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World Cinema Fund

Jul 16, 2021: Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Ten New Funding Recommendations and WCF Europe – TFL Audience Design Award

In the 34th jury session of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made ten funding recommendations [...]
Forum & Forum Expanded

Aug 19, 2021: New Team at Forum Expanded

After 16 editions as head of Forum Expanded, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus will pass the mantle onto new hands in September [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Aug 26, 2021: Berlinale Co-Production Market: Call for Feature Film and Series Project Submissions

Until September 30, 2021, experienced producers from all over the world can submit new feature-length film projects in need of co-producers and financiers [...]

Aug 30, 2021: Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Japan 2021

Under the banner of Berlinale Spotlight: Generation and for the fourth time already, the Berlinale section Generation will present a programme of films from the last festival edition, jointly curated with the Nara International Film Festival [...]
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Sep 01, 2021: The Alfred Bauer Case

In January 2020, almost 70 years after the founding of the Berlin International Film Festival, the general public learned that the role played by the Berlinale’s first director Alfred Bauer as a film consultant in the “Reichsfilmintendanz”, the central government institution for controlling film production during the Nazi regime, was more significant than had previously been known. It became evident that, after 1945, Alfred Bauer had systematically obscured his activities. The festival already made public how it is dealing with these findings and the associated responsibility in a press release on September 30, 2020 and published this detailed statement in the summer of 2021 [...]
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Sep 15, 2021: Film Entry Now Open

Submit your films and series to the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival now!
After the pandemic-related cancellation, short films are also accepted again for the Generation competitions of the 2022 Berlinale. [...]

Oct 01, 2021: Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Rome

Under the title Berlinale Spotlight: Generation, the Berlinale, in cooperation with the festival Alice nella città, is presenting a programme composed of films from the Generation 14plus 2021 edition [...]
Perspektive Deutsches Kino | Berlinale Talents

Oct 07, 2021: Berlinale and Deutsche Filmakademie Are Realigning Their Cooperation: ”Perspektive Match”

The Berlinale section Perspektive Deutsches Kino has been devoting itself to the new generation of filmmakers for 20 years. Every year, its programme presents directors with their first films. In 2022, the Perspektive will broaden its focus and simultaneously become even more contemporary [...]
Additional Information | European Film Market & Co-Production Market | Berlinale Talents | World Cinema Fund

Oct 07, 2021: Berlinale 2022 To Be an In-Person Event

The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 20, 2022 as an in-person event. The European Film Market (February 10-17, 2022), the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12-16, 2022), Berlinale Talents (February 12-17, 2022) and the World Cinema Fund will focus on on-site offerings. They will furthermore provide online formats [...]

Oct 19, 2021: M. Night Shyamalan to Become Jury President of the Berlinale 2022

Screenwriter, director and producer M. Night Shyamalan will serve as president of the International Jury at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival [...]
World Cinema Fund

Nov 12, 2021: Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Eleven New Funding Recommendations

In the 35th jury session of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made eleven funding recommendations for projects from Afghanistan, Argentina, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Lebanon, Mongolia, Paraguay, Peru and Vietnam [...]
World Cinema Fund

Nov 12, 2021: Berlinale Spotlight: World Cinema Fund at “Around the World in 14 Films”

Since 2018, the Berlinale funding initiative World Cinema Fund (WCF) has presented a Berlinale Spotlight every year at the Berlin film festival “Around the World in 14 Films” (December 2-11, 2021) [...]
Berlinale Talents

Dec 06, 2021: “Labours of Cinema” – The Theme of the 20th Berlinale Talents

20 editions, 10,000 alumni, seven hubs from Beirut to Buenos Aires and a yearly tally of more than 100 former participants with films in the festival: the Berlinale’s talent development initiative has a lot to celebrate [...]
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Dec 10, 2021: The 2022 Berlinale Key Design

The key design was once again created by the Berlin-based graphic designer Claudia Schramke [...]

