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Juries of the 70th Berlinale

Jeremy Irons, President of the International Jury 2020 © Photo: Antonello&Montesi I Bérénice Bejo © Michel Hazanavicius I Bettina Brokemper © Martin Menke I Annemarie Jacir © Ammar Abd Rabbo I Kenneth Lonergan, kein Copyright (Privatfoto) I Luca Marinelli © Riccardo Ghilardi / Contour by Getty Images I Kleber Mendonça Filho © Ph. Lebruman   The International Jury   The members of the International Jury, which…

06.02.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Evgenia Markova to Lead Russian Film Promotion Body Roskino

The organization’s new chief looks to boost export potential of Russian content. Evgenia Markova has been appointed general director of Roskino, the Russian film promotion organization. Her selection was approved by the Roskino’s board of directors and supported by the Russian Culture Ministry based on the feedback of major Russian filmmakers, who acclaimed her work at international film markets. She replaces Catherine Mtsitouridze who left the post after nine years in the role….

07.02.2020 | Berlin’s blog

© Wolfgang Ennenbach/2019 Sommerhaus/eOne Germany   “The Competition films tell intimate and earth-shattering, individual and collective stories that have an enduring effect and gain their impact from their interplay with the audience. If there is a predominance of dark tones, this may be because the films we have selected tend to look at the present without illusion – not to cause fear, but because they want to open our eyes. The trust cinema places in humankind, …

06.02.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Berlinale Goes Kiez 2020 Highlights

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      Since 2010, Berlinale Goes Kiez has honoured the vibrant diversity of cinemas throughout the capital and surrounding regions by featuring one local cinema as an additional Berlinale venue on each of seven consecutive evenings. Daily, from February 22 to 28, 2020, when the Red Carpet is rolled out in a different neighbourhood, not only the film teams will be in the limelight, but also the cinemas the…

28.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Numerous events focused on Diversity at the Berlinale

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    The advent of a more inclusive film industry constitutes one of this sector’s greatest structural challenges. Promoting the plurality of voices and a more inclusive society has been a crucial part of the Berlinale’s legacy since its founding in 1951. This is reflected annually in the film programmes of the various sections and special series as well as in the initiatives and special events of the Berlinale. Indeed, incl…

28.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

With the 70th Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival is reaffirming its commitment to the 2030 Agenda set out by the United Nations, including its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This will be communicated to the general public and industry professionals alike by means of a public exhibition. Over the course of several years, the festival has been gradually implementing an ever increasing number of sustainable projects in a variety of fields. With…

28.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

The press conference of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival will take place on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 10.30 am in the “Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung” (admission with invitation only).  The Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and the Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian will give an insight into the anniversary edition and will also announce the programme of the Competition and further Berlinale Special Galas. After announcing the Comp…

28.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Ulrike Ottinger © Jelka von Langen 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. In this manner, the Berlinale expresses its appreciation towards those who have become friends and supporters of the festival. At the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, the director and artist Ulrike Ottinger will be honoured with the Berlinale C…

28.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

    Berlinale Classics 2020 will present the world premiere of the digitally restored versions of six classic films. The films are from Italy/France, Japan, Czechoslovakia, the UK/USA, Poland, and Germany. The Berlinale Classics series will open on February 21, 2020 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast with a screening of the 1924 silent film Das Wachsfigurenkabinett (Waxworks), with a live musical accompaniment.       The Berlinale Classics&nbs…

24.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Sigourney Weaver, Margaret Qualley in My Salinger Year by Philippe Falardeau © micro-scope In launching the 70th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale Special Gala My Salinger Year by writer/director Philippe Falardeau will celebrate its world premiere on February 20, 2020 at the Berlinale Palast. The top-class cast of the Berlinale opening film stars Golden Globe winning and Oscar-nominated Sigourney Weaver, Margaret Qualley – most recently seen in Fosse/Verdo…

24.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Maria Galant in Irmã (Sisters in the End of the World) by Luciana Mazeto and Vinícius Lopes With 59 competition entries, including 29 world premieres and eleven debut films from 34 countries and a share of female directors reaching 58%, the programme of the 43rd Generation is now complete. “A keen and open eye, the questioning of conventions and the often dramatic transgressions of borders make the films in the Generation programme partic…

