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Berlinale selector visiting Australia

Maryanne Redpath, Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) selector and section head, will be in the country in September to view new Australian films for pre-selection for the festival in 2019.

Berlinale is one of the world’s top film festivals. It recorded more than 300,000 ticket sales this year and its industry programming – which includes the European Film Market (EFM), Berlin Co-production Market and Berlinale Talents – had over 21,000 attendees.

The 2018 festival included Australian productions such as the mini-series Picnic at Hanging Rock, feature documentary Gurrumul, shorts Tangles and Knots, Lost & Found, Paper Crane and A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl. The Youth Jury awarded the latter the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film in Generation Kplus.

In addition, two Australian web series, F*!#ing Adelaide and Other People’s Problems, screened at the EFM.

The following festival sections are open to Australian applicants in 2019:

  • Competition
  • Panorama
  • Forum
  • Shorts
  • Generation

Filmmakers interested in submitting their work to Maryanne while she’s in the country should check the eligibility requirements on the Berlinale website and contact Business before 18 September.

Berlinale runs from 7-17 September 2019.