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Perspektive Deutsches Kino | Berlinale Talents | Awards

Mar 03, 2021: The Kompagnon-Fellowships 2021 by Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Talents

The two Kompagnon-Fellowships, Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Talents, go to Eliza Petkova as well as Jonas Matauschek and his co-director Christian Johannes Koch [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market | Awards

Mar 03, 2021: Projects on the Road to Success: Three Awards and 1,300 Meetings at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

At the Berlinale Co-Production Market (March 1 to 5), three monetary awards were presented to selected feature film projects: The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, the VFF Talent Highlight Award and the ARTEKino International Prize [...]
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Mar 03, 2021: Gender Evaluation

The 2021 Gender Evaluation for download [...]
Competition | Berlinale Shorts | Generation | Encounters | Awards

Feb 26, 2021: Schedule for the Jury Decisions 2021

During the Industry Event (March 1 to 5) of the 71st Berlinale, the Juries of the Competition and the sections Berlinale Shorts, Encounters and Generation will announce their award decisions [...]
World Cinema Fund

Feb 25, 2021: WCF Day on March 5 With a Focus on "Decolonising Cinema"

The WCF Day is offered online due to the pandemic and can be accessed free of charge [...]
Encounters | Awards

Feb 18, 2021: Encounters Jury

A three-member jury will choose the winners for Best Film, Best Director and a Special Jury Award, and will announce them during the Berlinale Industry Event on March 5 [...]
Berlinale Shorts | Awards

Feb 18, 2021: The 2021 International Short Film Jury

The three members of the International Short Film Jury will decide on the award winners, which will be announced during the Industry Event on March 4, 2021 [...]
Generation | Awards

Feb 18, 2021: Generation Juries 2021

The actress Jella Haase, the director Mees Peijnenburg and the director / writer Melanie Waelde form the International Jury of the 44th Generation [...]
Berlinale Talents

Feb 17, 2021: Conquering Dreamlands: The Berlinale Talents Programme is Public!

Berlinale Talents’ dreamy programme is complete. Within the scope of the industry-led first part of the festival, Berlinale Talents continues to be a home for encounters between outstanding artists and the film-loving public [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Feb 17, 2021: The Stage is Set for the 2021 European Film Market: The Comprehensive Conference and Film Programme is Going Online

On February 17, the European Film Market is rolling out the red carpet for the international film industry [...]

Feb 11, 2021: Competition - Reshaping Cinematic Forms

In total there are 15 films, two of which are first features, which will compete for the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears [...]
Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series

Feb 11, 2021: Berlinale Special – Engaging Stories, Current Topics, Personal Journeys

This year’s line-up comprises eleven titles from ten countries, among them are three first features [...]

Feb 11, 2021: Press Dossier for the 71st Berlin International Film Festival

The press dossier comprises the film selection of the 71st Berlinale [...]

Feb 10, 2021: Encounters – Regaining a Sense of Discovery

The competitive section Encounters was introduced in 2020. Its goal is to support new voices in cinema and to give more room to diverse narrative and documentary forms in the official film selection [...]

Feb 10, 2021: Panorama 2021: Between Doubt and Revolt – A Critical Look at Power Relations

“2021 is characterised by combative, political cinema. The cinematic gazes of strong female directors, critical new cinema from the Middle East, as well as Indigenous and queer narratives are setting clear focal points in the Panorama,” comments section head Michael Stütz [...]
Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Feb 10, 2021: Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2021: Stay or Go? How and Where Do We Want to - or Can We - Live?

From a total of 225 submitted films, a selection representative of this year was created for the 2021 Perspektive Deutsches Kino [...]
Berlinale Shorts

Feb 09, 2021: Berlinale Shorts 2021: Tell Me about Yourself so that I Can Understand the World

“Art, and film in particular, allows us to see the world through different eyes. It helps us to experience reality through someone else’s perception, to rethink it and to find our place within it,” says Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, section head of Berlinale Shorts [...]
Forum & Forum Expanded

Feb 09, 2021: Slaloming Between Fiction and Documentary: the Films of the 51st Berlinale Forum

Work, love, friendship, cinema: today, all these things have to be managed very differently than a year ago. The certainties we were still able to rely on in autumn 2019 have become porous [...]
Forum & Forum Expanded

Feb 09, 2021: 16th Forum Expanded - The Days Float Through My Eyes

The Forum Expanded film selection consists of four short film selections, one medium-length film and two feature-length films, with a total of 18 films to be shown in March [...]

