Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival

Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival One of the most important dates for the international film industry.
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Berlin: an exciting, cosmopolitan cultural hub that never ceases to attract artists from around the world. A diverse cultural scene, a critical public and an audience of film-lovers characterise the city. In the middle of it all, the Berlinale: a great cultural event and one of the most important dates for the international film industry. More than 300,000 sold tickets, more than 20,000 professional visitors from 122 countries, including around 3,800 journalists: art, glamour, parties and business are all inseparably linked at the Berlinale. Sections: Competition, Panorama, Forum, Generation, Perspektive Deutsches Kino, Berlinale Special, Berlinale Shorts, Retrospective, Homage Special Presentations: Berlinale Goes Kiez, Culinary Cinema, NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema European Film Market, Berlinale Talents, Co-Production Market, World Cinema Fund Follow: www.twitter.com/berlinale Visit: www.instagram.com/berlinale Watch: www.youtube.com/berlinale Share your #Berlinale Moments on Instagram and Twitter See them live on http://moments.berlinale.de/

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06/05/2020

Happy Birthday, George Clooney.

Today we are so proud to join forces with other major film festivals from around the world to announce "We Are One: A Gl...
27/04/2020

Today we are so proud to join forces with other major film festivals from around the world to announce "We Are One: A Global Film Festival", an unprecedented digital celebration of cinema on YouTube. We believe in the creative power and the magic of cinema. And in the idea of solidarity. So join us on www.youtube.com/WeAreOne.

Starting May 29, the 10-day digital festival on YouTube features programming for free from some of the world's most talented artists, storytellers and curators. The festival will benefit the World Health Organization (WHO) and local organizations helping the relief efforts for those affected by COVID-19. #WeAreOne

The German Film Awards were handed out yesterday in a very special ceremony. Very proud that Berlinale films won in no f...
25/04/2020

The German Film Awards were handed out yesterday in a very special ceremony. Very proud that Berlinale films won in no fewer than 13 out of 18 categories. Congratulations to Burhan Qurbani's "Berlin Alexanderplatz", Maryam Zaree's "BORN IN EVIN" and Nora Fingscheidt's "Systemsprenger - Film", which won for Best Film. 👏👏👏

Find all the winners here:
https://www.deutscher-filmpreis.de/preisverleihung/2020/

"We congratulate all winners of the Deutscher Filmpreis 2020! In these challenging times shaped by the coronavirus, it is particularly encouraging to witness what an excellent contribution films once again make to our culture. Indeed, we believe in the creative power and the magic of cinema, and we wish to express our solidarity with the entire industry." Berlinale Directors Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian.

The IDFA holds a wealth of amazing documentaries in their streaming archive. Many titles are available for free, others ...
20/04/2020
Umbra | IDFA

The IDFA holds a wealth of amazing documentaries in their streaming archive. Many titles are available for free, others to rent for a small contribution, which goes directly to the filmmakers, distributors, or other rights holders.

Why not check out last year’s Golden Bear-winner for Best Short Film: "Umbra" by Florian Fischer and Johannes Krell.
👉 https://www.idfa.nl/en/film/c4fc3caa-3176-4349-9832-a7de9d90b8e3/umbra

And if you have a little more time, there are plenty of other Berlinale films in the archive. For example Agnès Varda's swansong "Varda by Agnès", which premiered at last year's Berlinale.
👉 https://www.idfa.nl/en/film/2d3f5183-9904-40ae-b277-456a2e9b2619/varda-by-agn%C3%A8s

Or Murray Cummings' personal portrait of the British singer-songwriter and global superstar Ed Sheeran. The documentary "Songwriter" celebrated its World premiere at the Berlinale in 2018.
👉 https://www.idfa.nl/en/film/2666cc05-1290-4589-b799-0063c4fac3b0/ed-sheeran-songwriter

Or "Talking About Trees", the recipient of the 2019 Glashütte Original – Documentary Award.
👉 https://www.idfa.nl/en/film/034d2f74-36a0-4e0a-afef-58bb3a5c967b/talking-about-trees

Enjoy streaming until we can go back to the cinemas. And stay safe.

Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell - 2019 - Without prior knowledge, Umbra—winner of the Golden Bear for short film at Berlin International Film Festival—could be experienced as a mysterious sequence of narrative-free images. The leitmotif is an interplay of light and dark, the foundin...

