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Industry Reports

New Media - The EFM explores AI applications in audience design for documentaries - 21/02/2024

New Media – 21/02/2024
The EFM explores AI applications in audience design for documentaries
BERLINALE 2024: A dynamic panel of AI technology and audience design marketing experts provided comprehensive insights into the diverse applications of AI tools for engaging with your audience

Market Trends
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As the winter nears its end, Cineuropa will continue to keep its readers up to date with the latest news and market insights, covering Europe’s buzziest industry events and festivals, including Berlin, Málaga, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, CPH:DOX, Sofia, Vilnius, Luxembourg, Visions du Réel and FIFDH

Market Trends - The EFM spotlights opportunities for a thriving European content ecosystem - 21/02/2024

Market Trends – 21/02/2024
The EFM spotlights opportunities for a thriving European content ecosystem
BERLINALE 2024: An engaging panel offered all the key elements regarding the present and future of the multifaceted European market, highlighting opportunities to come

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming - German Films celebrates its 70th birthday at the Berlinale - 21/02/2024

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming – 21/02/2024
German Films celebrates its 70th birthday at the Berlinale
BERLINALE 2024: During a press conference, the national information and advisory centre for the promotion of German films provided an overview of its anniversary plans

Produce – Co-Produce... - Five Nordic composers unpack scoring, collaborating with directors and unleashing creativity at the EFM - 21/02/2024

Produce – Co-Produce... – 21/02/2024
Five Nordic composers unpack scoring, collaborating with directors and unleashing creativity at the EFM
BERLINALE 2024: The HARPA-nominated professionals explored their work on recent hits such as Apolonia, Apolonia and Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

European Policy - Institutional speakers discuss the importance of cinema as a tool to protect democracy and cultural diversity at the EFM - 20/02/2024

European Policy – 20/02/2024
Institutional speakers discuss the importance of cinema as a tool to protect democracy and cultural diversity at the EFM
BERLINALE 2024: The panellists tackled a number of hot topics, including gender equality, geoblocking, authors’ rights and public support

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming - Key Italian players TVCO and Minerva Pictures seal international sales partnership - 18/02/2024

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming – 18/02/2024
Key Italian players TVCO and Minerva Pictures seal international sales partnership
BERLINALE 2024: Both firms will jointly acquire movies, share expertise and bring together over 2,000 films ranging from new releases to library titles

New Media - The EFM explores the human factor in working with AI - 18/02/2024

New Media – 18/02/2024
The EFM explores the human factor in working with AI
BERLINALE 2024: During the session, three keynote speakers analysed the interaction between AI and the human element from various perspectives

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Co-Production Podcast

Episode 66: Green Border (Poland/Czech Republic/ France/Belgium) - 13/02/2024

13/02/2024
Episode 66: Green Border (Poland/Czech Republic/ France/Belgium)
The producers of the film by Agnieszka Holland are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 65: Savages! (Switzerland/France/Belgium) - 13/12/2023

13/12/2023
Episode 65: Savages! (Switzerland/France/Belgium)
The producers of the film by Claude Barras are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 64: Pure Unknown (Italy/Switzerland/Sweden) - 12/12/2023

12/12/2023
Episode 64: Pure Unknown (Italy/Switzerland/Sweden)
The producers of the film by Mattia Colombo and Valentina Cicogna are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 63: Misty – The Erroll Garner Story (Switzerland/Germany/France) - 11/12/2023

11/12/2023
Episode 63: Misty – The Erroll Garner Story (Switzerland/Germany/France)
The producers of the film by Georges Gachot are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 62: Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert (Switzerland/Austria/Germany/Luxembourg) - 08/12/2023

08/12/2023
Episode 62: Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert (Switzerland/Austria/Germany/Luxembourg)
The producers of the film by Margarethe von Trotta are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 61: Close (Belgium/France/Netherlands) - 07/12/2023

07/12/2023
Episode 61: Close (Belgium/France/Netherlands)
The producers of the film by Lukas Dhont are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 60: Chicken for Linda! (France/Italy) - 06/12/2023

06/12/2023
Episode 60: Chicken for Linda! (France/Italy)
The producers of the film by Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 59: Motherland (Sweden/Ukraine/Norway) - 05/12/2023

05/12/2023
Episode 59: Motherland (Sweden/Ukraine/Norway)
The producers of the film by Hanna Badziaka and Alexander Mihalkovich are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

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Photogalleries

Berlinale 2024 – Photogalleries - 15/02/2024

15/02/2024
Berlinale 2024 – Photogalleries
The Berlin International Film Festival returns for its 74th edition, the last under the direction of Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek, from 15-25 February. Check out the festival highlights in our exclusive photogalleries

San Sebastián 2023 – Photogalleries - 25/09/2023

25/09/2023
San Sebastián 2023 – Photogalleries
The San Sebastián International Film Festival cements its position on the global festival circuit with its 71st edition, which is unspooling from 22-30 September. Check out our exclusive photo galleries

Venice 2023 – Photogalleries - 01/09/2023

01/09/2023
Venice 2023 – Photogalleries
After the media storm triggered by the SAG-AFTRA strike, the global film community is back on the Lido for the 80th Venice Film Festival, unspooling from 30 August-9 September. Discover the festival highlights and the international stars walking the red carpet in our exclusive photo galleries