Feb 08, 2021: Berlinale Generation 2021: Whispering Softly, Shouting Loudly

With seven world premieres and six debuts among the 15 selected films, Generation offers significant artistic diversity in the two competitions Kplus and 14plus, even with this year’s reduced selection [...]
Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Feb 08, 2021: Berlinale 2021 – Retrospective “No Angels – Mae West, Rosalind Russell & Carole Lombard”

For the Retrospective, the selection committee led by Rainer Rother has put together a programme of 27 comedies featuring three different American actresses [...]
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Feb 05, 2021: The Berlinale Motif of the 2021 Festival Edition

The 71st Berlin International Film Festival will take place in two stages. The key design has now been set [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Feb 03, 2021: “Books at Berlinale” 2021: From Page to Screen

On March 4, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will present ten high quality books especially well-suited to screen adaptation at “Books at Berlinale” [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Feb 03, 2021: “EFM Goes Global”: Global Market Screening Initiative Kicks Off

The initiative allows market participants in key film distribution territories outside Europe to view films from the official Berlinale selection in cinemas [...]
Competition | Panorama | Berlinale Shorts | Forum & Forum Expanded | Generation | Perspektive Deutsches Kino | Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage | Awards

Feb 01, 2021: Golden Bear Winners Form the International Jury of the 71st Berlinale

With the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale is entering into new territory. The festival will take place in two stages. As already announced, the Industry Event kicks off from March 1 to 5, 2021. From June 9 to 20, the Berlinale will invite the audience to the Summer Special [...]
Berlinale Special & Berlinale Series

Jan 26, 2021: Berlinale Series 2021: Toxic Antiheroes, Utopias of Freedom

In an unusual year, the selection of the Berlinale Series consists of six titles which, with unconventional and surprising topics, narratives and visual style, comprise a mirror of our time [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 26, 2021: Series Marathon at the EFM: Current Trends, Themes and Showcases at “Berlinale Series Market & Conference”

From March 2 to 5, 2021, the seventh edition of “Berlinale Series Market & Conference” will present a top-notch programme [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 26, 2021: Berlinale Co-Production Market: “Co-Pro Series” 2021 – Ten Outstanding Series Projects in Search of International Partners

For the seventh year running, the Berlinale Co-Production Market invites producers, editors, distributors and other series financiers to pitches and meetings at “Co-Pro Series” from March 2 to 5 [...]
Berlinale Talents

Jan 15, 2021: Dream On! – Topic, Structure and Participants of Berlinale Talents 2021

Even in the middle of a pandemic, Berlinale Talents creates a space for encounters, networks and exchanges. Placed under the sign of “Dreams”, this 19th edition will take place between March 1 to 5, 2021 [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 15, 2021: Digitising the Business: The European Film Market Presents its Online Event Structure

From March 1 to 5, 2021, the EFM will take place in the form of numerous online offers and events [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Jan 15, 2021: Berlinale Co-Production Market Brings Together 35 Feature Film Projects Online with International Partners

The well-proven concept of the Berlinale Co-Production Market - carefully planned meetings for a highly selective portfolio of projects - this time will be implemented in an online version [...]
World Cinema Fund

Jan 15, 2021: World Cinema Fund: WCF Days with “Director’s Talk”, “Decolonising Cinema” and “Can We Write Cinema? Script and Visual Language”

Since 2004, the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF) has successfully supported film production in regions with poor film infrastructure with its increasingly differentiated funding programme (WCF, WCF Europe, WCF Africa, WCF ACP) and embarked on cultural diversity in German cinemas [...]
Competition | European Film Market & Co-Production Market | Berlinale Talents | World Cinema Fund | Additional Information

Dec 18, 2020: Berlinale 2021 Will Be a Festival in Two Stages: Industry Online Offer in March / Public Event in June

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival has developed a new festival format for 2021 and is pleased to be able to hold the festival for the industry and the public [...]
World Cinema Fund

Dec 11, 2020: Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Twelve New Funding Recommendations

In the 33rd jury session of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made twelve funding recommendations [...]
Forum & Forum Expanded

Nov 30, 2020: Berlinale Spotlight: 50 Years of the Forum in New York

Together with film curators of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Berlinale Forum has put together six programmes entitled “Comes the Revolution: The Berlinale Forum at 50”, which can be seen online from December 14 to 20 [...]
World Cinema Fund

