The Berlinale has presented specially curated film programmes around the globe for many years now. Berlinale Spotlight is an extension of the main festival in February and makes Berlinale activities visible throughout the year.
On the occasion of the Dhaka DocLab (August 31 - September 5, 2018) the Berlin International Film Festival will present a Berlinale Spotlight in Bangladesh.
“Berlinale Spotlight gives us the opportunity to make our work concrete and tangible beyond the confines of the festival in February. We’re excited about the IFI Bangladesh and Dhaka DocLab’s interest in the Berlinale and thank them for the chance to network with filmmakers in Bangladesh. Our festival representatives Dorothee Wenner and Meenakshi Shedde are looking forward to meeting established film professionals and new talents,” says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick.
“The Berlinale's interest in Bangladesh is excellent news for our film professionals. The new generation of filmmakers in Bangladesh is working hard to establish their place alongside the world film fraternity. This is an excellent opportunity for them," commented Samia Zaman, president of the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB).
Within the framework of the Dhaka DocLab, Berlinale initiatives such as the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), Berlinale Talents and the Berlinale Co-Production Market will be presented alongside a documentary film programme. The screenings will be open to participants and the general public.