Berlinale 2016
Documentary Feature Debuts – Following the Instincts

Documentary Feature Debuts – Following the Instincts

Making one’s first feature film is a challenging project, especially if the production is likely to take a number of years – as is the case for most documentaries. Despite all difficulties, however, some can achieve the highest standards. This article takes a look at three inspiring stories about successful feature-length documentary debuts. We try...
Winners at the Berlinale!

Winners at the Berlinale!

The 66th Berlinale Film Festival awarded yesterday the officially competing short films, here are the winners again: Audi Short Film Award: JIN ZHI XIA MAO (Anchorage Prohibited) by Chiang Wei Liang Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film): A MAN RETURNED by Mahdi Fleifel Golden Bear for Best Short Film: BALADA DE UM BATRAQUIO by Leonor...
Hearing the voices of the young protagonists - interview with the head of Generation

Hearing the voices of the young protagonists – interview with the head of Generation

Maryanne Redpath has been involved in the youth programme of the Berlinale since 1993, and in the last 8 years, she has been the head of selection of both of the Generation programmes. The Kplus and 14+ selections represent the unique voice of youth through shorts and feature films, and offer a wide range of films...
World of Shorts magazine got renewed, into the World of Young Cinema!

World of Shorts magazine got renewed, into the World of Young Cinema!

Welcome to our brand new magazine, World of Young Cinema! After five years of concentrating exclusively on short films, we decided that it was time for a little change. Short films are still very dear to us, but since we started writing about them in 2010, many of the filmmakers we interviewed and praised then...
First features at the Berlinale!

First features at the Berlinale!

Since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award, the Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money...
Haunting short films of Bence Fliegauf

Haunting short films of Bence Fliegauf

The Hungarian director Bence Fliegauf have been a regular at the Berlinale International Film Festival. He debuted there with his first feature film Rengeteg in 2003, and he has been selected there with almost all of his feature films. Today the festival announced the Forum programme, which included the director’s seventh feature film called Lily Lane. At...
Berlinale Generation selections are announced!

Berlinale Generation selections are announced!

Two days ago we shared the Berlinale Shorts programme of the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival, which was announced on the official website. Yesterday the two sections of Generations (Kplus and 14plus) was finally announced as well, with all 63 feature film and a great selection of shorts as well. They received more than 2000...
The official programme of the Berlinale Shorts!

The official programme of the Berlinale Shorts!

The 66th Berlinale International Film Festival is just around the corner (11-21st of February), and it’s getting more and more exciting every day, since they started dropping the names and titles of the privileged programme. And today was one of these amazing moments – they announced the official shortfilms! And one of our young Hungarian talents,...
Short Film Jury of Berlinale is revealed!

Short Film Jury of Berlinale is revealed!

The 66th Berlinale International Film Festival is coming out with more details every day, yesterday they revealed the Short Film Jury for the officially competing short films. The festival will be held from the 11th until the 21st of February. The members of the Berlinale Shorts International Jury are three filmmakers and artists whose works...
Berlinale Talents 2016: The Nature of Relations

Berlinale Talents 2016: The Nature of Relations

Under the title “The Nature of Relations”, Berlinale Talents focuses in its 14th edition on the power, force and energy of interconnected thinking and creating. 300 outstanding Talents will be invited to a programme with international experts, again held at the three venues of HAU Hebbel am Ufer, from February 13 to February 18, 2016....
Berlinale's Residency supports first and second feature directors

Berlinale’s Residency supports first and second feature directors

The Berlin International Film Festival will be presenting three films by this year’s participants of the Berlinale Residency at the Arsenal Cinema from October 6 to 8. As Berlinale Residency fellowship holders, the three directors Fernando Eimbcke (Mexico), Daniel Borgman (New Zealand) and Ella Manzheeva (Russian Federation) have been in the capital since September 1....