22.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

The city as a French battle zone, from Romanian star to Serbian diva, a ghost from the Nigerian past, Brazilian stories of violence, a Spanish summer with a water shortage, the hammock as a vantage point in Venezuela, birds singing in ancient Greek, and an Austrian surprise. The first films of the 6th Berlin Critics’ Week at a glance.     The Critics’ Week 2020 opens with an evening p…

22.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

  Conference at Theaterdiscounter Berlin, Wednesday, 19th February 2020, from 6pm – Films and debates of the Critics’ Week from February 20th-27th, 2020 at the Hackesche Höfe cinema, always 8pm   What are the hopes of today’s filmmakers, critics and cinephiles? What do they resent, what do they demand? In 2020, the Critics’ Week is refusing to choose a theme for the opening conference. Instead, we’re inviting friends old and new to voice t…

22.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

The Berlinale Special takes audiences on a journey around the world and gives memory a special role. Whether it’s to remember a place, a life or following the scattered parts of the Berlin wall, these films offer on an unforgettable trip. The film selection also includes genre cinema such as thriller and western. High Ground is a western that was developed in close collaboration with the Indigenous communities of Australia. It pays homage to a territory (now…

22.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Riz Ahmed in Mogul Mowgli von/by Bassam Tariq I © Mogul Mowgli / BBC Films Panorama Crossing Borders Young, political, combative: the 70th Berlinale Panorama tells of migration and the search for and discovery of an inner notion of home, the overexploitation of our planet and it unveils bold narratives of queer identities. Directors Karim Aïnouz, Andrea Štaka and Francisco Márquez as well as the actors Ben Whishaw, Sandra Hüller and Stellan Skar…

22.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

  Books at Berlinale 2019 I © Lydia Hesse On February 24, publishers and literary agents will present 12 international new releases and bestsellers that are specifically suitable for film adaptations to interested film producers. On February 24, at the “Books at Berlinale” pitching event, a co-operation with Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will once again present twelve exceptional works of literature that are partic…

22.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Links: Reha-Xustina Bolekia Bueriberi in Anunciaron tormenta | A Storm Was Coming von/by Javier Fernández Vázquez (Kein Copyright) Mitte: Lúa vermella | Red Moon Tide von/by Lois Patiño © Zeitun Films 2020 Rechts: Şerban Lazarovici in Tipografic majuscul | Uppercase Print von/by Radu Jude © Silviu Ghetie Forum Galloping Between Different Eras The Berlinale Forum is celebrating its anniversary: 50 years of dedication to independent, adventurous, …

22.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Berlinale Shorts The Berlinale Short Film Competition celebrates the artistic freedom of the short form and offers a wide range of topics and narrative styles with 24 films from 18 countries. Fictional stories take centre stage, accompanied by idiosyncratic experiments and documentary essays or observations. More on the programme and the International Short Film Jury here.   Berlinale Special Multifaceted Programme The Berlinale Special is the most multifaceted section of th…

22.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Gunda von/by Victor Kossakovsky © Egil Håskjold Larsen/Sant & Usant Encounters Programme Completed: Vitality of Cinema in All of Its Forms Encounters as additional competitive section will be introduced in 2020 for the first time. The 15 titles chosen for Encounters present the vitality of cinema in all of its forms. Each film presents a different way of interpreting the cinematic story: autobiographical, intimate, political, social, philosophical, epic, surreal. The f…

22.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

  © Photo: Antonello&Montesi  The acclaimed British film and theatre actor Jeremy Irons will serve as president of the International Jury at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival. The festival management of the Berlinale is honoured to have won Jeremy Irons for this anniversary edition. “With his distinctive style Jeremy Irons has embodied some iconic characters that have accompanied me throughout my journey in cinema, making me aware of the complexity of human …

09.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

  Voltage Pictures has appointed industry heavyweight Robin Jonas as Production Executive and Producer with immediate effect, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter. Jonas joins Voltage at a dynamic time for the company whose production slate includes the action-drama Ava starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich and Geena Davis and After We Collided, the upcoming sequel of one of the highest grossing independent film of 2019, After.   Jonas i…

