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The Berlin New Compass Perspektive Award Announced

On Friday, February 17, the jury members – filmmakers Feo Aladag, Sigrid Hoerner, and Johannes Naber – presented the 2017 Compass Perspektive Award for Best Film. Awarded for the first time this year and endowed with EUR 5,000, the prize goes to the fiction film Die Beste aller Welten by Adrian Goiginger.

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Berlinale FILM CAPSULE: Have a Nice Day (Liu Jian, 2017) China

Liu Jian mortgages the house to make films! Utilizing a warm color palette and an exceptional musical score mixing classical American jazz with traditional Chinese sounds, Liu Jian takes the viewer on a colorful journey through a southern Chinese city in the darkly comedic, animation feature film, Have a Nice Day.

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BERLINALE TALENTS 2017: COURAGE IN ACTION!

The 15th edition of Berlinale Talents was rounded off yesterday by Berlinale International Jury member and artist Olafur Eliasson as well as director Raoul Peck. over 100 experts, 250 Talents and well Over 6,000 visitors turned HAU Hebbel am Ufer into an international hub of discussion and networking for film lovers.

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Berlinale FILM CAPSULE: Logan (Mangold, 2017): USA

James Mangold’s Logan is hot out of the box! Making its World Premiere last night, February 17th, at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, Logan brings back Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine and has blockbuster written all over it!

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FILM REVIEW: Django (Comar, 2017): France

Coming in at a surprisingly quick 117 minutes, Django is an exceptional film illuminating a gifted artist struggling with his sensibility regarding the use of his music for political purposes. Underneath, the narrative is a powerful look at the treatment of the Roma camps and their survivability as the German Army closes in. Highly recommended.

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Berlin Film Fest International Jury Press Conference

The 67th Berlin International Film Festival International Jury held its opening press conference Thursday, February 9th, at the Berlin Grand Hyatt Hotel to introduce this year’s Berlinale festival goers to its panel. As previously announced, Director and Screenwriter, Paul Verhoeven is serving as this year’s Jury President.

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BERLINALE WORLD CINEMA FUND DOC DAY ON FEBRUARY 15

The World Cinema Fund (WCF) has been committed to the development and support of cinema in regions with a weak filmmaking infrastructure, as well as for cultural diversity in German cinemas. The goal is to support films that surprise with an unusual aesthetic approach, tell powerful stories and convey an authentic picture of their cultural heritage. Subsidies are available for both narrative and documentary films.

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Paul Feig Is AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women’s Distinguished Artist

Filmmaker Paul Feig (BRIDESMAIDS, GHOSTBUSTERS, SPY) and the incoming AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Class of 2018 will embark on a year of mentorship, collaboration and creation to make a short film or series — all in preparation for professional success in narrative directing.

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Last minute preps for Berlinale Opening

Workers outside the Potsdamer Platz Theater/Berlinale Palast are ramping ramp up with last minute preparatory efforts for the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival Glamorous Opening for the Race of the Bears 2017.

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GLAMOROUS OPENING OF THE RACE FOR THE BEARS 2017

Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Prof. Monika Grütters, the Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller, Jury President Paul Verhoeven and Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will open the 67th Berlin International Film Festival at the Berlinale Palast at 7.30 pm on February 9.

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THE BERLINALE REMEMBERS JOHN HURT

The Berlin International Film Festival is presenting a special screening to commemorate the recently deceased actor John Hurt. Since the 1990s he had attended the Berlinale with regularity and starred in twelve films presented at the festival.

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Berlinale Goes Kiez: The Festival in Neighbourhood Cinemas

Berlinale Goes Kiez special series is bringing the glamour of the festival to Berlin’s very diverse neighborhoods and the city of Potsdam. The Berlinale will screen at seven select arthouse cinemas known for participating in and contributing to cultural life in their respective neighborhoods.

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The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Honors Ryan Reynolds as 2017 Man Of The Year

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, welcomed producer and Golden Globe nominated actor, RYAN REYNOLDS, to Harvard University where he received his Man of the Year award.

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Variety Artisan Awards at SBIFF

The third annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) Variety Artisans Awards celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. The Tribute evening will take place on Monday, February 6th, at the Lobero Theatre.

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JOHN CHO AND LESLIE MANN TO HOST ACADEMY’S SCI-TECH AWARDS

Actors John Cho and Leslie Mann will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

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Charged Opens Santa Barbara Film Fest

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) opened its 32nd edition with the heartfelt and spirit-lifting documentary, Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story. Charged chronicles a successful road to recovery and reveals a spirit triumphant over adversity and strife.