Berlinale 2014
Summer Berlinale under the Stars

Summer Berlinale under the Stars

In summer, Berlin is a city of outdoor events. And this includes: the Summer Berlinale at the Open-Air Cinema in Friedrichshain. From July 24 to July 27, this summertime sequel of the Festival will give cineastes another chance to see audience favourites and winners from the Competition, Panorama, Forum, Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Shorts – under the stars and...
Matthijs Wouter Knol to Be New Head of European Film Market

Matthijs Wouter Knol to Be New Head of European Film Market

On June 1, 2014, Matthijs Wouter Knol from the Netherlands will become the new head of the Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM). Since 2008, Knol has been the programme manager of Berlinale Talents (formerly known as the Berlinale Talent Campus), and is well acquainted with both the Festival and the EFM. Long-standing EFM head Beki Probst will become president of the EFM. In her...
Hungarian filmmaker Roland Ferge gets Special Mention at the Berlinale with "Away"

Hungarian filmmaker Roland Ferge gets Special Mention at the Berlinale with “Away”

Roland Ferge, the 22-year-old Hungarian filmmaker was selected to the Berlinale’s Generation Kplus with his “visual poem” “El” (“Away”). The international jury gave him a special mention today. In this section the jury members are no older than those of the audience. Eleven children and seven teens award the best films with Crystal Bears. Special...
Berlinale Talents 2014: The Art of Telling Stories Differently

Berlinale Talents 2014: The Art of Telling Stories Differently

Guided by the theme “Ready to Play? Breaking the rules”, Berlinale Talents took place for the twelfth time from February 8 to 13, with 300 selected Talents and 150 experts, at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. Berlinale Talents 2014 focused on the art of storytelling and finding innovative, playful approaches to content. Prominent screenwriters and directors...
From love to hatred, from anger to playfulness - Berlinale Shorts never disappoint

From love to hatred, from anger to playfulness – Berlinale Shorts never disappoint

illustration by Ewa Borysewicz Waiting for the Berlinale Shorts screening is always an unbelievably exciting time. It is inspiring to see so many people queuing up for a selection that always turns out to be a breath-taking experience. It was no different in the case of the first Berlinale Shorts screening where five exceptional films...

Berlinale Shorts line-up announced

  Berlinale Shorts 2014: The line-up has been  announced! In 2014, 25 films from 21 countries will be competing for the Golden Bear for Best Short Film and the Silver Bear Jury Prize: fictional, documentary, experimental, essayistic and animated films all have an equal chance. Almost a third of these productions is not digital but was shot...
Agnés Godard, Christopher Doyle to give master classes at Berlinale Talents

Agnés Godard, Christopher Doyle to give master classes at Berlinale Talents

Berlinale Talents 2014: 300 Talents from 79 Countries / Cinematographers Agnès Godard, Franz Lustig and Christopher Doyle to Mentor Talents / New Initiative “Berlinale TalentsMarket Hub” Powered by Canon From a pool of 4167 applicants, an international jury selected 300 Talents from 79 countries and across the board of filmmaking disciplines. The Talents are invited to the HAU...
Berlinale Talents 2014: Ready to Play? Breaking the Rules

Berlinale Talents 2014: Ready to Play? Breaking the Rules

Under the motto “Ready to Play? Breaking the Rules”, Berlinale Talents 2014 will encourage its 300 budding filmmakers to experiment with new and unusual ways of bringing their stories and characters to life on screen. The focus in 2014 will be on storytelling and successful scriptwriting. Berlinale Talents will assist the filmmakers in playfully approaching character development. “For us, Breaking...