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Dieter Kosslick

Berlinale to Honour Chris Marker by Screening Description d’un combat

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On September 23, 2012, the Berlin International Film Festival will honour documentary and experimental filmmaker Chris Marker, who passed away in late July, by screening his film Description d’un combat (Description of a Struggle). In this film, which received the Golden Bear for Best Documentary in 1961, Chris Marker took a personal look at the development of Israeli society and its identity twelve years after the state of Israel was founded. Chris Marker’s cinematic oeuvre co...

Wong Kar Wai (With a staggering 21 wins and 35 award nominations so far) will preside over the Jury of Berlinale 2013

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Chinese director Wong Kar Wai will be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The director, who has won many international awards, is one of the most important representatives of world cinema. Wong Kar Wai’s unique and extraordinary style has inspired countless filmmakers and made him a cult figure of contemporary auteur cinema. Wong Kar Wai was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By. His...

The Berlinale Midway: 250,000 Tickets Sold and a Thriving European Film Market

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A splendid opening of the Berlinale’s new venue at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on Schaperstraße, a decisive increase in participants and films at the European Film Market, and more than 250,000 tickets already sold – these are the midway results of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.  “The audience is pouring into cinemas and celebrating world stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Angelina Jolie, Isabelle Huppert and Christian Bale. People love the Berlinale – no matter how cold ...

European SHOOTING STARS shine bright at Berlinale 2012

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  Ten of the most promising young actors in Europe have been chosen by a high-profile jury of film industry professionals to be SHOOTING STARS of 2012. They have all concluded a whirlwind weekend of events at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival including photo-sessions, meetings with casting directors and filmmakers, a workshop with international agents and a press conference, all culminating in a glittering award ceremony this Monday night. SHOOTING STARS jury member and...

Berlinale gallery: february 12, 2012

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James Marsh, Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough Clive Owen James Marsh Neville Garrick, Kevin Macdonald, Rohan Marley Rohan Marley Neville Garrick Political Statement The film crew Theo Alexander, Tamila Koulieva, Spiros Stathoulopoulos ...

Berlinale gallery: february 10, 2012

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Thomas Horn Line up Agathe Bonitzer Annekatrin Hendel Berlinale posture Djolof M'Bengue, Anisia Uzeyman, Saül Williams, Aïssa Maïga Ritesh Sidhwani, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar Big run Max von Sydow, Dieter Kosslick Kirsten Sheridan Juli...

Opening of the Berlinale Talent Campus #10 & Berlin Today Award Ceremony

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  Batman at the Checkpoint by Rafael Balulu wins the 2012 Campus short film competition On Saturday evening (February 11) festival director Dieter Kosslick opened the 10th Berlinale Talent Campus together with the heads of the Campus Christine Tröstrum and Matthijs Wouter Knol as well as with the director of the MEDIA programme Aviva Silver at the Hebbel am Ufer Theatre. Director Stephen Daldry and head curator of the film division at MoMA Rajendra Roy congratulated Kosslick on ...

Berlinale Special 2012: Series of Talks at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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 For years, discussions with filmmakers directly after the screenings of their films have been a special attraction of the festival experience for many Berlinale visitors. With the establishment of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele as a new venue in 2012, the Berlinale now has the opportunity to use this space to expand discussions between filmmakers and the audience. “Some topics simply demand more attention and a broader platform than the time allotted to them usually allows,” comments Fes...

The Berlinale Partners and Their Broad Commitment

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  "Besides the loyal support of Minister of State and Commissioner for Culture and Media Affairs, Bernd Neumann, the financial assistance that the Festival receives from its partners is indispensable. Our partners' passionate and professional engagement also contributes invaluably to the Festival's success. Our contract with ZDF has been extended until 2013. We are especially pleased that for the first time Moët & Chandon will be the Berlinale's official champagne supplier," ...

Berlinale Co-Production Market: Twelve Works Selected to Premiere during “Books at Berlinale”

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On February 14, producers will once again have the opportunity to discover exciting new literary material for the screen at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Twelve novels that have outstanding potential for the screen will be presented at “Books at Berlinale“. During the breakfast following the presentation, interested producers can speak directly with their rights holders, i.e., international publishers and literary agents. For those interested in specific works, indi...

Berlinale Camera for Haro Senft, one of the founding fathers of New German Cinema

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  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.   At the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, Haro Senft, one of the pioneers of New German Cinema as well as a tireless advocate of German children films will be awarded the Berlinale Camera. Haro Senft, born in Budweis (České Budějovice), is one of t...

Eisenstein’s October with Edmund Meisel’s Original Score to premiere in Berlin

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Premiere of the Newly Restored Version of Eisenstein’s October with Edmund Meisel’s Original ScoreOn February 10, 2012, the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will present the premiere of the reconstructed version of October (Oktjabr, USSR 1928, directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein) at the Friedrichstadt-Palast. Conducted by Frank Strobel, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform the original score as composed by Edmund Meisel. The screening is a Berlinale Special presentation and p...

MOMA partners with Berlinale Retrospective

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Each year, the Retrospective of the Berlin International Film Festival devotes itself to showcasing an important director or a topic relevant to film history. Organised by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen since 1977, this popular Berlinale section often gives younger viewers a first look at the oeuvre of a filmmaker, an epoch or a genre in a larger context, and provides confirmed cineastes with unexpected discoveries.Entitled “The Red Dream Factory. Mezhrabpom-Film a...

