On February 10, 2011 the curtain will rise on the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. At the Berlinale Palast, Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit and Jury President Isabella Rossellini. Anke Engelke will host the opening gala.
Afterwards True Grit, the latest work by Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen, will be presented as the opening film out of competition (see press release from Dec. 7, 2010).
Anke Engelke will also host the award ceremony of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival on February 19, 2011.
3sat television station will broadcast both events live:
February 10, 2011, 7.20 pm opening gala
February 19, 2011, 7.00 pm award ceremony
December 14, 2010