictions,” remarks festival Director, Dieter Kosslick.From 2008, all short films in the Berlin...

Berlinale Talent Campus continues to attract up-and-coming filmmakers from around the globe

Berlinale Talent Campus #6, February 9 – 14, 2008In its sixth year the attraction of the Berlinale Talent Campus remains strong: 3304 young filmmakers from 120 countries applied to the Berlinale Talent Campus #6, with applications received for the first time from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Vietnam. 350 applicants will be invited from February 9 – 14, 2008, to explore the Campus focus entitled “SCREENING EMOTIONS – Cinema’s Finest Asset”. “To examine the role of emotion...

Movie, Film And Video Voiceover Actors Now Available at

Voice123 (, the largest voice over marketplace where voice over talents promote their voice services and voice talent seekers find the best voices for their projects, extends it voiceover talent pool to promote the talent of professional voice over actors for movies, films and videos.Producers and directors of movies, films, and videos are in constant need of high quality voiceovers for their projects. Voice123 becomes the primary source of professional voices for all the voi...

Berlinale 2007, Dieter Kosslick’s Reflections Part I

Dieter Kosslick continues to imprint his signature on the Berlinale. He has transformed the Berlin Festival into the largest audience oriented international film festival. Through the European Film Market and the main competition,  the Berlinale has met commercial interests while satisfying cinematic ones through the Panorama, Forum and other Berlinale components. Unlike Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale features the Talent Campus, permits large testing of new productions and presents a balanced...

57th Berlinale A Major Success

Monday, February 19----The 57th Berlin International Film Festival came to a successful close this past weekend, reaching its climax on Saturday night with the Berlinale Awards Ceremony.  Sixteen hundred guests crowded the Berlinale Palast for the awards gala, which was hosted by Charlotte Roche and broadcast live on 3sat. In addition to the prize-winners, the film crew of the closing film ANGEL (director François Ozon, Susanna Antunes, Amanda Davis, Olivier Delbosc, Oriana Elia, Michael Fass...

Panorama Audience Awards Unveiled

Sunday, February 18-----The audience has decided.....the Panorama Audience Award, sponsored by “radioeins” of RBB, Berlin-Brandenburg’s public radio and television broadcasting station, and Berlin’s city magazine “tip” in collaboration with the Berlinale’s Panorama section – goes to the film BLINDSIGHT (Lucy Walker, Great Britain). The documentary tells the extraordinary story of a group of blind mountain climbers, who use their remaining senses to allow them to literally soar t...

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TUYA'S WEDDING Wins Berlinale Golden Bear

Saturday, February 17------In a surprise twist, a Chinese film has won the Berlinale Golden Bear, the Berlin Film Festival's highest honor. TUYA'S MARRIAGE by Chinese director Wang Quan'an won the Festival's top prize, which was announced with other awards at the Festival's closing  ceremony this evening. The film, the story of a woman living in rural northwestern Mongolia and facing pressure to abandon her life as a shepherd, did not figure on most critics' predictio...

Berlinale Competition Closes With Ozon Film

 Saturday, February 17--- The Berlinale Competition section closes with the world premiere of ANGEL, the latest film from international favorite François Ozon (8 WOMEN). The film, a French-Belgian-British co-production, is the French director's first film in English., Set in England at the beginning of the 20th Century, the film portrays the rise and fall of a young woman from humble beginnings, who breaks into the highest echelons of society as an author. Romola Garai stars as the head-...

Asian Films Make A Strong Impression In Berlin

Saturday, February 17-----As the Berlin Film Festival moves into its final weekend, a host of films from Asia have demonstrated the continued vitality and excitement of Asian cinema on the world scene. In the Berlinale Competition section, four Asian films are competing for the top prize, the Berlinale Golden Bear. Celebrated Korean director Park Chan-wook (whose film OLDBOY was a major international arthouse hit) returns to the horror genre with a sense of humor, with his tongue-in-cheek film ...

The Berlinale Talent Campus #5 Comes to a Successful Close

The Farewell Ceremony and bestowal of the Volkswagen Score Competition final award on Thursday marked the successful close of the Berlinale Talent Campus #5. 362 young filmmakers from all over the world were welcomed to the three buildings that make up the “Hebbel am Ufer” theatres for six intensive days. Panel discussions with renowned film and media experts, excursions, screenings and workshops - with over 80 different events the fifth Campus could offer an array of interpretations of this...

