Jan 22, 2024
The Programme of the Competition

Brandon Vlieghe in L’Empire (The Empire) by Bruno Dumont

20 films will compete for the Golden and Silver Bears, among them two first features as well as two documentary forms. Productions from 30 countries are represented. 19 films are world premieres. Six films were directed or co-directed by women. Nine filmmakers have been at the festival before, six in Competition.

“We are particularly proud of this year’s selection which achieves the best possible balance between auteurs we cherish and admire and powerful new voices in the independent cinema landscape. What drives the selection is of course the variety of the stories and their storytellers, but also and even more so the plurality of styles with the goal of showing the extensive possibilities of cinema language”, says Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director.

The programme of Competition

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January 22, 2024