09.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

EFP (European Film Promotion) proudly presents the ten best up-and-coming actresses and actors from Europe during the Berlin International Film Festival 2020.   photocredits: Joana Ribeiro © Ricardo Santos; Bilal Wahib © Frank Ruiter; Ella Rumpf © Andreas Lumineau; Levan Gelbakhiani © Natalia Ghlonti; Zita Hanrot © Marcel Hartmann for Netflix; Jonas Dassler © Stefan Klüter; Martina Apostolova © Konstantsa Getzova; Pääru Oja © Riina …

09.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Berlinale Classics The Berlinale Classics series will celebrate its opening on February 21, 2020 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast with a screening of the 1924 silent film classic Waxworks (dir: Paul Leni). Accompanied by new music from the Ensemble Musikfabrik from North Rhine-Westphalia, with Swiss-Australian conductor Elena Schwarz at the podium, this digital restoration under the aegis of the Deutsche Kinemathek and Cineteca di Bologna will be shown onscreen for the first time at the 70th Berl…

06.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Beyond the Forest   The Retrospective of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to the American film director, producer, and screenwriter King Vidor (1894-1982) who holds a central place in the history of US cinema. Considered a key director towards the end of the silent era and in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Vidor left a lasting mark, combining his interest in social engagement with the desire to explore in depth the potential of cinematic language.   Vid…

06.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

  Julia Fidel   Over the years, episodic content has become a potent and steady part of the Berlinale programme. In February 2020, Zoo Palast cinema will once again host the Berlinale Series programme, which is open to the public. The successful industry platform taking place at the same location will henceforth be known as “Berlinale Series Market” (previously “Drama Series Days”). The “Berlinale Series Market” and its annual confe…
Film critic, author and curator Cristina Nord, head of Berlinale Forum since August 1, 2019, has assembled a new programming team.   Berlinale Forum aims to expand the understanding of what film is, to test the boundaries of convention and open up fresh perspectives to help grasp cinema and how it relates to the world in new ways. The programme can include anything that serves these ends: contemporary and historical, analogue and digital film; documentaries, essays and hybrid forms; a…

06.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

There is one interesting thing that Auckland, Barcelona, Bavaria, Cracow, Finnish Lapland, Jordan, Lisbon, Lviv, New York, Oslo, Rwanda, Sardinia, Scotland, Split-Dalmatia, Valparaíso, Vladivostok, the Western Cape and Zurich and almost 300 other cities, countries and regions all have in common with the city region of Berlin-Brandenburg — they have an active film commission.   Increasingly, film commissions have become essential partners for producers, not only assisting them…

06.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

HOW HAS THE IMZ ACADEMY SERIES DEVELOPED SINCE IT FIRST LAUNCHED?                                                                         …

06.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Avant Premiere returns during Berlinale 22-26 February 2020

    AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN Avant Première is the largest international trade fair for cultural TV content and presents latest film productions for worldwide transmission. Avant Première: See performing arts films before they premiere. CONNECTING THE PERFORMING ARTS + THE AUDIOVISUAL SECTOR   The IMZ International Music + Media Centre is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the performing arts through …

06.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Selection committee appointed / New heads for Panorama and Berlinale Shorts / Outlook onto 70th anniversary Carlo Chatrian as Artistic Director and Mariette Rissenbeek as Executive Director will officially take office on June 1, 2019. The future director duo have already been in contact with festival sections, initiatives and departments for some time now, learning about workflows and structures, and had the opportunity to gain further insights on location at the festival in February. Th…

04.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Berlinale 2020: New Directors Create Additional Competition Encounters

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New competitive section / new foreign delegates and advisors / changes for special series NATIVe and Culinary Cinema   After introducing the new selection committee (see press release from March 28, 2019) the new Berlinale director duo – Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian and Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek – present the first new developments within the festival programme. Now, alongside the traditional Competition and Berlinale Shorts awarding the Golden and Silver Bears, an addit…

04.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

  The film critic, writer, and curator Cristina Nord joined the directorship of the Forum section on August 1, 2019. Since it was founded in 1971, the Forum has taken place as part of the Berlin International Film Festival, curated and organised independently by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art. Cristina Nord (born in 1968) served as film editor for the cultural section of the daily “taz. die tageszeitung” in Berlin from 2002 to 2015. Her writing deals w…

04.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

MagentaTV, Germany’s leading television platform, offers both TV programmes, exclusive series and films as well as streaming services all in one. The television and streaming service by Deutsche Telekom will be supporting the 2020 festival, joining ZDF, Audi and L’Oreal Paris as a Principal Partner of the Berlin International Film Festival. Among other features planned for the 2020 Berlinale by MagentaTV is its own festival lounge located at Zoo Palast, offering a wide spec…