Antonio Banderas’EL CAMINO DE LOS INGLESES (SUMMER RAIN)wins Europa Cinemas Label at Berlin Film Festival

Antonio Banderas’ El Camino de los Ingleses (Summer Rain) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening at the joint Europa Cinemas/Fipresci awards ceremony.This marks the third year that the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded to the Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, and complements the Labels awarded at the ...

21st TEDDY Awards 2007 – The Winners

The eight members of this international jury – organisers of queer and other 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/essay film and usually the best short film,each with a cash award of € 3,000.Members of the Jury:Charlie Boudreau – Canada (image+nation Montréal International LGBT Film Festival)Frédéric Arends ...

The Golden Age of Documentaries

Friday, February 16----Much has been written about the "golden age of documentaries" that we suddenly and fortunately are currently immersed in. Perhaps it is a response to a violent and confusing world to which we are looking to bring knowledge, healing and understanding. Aside from aesthetic considerations, the documentary has also proven to be a highly profitable item for distributors, with such films as FAHRENHEIT 911, MARCH OF THE PENGUINS and this year's AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH...

Berlinale Keynotes A Success In Debut Year

Friday, February 16-----The Berlinale Keynotes , a new information initiative launched this year by the Berlin Film Festival organization, got off to a successful start. Over 300 distinguished international industry representatives, invited by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Berlin International Film Festival, came together to watch the new event format at the Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. The first edition focused on the future of the film industry in the digital age, in terms of technology, con...

A Crystal Bear for the Best Film in the 14plus Competition

 The Youth Jury of 14plus, the youth film competition of the 57th Berlin International Film Festival announced today at 5 pm at the Zoo Palast the winners. The jury was composed of: Lena-Lotte Agger, Silvia Dudek, Elif Erönder, Till Gerber, Adam Heise, Jean-Marc Philippe Montag, Ruby Reimann. The Crystal Bear for the Best Feature Film went to: Adama Meshuga'at by Dror Shaul.  A Special Mention went to: The Fall by Tarsem Singh....

Berlinale announced Short Films Awards

 The members of the international short film jury Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima (Nigeria)Riina Sildos (Estonia)Ning Ying (China) award the following prizes: The GOLDEN BEAR to RAAK by Hanro Smitsman (The Netherlands) The SILVER BEAR ex aequo to DECROCHE by Manuel Schapira (France) and MEI  by Arvin Chen (USA-Taiwan, China) The Prix UIP to  ROTTEN APPLE by Ralitza Petrova (United Kingdom) The DAAD short film prize to  ANNEM SINEMA ÖGRENIYOR by Nesimi Yetik (Turkey)  The award cer...

World Cinema Fund (WCF) expands focus regions: South East Asia and the Caucasus

 During the World Cinema Fund Day on February 14 the WCF announced an expansion of the focus regions. Alongside projects from Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Central Asia, filmmakers from South East Asia and the Caucasus can be funded from summer 2007 onwards. The WCF is active in production funding as well as in distribution support. The submission deadline for production funding is March 15, 2007, for distribution support in Germany the deadline is February 27, 2007.“We always believ...

Berlinale launches Keynotes

 Most of the greatest artists are also great visionaries and for the past 57 years the Berlinale has seen a lot of them walk on its red carpet. But cinema's glory comes also from the vision of great businessmen that have shaped and are still shaping the movie industry. Taking this into account, Berlin International Festival hosted this year for the first time a new kind of event called Berlinale Keynotes, a series of speeches and panel discussions about the future of the cinema industry...

European Film Market wraps up in Berlin

 The Berlinale is coming to a close and the exhibitors at the European Film Market are starting to pack their stuff after one full week of fruitful exchanges between buyers, sellers and institutions. The building that hosted most of the companies, the Martin-Gropius-Bau, is still teeming with life as people are meeting in the huge atrium around cups of coffee, as the weather is so freezing outside, taking time to marvel at the wonderful structure inspired by Italian Renaissance. Watching th...

Media Salles announced in Berlin their conclusions on trends in cinema attendance in Europe

A better year, but not for everyone. Following a 2005 marked by a minus sign almost everywhere, the year that has just ended has represented a breath of fresh air for European cinema exhibition in general. This is what is revealed by MEDIA Salles, anticipating to the Berlin Festival the publication of figures on cinema-going in Europe in 2006, included in the “final 2006” edition of the European Yearbook, which is being presented today, 15 February, during the traditional “Italian Breakfa...

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