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Love, Amour takes home the 4 best prizes at the 25th European Film Awards

                                The more than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR France / Germany / Austria, 127 min written & directed by Michael Haneke produced by Margaret Menegoz, Stefan ...

30 filmmakers from the Talent Campus present their projects in the Berlin House of Representatives

30 international filmmakers from the Campus present their projects in the Berlin House of Representatives   At the Berlin House of Representatives—home amongst other events to the Co-Production Market and located across the street from the Martin-Gropius Building where the European Film Market is held—30 selected Campus filmmakers have the unique opportunity to present their projects to the festival public. In addition to participants busy advancing their feature film projec...

German Films' six-person advisory board was newly elected

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RE-ELECTION OF THE ADVISORY BOARD AND ADOPTION OF THE 2013 BUDGET AT GERMAN FILMS Shareholders' meeting of German Films (23 November, 2012) German Films' six-person advisory board was newly elected at the company's shareholders' meeting today. Moreover, the meeting adopted German Films' budget for 2013. Additional funds were approved for events in Brazil and Chinas as well as support for marketing German films at international festivals. Martin Moszkowicz was confirmed as the chairman of th...

Co-production Award – Prix EURIMAGES – for Helena Danielsson

This year’s EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to Swedish producer Helena Danielsson. After a fifteen-year-long career in the Scandinavian and European film industry, Helena Danielsson established Hepp Film in 2003. The company’s core activity is to develop and realise feature films, TV-dramas and documentaries in international co-productions with award-winning Europea...

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 ...

The Meetings on the Bridge in Istanbul are getting ready for the 7th edition

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Meetings on the Bridge in its 7th Year; Film Development and Work in Progress Workshops, Funds for Co-Productions, Panels and Meetings The Meetings on the Bridge will celebrate its seventh year during the 31st edition of the ıstanbul Film Festival to take place 31 March-15 April 2012. Meetings on the Bridge brings together producers, directors, scriptwriters and representatives of organizations so as to continue providing opportunities for initial international presentations of new featu...

German-French Film Meeting in Paris start next week

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9th GERMAN-FRENCH FILM MEETING IN PARIS (23 & 24 November 2011) German Films and uniFrance films are collaborating with their partners for the ninth time to organise the German-French Film Meeting which is being held in Paris this year.The organisers will be expecting around 300 participants from Germany and France to come together on 23 and 24 November 2011 to discuss burning issues of the day for the ninth year running. On the first day at the event in the Intercontinental Hotel Paris Le Grand...

Lifetime Achievement Award for Stephen Frears at EFA

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"It's very nice to be complimented by Europe," the British director says Stephen Frears, director of films like DANGEROUS LIAISONS, THE HI-LO COUNTRY and THE QUEEN will receive this year's EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his outstanding and dedicated body of work. I have personnally worked with Stephen (&and enjoyed a lot sharing w...

Bonds forge as Trans Atlantic Partners wraps at IFP

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Trans Atlantic Partners has wrapped its third module, in conjunction with the Independent Filmmaker Project in New York City, with several international partnerships expected to emerge in the coming months.Producer Antonello Cozzolino of Montreal says hosting an additional third module of the intensive co-production training program in New York was an inspired decision.“We went through the week with the same goals, helping each other when needed, and we leave New York knowing we have solid pot...

15 Short Films Nominated for European Film Awards in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe

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With this year's final nomination having just been announced at the International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece), the list of the nominated short films is now complete. The short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Award...

EFA open votes for people's choice awards 2011

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  Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film. When the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, actors and actresses, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for, the audience. This year’s vote has started – vote now and win the chance to join winners and nominees on the red carpet in Berlin! Winners in...

Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the United States have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners

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  Trans Atlantic Partners tags impressive slate of producers for third annual co-production training opportunity Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the United States have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners, co-presented by Canada's Strategic Partners, Germany's Erich Pommer Institut and New York's Independent Filmmaker Project. The impressive list of producers will take part in the 2011 event - an intensive, three-module film training program...

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...

Berlin Buzz 2

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  International film festivals are here in force at the Berlinale to not only scout for new films but also to make announcements on upcoming special projects. Here are a few that have made the headlines here in Berlin.      BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES Beijing, the Chinese capital, now will have its own film event with the launching of the 1st Beijing International Film Festival, set for April 23-28, 2011. The Festival organization took an office at the M...

Berlin Today Award 2011 project starts shooting

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On Thursday, August 19, 2010, shooting begins in Berlin for Mother’s Little Helper; a short film about what happens when dieting goes wild. The film is one of five projects that have made it to the final of the Berlin Today Award 2011 – the Berlinale Talent Campus short film competition. 150 young filmmakers from 55 countries responded to the call for projects that address the competition’s motto “Leaving the familiar sector”, to be realised in collaboration with producers from the Ber...

