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The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 17, 2022 under the motto "It all (re)starts here".
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Discover a new world of growing business opportunities for your 3D animation feature films: we can help you find distribution in the Mena Region.   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 ENTERTAINMENT   Barajoun means Marbles! Marble Balls were foun...

Berlinale Series Market at Potsdamer Platz: Talks, Screenings and Showcases From All Over the World

  The Ark The Berlinale Series Market (February 20-22, 2023) returns to Potsdamer Platz for its ninth edition. Buyers, creatives, industry experts and content traders can take advantage of the in-person, three-day programme in three EFM locations within walking distance: the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation (conference programme), CinemaxX (screenings and showcases), and Gropius Bau (industry panels). The programme...

Co-Pro Series 2023: Ten Selected Series in Berlinale Pitch Event and Searching for Partners

  Series Pitch 2020 On 21 and 22 February, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will be dedicated to Co-Pro Series: producers, editors, distributors and other series financiers will take part in the industry's highly renowned pitch event, which will take place this time at CinemaxX on Potsdamer Platz. This time around, ten top-quality series projects from Europe, Argentina and Canada are looking for suitable co-producers, distribution ...

Books at Berlinale – Eleven Books on Route to Adaptation

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  On February 20, the Berlinale Co-Production Market at Books at Berlinale, in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse, will present eleven exceptional examples of literary material that lend themselves to adaptation. At the pitch event, which has been spotlighting new publications and bestsellers every year since 2006, film producers can get in contact with the film rights holders – renowned, internationally active publishers and booksellers. The presentation...

VIDEO Berlinale Programme Presentation | Berlinale 2023

The selection this year shows a strong Focus on reality, call it re documentaries of fiction News from Berlinale Special, Panorama, Generation, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Goes Kiez and Information on the Programme Press Conference Photo: Mariëtte Rissenbeek, Carlo Chatrian © Richard Hübner / Berlinale 2023 the Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and the Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian provided an outlook for the 73rd Berlin International Fil...

Enjoy Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin during Berlinale

Avant Première is the world's most important trade fair for cultural TV and VOD content, presenting the latest music + dance film productions for global broadcast. Front-row seats to exclusive previews of the latest performing arts films While premieres are shown at film festivals, Avant Première presents performing arts films even earlier to an international crowd of potential buyers, coproducers, partners and financiers. The Avant Première Screen...

Berlinale Series starts with The Swarm an ZDF eco-thriller

  Based on the bestseller by Frank Schatzing, The Swarm, a Zdf series, with an international co-production, will open at Berlinale on February 19th. A very scary eco-thriller, directed By Barbara Eder, Luke Watson and Philip Stotzl that shows an international group of scientists doing research on a mysterious ocean phenomena that can become a global threat.  Whales sink boats, shellfish poison a coastal town. Nature seems to be taking its revenge. Three episodes (out of competition)...

Waiting for John Malkovich and other premières at Berlinale

It’s going to be a special world première at Berlinale: Seneca-On the Creation of Earthquakes, by German director Robert Schwentke (The Captain, 2018), in collaboration with John Malkovich in the role of the Roman philosopher and an impressive international cast (with a wonderful Geraldine Chaplin). Watch the amazing teaser: Around the year 65 AD, Seneca, Nero’s teacher suddenly falls into disgrace and is accused of conspiring for the emperor’s death and ha...

The film programme for Berlin Critics’ Week 2023 is finalized and revealed

  Directors who get mixed up in history. Films that subtly revolutionize consciousness. Care and caring, translated into images and sound. Cameras that probe urban life. Pop and politics, reflected by male bodies. The film programme for Berlin Critics’ Week 2023 is finalized. We expect a particularly intense debate about our Reaction Shot programme, which brings together films exploring their creators’ involvement in contemporary history. In the essay-film&nbs...

News from Berlinale Special, Shorts and Forum

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Berlinale Special Berlinale Special captivates audiences with its variety of formats and a multifaceted programme. In addition to the films already announced eight more films have been confirmed with guests such as Jeon Do-yeon, Pierfrancesco Favino, Felix Lobrecht, Mario Martone, Helen Mirren, Peter Simonischek and David Wnendt.   Please find enclosed the press release and the film list.   Berlinale Shorts 2023 Berlinale Shorts – Fiction Against a Real-Life Backd...

She Came to Me by Rebecca Miller will open the 2023 Berlinale - out of competition

Peter Dinklage © Protagonist Pictures The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 16, 2023 with the world premiere of the US production She Came to Me. The romantic comedy by director and screenwriter Rebecca Miller boasts a cast of international stars that includes Peter Dinklage, Marisa Tomei, Joanna Kulig, Brian d’Arcy James and Anne Hathaway.   The delightful comedy about love in all its forms weaves together the tales of a charming cast of characte...

News from Perspektive Deutsches Kino, Berlinale Classics, Retrospective and Berlinale Co-Production Market

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2023: Kisses, Conflicts, Collisions Under the leadership of new section head Jenni Zylka, Perspektive is going all-out: This year’s Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme is cutting-edge, controversial and emotional. Four full-length fiction films, three documentary films and two mid-length fiction films illustrate our sometimes painful attempts to understand the world – and improve it. Please find enclosed the press release and the film list. Berlina...

