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The 74th Berlin International Film Festival will take place from Feb 15 - 25, 2024 / EFM : Feb 15-21
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BLACK TEA Review: Berlin Film Festival Competition Film from Mauritania

(Black Tea by Abderrahmane Sissako © Olivier Marceny / Cinéfrance Studios / Archipel 35 / Dune Vision)   By M.R. D’Amico   Even before its world premiere at Berlinale 2024, Black Tea had generated strong interest among major international distributors, a promising start for the film’s journey into the global market. Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako, after the amazing success of his first Oscar-nominated film Timbuktu in 2014, embarks here...

SHAMBHALA Review: Berlin Film Festival Competition Film from Nepal

(Thinley Lhamo from Shambhala by Min Bahadur Bham, © Aditya Basnet / Shooney Films)   By M.R. D’Amico   It is the first Nepalese film to be in competition at Berlinale and one of the best surprises of the festival. In a Nepalese Himalayan village a young beautiful woman, Pema, starts her adult life with a polyandrous marriage to Tashi and his two younger brothe...

Berlinale Files Criminal Charges Over the Spreading of Anti-Semitic Posts / Criticism of Statements Made by Artists at the Berli

Social Media Channel Hacked   On Sunday, February 25, the Instagram channel of the Berlinale Panorama section was briefly hacked and anti-Semitic image-text posts about the Middle East war with the Berlinale logo were posted on the channel. These statements do not originate from the festival and do not represent the festival's stance. The posts were deleted immediately and an investigation was launched into how this incident could have occurred. The Berlinale condemns this crimin...

Berlinale 2024: Prizes at Generation Kplus

 Berlinale 2024: Prizes at Generation Kplus Clockwise from top left: It's Okay! (Es ist okay!); Young Hearts (Junge Herzen) © Thomas Nolf; Sukoun (Amplified / In die Stille) © Baha’ Slieman, Madd Moshawas; Papillon (Butterfly / Schmetterling) Berlinale 2024: Crystal Bears at Generation Kplus Crystal Bears   The members of the Children’s Jury Generation Kplus – Elisabeth Christenfeldt, Frederik Hammer, Kali Marsh, Roza Papastefanou, Paula...

VIDEO : Berlinale Awards of the Independent Juries

PRIZES OF THE INDEPENDENT JURIES       PRIZES OF THE ECUMENICAL JURY Members of the Jury: Karin Becker, Jacques Champeaux, Anita Nemes, Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Marta Romanova-Jēkabsone, Sr. Francesca Šimuniová Competition Keyke mahboobe man (My Favourite Cake) by Maryam Moghaddam & Behtash Sanaeeha Panorama endowed with €2,500 Sex by Dag Johan Haugerud Forum endowed with €2,500 Marijas klusums (Maria‘s Silence) by Dāvis Sīmanis Sp...

Berlinale Awards revealed

PRIZES OF OFFICIAL JURIES PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY Members of the Jury: Lupita Nyong‘o (Jury President), Brady Corbet, Ann Hui, Christian Petzold, Albert Serra, Jasmine Trinca, Oksana Zabuzhko GOLDEN BEAR FOR BEST FILM (awarded to the film‘s producers) Dahomey by Mati Diop produced by Eve Robin, Judith Lou Lévy, Mati Diop SILVER BEAR GRAND JURY PRIZE Yeohaengjaui pilyo (A Traveler‘s Needs) by Hong Sangsoo SILVER BEAR JURY PRIZE L’ Empire (The E...

VIDEO Interview with Min Bahadur Bham, director of SHAMBHALA my pick for this year's Golden Bear

  (A still of Thinley Lhamo from Shambhala by Min Bahadur Bham, © Aditya Basnet / Shooney Films)   By Lindsay R. ''Lulu'' Bellinger Shambhala is a glorious exploration of womanhood, being true to one's self and determination. Thinley Lhamo's riveting and subtle portrayal of Pema is so gentle yet strong. I would not be at all disappointed if she won the Silver Bear for best leading performance. Pema becomes the wife of Tashi and his two ...