Nov 13, 2020: Berlinale Spotlight: World Cinema Fund in Its Third Year with ‟Around the World in 14 Films”

Since 2018, the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF) has been a guest at the Berlin film festival “Around the World in 14 Films” (December 3 to 12, 2020) with an annual Berlinale Spotlight [...]
Artistic Director's Blog

Nov 10, 2020: Fragments of Freedom - Mae West, Rosalind Russell & Carole Lombard in the Golden Age of Hollywood

Carlo Chatrian on the three strong actors to whom the 2021 Retrospective is dedicated [...]
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Nov 09, 2020: The Berlinale Mourns the Death of Fernando Solanas

Solanas was one of Latin America’s most important political filmmakers, who never tired of protesting against the injustices and iniquities in his home country of Argentina, as well as in the rest of the world [...]
Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Oct 15, 2020: Retrospective “No Angels – Mae West, Rosalind Russell & Carole Lombard”

The 2021 Retrospective of the Berlin International Film Festival will showcase the comedic oeuvre of American actresses Mae West, Rosalind Russell, and Carole Lombard. The spotlight will be on some 30 films that bear the unmistakeable signature of each of the actresses in a classic Hollywood comedy [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Oct 09, 2020: EFM Looking Forward to Italy as “Country in Focus” in 2022

Originally planned for the upcoming Berlinale, Italy will now be the “Country in Focus” in 2022 at the European Film Market (EFM) of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival [...]
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Sep 30, 2020: Historical Study on Berlinale Founding Director Alfred Bauer

The study confirms that Bauer's role in the Reichsfilmintendanz was more significant than previously known and was systematically covered up by him after 1945 [...]
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Sep 23, 2020: Berlinale Mourns the Loss of Michael Gwisdek

The well-known Berliner actor and director passed away on September 22, 2020 [...]
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Sep 21, 2020: The Berlinale Calls for the Release of Hajooj Kuka

The Berlin International Film Festival joins the international protest against the arrest of Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka and four other artists [...]
Generation | Additional Information

Sep 14, 2020: Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Japan 2020

With its specially curated programmes, the Berlinale has been present around the world for many years. Moreover, the Berlinale Spotlight extends the festival period and makes the activities of the Berlinale visible throughout the year [...]
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Sep 11, 2020: Call for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh

The Berlin International Film Festival and the European Film Academy Call for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Writer, Human Rights Lawyer, and Activist Nasrin Sotoudeh [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Sep 07, 2020: Dennis Ruh to Head the EFM / First Look at the 2021 EFM

On November 1, 2020, Dennis Ruh will take over as director of the European Film Market (EFM) of the Berlinale [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Aug 25, 2020: Berlinale Co-Production Market: Call for Feature Film and Series Project Submissions

Until September 30, 2020, experienced producers from all over the world can submit new feature-length film projects in need of co-producers and financiers to the 18th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 13 - 17, 2021) [...]
Competition | Generation | European Film Market & Co-Production Market | Awards | Additional Information

Aug 24, 2020: Berlinale 2021: Festival Planned as Physical Event / New: Gender-Neutral Performance Awards

The Berlin International Film Festival has made its first decisions for the 2021 festival. The Berlinale 2021 is being planned as a physical festival. A hybrid model is intended for the European Film Market (EFM) [...]
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Jul 23, 2020: Outdoor Summer Berlinale

Finally, it’s time to go to the cinema again - from August 10 to 12, 2020, audience favourites from this year’s Berlinale will be presented at Berlin’s outdoor cinema Freiluftkino Friedrichshain [...]
World Cinema Fund

Jul 21, 2020: Berlinale World Cinema Fund: 14 New Funding Recommendations, Start of WCF ACP and First WCF Europe - TFL Audience Design Award

In the 32nd jury meeting of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made a total of 14 funding recommendations [...]
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May 28, 2020: Remembering Renate Krößner

In the 1980s, Krößner was best known for her portrayal of the young singer Sunny in Konrad Wolf's last film Solo Sunny, for which she received the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 30th Berlinale in 1980 [...]
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May 28, 2020: Berlinale Mourns the Loss of Irm Hermann

The actress Irm Hermann died on May 26, 2020. Due to her decades of work with leading German directors such as Christoph Schlingensief, Hans W. Geissendörfer, Loriot, Ulrike Ottinger and above all Rainer Werner Fassbinder, she was one of the most striking faces of German film [...]