This year, six titles with HBF or CineMart backing will be screened at the 71st Berlinale.
Four titles were pitched as projects at CineMart, of those Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Radu Jude (CineMart 2020 and winner of the ArteKino International prize) and Memory Box by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (CineMart 2016) are now selected for the competition. The Thai feature Come Here by Anocha Suwichakornpong, selected in the Forum section, and Tabija by Bosnian filmmaker Igor Drljača screening in Generation 14plus received Script & Project Development support in 2018 and 2012 respectively.
HBF & CineMart ‘harvest’ at the 2021 Berlinale
- Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Radu Jude (Romania, Luxembourg, Hungaria, Czech Republic) -- CineMart project in 2020
- Memory Box by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (France, Lebanon, Canada, Qatar) -- CineMart project in 2016
- Bloodsuckers by Julian Radlmaier (Germany) -- CineMart project in 2019
- Come Here by Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand) -- HBF Script & Project development support 2018
- Tabija by Igor Drljača (Bosnia and Herzegovina) -- HBF Script & Project development support 2012 and CineMart Project in 2014.
- Copilot by Anne Zohra Berrached (Germany, France) -- CineMart project in 2017
With an online (industry) edition in March and a second part in June, the Berlin Filmfestivals is following IFFR’s example. The majority of the film selection will be available for viewing online by industry representatives and accredited members of the press during the Industry Event from 1 to 5 March.
Reality Check session
During the Berlinale, IFFR Pro will also host a Reality Check session. Reality Check is IFFR’s platform to reflect on and discuss current issues in the film industry from multiple angles to contribute to a more sustainable film ecosystem in the future.
After a year of online film festivals and markets due to the pandemic, we are in full circle at the Berlinale. What have we learned from this past year about the essence of festivals and markets and about their role in the development, production and mainly circulation of independent cinema? How has this role shifted and what do we take into the future? What are the responsibilities to create and contribute to a healthy film industry and ecosystem?
The session will take place on 4 March 2021 through the online platform of the Berlinale.