Dec 15, 2021: Generation 2022: Words Don't Come Easy

The ten feature-length films and seven short films that have been selected for the programme thus far stand out for the unconventionality and willpower of their protagonists [...]
Forum & Forum Expanded

Dec 15, 2021: Forum Expanded: First Works Confirmed

The first works selected for the film programme give an impression of the wide range of cinematic approaches indicative of the section [...]
Forum & Forum Expanded

Dec 15, 2021: Spaces for Experimentation: The First Ten Titles of the Forum 2022

“Various films from this year’s programme explore questions relating to post-pandemic art, at times in playful fashion and at others in more observational, analytical style. And it is possible to see in various ways how pandemic conditions intervene in the filmmaking process itself or even shape it from the very beginning,” comments Cristina Nord [...]

Dec 15, 2021: Panorama 2022: The First 13 Titles Confirmed

“The films confirmed so far herald a contemporary, unsparing but also conciliatory cinema in the 2022 Panorama,” observes section head Michael Stütz [...]
Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series

Dec 15, 2021: First Films Confirmed for the Berlinale Special

So far, seven films have been invited [...]
Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Dec 16, 2021: Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Isabelle Huppert at the 2022 Berlinale

The Homage section of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to French film and stage actor Isabelle Huppert, who will be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Dec 17, 2021: European Film Market 2022: Exhibition Spaces Largely Booked Out / SHAPING CHANGE: “EFM Industry Sessions” Call on the Film and Media Industry to Jointly Shape the Future

The central platform for trading in rights to films and audiovisual content makes Berlin the meeting place for producers, distributors, and sales agents from all around the world [...]
Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Dec 17, 2021: Berlinale 2022: Retrospective “No Angels – Mae West, Rosalind Russell & Carole Lombard” shows the world premiere of a 4K restoration

The Berlinale Retrospective “No Angels – Mae West, Rosalind Russell & Carole Lombard” was postponed due to the pandemic and will now be presented at the 72nd Berlinale in February [...]
Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Dec 17, 2021: Berlinale Classics 2022 Will Present the World Premiere of the Digitally Restored Version of Werner Hochbaum’s Silent Film Classic Brüder (Brothers)

Berlin composer Martin Grütter created the new music for the film, which will be played by the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Raphael Haeger [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market | World Cinema Fund | Berlinale Talents | Additional Information

Jan 12, 2022: Berlinale 2022: Festival With New Concept for In-Person Event / European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and World Cinema Fund digital

The Berlinale is still planning an in-person festival. But due to the current pandemic conditions, the European Film Market 2022 will be realised purely digitally [...]
Competition | Additional Information

Jan 12, 2022: Peter von Kant by François Ozon Opens the 2022 Berlinale

The film which stars Denis Ménochet, Isabelle Adjani and Hanna Schygulla is part of the international Competition and will celebrate its world premiere on February 10, 2022, at the Berlinale Palast [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 13, 2022: “Books at Berlinale” at Berlinale Co-Production Market – Ten Chosen Books to Be Pitched For Film or Series Adaptation

On February 14, the Berlinale Co-Production Market, in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse, will present ten exceptional books particularly suitable for literary adaptation in "Books at Berlinale" [...]
Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Jan 13, 2022: Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2022: An Echo of the Past

For the first time in 2022, the programme will feature in addition to six female directors and a male director, Perspektive talents from the fields of documentary filmmaking, camera, editing, production and production design [...]
Forum & Forum Expanded

Jan 13, 2022: Forum Expanded: Closer to the Ground

Moving closer to the ground, getting to the bottom of things, looking and hearing with precision, perceiving what’s happening close by, oft-unnoticed: these are the ideas that inform the 17th edition of Forum Expanded [...]
Forum & Forum Expanded

Jan 13, 2022: An Awareness of History. Nine Film Programmes Showing as a Forum Special

This year, a Forum Special consisting of nine film programmes complements the main programme of the independent section of the Berlinale [...]
Berlinale Shorts

Jan 13, 2022: 2022 Berlinale Shorts: Close-Ups of the Bigger Picture

With their fearless subjectivity, the filmmakers of the Berlinale Shorts invite us to see the world through their eyes [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 14, 2022: A Boost for 34 attractive Feature Film Projects: Berlinale Co-Production Market Finds International Partners and Financiers for the Film Hits of Tomorrow

34 selected feature film projects from 32 countries will be presented at the 19th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12 to 16) [...]

