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Berlin selector in Australia

Official delegate for the Berlin International Film Festival, Maryanne Redpath, will visit Australia in October to view feature films for potential festival preselection.

Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale, is one of the top film festivals in the world and it's an important annual event for the global film industry. It’s also the biggest public festival, with 334,471 tickets sold in 2017. The accompanying European Film Market – the first market of the calendar year – was attended by more than 9,550 industry professionals from 108 countries in 2017, a significant increase on previous years. The market includes the Berlinale Co-Production Market for new projects and Berlinale Talents for emerging creatives from around the world.

A strong contingent of Australians were selected for the last Berlinale, which was in February 2017: Wolfe won the Crystal Bear in Generation 14plus and Red Dog: True Blue was the opening night film in Generation Kplus. Other titles in the Generation 14plus section included EMO the Musical, After the Smoke and Smashed. Berlin Syndrome and Casting JonBenet featured in Panorama, and Monsieur Mayonnaise in Culinary Cinema. Plus Wutharr, Saltwater Dreams featured in Forum Expanded.

You can submit your eligible Australian feature films for the 2018 edition, which takes place 15-25 February, to official delegate Maryanne Redpath to view for potential preselection now.

The festival accepts international entries for its following sections:

  • Competition
  • Panorama
  • Forum
  • Generation

The festival also accepts international entries for its Berlinale Shorts section. Shorts and documentaries should be submitted directly to the festival.

To find out if your feature film is eligible, check the Berlinale guidelines here

Contact Dale Fairbairn by 4 October to arrange for Maryanne to see it while she’s in Australia.