Close wins the 2023 LUX Audience Award - 27/06/2023

27/06/2023
Close wins the 2023 LUX Audience Award
Lukas Dhont’s heartbreaking coming-of-age drama has emerged as the winner of the European audience award, determined by ratings from the public and Members of the European Parliament

Cannes 2023 – Photogalleries - 17/05/2023

17/05/2023
Cannes 2023 – Photogalleries
The international film industry is gathering again on the Croisette for a packed edition of the Cannes Film Festival and its Marché du Film, unspooling from 16-27 May. Discover the festival highlights in our exclusive photo galleries

European Shooting Stars 2023 – Photogallery - 01/03/2023

01/03/2023
European Shooting Stars 2023 – Photogallery
A look at the presentation of the European Shooting Stars, 10 of the most promising young actors from all over the continent selected by the EFP, which took place during the Berlinale

Berlinale 2023 – Photogalleries - 18/02/2023

18/02/2023
Berlinale 2023 – Photogalleries
The Berlinale is back in full swing! This edition is marked by the return of the on-site European Film Market, a jam-packed programme, increased attendance levels and the lifting of COVID-related restrictions. Check out the festival highlights in our exclusive photogalleries

Venice 2022 – Photogalleries - 01/09/2022

01/09/2022
Venice 2022 – Photogalleries
The global film community is back on the Lido for the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival, unspooling this year from 31 August-10 September. Discover the festival highlights and the international stars walking the red carpet in our exclusive photo galleries

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Reviews

Foreign Tongue - by Claire Burger

Foreign Tongue
by Claire Burger
BERLINALE 2024: Young actresses Lilith Grasmug and Josefa Heinsius are the beating heart of this coming-of-age drama by Claire Burger, revolving around a language exchange trip to Germany

Direct Action - by Guillaume Cailleau, Ben Russell

Direct Action
by Guillaume Cailleau, Ben Russell
BERLINALE 2024: Ben Russell and Guillaume Cailleau immerse themselves in the Zadist movement based in Notre-Dame-des-Landes for a hypnotic documentary adopting a radical artistic standpoint

Black Tea - by Abderrahmane Sissako

Black Tea
by Abderrahmane Sissako
BERLINALE 2024: Abderrahmane Sissako breaks down the boundaries between Africa and Asia, dream and reality, and past and present in an enigmatic and melancholy film on love and freedom

Architecton - by Viktor Kossakovsky

Architecton
by Viktor Kossakovsky
BERLINALE 2024: Viktor Kossakovsky’s latest effort is a freewheeling reflection on matter and architecture, and a fascinating journey through time and space

The Devil's Bath - by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala

The Devil's Bath
by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala
BERLINALE 2024: Directorial duo Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala dive into the tortured mind of an 18th-century farmer's wife

Dying - by Matthias Glasner

Dying
by Matthias Glasner
BERLINALE 2024: Matthias Glasner’s latest offering is a winning combination of pitch-black humour and warm human drama

Dahomey - by Mati Diop

Dahomey
by Mati Diop
BERLINALE 2024: Mati Diop’s documentary, which follows the return of works of art stolen in colonial times, is a precious little gem – little in terms of length, but not artistic expression

Pepe - by Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias

Pepe
by Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias
BERLINALE 2024: While the peculiar sound the eponymous hippo makes in Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias’s film lingers in the mind after the screening, everything else is washed away quickly

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Interviews

Bruno Dumont • Director of The Empire

Bruno Dumont • Director of The Empire
BERLINALE 2024: The French filmmaker revisits the sci-fi genre in his own unique style, exploring the inevitable porosity of Good and Evil

Matthias Glasner • Director of Dying

Matthias Glasner • Director of Dying
BERLINALE 2024: The German director enlightens us on how love, music and hope intertwine in his dark dramedy starring Lars Eidinger and Corinna Harfouch

Piero Messina • Director of Another End

Piero Messina • Director of Another End
BERLINALE 2024: The Italian director chatted with us about some of the stages involved in producing his second work, which is a dystopic sentimental drama

Nicolas Philibert • Director of Averroes & Rosa Parks

Nicolas Philibert • Director of Averroes & Rosa Parks
BERLINALE 2024: The French documentary-maker tells us why and how he immersed himself in a psychiatric hospital, getting as close as possible to the patient-caregiver relationship

Sasha Nathwani • Director of Last Swim

Sasha Nathwani • Director of Last Swim
BERLINALE 2024: The sun is high, but the shadows are growing longer in this film swinging between moments of laughter and bouts of melancholy

Levan Akin  • Director of Crossing

Levan Akin • Director of Crossing
BERLINALE 2024: The Swedish filmmaker discusses his new film, which follows a Georgian teacher who travels to Istanbul to search for her trans niece

Martina Bleis • Head, Berlinale Co-Production Market

Martina Bleis • Head, Berlinale Co-Production Market
The woman at the helm of the Berlinale Co-Production Market shares some insights into this year’s selection process and the current co-production landscape

Dennis Ruh • Director, European Film Market

Dennis Ruh • Director, European Film Market
The EFM’s head honcho delves into the impact of artificial intelligence and the new trends in the market

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