The day kicks off with a lecture about the Berlinale Co-Production market. Described as a facility for putting together financiers and filmmakers, this is something that you apply for before the festival and it sets up two days of meetings about your project.
In the inner sanctum at the film Market I nurse a fresh orange juice (which cost almost twice as much as a beer!) and do some research regarding the films that I want to try and catch. For the moment I’m just waiting and watching, like all good hunters should, I’ll scope the joint and […]
My Attorney advises me over breakfast that I misspelt the word Attorney quite horrifically yesterday and spends several minutes playing Eternal from Youtube on his laptop. Embarrassing in many ways.
Today was the first day of the festival and honestly -there wasn’t a lot going on. There were very few screenings, the biggest being Tom Tykwer’s opener The International. Rather the day is mostly spent gearing up for the festival; people arrive, check into hotels, receive accreditations and generally scope things -and each other -out. […]
In the first of his series from The Berlin film festival, Devon filmmaker Max Sobol explains just what he’s doing there – other than looking for £400,000 for his feature, that is. So, it’s 2009, Obama is president, Britain has spent the last few days under a carpet of snow and we’re in the grips […]