Jan 14, 2022: Let‘s Dance

The focus of the overall Generation selection is on young people: how they perceive the world, how they appropriate it or how they oppose it [...]
Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series

Jan 14, 2022: Un-familiar Spaces: Berlinale Series 2022

Disillusioned heroes, crime investigations too close to home and that unique humbling experience strictly reserved for human relationships - seven titles comprise the eighth year of Berlinale Series [...]
Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Jan 17, 2022: Berlinale Classics: The Programme Will Show Seven World Premieres of Digitally Restored Film Classics and Re-discovered Archive Films

The section celebrates the centenary of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s birth with a screening of his Mamma Roma [...]
Forum & Forum Expanded

Jan 17, 2022: The Pull of Precisely Observed Matter. The Films of the 52nd Berlinale Forum

The selection process for the 52nd Berlinale Forum made one thing very clear: however much the pandemic may have paralysed life in our societies, filmmakers worldwide have lost none of their inventiveness and artistic desire [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 18, 2022: “Co-Pro Series” 2022 – Ten Extraordinary Series Projects in Search of International Partners

For the eighth time, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is inviting producers, editors, distributors and other series financiers to pitches and meetings at “Co-Pro Series” on February 15 and 16 [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 18, 2022: Complete New Season of “Berlinale Series Market” Online: Current Trends and Developments in Talks, Screenings and Showcases.

This year, the programme will take place online and will include talk formats, showcases by international production companies, streaming platforms and series events, online screenings and, under the label “Berlinale Series Market Selects”, a curated selection of high-quality series being traded on the market [...]
Berlinale Talents

Jan 18, 2022: The Talents of 2022: Filmmakers, Artists and Creatives Form the Community of the 20th Edition of Berlinale Talents

From 12 to 17 February 2022, a new cohort of 200 talents from over 70 countries joins the fold [...]

Jan 18, 2022: The 2022 Panorama: Caution! High Voltage!

Some directors in this year’s programme tackle social turmoil with visual verve and an appetite for dramatic gestures, setting a clear example for combative genre cinema that turns social codes upside down [...]

Jan 19, 2022: Press Dossier for the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival

The press dossier comprises the film selection of the 72nd Berlinale [...]

Jan 19, 2022: Encounters 2022

The competitive section Encounters 2022 comprises 15 films, all of which are world premieres. There is one first feature [...]
Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series

Jan 19, 2022: The Berlinale Special Programme 2022

Berlinale Special comprises 15 films from twelve countries, among them six documentary forms and nine feature films as well as two short films. Twelve are world premieres [...]

Jan 19, 2022: Berlinale 2022: The Films of the Competition

18 films will compete for the Golden and Silver Bears [...]
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Jan 24, 2022: Berlinale Back Again with Kino im Kiez

From February 12 to 18, 2022, Berlinale Goes Kiez will once again bring selected festival films to arthouse cinemas in and around the region of the capital [...]
Awards | Additional Information

Jan 26, 2022: The 2022 GWFF Best First Feature Award Jury

In total, 18 directorial feature film debuts from the sections Competition, Encounters, Panorama, Forum, Generation and Perspektive Deutsches Kino are nominated for the GWFF Best First Feature Award [...]
Awards | Additional Information

Jan 26, 2022: Berlinale 2022: Berlinale Documentary Award – Funded by rbb

In total, 18 documentary forms from the sections Berlinale Special, Encounters, Panorama, Forum and Generation are nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Award [...]
Generation | Awards