''Culinary Zinema: Cinema and Gastronomy''

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The Berlin International Film Festival and San Sebastian International Film Festival sign a collaboration agreement for the section ''Culinary Zinema: Cinema and Gastronomy'', jointly organized by Basque Culinary Center and the San Sebastian Festival. San Sebastian and its surroundings boast the world's highest concentration of Michelin stars per square metre, all held by Basque chefs enormously well known and appreciated around the planet: Mugaritz (2 Michelin stars and listed third by ...

Carte Blanche for Dieter Kosslick at the MoMA in New York

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To celebrate Dieter Kosslick’s 10th year as director of the Berlinale, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is dedicating a film series to him. Entitled “Carte Blanche: Dieter Kosslick, the Culinary Cineaste”, MoMA will be screening eleven films from August 22 to 30, 2011.Director of the Berlin International Film Festival since May 2001, Dieter Kosslick has long been engaged in issues related to food, pleasure and ecology, as well as their cultural significance and cinematic present...

Berlinale 2011: Dieter Kosslick Interview

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  Claus Mueller :    You have been running the Berlinale for 10 years now. What are your most important achievements and what were the biggest challenges?                                     Dieter Kosslick:   We have achieved what we wanted; the festival is younger through our initiatives such as ...

Berlinale 2011 Overview

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The Berlinale continues to solidify its position among the top three film festivals and film markets. It scored well  this year with about 800 films in the Berlinale  and the European Film Market program attracting close to 20,000 accredited  professionals  including 3900 journalist and  selling  300 000 tickets to the general public.  Undoubtedly, as the first major international film festival and film market in the calendar year offering a widely differentiated program with a strong doc...

Berlinale 2011: Dieter Kosslick Interview

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Claus Mueller : You have been running the Berlinale for 10 years now. What are your most important achievements and what were the biggest challenges? Dieter Kosslick: We have achieved what we wanted; the festival is younger through our initiatives such as the World Cinema Fund. We have a great market this year which has become one of our biggest challenges, there are lots of side bars which offer programs for specific target groups Thus there is no need to do much more. CM: What about t...

Berlinale 2011 coverage on fest21.com

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Below is the coverage from Berlin, headlines... My Berlin Top Ten Films At a film festival that totals more than 250 feature films (not to mention an additional 250 features in the accompanying European Film Market), one can only skim the surface of an event as wide-ranging as the Berlinale. Film choices are often based on schedule availability....grabbing a screening in between meetings or making sure one is awake to catch the early morning press screenings of the Competition program. In a se...

Berlinale closing red carpet

Impressions of the Berlinale. Red carpet "Closing Night" VIPs: Dieter Kosslick, Heike Makatsch, Wim Wenders, Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin, Asghar Farhadi, Diane Kruger, Isabella Rossellini

True Grit Opening

Edited piece with red carpet "True Grit" and the Golden Bear Lounge Impressions of the Berlinale. Red carpet "True Grit" VIPs: Ehtan Coen, Joel Coen, Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin, Dieter Kosslick, Armin Rohde, Heike Makatsch, Senta Berger, Jürgen Vogel, Mario Adorf, Armin Rohde

Berlin Buzz 5

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  IRANIAN FILM TAKES LEAD IN CRITICS POLL Trade magazine Screen International has been conducting a poll among leading international critics to predict the film that will win the Golden Bear award, the Berlinale's top prize. Each day in the trade's dailies, seven internationally respected critics are polled to get their response and to (possibly) handicap the winner, which will be announced on Sunday. The critics include Scott Foundas (Film Comment, USA), Derek Malcolm (London Even...

Berlinale 2011: New Cooperation Partners of the World Cinema Fund / WCF Day on February 16, 2011

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  On February 16, 2011, the WCF Day will once again provide an opportunity to learn more about the programme, successes, funding strategies, films, initiatives and partners of the World Cinema Fund (WCF). On this occasion the World Cinema Fund will present its new cooperation partners, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Deutsche Welle/DW Akademie. Through the support of these new partners, it will be possible to launch a new WCF programme in a number...

Opening of the Berlinale Talent Campus #9 & Berlin Today Award Ceremony

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  Hackney Lullabies by Kyoko Miyake wins the 2011 Campus short film competition   On Saturday evening (12.2.) at the Hebbel am Ufer Theatre, Festival Director Dieter Kosslick opened the Berlinale Talent Campus 2011 together with the heads of the Campus Christine Tröstrum and Matthijs Wouter Knol as well as with Medienboard CEO Kirsten Niehuus. Directly afterwards, the roughly 600 guests witnessed the world premiere of the five Berlin Today Award 2011 nominated short films insp...

In memory of Bernd Eichinger, the Berlinale will show A Girl Called Rosemarie

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  In memory of the producer, writer and director Bernd Eichinger, the Berlinale will show Bernd Eichinger's film A Girl Called Rosemarie (1996), starring Nina Hoss, who is a member of this year's International Jury, in Kino International at 2.00 pm on Saturday, February 12, 2011.    A Girl Called Rosemarie tells the true story of the 1957 murder of ‘demimondaine' Rosemarie Nitribitt. The Nitribitt affair caused a great stir at the time, but remained unsolved. The film was one...
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