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    No Women Directors Included in First Seven Films in 2013 Berlin International Film Festival

    The 63rd annual Berlin International Film Festival has just announced the first six films in their competition line up.  Thus far, it’s not looking good for women. Of the 7 films announced today (one is a special screening), none are directed by women.

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    Berlinale Announces First Six Competition Titles; 'Promised Land' & New Films from Hong Sang-soo and Ulrich Seidl

    The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival (February 7-17) has announced the first six titles in its competition lineup. Productions and co-productions from Germany, France, Austria, the Republic of Korea, Chile, Romania, Spain and the U.S. are included, with Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" and the ...

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    Women to Watch: Halima Ouardiri

    I met the young producer/ writer/ director Halima Ouardiri at TIFF 12 through their mentoring program. Born of a Swiss mother and a Moroccan father in 1977 in Geneva where she spent her childhood and adolescence experiencing various activities such as dressage of horses and close protection of Saudi...

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    Master Auteur Wong Kar Wai to Head Berlin 2013 Jury

    As we head into fall festivals full tilt, some exciting news from one of the world's top winter fests: Director Wong Kar Wai will head the jury of the Berlin International Film Festival 2013 (running February 7-17).

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    Wong Kar Wai Named Jury President For The 63rd Annual Berlin Film Festival, What Does This Mean For 'The Grandmasters'?

    Wong Kar Wai, the director behind "Chungking Express" and "In the Mood For Love," has been selected to be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. While this is a really good call on behalf of the film festival, Wong Kar Wai is also an international treasure, and will certa...

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    Berlin Names Wong Kar Wai 2013 Jury President

    Wong Kar Wai has been named the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, it was announced today. The "Chungking Express" and "In The Mood For Love" director follows Werner Herzog (2010), Isabella Rosselini (2011) and Mike Leigh (2012) in the role.

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    Some Like It Hot - Berlinale Talent Campus Call for Entries

    The eleventh Berlinale Talent Campus will invite 300 emerging filmmakers from all over the world (directors, screenwriters, producers, distributors, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, sound designers/score composers, and film critics) during the 63rd Berlin International Film F...

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    Trailer Watch: Sister - Directed by Ursula Meier

    This film won the Silver Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival. The film opens in the US on October 5. More info including an interview with Meier from the LAFF from Thompson on Hollywood.

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    Imprisoned Chinese Artist and Dissident Ai Weiwei Will Learn the Fate of His Bail Conditions on June 22

    China's most famous international artist and staunchly outspoken domestic critic, Ai Weiwei, finds out June 22 if the Chinese government's bail conditions for his imprisonment over the past year will be lifted. The subject of Alison Klayman's Sundance and Berlinale doc "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," the ...

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    Tribeca Film Acquires Rights to Berlin Silver Bear Winner 'War Witch'

    Tribeca Film has acquired the rights to Kim Nguyen's "War Witch," which had its world premiere and garnered a Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and took home the Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The talent...

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