The Panorama Audience Awards Go to Memorias de un cuerpo que arde and No Other Land

Memorias de un cuerpo que arde (Memories of a Burning Body) © Substance Films; No Other Land © PSE, NOR 2024, Panorama   Berlinale 2024: The Panorama Audience Awards Go to Memorias de un cuerpo que arde (Memories of a Burning Body) by Antonella Sudasassi Furniss and No Other Land by Basel Adra, Hamdan Ballal, Yuval Abraham and Rachel Szor   The audience has voted: The 26th Panorama Audience Award for the best feature film goes to Memor...

Crystal Bears and Prizes of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education) at Generation 14plus

Clockwise from top left: Last swim © Caviar, Pablo & Zeus; Kai Shi De Qiang (She Sat There Like All Ordinary Ones) © CHN 2024, Generation; Cura sana © ESCAC Films; Lapso (Lapse) © Nathalia Cordeiro. Crystal Bears and Prizes of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education) at Generation 14plus   Crystal Bears The members of the Youth Jury Generation 14plus – E...

VIDEO: The Tanzanian film director Cece Mlay commenting on her new documentary "The empty grave"

The Tanzanian film director Cece Mlay commenting on her new documentary "The empty grave" she coproduced with Agnes Lisa Wegner about the bloody history of German collonial killing in Tanzania.   The film team of “The Emoty Grave” at the @berlinale world premiere! Priscilla Mlay (better known as Cece by her creative family) is a passionate storyteller who has been a part of creative teams that bring stories to life on various media platform...

Katja Riemann on her role in the new film by German director Kilian Riedhof : "Stella. One Life"

Katja Riemann talks about her role in the new film by German director Kilian Riedhof. In "Stella.a life" by Alice Kanterian Riemann plays the mother of Stella Goldschlag and the action is based in the 40 in Nazi Germany. It is the true story of Jewish jazz enthusiast Stella Goldschlag (Paula Beer) who is denouncing other Jews in order to save her parents who are also musicians from deportation to Auschwitz. The film is based on researches and is also questioning says Rie...

The MFG Baden-Württemberg and the German film industry celebrating new talents at the Thomas Strittmatter Award ceremony

  By Alice Kanterian: On the occasion of the Berlinale the MFG Baden-Württemberg is organising one of the most wanted events, the Thomas Strittmatter Award Ceremony at their  impressive "embassy" in Berlin the  Baden-Württemberg  State Representation. This is an event not to miss, as who is who of the German film industry  gets together. MFG is short for Medien and Filmgesellschaft, which translates as Media and Film Society. PHOTO...

VIDEO Interview with Swiss co-director Carmen Jaquier. for her Panorama Premiere of "Les Paradis de Diane"

by Alice Kanterian during Berlinale / EFM 2024 The reception at the Swiss Embassy was dedicated to Swiss Films lead by Mr. Ruffo, the new Director of Swiss Films but an also an internationally well connected media expert.  Among the highlighted films was  "Les paradis de Diane-Paradises of Diane" which runs in the prestigious Panorama section. Alice Kanterian also spoke with co-director Carmen Jaquier.  ...

The European Film Market 2024 sets new records

  Another buzzing edition comes to a close at the European Film Market 2024 and one of its main locations, the Gropius Bau © EFM 2024 / Angela Regenbrecht   Big Crowds and High-Turnover Deals at the First Film Fair of the Year – The European Film Market 2024 Sets New Records   A record number of over 12,000 trade visitors from 143 countries means the European Film Market at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival, which ended yesterday, can draw a remarkab...

Looking for europe's up-and-coming international producers for the 25th anniversary edition of producers on the move

The highly acclaimed and well-known programme PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE, which is financially supported by the European Union's Creative Europe - Media Programme and the participating European national film promotion institutes (EFP's member organisations), is open again to 20 producers from 20 different European countries. The nomination of each national participant is made by the respective national EFP member organisation. The final selection of the 20 participants is based on a points...

