IFFR at Berlinale 2020

UPDATE 29 February 2020:

The CineMart project Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Award Ceremony.

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize

  • Window Boy won the Tagesspiegel Readers Jury Award photo by Araquen Rodriguez

Watch Tiger Competition films in Berlin

Like last year, IFFR is screening all its 2020 Tiger Competition films at Berlinale’s European Film Market. All screenings take place at the CinemaxX venue on 25 February 2020.

Piedra sola, CinemaxX 14, 9:15
Desterro, CinemaxX 2, 9:30
The Cloud in Her Room, CinemaxX 14, 10:50
Beasts Clawing at Straws, CinemaxX 2, 11:50
Si yo fuera el invierno mismo, CinemaxX 14, 12:24
La Fortaleza, CinemaxX 2, 14:00
Kala azar, CinemaxX 14, 14:30
Drama Girl, CinemaxX 2, 16:00
El año del descubrimiento, CinemaxX 14, 16:10
Nasir, CinemaxX 2, 17:45

These screenings are accessible to people with EFM badges only. For more information and to reserve seats, please send a message to [email protected].

The Tiger Competition

All the information about the competition and the selection of 2020

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Films supported by HBF and CineMart at Berlinale

Many of the films supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund or presented at CineMart celebrate their world premieres at major festivals. The following films are selected for Berlinale 2020.

Pompei by Anna Falgueres and John Shank (CineMart selection 2016)
The Calming by Song Fang (HBF support in 2014)
Chico ventana también quisiera tener un submarino by Alex Piperno (HBF support in 2012 and 2016)
Days of Cannibalism by Teboho Edkins (HBF support in 2012, CineMart selection in 2012 and winner of the Dutch Post-production Award in 2019)
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Burhan Qurbani (CineMart selection 2016)
Numbers by Oleg Sentsov (HBF support in 2018)
DAU. Natasha by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy (HBF support in 2005 and CineMart selection in 2006)
Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman (CineMart selection in 2014)

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IFFR staff travelling to 70th Berlinale

Vanja Kaludjercic, festival director
Marit van den Elshout, head of IFFR Pro
Aubéry Escande, head of marketing, communication and PR
Evgeny Gusyatinskiy, programmer
Nikolas Montaldi, manager Pro Hub
Jolinde den Haas, manager of CineMart and IFFR Pro x VR Days
Jeske van der Slikke, Hubert Bals Fund coordinator
Jenny Canters, manager press & PR

We hope to see you there!

Photo in header: Zheng Lu Xinyuan © Jan de Groen