Jan 26, 2022: Jury and Opening Films of Generation

Both competition openings will take place in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, to which Generation is returning again this festival year [...]
Encounters | Awards

Jan 26, 2022: Berlinale 2022: Encounters Jury

A three-member jury will choose the winners for Best Film, Best Director and the Special Jury Award. The following were appointed as members of the jury: Chiara Marañón, Ben Rivers und Silvan Zürcher [...]
Competition | Awards

Jan 26, 2022: Berlinale 2022: International Jury

Once again a multitalented International Jury will decide who will take home the Golden and the Silver Bears at the Berlinale 2022. 18 films are competing for the awards in this year’s Competition [...]
Berlinale Talents

Feb 01, 2022: Let’s Get to Work – Public Talks with Adam Stockhausen, Ari Wegner, Zazie Beetz, Isabelle Huppert, Jutta Allmendinger, and Many More!

Berlinale Talents opens its doors for the 20th time to celebrate filmmakers and explore new avenues of creativity with the always-welcome involvement of the cinema-loving public [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Feb 02, 2022: Embrace Change, Shape the Future: “EFM Industry Sessions” 2022

This year, the European Film Market’s conference programme is entitled SHAPING CHANGE [...]
World Cinema Fund

Feb 04, 2022: World Cinema Fund Day on February 16, 2022: Further Developing Decolonising and Funding Strategies in Film

Since its foundation in 2004, the WCF has pledged to play a constructive part in the democratisation of international filmmaking [...]
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Feb 08, 2022: The Official Partners of the 72nd Berlinale

The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival is sponsored by principal partners L’Oréal Paris, MagentaTV and ZDF, as well as co-partners Mastercard and rbb and around 20 other national and international companies [...]
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Feb 09, 2022: Festive Opening of the Berlinale 2022

On February 10, the start of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will be celebrated in the Berlinale Palast [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market | Awards

Feb 14, 2022: Projects on the Rise:
Three Cash Prizes and 1,400 Partner Meetings at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

On Monday, three cash prizes were awarded to new feature film projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12 to 16). [...]
Awards | Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage | Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series

Feb 14, 2022: Isabelle Huppert, Recipient of this Year’s Honorary Golden Bear Unable to Attend the Berlin International Film Festival in Person

The Homage of the Berlinale 2022 is dedicated to French film and stage actor Isabelle Huppert, who is also the recipient of the Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement.Unfortunately, today Isabelle Huppert has been tested positive for the coronavirus in Paris and therefore she will not be able to attend the Berlin International Film Festival [...]
Awards | Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Feb 16, 2022: Heiner Carow Prize Awarded

The Heiner Carow Prize 2022 for the promotion of german cinematic art goes to the Perspektive talent Rafael Starman (cinematography) for Gewalten [...]

Feb 16, 2022: The Awards of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival

All awards of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. announced so far [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Feb 18, 2022: Exceptional Edition of European Film Market Comes to a Successful Conclusion

Results of “EFM Industry Sessions” on Participation and Active Shaping of Industry Change Published [...]
Awards | Panorama

Feb 19, 2022: Panorama Audience Awards

The audience has voted: The 24th Panorama Audience Award for the best feature film goes to Baqyt (Happiness) by Askar Uzabayev. Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm (Love, Deutschmarks and Death) by Cem Kaya wins in the category Panorama Dokumente [...]
Berlinale Talents

Feb 22, 2022: Taking Responsibility and Handing It Over: Berlinale Talents Breaks New Ground for More Sustainable Communication

The 20th anniversary edition of Berlinale Talents ends on a high with alumna and Golden Bear winner Carla Simón (Alcarràs), and having established a clear mission for the future [...]
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Feb 22, 2022: Successful Berlinale 2022: Flying the Flag for Cinema

On Sunday, February 20, the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival rounded off successfully with numerous audience screenings [...]
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Feb 24, 2022: Berlinale Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine

We - festival workers, artists, filmmakers … - think fondly of our friends in Ukraine and we are by their side in a call for peace [...]