Berlin International Film Festival Updates
Berlin International Film Festival Updates:- All set for the upcoming 71st Berlin International Film Festival. It’s usually called the Berlinale. This is a film festival held annually in Berlin.
Important Fact Relates to Berlin International Film Festival
|Awards||Golden Bear, Silver Bear|
|Artistic director||Carlo Chatrian|
|No. of films||441 (945 screenings) in 2014|
The Berlin International Film Festival usually called the Berlinale. It is founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been held every February since 1978 and is one of the Big three alongside the Venice Film Festival in Italy and the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Since 2019, Mariette Rissenbeek serves as the executive director of the festival, while Carlo Chatrian is the artistic director.
With around 300,000 tickets sold and 500,000 admissions each year. It has the largest public attendance of any annual film festival. Up to 400 films are shown in several sections across cinematic genres.
Around twenty films compete for the festival’s top awards, called the Golden Bear and several silver Bears. The European Film Market (RFM), a film trade fair held simultaneously to Berlinale, is a major industry meeting for the international film circuit.
The trade fair serves distributors, film buyers, producers, financiers, and co-production agents. The Berlinale Talents a week-long series of lectures and workshops is a gathering of young filmmakers held in partnership with the festival.
The film festival, EFM, and other satellite events are attended by around 20,000 professionals from over 130 countries.
Main competition jury presidents of this festival
Since 1956, the jury of the Festival has been chaired by an internationally recognized personality of cinema.
|1957||Jay Carmody||Film Critic||United States|
|1958||Frank Capra||Director||United States|
|1959||Robert Aldrich||Director||United States|
|1960||Harold Lloyd||Actor||United States|
|1961||James Quinn||Film Administrator||United Kingdom|
|1962||King Vidor||Director||United States|
|1963||Wendy Toye||Dancer||United Kingdom|
|1964||Anthony Mann||Director, Actor||United States|
|1965||John Gillett||Film Critic||United Kingdom|
|1966||Pierre Braunberger||Film Producer||France|
|1967||Thorold Dickinson||Director||United Kingdom|
|1968||Luis García Berlanga||Director||Spain|
|1970||George Stevens||Director||United States|
|1972||Eleanor Perry||Screenwriter||United States|
|1973||David Robinson||Film Critic||United Kingdom|
|1975||Sylvia Syms||Actress||United Kingdom|
|1978||Patricia Highsmith||Writer||United States|
|1981||Jutta Brückner||Director, Screenwriter||Germany|
|1982||Joan Fontaine||Actress||United States|
|1987||Klaus Maria Brandauer||Actor||Austria|
|1988||Guglielmo Biraghi||Film Critic||Italy|
|1991||Volker Schlöndorff||Director, Screenwriter||Germany|
|1994||Jeremy Thomas||Film Producer||United Kingdom|
|1995||Lia van Leer||Film Programmer, Film Archivist||Israel|
|1996||Nikita Mikhalkov||Actor, Director||Russia|
|1998||Ben Kingsley||Actor||United Kingdom|
|2001||Bill Mechanic||Film Producer||United States|
|2004||Frances McDormand||Actress||United States|
|2006||Charlotte Rampling||Actress||United Kingdom|
|2007||Paul Schrader||Director, Screenwriter||United States|
|2009||Tilda Swinton||Actress||United Kingdom|
|2010||Werner Herzog||Director, Screenwriter||Germany|
|2012||Mike Leigh||Director, Screenwriter||United Kingdom|
|2013||Wong Kar-wai||Director||Hong Kong|
|2014||James Schamus||Screenwriter||United States|
|2015||Darren Aronofsky||Director, Screenwriter||United States|
|2016||Meryl Streep||Actress||United States|
|2017||Paul Verhoeven||Director, Screenwriter||Netherlands|
|2018||Tom Tykwer||Director, Screenwriter||Germany|
|2020||Jeremy Irons||Actor||United Kingdom|
The 71st Berlin International Film Festival will be started on Monday, 1st March 2021, and ended on Friday, 5th March 2021.