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The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from Thu, Feb 16, 2023 - Sun, Feb 26, 2023
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Berlinale bids a farewell to the legendary film critic Michel Ciment

With heavy hearts, we bid a farewell to the legendary film critic Michel Ciment. Devoting his life to cinema, Ciment became a cornerstone of French film criticism for over half a century. In 1976, he served as a member of the International Jury, and in his role as the festival's foreign delegate for the Official Programme, he provided valuable counsel to the Festival Director and the Selection Committee of the Berlinale for numerous years. "For all those who consider the 'cin...

European Film Market Presents Italy as “Country in Focus” 2024

    After the successful return of the European Film Market (EFM) in February 2023 with record numbers of 11,500 plus trade visitors, more than 600 exhibiting companies and over 1,500 market screenings, the EFM is now announcing its guest country for the upcoming edition. “Country in Focus” 2024 will be Italy.   The EFM's “Country in Focus” programme was launched in 2017, but due to the pandemic, the EFM 2021 ...

Berlinale Co-Production Market - Call for Projects

Meetings at the  Berlinale Co-Production Market 2023 © Lydia Hesse / Berlinale 2023   Call for Projects: Time to Submit Film and Series Projects for the Berlinale Co-Production Market   Until  September 21, 2023, experienced producers from all over the world can submit new feature film projects in need of co-producers and financiers for the 21st edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 17-21, 2024). By the end of this...

Nikola Joetze takes over as new project manager of Berlinale Talents

We welcome and congratulate Nikola Joetze; the new Berlinale Talents Project Manager.     On September 1, Nikola Joetze will take over the project management of Berlinale Talents, completing the dual leadership team of the talent development initiative alongside programme manager Florian Weghorn.   Nikola Joetze brings to the Berlinale Talents team her many years of professional experience at the European Film Academy, where she was responsible for the event ...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Current Funding Recommendations for Production and Distribution

Athlete von / by Semih Gülen und / and Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun © Vigo Film & Amok Film   At the 38th jury session of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made 13 recommendations of funding to projects or films from Bhutan, Brazil, Indonesia, Israel, Madagascar, Nepal, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela. This current funding comprising ten production and three distribution grants totals 345,000 eur...

Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts at FIRST International Film Festival in Xining, China

      La herida luminosa / Daydreaming So Vividly About Our Spanish Holidays von / by Christian Avilés © ESCAC Films Berlinale Shorts    With its specially curated programmes, the Berlinale has been present around the world for many years. The Berlinale Spotlight extends the festival period and makes the activities of the Berlinale visible throughout the year.   The upcoming Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale ...

Jacqueline Nsiah Will Join the Berlinale Selection Committee

                                                  Jacqueline Nsiah © Engin Oruc       Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director of the Berlinale, has asked Jacqueline Nsiah, a film festival, art and culture consultant from Berlin, to join his selection committee. Barbara Wurm is leaving the committee to head the Forum section, starting August 1,...

The Film Community of the Many: Berlinale Talents Calls for Applications

The Talents at the Global Speed Matching 2023 © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2023 Until September 4, 2023, emerging film creators can once again apply for Berlinale Talents (February 17-22, 2024). The talent development initiative offers 200 creatives from 14 film disciplines the opportunity to take part in a multitude of think tanks, talks, workshops and labs. With more than 9,500 alumni in over 150 countries, and seven branches worldwide, Berlinale Talents has becom...

2024 Berlinale: “Next Move” - Focusing and Condensing for a Future-Oriented Festival Structure

After two unusual festival years due to the pandemic, the Berlinale celebrated a successful and glamourous comeback as an on-site event in February 2023. Executive Director Mariëtte Rissenbeek and Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian evaluated the structure of the Berlinale after the festival. Their goal is to be able to sustainably configure the festival by restructuring the organisation and condensing its programme.   “Like many other areas of society, c...

Barbara Wurm Appointed as New Head of the Berlinale Forum

Barbara Wurm Appointed as New Head of the Berlinale Forum   As of August 1, 2023, the author and curator Barbara Wurm will be taking over as head of the Forum section, which has been part of the Berlinale since 1971 and is independently curated and run by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art. Wurm succeeds Cristina Nord, who is returning to the Goethe-Institut after four years. Anna Hoffmann will provide support as the section and programme manager. Uli Ziemons ...

Barajoun is interested in your animation for distribution in the MENA region

Discover a new world of growing business opportunities for your 3D animation feature films: we can help you find distribution in the Mena Region. We hope you had a successfull Berlinale, sorry we could not meet in person. Trust us with a screener and your marketing assets so we can suggest the best plan.  Email Ayman Jamal - Barajoun CEO, and or Bruno Chatelin Festival Agent.   Meet us in Berlin and Cannes.   Introducing BARAJOUN ...

Documentaries are the new trend in film festivals On the Adamant Golden Bear Winner

By M. R. D’Amico Director, director of photography, editor: Nicholas Philibert Producers: Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto, Céline Loiseau Sales: Les Films du Losange In French 1 hour 49 minutes Synopsis:  Watching this touching documentary by Nicholas Philibert, who at 72, won by surprise the Golden Bear at the 73. Berlinale fills us with hope about the future of cinema. Adamant tells the creative routines that happen every day on the Paris mental health day care...

