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Berlin Film Festival appoints Cristina Nord as new Forum head

Nord will take up the role from August 2019.

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Berlin Film Festival launches new competitive section

Strand called Encounters aims to support new voices in cinema.

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BFI acquires Agnès Varda's last film 'Varda By Agnès' (exclusive)

BFI also picked up Mark Jenkin’s ‘Bait’.

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Casey Affleck drama 'Light Of My Life' lands US deal (exclusive)

Black Bear Pictures fully financed father-daughter drama that premiered in Berlin Panorama.

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Berlin Panorama selection 'Game Girls' lands at Breaking Glass Pictures (exclusive)

Award-winning doc to open theatrically in Los Angeles in May.

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Berlin Film Festival unveils new selection committee

Also appoints new section heads for Panorama, Berlinale Shorts.


Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson sci-fi 'Reminiscence' lands at Warner Bros

Warner Bros has snapped up worldwide rights to one of last month’s hottest EFM packages Reminiscence to star Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson.

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EFM delegate numbers fall as industry reacts to controversial access changes

New security regulations undoubtedly had an impact.

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French court rejects request to block release of François Ozon's 'By The Grace Of God'

Lawyers for priest alluded to in sexual abuse drama tried to delay release ahead of his trial.

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Scandinavia's NonStop goes on buying spree for 14 titles (exclusive)

Deals include Alejandro Landes’ Sundance and Berlinale hit Monos; Peter Strickland’s In Fabric and Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale.

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Berlin 2019 winners: 'Synonymes' takes Golden Bear

By The Grace Of God wins the Silver Bear, while Yong Mei and Wang Jingchun take the acting Bears for Wang Xiaoshuai’s So Long, My Son.


Two films tie for top spot on Screen's final Berlin jury grid

’Synonyms’ took all eight scores with ‘A Tale Of Three Sisters’ receiving six.

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Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' ties for the lead on Screen's Berlin jury grid

Isabel Coixet’s Elisa & Marcela was far less popular with the jury.

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'A Tale Of Three Sisters' takes lead on Screen's Berlin jury grid

Emin Alper’s film scored well with critics.