Asked about the possibility of a female perspective in cinema, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, section head of Forum Expande...
11/04/2020

Asked about the possibility of a female perspective in cinema, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, section head of Forum Expanded, answered in an unforgettable interview last year: „Fundamentally? There is no female perspective – that’s the wrong question. There’s a feminist perspective, a political one. A perspective against the perspective of power that assigns meaning. This is probably most clearly shown in the film VARIETY.“ For her, VARIETY is a key work in the way it translates feminist theory into a cinematic form. Bette Gordon’s film, which originally premiered in 1984 in the Berlinale Forum, is part of this week’s #arsenal3 programme. For everyone who wants to dig deeper.
https://bit.ly/2RuIiGo

Remember Suhaib Gasmelbari’s fantastic and multi-award winning documentary TALKING ABOUT TREES about the dream of a Suda...
05/04/2020

Remember Suhaib Gasmelbari’s fantastic and multi-award winning documentary TALKING ABOUT TREES about the dream of a Sudanese cinema from the 2019 Berlinale Panorama?
Three of the films of one of the protagonists, Ibrahim Shaddad, are available this week at #arsenal3 – among others JAGDPARTIE, his 1964 graduation film, shot in a forest in Brandenburg, using a Western look to portray the hunt for a Black man.
Streaming is for free but don’t forget to donate: https://bit.ly/2V4zDM0
#stayhome #staysafe #whattowatch

More to watch. This time from our Berlinale Shorts section. Enjoy!#stayhome #staysafe #whattowatch
31/03/2020
Berlinale Shorts

More to watch. This time from our Berlinale Shorts section. Enjoy!

#stayhome #staysafe #whattowatch

Wow, Is it already 3 years ago THE RABBIT HUNT has been in our programme? Luckily you can watch it NOW🐰 on Arte!
Patrick Xavier🤘 Ivete Lucas 👋

Berlin based Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. is organizing an exciting new series of online talks as a s...
27/03/2020

Berlin based Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. is organizing an exciting new series of online talks as a sideline to their digital streaming programme "Arsenal 3". The Q&As will feature filmmakers and artists whose films have been presented so far. You can stream the talks live here: https://meet.jit.si/arsenal3

This is today’s schedule:
4:30 Kinda Hassan (CAIROGRAPHY)
5:00 Clemens von Wedemeyer (TRANSFORMATION SCENARIO)
5:30 Laura Horelli (NAMIBIA TODAY)
6:00 Daniel Kötter (BÜHNE)
6:30 Maha Maamoun (SHOOTING STARS REMIND ME OF EAVESDROPPERS)
7:00 Kerstin Schroedinger (BLÄUE)

The Berlin based Arsenal cinema is one of the many beating hearts of our festival. In light of the current situation, th...
23/03/2020
Arsenal 3 Open To All

The Berlin based Arsenal cinema is one of the many beating hearts of our festival. In light of the current situation, they've recently opened up their streaming programme "Arsenal 3" to everyone – free of charge but with the possibility to donate or to become a regular member to support the cinema. Do check out this week's amazing streaming programme. And thanks to all the wonderful filmmakers who are making this possible. ❤️

👉 bit.ly/Arsenal_3

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23/03/2020
Freud | Netflix

It's tough staying at home, we know. To help you spend the time, we'll be giving you some Berlinale streaming tips over the next days.

Starting off with the critically lauded series "Freud", which premiered at this year's Berlinale Series and which hits Netflix today. A "gripping expedition into the depth of the soul" (Süddeutsche Zeitung), starring Robert Finster and Ella Rumpf. Enjoy.

Eager to make his name in 19th-century Vienna, a hungry young Sigmund Freud joins a psychic and an inspector to solve a string of bloody mysteries.

We are all in this together. And we can all do our bit. As we are headed for uncertain times, we want to take a moment t...
16/03/2020

We are all in this together. And we can all do our bit.

As we are headed for uncertain times, we want to take a moment to talk about the cinemas and film institutions that are affected by the current situation. Whether in New York, Berlin, São Paulo or in a small town somewhere in Italy: Their work is so important and it is vital that they will still be there once we return to normal. Please take a moment to check out if there is a way to help your local cinema. Many of them have membership options, ticket books or gift cards. Also check if your local community's film festival, which perhaps had to cancel or postpone, needs support. And if there is a film that you wanted to see but cannot due to the closures, see if you can support it in any other way. A lot of folks are finding amazing solutions to continue to give safe access to culture, which is so important at the moment.

