Successful Berlinale Flying the Flag for Cinema

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Successful Berlinale 2022: Flying the Flag for Cinema


On the final day of the pageant, Berlinale director duo Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian bid farewell to the viewers at the Cineplex Titania cinema Sandra Weller / Berlinale 2022


The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival wrapped efficiently with quite a few viewers screenings. On the final day of the pageant, Berlinale director duo Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian bid farewell to the viewers at the Cineplex Titania cinema (former Titania-Palast) – the very setting during which the pageant was held for the first time in 1951.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Berlinale 2022 was in a position to happen as an in-person pageant in compliance with a strict hygiene and safety idea, and the organizers had been delighted with the energetic curiosity proven by the public and commerce guests. Due to the pandemic, solely 50 p.c of seats in the cinemas had been occupied. This stipulation was enthusiastically accepted and a complete of 156,000 tickets had been bought. The Berlinale additionally took to the highlight as a media occasion.


Iris Berben featured on the Red Carpet and Big Screen at the 2022 Berlinale Opening Gala (Photo cr. Berlinale)


The 2022 pageant came about in a unique format: From February 10 to 16, movie groups from overseas offered their movies to the public and accredited audiences at the premieres.

On the night of February 16, the festive Award Ceremony festive came about in the Berlinale Palast, culminating in the presentation of the Golden Bear to Alcarrs (director: Carla Simn). From February 17 to twenty, the public had a possibility to see the Berlinale movies in repeat screenings throughout the Publikumstage (viewers days).


Carlo Chatrian, left, and Mariette Rissenbeek

The profitable conclusion of the Berlinale 2022 provides us nice pleasure and confidence for the future. Sharing a cultural expertise is feasible even in occasions of pandemic; certainly, it turns into particularly necessary then. We supposed to fly the flag for cinema with this years pageant, and we had been thrilled to obtain a lot assist for this from audiences and filmmakers alike, commented Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian.


While the pageant was in a position to happen in particular person, the European Film Market (EFM), the Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents, and the WCF Day of the World Cinema Fund had been realized primarily as on-line codecs.

At the WCF Day on February 16, 2022, the panels and discussions centered on the growth of funding and decolonization methods. With its differentiated funding program, the World Cinema Fund has been working to advertise cultural range, cooperation, sustainable growth, and the promotion of cinema in areas with weak movie infrastructures since 2004, and thus goals to contribute to the democratization of worldwide filmmaking.


Check out the recording of WCF Day 2022!


In addition, 1,438 pre-arranged and specifically deliberate particular person conferences with co-producers and financiers came about at the Berlinale Co-Production Market for the characteristic movie and collection tasks chosen in 2022. Three money prizes had been awarded to new tasks. The pitching occasions Co-Pro Series and Books at Berlinale in addition to the speak codecs had been additionally highly regarded with the 574 members. Alcarrs by Carla Simn was the second former Berlinale Co-Production Market undertaking to win the Golden Bear. In 2019, the undertaking had already gained the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award.

The on-line version of the European Film Market (EFM) of the 72nd Berlinale got here to a profitable conclusion on February 17 and Berlinale Talents additionally regarded again on a profitable Twentieth-anniversary version.

The 73rd International Film Festival Berlin will happen from February 16 to 26, 2023.


(Press launch offered by Berlinale Press Office)

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