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The 74th Berlin International Film Festival will take place from Feb 15 - 25, 2024 / EFM : Feb 15-21
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VIDEO: Honorary Golden Bear: In Conversation with Martin Scorsese

The Berlinale presented today this year’s Honorary Golden Bear to to Martin Scorsese: a filmmaker who has constantly pushed the medium toward uncharted paths. With a body of work spanning six decades and over fourty features, running the gamut from crime epics to animated features and religious dramas, Martin Scorsese has revolutionised the medium, and reinvented himself with every new film. His latest, "Killers of the Flower Moon" (Apple Original Films), is a vivid and...

Successful First Part of the 74th Berlinale, the market ended to high notes

Honorary Golden Bear for Martin Scorsese – The 74th Berlinale awards the Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement to Martin Scorsese. F. l. t .r.: Mariëtte Rissenbeek, Martin Scorsese, laudator Wim Wenders and Carlo Chatrian © Richard Hübner / Berlinale 2024 After the moving opening gala, numerous filmmakers presented their works at the festival over the last few days. The first half of the festival was marked by glamorous, but also political appearances on the ...

Berlinale Camera for Edgar Reitz

Filmstunde_23 (Subject: Filmmaking) © Simon Haseneder Since 1986, the Berlinale has awarded the Berlinale Camera to honour personalities and institutions who have made a special contribution to filmmaking and with whom the festival feels closely connected.   This year the German director and author Edgar Reitz will be honoured with the Berlinale Camera. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 22, at 2.45 pm in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The film&n...


Today is World Cinema Fund Day at Berlinale

World Cinema Fund Day: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 2.30 pm   WCF Day is the World Cinema Fund’s public think-tank. The panels and discussions focus on film culture, production conditions in the funded regions, structural changes and funding strategies, as well as on new key aspects of the WCF funding strategies and the presentation of new WCF-funded projects and films.   February 21, 2024 HAU2, Ha...


Prizes at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2024

  Eurimages Co-Production Development Award Preisverleihung des Berlinale Co-Production Market 2024 © Carlos Collado On Sunday, three cash prizes and one in-kind prize were awarded to selected feature film projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 17 to 21). The Eurimages Co-production Development Award, endowed with 20,000 euros, went to the producers of ForeFilms from Ukraine for their project Screaming Girl (director: Antonio Luki...


VIDEO Richard Paradise interviewed on his 6 festivals at Martha's Vineyard

Richard Paradise : Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival founder in interview at Ritz Carlton Berlin, during Berlinale 2024 late Sandy Mandelberger had interviewed Richard some 18 years ago, Richard's passion is intact! Check the interview!   ...


VIDEO Interview with Greg Reitman Blue Water Film Festival founder

Meet our friend Greg Reitman : two hats and one passion for film as a Filmmaker and Festival founder of The Blue Water Film Festival in San Diego CA. Interview by Bruno Chatelin during Berlinale 2024.   Watch the Festival Trailer   Greg Reitman producer of the Sundance Audience Award Winner doc Fuel (2008) Greg Reitman (May 10, 1971) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and author. He is best known for directing, producing an...


VIDEO: Michel NOLL interviewed on his 6 film festivals

Find out about the 6 festivals Michel Noll has launched in this Interview at MGB during EFM 2024 (by Bruno Chatelin). Michel Noll (born 10 May 1949) is a French television director and producer. Born in Cologne in Germany, Noll has lived in France for more than 40 years. After reading Economics and Sociology at the University of Cologne in Germany, he became a producer/director of television programmes when, in 1977, he joined TELECIP in Paris, then the leading ...


Gustav Möller's interviewed on his prison drama 'Sons' ('Vogter') world premiering in competition at the Berlinale

Berlinale 2024 Competition: Jon Ekstrand's original score to Gustav Möller's psychological thriller 'SONS' balances between the physical outter world of the film - set in prison - and the inner psyche of the main characters.  'Vogter' ('Sons') will premiere in competition at this year's Berlinale on 22 Feb After 'The Guilty', Gustav Möller returns with 'Sons' ('Vogter'), exploring anothe...


VIDEO Saudi Film Commission lunch introduction at Berlinale

Watch the introduction by the film commissioner, Abdullah Al Eyyaf Al-Qahtan: his speech was as brief as the lunch served by Ritz Carlton was delicious and long, The top heads of RSIFF were in attendance of course... The Film Commission was established in 2020 in order to support the film movement in Saudi Arabia. The Commission aims to develop and organize the film sector, raise the level of production, market Saudi films, encourage finance and investment, develop film content. It...


