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Opening of the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson

Festive Opening of the Berlinale 2022

On February 10, the start of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will be celebrated in the Berlinale Palast. Minister of State for Culture and the Media, Claudia Roth, Governing Mayor of Berlin Franziska Giffey, this year’s Jury President M. Night Shyamalan, as well as the Festival Management Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian will kick off the Berlinale with a festive opening.

During the Opening Gala, the International Jury will be introduced. The event will be broadcast on ZDF/3sat from 7.20 pm and streamed live on the Berlinale website.

The opening film, the world premiere of François Ozon’s Peter von Kant, which is in Competition for the Bear Awards will be shown directly after. The director and his film team – Denis Ménochet, who plays the main part, and members of the cast, Khalil Garbia and Stéfan Crépon – will introduce the film in the Berlinale Palast.

In addition to the members of the International Jury, the Encounters Jury, the GWFF Best First Feature Award Jury, the jury of the Berlinale Documentary Award as well as members of the International Short Film Jury are expected on the Red Carpet.

A number of prominent German politicians and ambassadors have also announced their attendance.

On this evening, other international and national guests are anticipated as well:

Asia Argento, Dario Argento, Emily Atef, Iris Berben, Jonathan Berlin, Denis Côté, Anne-Marie Descôtes, Stéphane Dion, Andreas Dresen, Nancy Faeser, Maria Furtwängler, Martina Gedeck, Helene Hegemann, Annekatrin Hendel, Philipp Hochmair, Jerry Hoffmann, Louis Hofmann, Markus Imboden, Lorna Ishema, Janine Jackowski, Meltem Kaptan, Burghart Klaußner, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Jessica Krummacher, Heike Makatsch, Ricardo Martínez Váquez, Ulrich Matthes, Arif Havas Oegroseno, Clark Price, Burhan Qurbani, Anne Ratte-Polle, Sophie Rois, Clemens Schick, Wolfgang Schmidt, Jan Schomburg, Maria Schrader, Lilith Stangenberg, Armando Varricchio, Pedro Raúl Villagra Delgado and Julia von Heinz.

Due to the Covid-19 hygiene and security measures, there will be a reduction in seating capacity in the Berlinale cinemas to 50 percent. For the guests at premieres, further hygiene measures will be put in place, which will help to create a safe festival atmosphere. Due to the pandemic, it will not be possible to hold an opening party.

(Press release provided by Berlinale Press Office)




Last minute preps for Berlinale Opening

Posted by Larry Gleeson

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

(Photo credit: Larry Gleeson/HollywoodGlee)
(Photo credit: Larry Gleeson/HollywoodGlee)

Press and media room personnel were also discussing the configuring  of the W-LAN for the Berlinale’s  well-known and highly respected world-class media coverage.

The World Premiere of Etienne Comar’s  French film, Django, the story of famous European composer/guitarist and gypsy swing, jazz man, Django Reinhardt, is the Opening Night Film for the 67th Berlinale.  The festival will run February 9th through February 19th.

Berlinale Launches Endowed Documentary Award

For many years now, the Berlin International Film Festival has been committed to documentary film and diverse documentary forms.

Thanks to the support of Glashütte Original, watch manufacturer from Saxony, the Berlin International Film Festival is launching a new award, the Glashütte Original Documentary Award.

This prize for the best documentary film will be endowed with € 50,000, funded by Glashütte Original. A total of about 18 documentary entries from the current programmes of the Competition, Panorama, Forum, Generation, Berlinale Special and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections as well as the Culinary Cinema special series will be nominated for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award. A three-member jury will pick the winner – the prize money will be split between the film’s director and producer.

Besides the prize money, Glashütte Original will also provide the trophy, which will be finely crafted in the Saxon manufactory and will be presented to the director of the winning film.

The prize will be awarded during the official Award Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast.

Here are the official documentary award guidelines: glashuette_original_documentary_award_guidelines


(Source: http://www.berlinale.de)

*Featured photo courtesy of Berlinale Film Festival