Actress Kerry Fox to mentor the new Talent Actors Stage

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  The Berlinale Talent Campus (February 13-18, 2010) has secured its financing thanks to the project funding of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media(BKM). Minister of State for Culture and the Media Bernd Neumann has said: "Dieter Kosslick's idea to establish a platform for aspiring film talents during the Berlinale has proved very valuable. Not only the Festival - which has successfully presented a number of films by former Campus participants - b...

Record applications to the upcoming Berlinale Talent Campus

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"Cinema Needs Talent: Looking for the Right People" is the theme for the upcoming Berlinale Talent Campus. The Campus itself is far from lacking talent: In its eighth year of existence, the Campus has once again reached record numbers of applications from young international filmmakers. The interest has never been stronger: 4773 applications from 145 countries, nearly a thousand more than last year. Applications came in from 13 new countries as well, including Burundi, Guinea, Montenegro and Sai...

Launch of Friends of the German-Russian Film Academy

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Sponsorship Association „Friends of the German-Russian Film Academy“ constitutedIn the run-up of an official German-Russian Cinema Agreement, on Wednesday (July 29th, 2009) night the sponsorship association “Friends of the German-Russian Film Academy” was founded in Berlin. Peter Dinges, head of board of the Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) called this funding a historical act, underlining that the long preparations for German-Russian cinema relations had finally resulted in concrete activit...

Shooting begins for the Berlin Today Award 2010 "Straight to Cinema

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The Astronaut on the Roof by Spanish director Sergi Portabella starts off the next round of the Campus short film competition.  On July 7, 2009, shooting begins in Berlin for The Astronaut on the Roof, a comedy about two young screenwriters torn by the trials and tribulations of developing a screenplay who end up shamelessly quoting the films of their director idols. The film is one of five short film project finalists for the Berlin Today Award 2010, the short film competition of the Berli...

Berlin Today Award 2009 goes to…

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On Saturday evening (7.2.) Festival Director Dieter Kosslick and Campus Programme Manager Matthijs Wouter Knol opened the 2009 edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus before approx. 600 invited guests at the Theater Hebbel am Ufer, HAU 1. 350 Talents from 106 countries will converge at the Hebbel am Ufer until 12.2. to exchange with international experts and network amongst themselves. Directors and screenwriters Sir David Hare (The Reader) and Daniela Thomas (O Primeiro Dia) as well as composer ...

Festival of German Films in London opens this week

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A YEAR AGO IN WINTER (IM WINTER EIN JAHR) opens the 11th Festival of German Films in London (28.11. – 4.12.2008)The past eleven years has seen German Films offering the London public an overview of filmmaking in Germany each year in the run-up to Christmas at the Curzon Soho Cinema. This year also boasts a wide-ranging selection of new German feature films, documentaries and shorts on show. The festival will open with the new film by Caroline Link A YEAR AGO IN WINTER (IM WINTER EIN JAHR) in t...

Festival of German Films in Tokyo

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The 4th Festival of German Films in Tokyo will be presented with a familiar partner, the Goethe Institut in Japan, and further German and Japanese partners. The festival is being held within a new framework this year and will have a stronger presence in Tokyo's film landscape.On October 31, the festival will be opened by KRABAT by Marco Kreuzpaintner. The director Marco Kreuzpaintner, actor Robert Stadlober and producer Uli Putz will be there in person to introduce the film to the audience.Other...

Berlin Today Award 2010: Short Films for the Big Screen

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“Straight to Cinema” is the theme for the short film competition of the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2010Call for entries - Berlin Today Award 2010 The short film competition of the Berlinale Talent Campus – supported since 2003 by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg – invites directors from all over the world to submit short film ideas inspired by the theme “Straight to Cinema”. In a digital age where film culture is undergoing fundamental changes, the cinema remains a unique public space,...

FilmFestival Cottbus makes a presentation in Russia

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This week, the FilmFestival Cottbus is travelling more than 600 kilometres to Svetlogorsk on the Baltic coast. Festival director Roland Rust and festival manager Andreas Stein are going there following an invitation to the 5th Baltic Debuts Film Festival in the Kalingrad region which belongs to Russia. On July 31, 2008, they will present the Cottbus festival of East European cinema and give a taster of the 18th festival edition which is set to have "New Cinema from the Baltics" as its focus from...

Berlin Today Award 2009: Short film projects from Alaska, India, Lebanon, Berlin and Brandenburg make it to the finals

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The Berlin Today Award, supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg as the short film competition of the Berlinale Talent Campus since 2003, has nominated five short film projects as finalists in the upcoming round. 176 young filmmakers from 72 countries responded to the call for project ideas related to the theme “My Wall“, conceived to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. For the first time not only Campus Talents but also producers from all over Germany could apply to...

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