VIDEO Ted Chalmers back to MGB with his Summer Hill Entertainment and TomCat Films companies


Ted Chalmers has been involved with the sales and distribution of such well-known films as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION, HELLRAISER, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, ONE FALSE MOVE, RE-ANIMATOR, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, SOCIETY and EVIL DEAD 2. Most recently was also Senior VP of Media Brokerage for ICAP Media/Moving Pictures, a division of ICAP Plc. He both founded Summer Hill Entertainment and TomCat Films. Bruno Chatelin sat down with Ted at the end of a b...


Winners of the Belarusian Film Critics Award ’RED HEATHER’

The Belarusian Film Critics Award ’Red Heather’ which took place last weekend during this year’s 74th Berlin International Film Festival at the European Film Market (EFM) announces all its winners.   The best Belarusian films and filmmakers of 2021 and 2022 are:   Best Documentary Feature Film Mara by Sasha Kulak  Courage by Aliaksei Paluyan   Best Documentary Short Film Belarusian Youth by Kseniya Halubov...


10 european shooting stars 2024 lived this unforgettable moment on the Berlinale Red Carpet

  f.l.t.r.: Džiugas Grinys (Lithuania), Valentina Bellè (Italy), Katharina Stark (Germany), Suzy Bemba (France), Salome Demuria (Georgia), Margarita Stoykova (Bulgaria), Asta Kamma August (Sweden), Thibaud Dooms (Belgium), Éanna Hardwicke (Ireland) and Kamila Urzędowska (Poland); Photo: Harald Fuhr The European Shooting Stars 2024 were welcomed on stage at the Berlinale Palast by German actress Corinna Harfouch, starring in this year’s competition entry Dying&nb...

FilmHedge celebrates 4th anniversary with announcements at Berlinale


Founded in February 2020 by Audigent alum Jon Gosier, FilmHedge is a financial technology company that has spent the first few years of its life providing data analysis, underwriting, and risk-rating services that enable financiers to make better decisions as it relates to Film/TV financing and deal structuring. To date the company has primarily focused on productions in budgets in the USD$5 to $35 million-range, structuring loans up to $20M that could be financed internally or through partners using its data. 

In late-2022 the company closed on two credit partnerships totalling $100M. This back-leverage from investment banks and the company's other committed capital has allowed the company to lock in exclusive relationships with select producers working on forthcoming feature films, scripted series, and animated features. 

Ted Chalmers/Summer Hill Films at EFM

ATTEND EFM WITH SUMMER HILL!  Contact Us: Ted Chalmers President of Summer Hill Films 10645 N. Tatum Blvd., #200-130,  Phoenix, AZ 85028 USA +1-480-535-8711   Check out some exciting films from Summer Hill at AFM! We will be represented by Ted Chalmers at MGB 1st Floor, Stand #137 from Feb. 16 to 19. Ted can be contacted by clicking the meeting link below.  We look forward to meeting with you!   .. 


VIDEO: Teresa Cavina joins Malta’s Mediterrane Film Festival as new Artistic Director,

The second Edition is set for 22nd June - 30th June 2024 in Valletta, Malta ws invited to attend the superb launch reception of the Malta mediterannee film festival at the iconic Berlin Adlon Kempinski Hotel during Berlinale 2024 witnessing a passionate introduction by Malta Film Commissionner Johann Grech and by the newly appointed Festival Veteran : Teresa Cavina who joins as Artistic Director of the festival. Enjoy their (VIDEO) presentation and welcome speech...


VIDEO: The Inaugural Entertainment Finance Forum Berlin wrapped and was a huge success!

The Inaugural Entertainment Finance Forum Berlin was a huge success! Winston Baker would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees and partners (with a special thanks to for joining us!" The Winston Baker team: Katie Witkowski and Amy Baker Watch this short interview where Amy shares her satisfaction of a very successfull event, opening the way to a series of Berlinale events in the coming years.      ...


VIDEO: Interview with IMZ Avant Premiere Secretary General Max Beckham-Ortner

Capture%20d%E2%80%99%C3%A9cran%20%28256%29.png Bruno Chatelin got to speak with Max Beckham-Ortner: IMZ General Secretary, the organizer of the AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET 2024 in Berlin, during Berlinale. Max offered some time from his busy opening day as we wanted to understand and share the synergies with EFM attendees! Watch what he had to say and learn about the very successfull event which runs in paralell to EFM and is dedicated to live performing arts, music and ballet...     ...


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VIDEO: Berlinale 2024 Programme video Presentation

On January 22, 2024 the Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and the Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian provided an outlook for the 74th Berlin International Film Festival. Watch the entire presentation of the selections ...




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