Eclipse International Announces SHURIKA, and DARIYO: PLANET UNIVERSE

  Brand new elevated genre films from the team behind King of Killers and Like Minds make World Market Debut in Berlin at EFM Reiko Bradley’s Eclipse International announces action adventure SHURIKA and sci-fi hip-hop dramedy, DARIYO: PLANET UNIVERSE. The two new elevated genre films make their World Market Debut at EFM this year and will be presented to buyers for the very first time.   “We are thrilled to announce our latest breakthrough films, to be introducing th...

VIDEO: Swiss Film Managing Director Nicola RUFFO interviewed at Berlinale 74

Interview with Nicola RUFFO (Managing Director SWISS FILMS) by Alice Kanterian during Berlinale / EFM 2024 The reception was dedicated to Swiss Films and so Mr. Ruffo, who is not only the new Director of Swiss Films but an also an internationally well connected media expert is an acknowledged interdisciplinary networker in the field of film, digital media and innovation presented the Swiss films. Among them "Gloria!" the only Swiss film in the oficial competition with the premiere on ...

VIDEO Interview of Carmen Jaquier for her Panorama Premiere of "Les Paradis de Diane"

Interview by Alice Kanterian A woman strolls through the bustling streets of Benidorm in Spain. She is alone and carrying nothing except a bag from the pharmacy. Diane has abandoned her newborn child and her boyfriend Martin in a maternity ward in Zurich. As night falls over Benidorm, the streets are lit by neon lights and Diane’s shadow moves to the rhythm of the city. Her quiet, impenetrable escape raises questions: What is she looking for in this foreign world? Among the pac...

Successful First Part of the 74th Berlinale, the market ended to high notes

Honorary Golden Bear for Martin Scorsese – The 74th Berlinale awards the Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement to Martin Scorsese. F. l. t .r.: Mariëtte Rissenbeek, Martin Scorsese, laudator Wim Wenders and Carlo Chatrian © Richard Hübner / Berlinale 2024 After the moving opening gala, numerous filmmakers presented their works at the festival over the last few days. The first half of the festival was marked by glamorous, but also political appearances on the ...

The Berlin Beat Dailies N°5


VIDEO: Honorary Golden Bear: In Conversation with Martin Scorsese

The Berlinale presented today this year’s Honorary Golden Bear to to Martin Scorsese: a filmmaker who has constantly pushed the medium toward uncharted paths. With a body of work spanning six decades and over fourty features, running the gamut from crime epics to animated features and religious dramas, Martin Scorsese has revolutionised the medium, and reinvented himself with every new film. His latest, "Killers of the Flower Moon" (Apple Original Films), is a vivid and...

Berlinale Camera for Edgar Reitz

Filmstunde_23 (Subject: Filmmaking) © Simon Haseneder Since 1986, the Berlinale has awarded the Berlinale Camera to honour personalities and institutions who have made a special contribution to filmmaking and with whom the festival feels closely connected.   This year the German director and author Edgar Reitz will be honoured with the Berlinale Camera. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 22, at 2.45 pm in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The film&n...

Today is World Cinema Fund Day at Berlinale

World Cinema Fund Day: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 2.30 pm   WCF Day is the World Cinema Fund’s public think-tank. The panels and discussions focus on film culture, production conditions in the funded regions, structural changes and funding strategies, as well as on new key aspects of the WCF funding strategies and the presentation of new WCF-funded projects and films.   February 21, 2024 HAU2, Ha...

Prizes at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2024

  Eurimages Co-Production Development Award Preisverleihung des Berlinale Co-Production Market 2024 © Carlos Collado On Sunday, three cash prizes and one in-kind prize were awarded to selected feature film projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 17 to 21). The Eurimages Co-production Development Award, endowed with 20,000 euros, went to the producers of ForeFilms from Ukraine for their project Screaming Girl (director: Antonio Luki...

VIDEO Richard Paradise interviewed on his 6 festivals at Martha's Vineyard

Richard Paradise : Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival founder in interview at Ritz Carlton Berlin, during Berlinale 2024 late Sandy Mandelberger had interviewed Richard some 18 years ago, Richard's passion is intact! Check the interview!   ...


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