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Berlinale 2017 Winners Signal a New Generation of Auteurs

In what started in 1951 as a post-war display of American cultural influence to counter the growing shadow of Soviet East Germany, the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) has become the highest profile European cinema event to kick start the festival calendar. Hundreds of films are screened each year, representing a truly global celebration of cinema. Since the 1960s, Berlinale has slightly pivoted away from…

Maike Mia Höhne: Curator, Berlinale Shorts

Alongside Sundance and Clermont-Ferrand film festivals, The Berlinale International Film Festival’s Shorts Program has a reputation for introducing a new selection of short films and filmmakers to the annual film festival calendar. Shorts that win awards at these high-profile events usually end up repeating that success throughout the year at other major film festivals, such as 2016’s THUNDER ROAD, which won the Sundance Short Film…

Ones to Watch: 2017 Berlinale Shorts Program

As Europe continues to rival the United States as a region for uncovering new film talent, Berlin is emerging as ground zero. The Berlin International Film Festival, aka Berlinale, frames this better than most film festivals in Europe with its annual Berlinale Shorts Program, which alongside the week-long Berlinale Talent Campus, is a magnet for new filmmakers and those who follow them. The 2017 shorts…