03.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

How about 50/50 in the audience for a change, i am tired of beeing a minority at the event 🙂 Bruno Chatelin On the occasion of this year’s network event as part of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, we are discussing new feminist trends in the development of scripts together with FC Gloria and DrehbuchForum Vienna. For the 8th time, a top-class international discussion group will set a topic to promote equality in the media. Beyond the still pressing debates about quotas, …

03.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

The 34th TEDDY AWARD takes place within the framework of the Berlin International Film Festival from February 20, 2020 – March 1, 2020 and is awarded in the categories Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, Jury Award and the TEDDY Readers Award. The award ceremony and the glittering TEDDY After Show & Backstage PARTY will take place on 2Feb. 28, 2020 at the Volksbühne Berlin.Tickets for the 34th TEDDY AWARD ceremony and the After Show PARTY ar…

03.01.2020 | Berlin’s blog

Roberto Benigni in Pinocchio von Matteo Garrone © Greta De Lazzaris Perspektive Deutsches Kino, Panorama, Generation, Forum Expanded announce the first films and projects / Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio as the first guest in the newly conceived Berlinale Special Gala Fotos stehen Ihnen hier zum Download zur Verfügung: http://bit.ly/BerlinalePressefotos Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Veröffentlichung nur in Zusammenhang mit der Berlinale-Berichterstattung honorarfrei ist. Phot…

20.12.2019 | Berlin’s blog

20.12.2019 | Berlin’s blog

“Berlin Film Residencies”: Medienboard, Nipkow and Berlinale Launch New Joint Website for Filmmakers

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  Medienboard, the Nipkow Programm and the Berlinale have formed a cooperation to pool their know-how and networks in the field of film scholarships. The new “Berlin Film Residencies” portal provides an overview of the different scholarship programmes supported by the Medienboard: the BERLIN Artist-in-Residency (BERLIN AiR), the Nipkow Programm and the HAUS AM SEE Scholarship.  International filmmakers can use this portal to learn how and where they can apply for a work sch…

20.12.2019 | Berlin’s blog

Focus on “Collectives” in 2020 / Mastercard Becomes a Co-Partner with the New Enablement Programme In 2020, Berlinale Talents is going collective: the six-day summit (February 22 to 27) looks at proven and experimental community models in four creative fields: “Cinema”, “Film Set”, “Company” and “Society”. Collectives from the film, art and theatre worlds will come to Berlin for the nearly 100 talks, workshops and networking events, …

20.12.2019 | Berlin’s blog

The 70th Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 20 – March 1, 2020. The anniversary edition will be the first Berlinale headed by Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian.   The directors have invited award-winning film and stage actor Samuel Finzi to host the festival opening on February 20, and the glamourous Awards Ceremony on February 29, 2020. “We’re very pleased that Samuel Finzi will be hosting the inaugu…

20.12.2019 | Berlin’s blog

The Berlinale World Cinema Fund Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary and Announces Newest Funding Selections

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  The World Cinema Fund (WCF) looks back on 15 years of successful film funding. Since its founding, funding has gone to 232 film projects. Founded in 2004, the initiative’s aim is to promote the development of world cinema, to enrich the cinematic landscape in Germany, and to encourage international exchange with its cooperation framework. The German Commission for UNESCO welcomed the foundation of the World Cinema Fund as a solid contribution towards strengthening cultural divers…

20.12.2019 | Berlin’s blog

Berlinale Classics 2020: Waxworks by Paul Leni – World Premiere of the Digitally Restored Version

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  The Berlinale Classics series will celebrate its opening on February 21, 2020 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast with a screening of the 1924 silent film classic Waxworks (dir: Paul Leni). Accompanied by new music from the Ensemble Musikfabrik from North Rhine-Westphalia, with Swiss-Australian conductor Elena Schwarz at the podium, this digital restoration under the aegis of the Deutsche Kinemathek and Cineteca di Bologna will be shown onscreen for the first time at the 70th Berlin Internation…

20.12.2019 | Berlin’s blog

Berlinale Documentary Film Award 2020: rbb is the New Award Sponsor and rbb media is a Berlinale Co-Partner