Glamourous Closing of Berlinale 2023 – Delighted Winners and Full Cinemas

The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival came to a successful close with the Publikumstag on February 26. At the festive awards ceremony on Saturday evening, Sur L'Adamant by Nicolas Philibert was awarded with the Golden Bear.   Watch our WRAP post edition Following the slogan “Let's get together”,  the Berlinale started its first fully in-person event after two unusual years due to the pandemic – and the audience as well as...

BERLINALE 2023 Wrap : Awards and Video Interviews


VIDEO Presentation of the European Film Club

  Matthijs Wouter Knol and Mark Higham (The European Film Academy)  presented an ambitious new programme to engage teenagers in European films, during Berlinale. The European Film Club is being genuinely co-created by young people across Europe and will be tested in 20 European countries this year before a full roll out across the continent in 2023. Funded by Creative Europe MEDIA, the European Film Club will be a f...

Pitching of the Odesa International Film Festival took place within the Berlinale

On February 18, Pitching of the Odesa International Film Festival was held as an associated event of the European Film Market, the international marketplace of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. During Pitching, 12 projects were presented at the pre-production stage, including projects of feature films, feature films, short films and TV series. 12 Ukrainian film projects selected by OIFF: Feature film Golden Lion on the Eve of Ivan Kupala, LLC “Il...

VIDEO Berlinale 2023 Awards : The complete list, yes a long one, with the winners video conference !

Sur l’Adamant (On the Adamant): film team with Mariëtte Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian © Sandra Weller / Berlinale 2023     PRIZES OF OFFICIAL JURIES    PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY  Members of the Jury: Kristen Stewart (Jury President), Golshifteh Farahani, Valeska Grisebach, Radu Jude, Francine Maisler, Carla Simón, Johnnie To    GOLDEN BEAR FOR BES...

The European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Cinema was launched during the Berlinale

© Richard Hübner / Berlinale 2023   On February 20, during the European Film Market of the Berlin Film Festival, a round table was held dedicated to the launch of the European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Cinema (ESFUF), the purpose of which is to help Ukrainian filmmakers and promote co-production. ESFUF is funded by contributions from 16 partners from 13 countries and the EFAD. The Fund will support the development or completion of Ukrainian feature f...

Results of the "Third Conference on co-production in cinema Canada-Ukraine #UCANCOPRODUCE. Wartime film production and distribut

  On February 20, in Berlin, about a hundred participants from Ukraine and Canada joined a discussion on film production and distribution during the war as part of a round table organized by the #ucancoproduce initiative, which aims to put into practice the Audiovisual Co-Production Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of Canada. which was ratified in 2020. During the event, Victoria Yarmoshchuk (FILM.UA Group, Ukrainian Film Association)...

The Teachers' Lounge (Das Lehrerzimmer) Wins Berlin Europa Cinemas Label at the Berlin Film Festival 2023

İlker Çatak's The Teachers' Lounge (Das Lehrerzimmer) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section, it was announced today by a jury of four exhibitors from the network, the eighteenth time the Label has been awarded in Berlin.   The Teachers' Lounge (Das Lehrerzimmer) will now benefit from promotional support from Europa Cinemas and better exhibition thanks to a financial incentive for network cinemas t...

Demon Chef! a recipe for murder by Summer Hill Entertainment

A RECIPE FOR MURDER?   Check out some exciting new releases from Summer Hill!   Be sure to check out our website at to see all our available films. We look forward to working with you throughout the rest of 2023 and beyond! If you're interested in any of these titles, feel free to schedule a meeting below:   FEATURED RELEASES: A Demon Chef with the recipe for murder. As people start to d...

Michaela Johnson-Carroll Joins Film Mode Entertainment as Director of International Sales

  Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment (FME) announces the addition of Michaela Johnson-Carroll to the ever-expanding Film Mode team in the role of Director, International Sales.    The company recently announced the addition of Lydia Ianni as VP, Acquisitions and Development, and Charlotte Mott’s promotion to Director, Worldwide Sales during the last edition of the American Film Market (AFM).    “We’ve welcomed Micha...

Berlinale 2023: Crystal Bears and Prizes of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk (The Children’s Charity of Germany) at Generation Kplu

  Crystal Bears   The members of the Children’s Jury Generation Kplus – Luan Faik Can, Valerie Louise Da Silva Matos, Timon Mahlke, Nina Marie Stellmacher, Defne Frida Sungu, Enno Winch, Jerrit Wunder – have awarded the following prizes:   Crystal Bear for the Best Film: Sweet As by Jub Clerc, Australia   A film that touched us by virtue of the personal stories of the characters and its impressive backdrops. You’ve seen various...

The Panorama Audience Awards Go to Sira by Apolline Traoré and Kokomo City by D. Smith

The audience has voted: The 25th Panorama Audience Award for the best feature film goes to Sira by Apolline Traoré, Kokomo City by D. Smith wins in the category Panorama Dokumente. D. Smith had boarded her plane already when she learnt about the award and quickly got off to be present at the ceremony. The prizes are awarded by the Berlinale section Panorama together with radioeins and rbb television (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg). ...

Berlinale 2023 Crystal Bears and Prizes at Generation 14plus

Adolfo – Szemen sarka – Man khod, man ham miraghsam – And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine – Hummingbirds – Mutt – Infantaria – IncorciCrystal Bears The members of the Youth’s Jury Generation 14plus – Leia Haarhuis, Leo Hanstein, Anna Lena Hiemer, Anouk Segebart, Jonas Volkers – have awarded the following prizes: Crystal Bear for the Best Fi...


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