EFM and Berlinale 2023 previews

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News from Homage and Generation Spotlight

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Hommage   Berlinale 2023 Lauds Steven Spielberg with an Honorary Golden Bear and Homage   Director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg will be honoured for lifetime achievement with an Honorary Golden Bear at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. The Homage will screen his latest film, The Fabelmans, with Spielberg on hand to accept the statuette on February 21, 2023 at the Award Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast (see November 22, 2022 press release).   The ar...

Watch out for Berlinale Talents 2023, with Cate Blanchett and Nina Hoss

  Maria Rosaria D'amico At Berlinale, from February 18-23 this year, 68 countries will exchange experiences along the theme “You Must Be Joking: Humour in Serious Times”. The 204 talents (112 female, 83 male) that have been selected show a very interesting program that could launch new filmmakers from countries that have rarely been represented at Berlinale Talents before (Myanmar, Palestine, Nepal, Mongolia, Lesotho, Bangladesh, Costa Rica and for the first time Sa...

upcoming talent revealed: the 10 shooting Stars for Berlinale 2023

European Film Promotion (EFP) is delighted to announce the up-and-coming acting talent who have been selected for the next edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS. They will be introduced to the international press, film industry and the audience during the 73rd Berlinale. The four-day tailormade promotion and networking programme (running 17 – 20 February 2023) is capped off with a celebration of the talent at an Awards Ceremony at the Berlinale Palast.  The European Shooting Stars 202...

Key Visual and 3 Berlinale posters : we lost a bear?

The 2023 Berlinale Key Design   “The key visual for the 73rd Berlinale directs our attention to the indispensable core of a metropolitan film festival: the audience. We’re very pleased that with this year’s poster, we can honour those whose curiosity, enthusiasm and applause makes the Berlinale a vibrant, inspiring and joyful event,” comments Mariëtte Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlinale.   The key design was once again created by Berlin-base...

The New Sponsors of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival

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Cosmetics brand Armani beauty and mobility platform Uber will be the new Principal Partners of the Berlinale 2023, complementing the commitment of long-time principal media partner ZDF.   Potsdamer Platz as the central festival location moves up as a Co-Partner alongside Mastercard and rbb media. The Berlinale has also been able to win numerous companies as new partners at the other sponsorship levels.   “I am very pleased about the large number of new partners we have been a...

Berlinale Panorama, Generation, EFM and Festival Venues News

Panorama Panorama 2023: Tracking the Unseen. Films as Tools of Resistance Films from Ukraine, Yemen and about Iran are among the first to have been confirmed for the Panorama line-up which also features strong feminist cinema from the US. The 2023 programme manifests a worldwide trend towards transnational filmmaking in both fiction films and documentaries. Of the 14 films selected, 11 are world premieres, with a total of 19 countries involved. There are new films by Sepideh Farsi, Jennif...

Kristen Stewart to Head the International Jury at the 2023 Berlinale

  American actor, screenwriter and director Kristen Stewart will be the president of the International Jury at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival.   “We’re excited about Kristen Stewart taking on this distinguished task. She’s one of the most talented and multi-faceted actors of her generation. From Bella Swan to the Princess of Wales she has given life to everlasting characters. Young, shining and with an impressive body of work behind her, Kristen Stew...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: WCF Europe Funding Recommendations

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    In addition to the WCF funding recommendations announced in August (see press release from August 16), the most recent jury meeting resulted in three funding recommendations for the WCF Europe programme. A total of 216 projects from 55 countries applied for the current funding cycle – including the funding recommendations already announced. The recommendations now comprise funds totalling 449,000 Euros.   The members of the WCF juries are the documentary film produc...

Jacqueline Lyanga Appointed US-Delegate for the Berlinale

The Berlin International Film Festival is expanding its delegate network through the addition of Los Angeles-based, US industry expert Jacqueline Lyanga. Lyanga will consolidate contacts with the US film industry and filmmakers, assist in scouting films, and prepare the Berlinale’s US West Coast screening tours. Ryan Werner, who has been active as a US delegate for the festival since 2019, and Jacqueline Lyanga will work closely together.   “We are happy and proud to have J...

Berlinale 2023: Honorary Golden Bear and Homage for Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg © Brian Bowen Smith. Courtesy Amblin Partners The Homage of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival will be devoted to US-American director, producer and screenwriter Steven Spielberg, who will also be presented with an Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement. In the scope of the Award Ceremony at the Berlinale Palast, the festival will screen his most recent work, The Fabelmans. A recipient of multiple Academy Awards, Spielberg is one of the world's m...

EFP announces jury for 26th edition of european shooting stars

  EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2023 - THE JURY: Jan Komasa, Rebecca van Unen, Maria Ekerhovd, Leo Barraclough and Veronica Echegui Five acclaimed experts selected by European Film Promotion (EFP) have the challenging task of deciding which of the 27 nominated acting talents will take part in the upcoming edition of EUROPE SHOOTING STARS (17-20 February, 2023) at the Berlin International Film Festival. With their extensive experience in different fields of the film industry, the jury members w...

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