Since the start it has been the mission of the Official Programme's Panorama section to present films for the upcoming art house season in Europe, and to inspire the market. This year’s main programme will include 18 films, complemented by 16 Panorama Specials, ten Panorama Dokumente presentations and 20 Panorama Short Films. All films are to screen as either World or European premieres.
In February 2004, well over 15,000 movie-goers will again participate in choosing the winner of the Panorama Audience Award, which will be presented on the last day of the festival.
After viewings in Asia, North and South America, as well as Europe, approximately a third of the selection for the programme has been completed. It already promises to provide a lively overview of world cinema created over the past twelve months.
In January, the selection of films for the 19th Panorama will be concluded, and the programme of the subdivisions Panorama Dokumente and Panorama Short Films announced.
Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken (Love in Thoughts) by Achim von Borries
Starring European Film Award 2003 winner Daniel Brühl, with August Diehl, Anna Maria Mühe, Thure Lindhardt, Jana Pallaske
The Stratosphere Girl by M. X. Oberg, co-produced with Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Italy and the Netherlands
with Chloe Winkel, John Ng, Tuva Novotny
The Raspberry Reich by Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce
with Susanne Sachsse, Daniel Bätscher, Andreas Rupprecht, Dean Stathis
2 ryk og en aflevering (Kick'n Rush) by Aage Rais-Nordentoft
with Jacob Oliver Krarup, Esben Smed Jensen, Cyron B. Melville, Marie Bach Hansen, Niels Ellergaard, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen Watch out for this year's Fucking Amal!
From the Netherlands
Shouf shouf habibi! by Albert ter Heerdt
with Mimoun Oaïssa, Touriya Haoud, Najib Amhali, Bridget Maasland
From Poland, co-produced with the Czech Republic
Nienasycenie (Insatiability) by Wiktor Grodecki with Cezary Pazura, Michal Lewandowski, Weronika Marczuk-Pazura, Katarzyna Gniewkowska, Leon Niemczyk
A Day on the Planet by Isao Yukisada with Rena Tanaka, Satoshi Tsumabuki
From Hong Kong, China
Lost in Time by Derek Yee with Cecilia Cheung, Lau Ching Wan, Daichi Harashima, Paul Chun Pui, Louis Koo
Contra todos (Up against them all) by Roberto Moreira with Silvia Lourenço, Giulio Lopes, Leona Cavalli, Ailton Graça, Martha Meola, Dionisio Neto
From South Africa comes the Canadian Co-production
Proteus by John Greyson & Jack Lewis
with Rouxnet Brown, Shaun Smyth, Neil Sandilands, Kristen Thomson
A Problem with Fear – or Laurie's Anxiety Confronting the Escalator by Gary Burns
with Paulo Costanzo, Emily Hampshire, Camille Sullivan, Willie Garson, Benjamin Ratner, Keegan Connor Tracy, Jennifer Clement
From the USA
How to Get the Man's Foot outta your Asss! by Mario Van Peebles
with Mario Van Peebles, Joy Bryant, Nia Long, Khleo Thomas, Ossie Davis
A Letter to True by star photographer Bruce Weber
Anonymous by Todd Verow
with Todd Verow, Dustin Schell, Sophia Lamar, Shawn Durr, Craig Chester
The Graffiti Artist by James Bolton
with Ruben Bansie-Snellman, Pepper Fajans
December 19, 2003