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  As of 2020, the Berlinale Documentary Film Award will be endowed with € 40,000 in prize money sponsored by public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb). Thanks to the support from rbb, the award for the best documentary film will also be presented at the Berlinale in the future. Starting in 2020, rbb media will be involved with the festival as a co-partner. The partnership is agreed for five years.   In total, approximately 18 current documentaries from the sections C…

20.12.2019 | Berlin’s blog

The poster series of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, designed by State – Design Agency. On the occasion of the anniversary, there will be three posters. The yellow designed poster will be the main one and seen more frequently. In addition there will be two more designs. © Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin / State – Agentur für Design, Berlin Key Visual for the 70th Anniversary The 2020 Berlinale marks the 70th edition of the Berlin Internati…

20.12.2019 | Berlin’s blog

  v.l.n.r. / FLTR: Victor Abujatum (First Secretary), Matthijs Wouter Knol (Director EFM), Mariette Rissenbeek (Executive Director Berlin International Film Festival), Cecilia Mackenna (Ambassador of Chile to Germany), Diego Torres (Director ProChile Germany) © Birgit Heidfeld   During the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in 2020, Chile will be “Country in Focus” at the European Film Market (EFM). EFM’s “Country in Focus” programme was …

05.11.2019 | Berlin’s blog

Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts in Chile

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    The Berlinale has been presenting specially curated film programmes around the globe for many years. Berlinale Spotlight is an extension of the main festival in February and makes Berlinale activities visible throughout the year.   The 15th SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival (August 18 – 25, 2019) presents Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Chile. In 2020, Chile will be the “Country in Focus” at the European F…

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FILM REVIEWS

AMAZING GRACE, A Long Delayed Aretha Franklin Film surfaces at Berlin ’69

What she said: The Art of Pauline Kael review

Leakage | Nasht by Suzan Iravanian (Forum): Berlinale Review

The Golden Glove by Fatih Akin: Berlinale Review

Sampled reviews of Jessica Forever

A City Hunts for a Murderer, and a Forum film hunts for meaning

Berlinale by Alex: Mid Point Festival Reviews

MK2 is very proud from the reviews on the Varda doc

The Ground beneath my Feet in review

Sondre Fristad’s First Feature The Writer at the Berlinale

System Crasher in review: Amazing ! Forget about all other contenders

Derek Jarman’s THE GARDEN, starring Tilda Swinton, returns to Berlinale 28 years after its premiere

DIE KINDER DER TOTEN – World Premiere and Q&A with Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska

INTERVIEWS

Xaver Böhm on O Beautiful Night: Interview at Berlinale 2019

Interview with Brazilian Director Marcus Ligocki at Berlinale

Marie Kreuzer: The Ground beneath my feet

The Writer: Interview with Sondre Fristad in Berlin

Interview with Producer, Director Writer Stu Levy @ 2019 Berlinale

Interview with Director Gustavo Steinberg for ‘Tito and the Birds’ (2018)

Alexandr Gorchilin on his First Feature Acid

VIDEO INTERVIEWS

VIDEO: Dieter Kosslick recalls some nice moments on the red carpet

VIDEO: Anthony Bregman describes IFP’s programs suppporting independent film making

VIDEO: IFP Anthony Bregman opening remarks on his producing experiences at Friday’s EFM opening Debate

Meet Michel Noll a Serial Festival Organizer

Lia Rinaldo introducing Devour Food Film Fest and a big surprise for someone in the room at her Berlin reception

VIDEO: Mariette Rissenbeek describes German Films initiative for young german faces in TV Series

VIDEO: Michael Howell from actor to chef, then Festival Director

Mark Tchelistcheff receives his best doc award from Devour Food Film Fest at their Berlinale party

VIDEO: Demand Film offers filmmakers a network of 2500 theatres, marketing – sales support with blockchain technology

VIDEO: IEFTA in Berlin at the Africa Hub, encouraging collaboration with Emerging Filmmakers

VIDEO: LACINETEK VOD platform for curated classic films launched today in Germany and Austria

VIDEO: a chat with the the Roskino CEO during her Reception in Berlin

VIDEO: Sandra Schulberg talks to filmfestivals.com

VIDEO: Dieter Kosslick jokes during the Berlinale Kamera to Sandra Schulberg

VIDEO: Gregory Nava’s speech on Sandra Schulberg for her Berlinale Kamera

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