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Festival to take place on 6-12 March
The announcement was met with boos and walkouts among the audience. The French-Polish director has been plagued with sexual abuse accusations
The Compass-Perspektive-Award went to Janna Ji Wonders for her film Walchensee Forever
Festival announces its female-dominated selection committee
Some 340 films from all four corners of the globe will be showcased, with 18 competing for the prestigious Golden Bear prize.
26th Sarajevo Film Festival will be held from 14 to 21 August 2020
A total of 107 features and shorts will screen in the festival.
This year’s Berlinale, which starts on 20 February, is not interesting for only its diverse programme, but also due to the exciting features that are included this year.
Better content for African audiences everywhere
“To honour those men and women who made cinema happen in 2019, to find calm and ensure that the festival of film remains just that, a festival, the board… has unanimously decided to resign,” the academy said in a statement.
Festival aims to “empower stories celebrating courageous People”
Razzies honours worst films according to critics
Lee Isaac Chung’s coming-of-age film Minari
Bong Joon Ho also accepted the award for Best Director.
International film experts and young cineastes comprise the official juries. Two international juries present further prizes in the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competition. Each will award the Grand Prix for the Best Film (endowed with €7,500) and the Special Prize for the Best Short Film (endowed with €2,500)
English actor Jeremy Irons will head the jury of the main competition
Joker won three awards: Joaquin Phoenix won Leading Actor, Shayna Markowitz won the inaugural Casting award, and Hildur Guðnadóttir won Original Score.
“This edition of IFFR Pro proved that bringing together talent and ideas, and those who can support them, remains a very relevant thing to do. Cinema and the stories we aim to bring to fruition are relevant and have meaning. I am very proud of this year’s edition and look forward to tweaking our endeavours in the future to both create and reflect change,” Head of IFFR Pro Marit van den Elshout said.
The jury consisted of recently appointed director of Kunsthal Rotterdam Nathanja van Dijk, French filmmaker and previous Tiger Award for Short Films winner Safia Benhaim (La fièvre, IFFR 2014), and Los Angeles-born, Belgrade-based film curator and writer Greg de Cuir Jr.
Actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, film director, historian, and anti-war activist died last week after losing a battle with dementia.
The top-class cast of the Berlinale opening film stars Golden Globe winning and Oscar-nominated Sigourney Weaver, Margaret Qualley (most recently seen in Fosse/Verdon, Seberg and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Douglas Booth.
Best Documentary award went to the Sudanese film Talking About Trees
Waxworks by Paul Leni will open Berlinale Classics 2020 with a digitally restored version
The festival also appointed film critic, writer, and curator Cristina Nord as the director of the Forum section
25 Palestinian films are being screened from 3pm-7pm
The festival is widely regarded as the largest American independent film festival and is said to be attended by more than 120,000 people and 1,300 accredited press and powered by more than 2,000 volunteers last year.
The market’s programme, the festival said, will provide many opportunities to network with Chilean producers, distributors, investors, creators, and to get to know Chilean productions.
Selections for Tiger, Bright Future, and Big Screen competitions announced
The festival will be hosted by award-winning film and stage Actor Samuel Finzi
Grand Prix went to Japanese Kontora and the Best Director award went to Filipino filmmaker Jun Robles Jana for Kalel