Press Releases 2020

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May 13, 2019: Dieter Kosslick Thanks Culinary Cinema Curator Thomas Struck and the Chefs of the Special Series

The special series Culinary Cinema took place for the 13th and last time at the Berlinale in February 2019 [...]
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Jun 25, 2019: Berlinale 2019 Summer Spotlight

Great films in the summertime and outdoors [...]
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Aug 05, 2019: Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts in Chile

Berlinale Spotlight is an extension of the main festival in February and makes Berlinale activities visible throughout the year [...]
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Sep 03, 2019: Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Japan and Indonesia 2019

In partnership with two Asian festivals, the Berlinale section Generation will present curated film programmes under the banner of Berlinale Spotlight: Generation [...]
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Oct 29, 2019: Berlinale Spotlight: World Cinema Fund at the Berlin film festival “Around the World in 14 Films”

For many years now, the Berlinale has extended its presence beyond the festival season with specially curated programmes. These activities are known as Berlinale Spotlight [...]
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Nov 01, 2019: Berlinale 2020 Dates and Outlook to 2021

The 70th Berlin International Film Festival will be held from February 20 to March 01, 2020 [...]
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Nov 07, 2019: Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts in Iran and South Asia

Starting in November, Berlinale short films will be shown in various Berlinale Spotlight programmes in Iran and South Asia [...]
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Nov 13, 2019: Berlinale Documentary Film Award 2020: rbb is the New Award Sponsor and rbb media is a Berlinale Co-Partner

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). [...]
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Nov 27, 2019: Berlinale 2020: Actor Samuel Finzi Will Host Opening Gala and Awards Ceremony

“As a European, it’s a great honour for me to be a part of one of the most important film festivals worldwide. I’m very happy about the opportunity to be a part of 2020 Berlinale on the occasion of its 70th anniversary, and a new beginning.” [...]
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Dec 03, 2019: “Berlin Film Residencies”: Medienboard, Nipkow and Berlinale Launch New Joint Website for Filmmakers

The new “Berlin Film Residencies” portal provides an overview of the different scholarship programmes supported by the Medienboard [...]
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Dec 13, 2019: Berlinale Welcomes Another Principal Partner: MagentaTV

The television and streaming service by Deutsche Telekom will be supporting the 2020 festival [...]
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Dec 19, 2019: Berlinale 2020: Key Visual and 70th Anniversary Events

The 2020 festival poster was created by the renowned Berlin design agency State [...]
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Jan 17, 2020: Special Programme at the 70th Berlinale: „On Transmission”

During the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, the anniversary will be celebrated with the special programme “On Transmission” at the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) [...]
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Jan 28, 2020: Sustainability at the Berlinale

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 [...]
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Jan 28, 2020: Diversity at the Berlinale

The advent of a more inclusive film industry constitutes one of this sector’s greatest structural challenges. [...]
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Jan 28, 2020: Berlinale Goes Kiez: Selected Festival Films and International Guests in the Cinema Around the Corner

From February 22 to 28, 2020, Berlinale Goes Kiez will bring festival films and their teams into the programme cinemas throughout Berlin and the surrounding area [...]
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Jan 29, 2020: Press Dossier for the 70th Berlin International Film Festival

Detailed information on the Berlinale 2020 [...]
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Feb 11, 2020: Berlinale in Numbers

In addition to the film statistics, the Berlinale has published the ratio of female directors in the Berlinale programme every year since 2004. A first overview of this year's report is already available [...]
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Feb 11, 2020: Berlinale Opening Live Across Germany

With the kind support of ZDF/3sat and CinemaxX, on February 20 at 7.20 pm, the Opening Gala of the 70th Berlinale and the premiere of the opening film will be broadcast in cinemas in four German cities for the first time [...]
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Feb 11, 2020: Berlinale Goes Kiez: The Programme

From February 22 to 28, Berlinale Goes Kiez rolls out the Red Carpet every day in a different neighbourhood and brings the festival atmosphere and international guests into the programme cinemas of the city and the surrounding area [...]
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Feb 18, 2020: The Official Partners of the 70th Berlinale

The 70th Berlin International Film Festival will be sponsored by the main partners Audi, MagentaTV, L’Oréal Paris and ZDF, the co-partners Mastercard and rbb media as well as around 30 other national and international companies [...]
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Feb 18, 2020: The Berlinale Commissions Historical Expertise on Alfred Bauer and Awards a Special Prize for its 70th Anniversary

In response to the recently published sources on the role of Alfred Bauer, the first director of the Berlin International Film Festival, in National Socialist film politics, the Berlinale has suspended the Silver Bear - Alfred Bauer Prize with immediate effect [...]
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Feb 19, 2020: A Brilliant Start for the 70th Berlinale

On February 20, the 70th Berlin International Film Festival will celebrate its glittering start in the Berlinale Palast [...]
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Feb 20, 2020: Berlinale Opening: A Minute of Silence For the Victims of Hanau

With great dismay and sorrow, the Berlinale learned of the fatal attack yesterday in Hanau [...]
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Feb 26, 2020: Successful First Half of the Berlinale Anniversary Edition

In light of its very successful start, the festival is thrilled about the great interest shown by trade visitors and the public at the 70th Berlinale. [...]
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Mar 03, 2020: 70th Berlinale: Successful Anniversary Edition for Audience and Industry

The 70th Berlin International Film Festival ended successfully with the “Berlinale Publikumstag” on March 1 [...]
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Mar 09, 2020: The Berlinale Protests the Imminent Incarceration of Golden Bear Winner Mohammad Rasoulof

The Berlin International Film Festival was dismayed to learn of the order of imminent incarceration issued by the Iranian authorities against the renowned director Mohammad Rasoulof [...]
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Mar 10, 2020: Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts in Berlin

In cooperation with the Junge Akademie, the first Berlinale Spotlights: Berlinale Shorts will take place this year in Berlin as part of the shorts / salon
Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, both events are cancelled. We hope they will take place at a later date. [...]
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Apr 25, 2020: The Berlinale Congratulates the Winners of the German Film Award

In these challenging times shaped by the coronavirus, it is particularly encouraging to witness what an excellent contribution films once again make to our culture [...]
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May 26, 2020: Berlinale at We Are One: A Global Film Festival

On May 29, We Are One: A Global Film Festival will start. In order to display solidarity in the midst of the corona crisis, and with the aim of initiating a fundraiser for the WHO as well as for local organisations, numerous film festivals will participate. [...]