Colo, a new film by Alce Films from Writer/Director Teresa Villaverde focuses on a family in the midst of economic crisis with camera frames pulling out rather than pushing in.
Beuys, an in-depth look into the profound psyche of German performance artist and 1960’s era philosophe, Joseph Beuys, is one for the ages.
The 67th Berlin International Film Festival culminated with the presentation of the awards on Saturday, February 18. (See list of prize winner)
Quite an eventful 67th Berlinale. Some fantastic films. I had the good fortune to view all but one of the award-winning films. Thank you to the jury for all their hard work and diligent efforts!
LOS ANGELES, CA – Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced the second slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.
Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced the third slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast.
Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest successfully capture the trajectory of young African-Americans in the North St. Louis, Missouri in For Ahkeem.
James Gray directs The Lost City of Z, his adaptation of the David Grann book “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon.” A Plan B production starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, and Tom Holland, tells the real-life story of Col Percival “Percy” Fawcett.
Director Thomas Arslan’s Bright Nights premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on Monday, February 13th inside the Berlinale Palast Theater to a rousing ovation.
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.
Călin Peter Netzer returns to the Berlinale Competition with Ana, mon amour, starring Diana Cavallioti, as Ana, and Mircea Postelnicu as Toma.
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.
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.
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!
Kim Minhee returns to the big screen as Younghee, an actor out-of-work, in Hong Sangsoo’s On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja).
Wanda Films and Marcelo Gomes bring forth Joaquim, a loosely based account of Brazilian henchman turned revolutionary, Joaquim de Silva Xavier at Berlin. Seemingly, Joaquim is a dichotomy between historical realism for mise-en-scene and a North American hit job.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced its 3rd Weekend featuring Festival highlights for FREE!
All screenings this year will be at the Fiesta Theatre at 916 State Street. Seating is first-come first served.
In the last few years, the films shown at the Berlin International Film Festival have increasingly been delivered and screened in digital formats. That trend continues in 2017 – almost all of the more than 2,500 screenings at the Berlinale and the European Film Market will originate from Digital Cinema Packages (DCP
Director Volker Schlöndorff debuts Return to Montauk, at the 67th Berlin Film Festival in Competition. Volker having previously adapted “Homo Faber” draws again from the world of Max Frisch.
Director Álex de la Iglesia rehashes an oft-used scenario of a group of individuals held against their will in a life-threatening situation in his new film, The Bar. A must-see!
HELPING FILMS GET MADE – THREE PRIZES AND 1,200 MEETINGS AT THE BERLINALE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET
Writer/Director Aki Kaurismaki served up a tasty whopper yesterday at the Berlin Film Festival with The Other Side of Hope.
Sally Potter and her new dark comedy, The Party, found a receptive audience at the Berlin International Film Festival yesterday with a near-capacity crowd at the Berlinale Palast Theater. Filmgoers were abuzz after the screening.
More than 250,000 tickets have been sold halfway through the 67th Berlin International Film Festival .
The first edition of Asian Brilliant Stars launched on February 12th in Berlin with three influential Chinese Talents receiving recognition for their recent works.
Agnieszka Holland screened her film, Spoor (Pokor). Spoor is a film that catches the eye and attacks the viewer’s sensibilities of right and wrong.
British reared Gurinda Chadha presented Viceroy’s House at the Berlinale Palast as part of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Felicite, a new film written and directed by Alain Gomis, set in Senegal in modern time, paints a portrait of a community through the trials and tribulations of a full-figured female singer, Felicite.
The 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced it film awards. This morning over breakfast at The Fess Parker filmmakers were thanked for their participation and awards were bestowed.
On Body and Mind (Testről és lélekről) from Budapest Writer/Director Ildikó Enyedi captured the hearts and imaginations of the audience early this morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Besides having four Principal Partners – Audi, Glashütte Original, L’Oréal Paris, and ZDF – the Berlinale is supported by more than 30 national and international enterprises. The Festival’s Co-Partners are Mastercard and Tesiro.
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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.
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.
R100 one was a midnight favorite at the 2013 American Film Institute’s AFIFEST 2013. This is a film I highly recommend from a nationally renowned and esteemed Japanese director, Hitosi Matsumoto.
Martin Scorsese visited the AFI Campus recently to discuss making his spiritual epic SILENCE (an AFI AWARDS 2016 Official Selection), the master filmmaker’s decades-long labor of love that explores apostasy and crises of faith in 17th-century Japan.
Once again an illustrious International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden and Silver Bears at the Berlinale 2017. Director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven will serve as Jury President.
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.
More than 165 Oscar® nominees will come together at noon on Monday, February 6, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.
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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.
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.
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.
Netflix will be taking worldwide rights to Martin Scorceses’s gangster film The Irishman.
The collaboration between La La Land’s composer and its director goes all the way back to college. La La Land has already won seven Golden Globe Awards and is nominated for fourteen Oscars, including Best Original Score and two Best Original Songs.
CRYSTAL BEARS AND THE AWARDS BY THE BUNDESZENTRALE FÜR POLITISCHE BILDUNG (FEDERAL AGENCY FOR CIVIC EDUCATION) GIVEN IN GENERATION 14PLUS.
CRYSTAL BEARS AND DEUTSCHES KINDERHILFSWERK (THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF GERMANY) AWARDS IN GENERATION KPLUS