We believe in the power and the remarkable spirit of the film community. We see it every year here in Berlin. We can do this. We just have to take care of each other. ❤️

Fantastic news: Berlinale films score 27 nominations (!) for this year's German Film Awards. Among them last year's Silv...
11/03/2020

Fantastic news: Berlinale films score 27 nominations (!) for this year's German Film Awards. Among them last year's Silver Bear-winner "Systemsprenger" and this year's Competition entry "Berlin Alexanderplatz". Congratulations to all the films!

More information: www.deutscher-filmpreis.de/preisverleihung/2020/

We are shocked by the recent incarceration order for Golden Bear-winner Mohammad Rasoulof. The Berlinale therefore offic...
09/03/2020

We are shocked by the recent incarceration order for Golden Bear-winner Mohammad Rasoulof. The Berlinale therefore officially protests the imminent detention. As a festival, we are fundamentally committed to the freedom of expression and the freedom of the arts. Without exception. "We hope that the Iranian authorities will soon revise the judgment," say the Berlinale directors, Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian.

To all the filmmakers, our audiences, and our whole community: Please share this message or leave a comment in support of Mohammad Rasoulof.

More information: bit.ly/MohammadRasoulof

05/03/2020
The Highlights | Berlinale 2020

The Berlinale 2020 has ended. We are indebted to the incredible filmmakers and, above all, to our audiences from around the world. We remain deeply humbled by all of your enduring love and support for cinema. This is what brings us together. See you next year, everyone!

04/03/2020
Sheytan vojud nadarad | Trailer | Berlinale Competition 2020

If you haven't done so already, check out the official trailer for Golden Bear winner "Sheytan vojud nadarad" (There Is No Evil), directed by Mohammad Rasoulof.

The recipient of the Golden Bear for Best Film 2020. The trailer for "Sheytan vojud nadarad" (There Is No Evil) by Mohammad Rasoulof, starring Ehsan Mirhosse...

With its 70th edition, the Berlin International Film Festival has once again confirmed its status as one of the leading ...
04/03/2020

With its 70th edition, the Berlin International Film Festival has once again confirmed its status as one of the leading public film festivals of the world: 342 festival films, 330,000 sold tickets, and around 22,000 industry professionals from 133 countries.💥

Thank you so much for all the support from near and far. ❤️

The bears are moving on!The next Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 11 to 21, 2021.
04/03/2020

The bears are moving on!

The next Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 11 to 21, 2021.

Berlinale 2020 | Photo Boulevard
01/03/2020

Berlinale 2020 | Photo Boulevard

01/03/2020
Awards Press Conference | The Highlights | Berlinale 2020

"I wanted to talk about people who push responsibility away from themselves and say that decisions are taking because of higher powers. But they can actually say 'No!' – and that is their strength."

Highlights from yesterday's Press Conference with all the award winners of 2020. And Golden Bear winner Mohammad Rasoulof calling in via phone from Iran. He was not allowed to leave the country to travel to Berlin.

01/03/2020
Award Ceremony | The Highlights | Berlinale 2020

"Cinema holds possibilities to read beyond the physical human experience". We are still very touched and would like to thank all filmmakers, actors, creatives and the audience for shaping an emotional and meaningful Award Ceremony Gala last night - proving the power of cinema and the strength of collectivity!

29/02/2020
The Golden Bear | Berlinale 2020

The Golden Bear for Best Film of the 70th Berlinale goes to "Sheytan vojud nadarad" (There Is No Evil) by Mohammad Rasoulof!

29/02/2020
Award winners | Full Press Conference | Berlinale 2020

⭐️Audi Short Film Award
⭐️Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)
⭐️Golden Bear for Best Short Film
⭐️GWFF Best First Feature Award
⭐️Berlinale Documentary Award
⭐️Encounters - Award for Best Film
⭐️Encounters - Special Jury Award
⭐️Encounters - Award for Best Director
⭐️Silver Bear 70th Berlinale
⭐️Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
⭐️Silver Bear for Best Screenplay
⭐️Silver Bear for Best Actor
⭐️Silver Bear for Best Actress
⭐️Silver Bear for Best Director
⭐️Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
⭐️Golden Bear for Best Film

The Golden Bear for Best Film of the 70th #Berlinale goes to "Sheytan vojud nadarad" (There Is No Evil), directed by Moh...
29/02/2020

The Golden Bear for Best Film of the 70th #Berlinale goes to "Sheytan vojud nadarad" (There Is No Evil), directed by Mohammad Rasoulof and produced by Mohammad Rasoulof, Kaveh Farnam, and Farzad Pak.

