Berlin International Film Festival Updates

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Berlin International Film Festival Updates

Berlin International Film Festival

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

LocationBerlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear, Silver Bear
Artistic directorCarlo Chatrian
No. of films441 (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.

1956Marcel CarnéDirectorFrance
1957Jay CarmodyFilm CriticUnited States
1958Frank CapraDirectorUnited States
1959Robert AldrichDirectorUnited States
1960Harold LloydActorUnited States
1961James QuinnFilm AdministratorUnited Kingdom
1962King VidorDirectorUnited States
1963Wendy ToyeDancerUnited Kingdom
1964Anthony MannDirector, ActorUnited States
1965John GillettFilm CriticUnited Kingdom
1966Pierre BraunbergerFilm ProducerFrance
1967Thorold DickinsonDirectorUnited Kingdom
1968Luis García BerlangaDirectorSpain
1969Johannes SchaafDirectorGermany
1970George StevensDirectorUnited States
1971Bjørn RasmussenPoetDenmark
1972Eleanor PerryScreenwriterUnited States
1973David RobinsonFilm CriticUnited Kingdom
1974Rodolfo KuhnDirectorArgentina
1975Sylvia SymsActressUnited Kingdom
1976Jerzy KawalerowiczDirectorPoland
1977Senta BergerActressAustria
1978Patricia HighsmithWriterUnited States
1979Jörn DonnerDirectorFinland
1980Ingrid ThulinActressSweden
1981Jutta BrücknerDirector, ScreenwriterGermany
1982Joan FontaineActressUnited States
1983Jeanne MoreauActressFrance
1984Liv UllmannActressNorway
1985Jean MaraisActorFrance
1986Gina LollobrigidaActressItaly
1987Klaus Maria BrandauerActorAustria
1988Guglielmo BiraghiFilm CriticItaly
1989Rolf LiebermannComposerSwitzerland
1990Michael BallhausCinematographerGermany
1991Volker SchlöndorffDirector, ScreenwriterGermany
1992Annie GirardotActressFrance
1993Frank BeyerDirectorGermany
1994Jeremy ThomasFilm ProducerUnited Kingdom
1995Lia van LeerFilm Programmer, Film ArchivistIsrael
1996Nikita MikhalkovActor, DirectorRussia
1997Jack LangPoliticianFrance
1998Ben KingsleyActorUnited Kingdom
1999Ángela MolinaActressSpain
2000Gong LiActressChina
2001Bill MechanicFilm ProducerUnited States
2002Mira NairDirectorIndia
2003Atom EgoyanDirectorCanada
2004Frances McDormandActressUnited States
2005Roland EmmerichDirectorGermany
2006Charlotte RamplingActressUnited Kingdom
2007Paul SchraderDirector, ScreenwriterUnited States
2009Tilda SwintonActressUnited Kingdom
2010Werner HerzogDirector, ScreenwriterGermany
2011Isabella RosselliniActressItaly
2012Mike LeighDirector, ScreenwriterUnited Kingdom
2013Wong Kar-waiDirectorHong Kong
2014James SchamusScreenwriterUnited States
2015Darren AronofskyDirector, ScreenwriterUnited States
2016Meryl StreepActressUnited States
2017Paul VerhoevenDirector, ScreenwriterNetherlands
2018Tom TykwerDirector, ScreenwriterGermany
2019Juliette BinocheActressFrance
2020Jeremy IronsActorUnited Kingdom
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The 71st Berlin International Film Festival will be started on Monday, 1st March 2021, and ended on Friday, 5th March 2021.