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Berlin International Film Festival selector in Australia this month

Selector for the Berlin International Film Festival and Director of Generation, Maryanne Redpath, returns to Australia this month to view new Australian feature films.

Last year's Berlinale selection Red Dog / David Darcy

The Berlinale is one of the most important dates on the international film industry’s calendar. More than 19,000 film professionals from 115 countries are accredited for the festival every year.

In 2011, the Australian features Red Dog (p: Nelson Woss, Julie Ryan, d: Kriv Stenders) and Griff the Invisible (p: Nicole O’Donohue, d: Leon Ford) screened in Generation. Additionally, three short films screened - Lily (w/d: Kasimir Burgess) which won the Crystal Bear award for best short film in Generation K Plus; Minnie Loves Junior (w/d: Andy Mullins, Matt Mullins) which received a Special Mention also in Generation K Plus; and Pig (w/d: Tom McKeith, w: Sam McKeith).

The festival accepts international entries in the sections for Competition, Panorama, Forum, Generation and Berlinale Shorts.

Submissions for the 2012 festival will open at the end of September. Short films and documentaries should be submitted directly to the festival via their website.

Eligible Australian features may be viewed by Maryanne in Australia.

If your feature film meets the festival entry requirements please contact Dale Fairbairn, Marketing Manager Industry Support.

Submission deadline to Screen Australia is 5.00pm, Monday 19 September.

The Berlin International Film Festival will take place 9–19 February 2012.