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Film and series submissions for the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival are now open

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The Berlinale Mourns the Death of Wolgang Kohlhaase

The German screenwriter, director and author was a long-time friend of the festival and was awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement in 2010. Together with directors such as Frank Beyer and Konrad Wolf, he left his mark on filmmaking in the former GDR and remained successful even after the fall of the Berlin Wall. As a screenwriter, he was a guest at the Berlinale with the films As We Were Dreaming (2015) by Andreas Dresen and Matti Geschonneck's In Times of Fading Light (2017).

World Cinema Fund

Three New Funding Recommendations

In addition to the WCF funding recommendations announced in August, the most recent jury meeting resulted in three funding recommendations for the WCF Europe programme. A total of 216 projects from 55 countries applied for the current funding cycle – including the funding recommendations already announced. The recommendations now comprise funds totalling 449,000 Euros.

Solidarity with the Women and Men Protesting in Iran

The Berlinale supports the call for solidarity from Iranian filmmakers:

"Independent Iranian filmmakers are standing by these fearless Iranian women and men and are trying hard to capture and document history as it unfolds with limited resources. They are committed to being the truthful, independent, and courageous narrators of history. To be the voice of the people. [...]

We ask you to further echo the rallying cries of Iranians for freedom. Become the voice of those people who are paying with their lives for freedom. Your direct and public support offers hope to our youths. Reporting on the news of violence used against our people can prevent more violence and bloodshed."

Solidarity with Ukraine

The Berlinale staunchly condemns Russia’s war of aggression, which violates international law, and expresses its solidarity with the people in Ukraine and all those who are campaigning against this war

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