Press Releases 70th Berlinale

Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Dec 04, 2019: Berlinale 2020 – Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Helen Mirren

The 70th Berlin International Film Festival will honour Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren with its Homage and award her the Honorary Golden Bear for her lifetime achievement [...]
Additional Information | Berlinale Talents

Dec 03, 2019: “Berlin Film Residencies”: Medienboard, Nipkow and Berlinale Launch New Joint Website for Filmmakers

The new “Berlin Film Residencies” portal provides an overview of the different scholarship programmes supported by the Medienboard [...]
Additional Information

Nov 27, 2019: Berlinale 2020: Actor Samuel Finzi Will Host Opening Gala and Awards Ceremony

“As a European, it’s a great honour for me to be a part of one of the most important film festivals worldwide. I’m very happy about the opportunity to be a part of 2020 Berlinale on the occasion of its 70th anniversary, and a new beginning.” [...]
World Cinema Fund

Nov 25, 2019: The Berlinale World Cinema Fund Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary and Announces Newest Funding Selections

The World Cinema Fund (WCF) looks back on 15 years of successful film funding. Since its founding, funding has gone to 232 film projects [...]
Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Nov 19, 2019: Berlinale Classics 2020 – Waxworks by Paul Leni – World Premiere of the Digitally Restored Version

The Berlinale Classics series will celebrate its opening on February 21, 2020 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast with a screening of the 1924 silent film classic Waxworks (dir: Paul Leni). [...]
Additional Information | Awards

Nov 13, 2019: Berlinale Documentary Film Award 2020: rbb is the New Award Sponsor and rbb media is a Berlinale Co-Partner

As of 2020, the Berlinale Documentary Film Award will be endowed with € 40,000 in prize money sponsored by public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb). [...]
Berlinale Shorts | Additional Information

Nov 07, 2019: Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts in Iran and South Asia

Starting in November, Berlinale short films will be shown in various Berlinale Spotlight programmes in Iran and South Asia [...]
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Nov 01, 2019: Berlinale 2020 Dates and Outlook to 2021

The 70th Berlin International Film Festival will be held from February 20 to March 01, 2020 [...]
World Cinema Fund | Additional Information

Oct 29, 2019: Berlinale Spotlight: World Cinema Fund at the Berlin film festival “Around the World in 14 Films”

For many years now, the Berlinale has extended its presence beyond the festival season with specially curated programmes. These activities are known as Berlinale Spotlight [...]
Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage

Oct 09, 2019: Berlinale 2020: Retrospective “King Vidor”

The Retrospective of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to the American film director, producer, and screenwriter King Vidor (1894-1982) who holds a central place in the history of US cinema [...]
Berlinale Special | European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Sep 11, 2019: Berlinale 2020: New Head for Berlinale Series, and “Drama Series Days” Becomes “Berlinale Series Market”

Over the years, episodic content has become a potent and steady part of the Berlinale programme [...]
Generation | Additional Information

Sep 03, 2019: Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Japan and Indonesia 2019

In partnership with two Asian festivals, the Berlinale section Generation will present curated film programmes under the banner of Berlinale Spotlight: Generation [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Aug 29, 2019: Berlinale Co-Production Market: Submit International Feature Film and Series Projects Now

Until October 9, 2019, internationally experienced producers may submit new feature film projects in need of co-producers and financiers to the 17th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 22 - 26, 2020) [...]
Forum & Forum Expanded

Aug 27, 2019: Berlinale Forum: New Head Appoints Selection Committee

Film critic, author and curator Cristina Nord, head of Berlinale Forum since August 1, 2019, has assembled a new programming team [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

Aug 20, 2019: European Film Market expands: “EFM Landmark” offers an additional business platform for producers and film commissioners

Over the past 20 years, film commissions have become a key factor in the international film industry [...]
Berlinale Shorts | Additional Information

Aug 05, 2019: Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts in Chile

Berlinale Spotlight is an extension of the main festival in February and makes Berlinale activities visible throughout the year [...]
World Cinema Fund

Jul 11, 2019: Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Funding Recommendations for Projects from Argentina, Ecuador, Thailand, the Philippines, Colombia, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal and Brazil

At the 30th jury session of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries recommended contributing to the funding of 13 film projects [...]
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Jun 25, 2019: Berlinale 2019 Summer Spotlight

Great films in the summertime and outdoors [...]
European Film Market & Co-Production Market

May 14, 2019: Berlinale 2020: Chile will be “Country in Focus” at the EFM

EFM’s “Country in Focus” programme was launched in 2017 and aims to present in depth the film industry and filmmakers of a country and offer them a special platform. [...]
Additional Information

May 13, 2019: Dieter Kosslick Thanks Culinary Cinema Curator Thomas Struck and the Chefs of the Special Series

The special series Culinary Cinema took place for the 13th and last time at the Berlinale in February 2019 [...]
Forum & Forum Expanded

May 09, 2019: Cristina Nord Appointed as New Head of the Berlinale Forum

The film critic, writer, and curator Cristina Nord will assume the directorship of the Forum section starting on August 1, 2019 [...]

May 07, 2019: Berlinale 2020: New Directors Create Additional Competition Encounters

New competitive section / new foreign delegates and advisors / changes for special series NATIVe and Culinary Cinema [...]
Competition | Berlinale Shorts | Panorama

Mar 28, 2019: Berlinale 2020: Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek Announce the First Developments

Selection committee appointed / New heads for Berlinale Shorts and Panorama / Outlook onto 70th anniversary [...]
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Feb 18, 2019: Dieter Kosslick Bids Farewell After a Successful Festival

The 69th Berlin International Film Festival has come to a successful conclusion. [...]