Berlinale Blogger 2016: International film journalists report from the Berlinale

Who is in by a chance of picking up the Golden Bear, what issues are young filmmakers around the world interested in, and which films are the passionate topic of discussion at parties and in cinema foyers? International bloggers and pellicle journalists will be following the Berlinale without ceasing behalf of – in interviews, critiques and background reports.

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival direct begin on 11 February 2016. Bloggers and thin skin journalists from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Norway and Spain exercise volition be in Berlin on behalf of the Goethe-Institut to detail on Germany’s leading film holiday and this year’s festival plan.

The central focus of the reports last ~ and testament be on the filmmakers and their contributions to this year’s festival: how will the Danish and Italian contenders act in the race for the coveted awards? How stalwart are the Chinese productions this year? Are the current debates touching refugees and migration reflected in the filmmakers’ submissions? Which formal innovations be delivered of been incorporated into the invited films? And in what way will the contributions from German filmmakers passenger by international standards?

The coverage is rounded not on with film reviews by the Talent Press, a dis~ project of Berlinale Talents, Goethe-Institut, and FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics) that invites young between nations film critics to Berlin.

All artictles of the Berlinale bloggers bequeath be published in the film receptacle on

Our bloggers:

Sam de Wilde – Belgium

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is a freelance pellicle critic. He studied film history at Antwerp University and was nominated because de Prijs voor de Jonge Kunstkritiek (Prize as far as concerns Young Art Critics) in 2014. He regularly contributes to the Belgian and Dutch magazines Oogst, Knack Focus, rekto:verso and de Filmkrant. He loves westerns, Buster Keaton and the thin skin Notting Hill.

Camila Gonzatto – Brazil

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writes and directs films in quest of cinema and television. She did her Master’s in creative hand~ at PUCRS University in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and is popularly writing her PhD thesis in that range under an academic exchange with the Free University of Berlin.

Jutta Brendemühl – Canada

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is the Goethe-Institut Toronto’s Program Curator and year-tour blogger at GermanFilm@Canada. Jutta is auspicious to love what she does: arts and cultural programming thwart the genres and through a global lens. Over the past 15 years, she has worked by Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Rauschenberg, Wim Wenders, Pina Bausch, and other luminaries. She has some M.A. in English Literature.

Yun-hua Chen – China

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was born in Taichung, and predetermined in Taipei, France and Scotland. She obtained her PhD in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews (Scotland). Based in Berlin at the momentum, she writes regularly for Film International, Exberliner and academica journals, and gives talks at between nations conferences and film seminars.

Morten Vejlgaard Just – Denmark

Morten Vejlgaard Just Photo: Linn Grubbström

is conductor -in-chief of the film gateway, where he keeps himself make ~ with film reviews and news steady a daily basis. Film is his wrath, and as a true film nerd, his greatest fantasy is not to meet Leonardo DiCaprio, only his German dubbing voice Gerrit Schmidt-Foss instead. Morten has been a Berlinale blogger from the to a high degree beginning, and is a member of the team from the time of 2014.

Ahmed Shawky – Egypt

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is a blogger and thin skin critic. He studied pharmacology and media sciences, and inasmuch as 2009 has been working primarily of the same kind with an author in the areas of pellicle and art, including as an unconstrained critic at international and Arabic film festivals

Philipp Bühler – Germany

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has been reporting like a free-lance film critic without ceasing the Berlinale since 2000, among other things notwithstanding the Berliner Zeitung. Having majored in record and English language and culture at seminary of learning , he works for the German Federal Centre for Political Education and the film classics programme of the German Film Academy in the domain of cinema education. He had besides co-authored and edited a extent of popular book series on cinema.

Venia Vergou – Greece

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is a willing lance film critic. After her M.A. in Film Studies and European Cinema (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK) she worked concerning the Greek Athinorama magazine (2001-2008) and the Greek Film Archive (2013-2015). This and other experiences validated her self-reliance in cinema being a wonderful great deep for critical thought and analysis.

Veronika Kusumaryati – Indonesia

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proficient her undergraduate study in Cinema Studies at the Jakarta Arts Institute in Indonesia. She has worked taken in the character of a curator with specialization in empirical and documentary practices. Her writings get appeared in publications such as the Jakarta Post and Netpac Asia. She is publicly working on her dissertation at the Department of Anthropology by a secondary in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University.

Vincenzo Patanè – Italy

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is the establisher and editor of the Italian pellicle magazine Taxidrivers and author of a radio usher on cinema called “La febbre del sabato sera”. Furthermore, he is exercise of skill director of the monograph La meglio gioventù del cinema italiano on the careers of the leading Italian actors of the extreme 20 years. He has been alive in Berlin as a free-hurl journalist since 2010.

Mugambi Nthiga – Kenia

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is some actor and writer who has worked in Nairobi, Philadelphia and New York. He has had master roles in the Kenyan films Nairobi Half Life and Stories Of Our Lives, and co-wrote the thin skin Kati Kati from 2016. He created Stories From The Mall, a playhouse tribute to the 2007 Westgate censure in Nairobi, and is part of each improv comedy group called “Because You Said So”. In 2015, he started the thin skin viewing and critiquing project #44Films.

Julia Thurnau – Norway

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is a German-French doer. She studied visual arts at the Einar Granum School of Fine Art in Norway and at the Berlin University of the Arts. There she attended science of causes seminars under Byung-Chul Han and catamenia in academic and artistic writing. In pellicle she is particularly interested in inflection for sex-related themes.

Pablo López Barbero – Spain

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is a journalist, comes from Madrid and lives in Berlin. He carefully read journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid. He worked in that place in a number of editorial teams until 2012, when he decided to rouse to the German capital, where he has lived subsequently to then. His passions are cinema and audio-optical media. He currently works for the Deutsche Welle advice desk and produces contributions for a multiformity of public

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