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Berlin selector visits Australia

Screen Australia is pleased once again to be hosting the official delegate for the Berlin International Film Festival, Maryanne Redpath.


Maryanne Redpath will visit Australia in October to view feature films for potential preselection for their next edition (20 February to 1 March 2020).

Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale, is one of the major international film festivals with 400 films in its program and more than 330,000 tickets sold annually. The accompanying European Film Market (EFM) attracts more than 10,000 industry professionals from around the world, with more than 700 films screened in the market.

In 2020 the festival will have a new competitive section, Encounters, comprised of 15 works for world or international premiere. This is in addition to the other sections:

  • Competition
  • Berlinale Shorts
  • Panorama, Forum
  • Generation
  • Berlinale Special
  • Berlinale Series

In 2019, Australian films that were selected to screen at Berlinale included features Buoyancy, 2040, She Who Must Be Loved and Tanna, and shorts Blackbird and Mermaids.

Maryanne Redpath will be viewing new feature films which are eligible for the 2020 festivals for their world or international premiere. 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 27 September to arrange for Maryanne to see your film while she is in Australia.