News 71st Berlinale

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:

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 [...]
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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) [...]
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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 [...]