The four stories that comprise "Sheytan vojud nadarad" are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty that ask to what extent individual freedom can be expressed under a despotic regime and its seemingly inescapable threats.

The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize goes to "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" by Eliza Hittman. An intimate portrait of two t...
29/02/2020

The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize goes to "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" by Eliza Hittman.

An intimate portrait of two teenage girls from rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and lack of support, Autumn and her cousin Skylar set off across state lines to New York City.

The Silver Bear for Best Director goes to Hong Sangsoo for "Domangchin yeoja" (The Woman Who Ran). While her husband is ...
29/02/2020

The Silver Bear for Best Director goes to Hong Sangsoo for "Domangchin yeoja" (The Woman Who Ran).

While her husband is on a business trip, Gamhee meets three of her friends on the outskirts of Seoul. They make friendly conversation, as always, but there are different currents flowing independently of each other, both above and below the surface.

The Silver Bear for Best Actress goes to Paula Beer in "Undine" by Christian Petzold.
29/02/2020

The Silver Bear for Best Actress goes to Paula Beer in "Undine" by Christian Petzold.

The Silver Bear for Best Actor of the 70th Berlinale goes to Elio Germano in "Volevo nascondermi" (Hidden Away) by Giorg...
29/02/2020

The Silver Bear for Best Actor of the 70th Berlinale goes to Elio Germano in "Volevo nascondermi" (Hidden Away) by Giorgio Diritti.

Toni is expelled from Switzerland to Italy against his will. For years, he lives in poverty in the Po floodplains. But he never gives up his passion for drawing. The story of Antonio Ligabue, a revolutionary loner in modern art.

The Silver Bear for Best Screenplay goes to the D'Innocenzo Brothers for "Favolacce" (Bad Tales) by the D'Innocenzo Brot...
29/02/2020

The Silver Bear for Best Screenplay goes to the D'Innocenzo Brothers for "Favolacce" (Bad Tales) by the D'Innocenzo Brothers.

A few families living out on a limb in the suburbs of Rome. Tensions here can explode at any time; ultimately it’s the children who bring about the collapse. The D’Innocenzo brothers’ second Berlinale film is a wild, surprisingly mature work.

The Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution of the 70th #Berlinale goes to Jürgen Jürges for the cinematograph...
29/02/2020

The Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution of the 70th #Berlinale goes to Jürgen Jürges for the cinematography in "DAU. Natasha" by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy and Jekaterina Oertel.

Natasha works in the canteen of a secret Soviet research institute. She drinks a lot, likes to talk about love and embarks on an affair. State security intervenes. A tale of violence that is as radical as it is provocative.

The Silver Bear 70th Berlinale goes to "Effacer l’historique" (Delete History) by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern.Th...
29/02/2020

The Silver Bear 70th Berlinale goes to "Effacer l’historique" (Delete History) by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern.

Three social media victims declare war on the tech giants. A witty, apt depiction of our contemporary world devoid of history and stories, where nobody is in charge and an all-powerful data cloud threatens to swallow up our identity.

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The Berlinale is a unique place of artistic exploration and entertainment. It is one of the largest public film festivals in the world, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe each year. For the film industry and the media, the eleven days in February are also one of the most important events in the annual calendar and an indispensable trading forum.

The Berlin International Film Festival enjoys an eventful history. The festival was created for the Berlin public in 1951, at the beginning of the Cold War, as a “showcase of the free world”. Shaped by the turbulent post-war period and the unique situation of a divided city, the Berlinale has developed into a place of intercultural exchange and a platform for the critical cinematic exploration of social issues. To this day it is considered the most political of all the major film festivals.

The Berlinale brings the big stars of international cinema to Berlin and discovers new talents. It accompanies filmmakers of all disciplines on their paths into the spotlight and supports careers, projects, dreams and visions.

Thanks to its numerous industry initiatives, the Berlinale is a significant driver of innovation and an important economic factor internationally as well as for companies in Germany and Berlin. NEXT FESTIVAL February 11 – 21, 2021

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