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Difret, Circle win Berlin audience awards

15 February 2014 6:42 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Angelina Jolie exec produced film wins at Berlin Film Festival.Scroll down for full list of winners

Ethiopian film Difret, directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, has won the best fiction film prize in the 16th Panorama Audience Awards, in which Swiss feature The Circle (Der Kreis), Stefan Haupt, has also been named best documentary.

Voted for by the public, the award is presented by the Berlinale’s Panorama section in collaboration with radioeins of Berlin-Brandenburg’s public radio and television station rbb, and tip Berlin, Berlin’s city magazine.

The official award ceremony will be held on Berlinale Kinotag - a day of screenings for the public - on Sunday (Feb 16).

Difret, executive produced by Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, centres on a young teenage girl who has to defend herself in court after killing her would-be husband during an attempt to abduct her into marriage.

The film, which won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the »

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Berlinale: The Past Regained

2 January 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

During Afm I was privileged to interview Beki Probst, Director of the European Film Market, one of the three top international film markets in the world and Wieland Speck, Director of the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama. Both are innovators of what have become the standard features of film markets and festivals. Beki and Wieland speak about their roles live-on-video filmed during Afm by doc filmmaker Robert Ball.  The Berlin International Film Festival began in 1951 at the height of the Cold War as a signal to East Germany that West Berlin was still in the Avant Garde. It is now one of the world’s leading film festivals selling something more than 300,000 tickets to the public. When the festival moved from West Berlin to Potsdamer Platz in time for its 50th anniversary in 2000, its name was changed and trademarked as the Berlinale. The European Film Market (Efm) was created by »

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