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    Interfilm Berlin – International Short Film Festival Berlin

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

    Every year, during the Berlinale, Interfilm Berlin presents Golden Shorts – 12 audience favorites selected from the monthly 2008 Short Attacks screenings. This year’s selection played to a packed audience at Berlin’s renown Volksbühne venue. After presenting an exquisite slate of shorts, the audience was invited to vote for the ultimate 2008 short film. And [...]

    Panorama Documentaries – Berlinale 2009

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

    Documentaries are an important part of the Berlinale – and the track record of the last 10 Panorama Audience Awards further confirms this: André Heller and Othmar Schmiderer’s Im toten Winkel - Hitlers Sekretärin (Blind Spot – Hitler’s Secretary) (Austria) won in 2002, Andres Veiel’s Die Spielwütigen (Addicted to Acting) (Germany) in 2004, Tomer Heymann’s [...]

    Florian Gallenberger’s John Rabe

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

    Thirtysomething filmmaker Florian Gallenberger’s John Rabe, a biopic of a card carrying member of the Nazi party who saved around 250,000 lives in Nanking, China during the Sino-Japanese War, is a nuanced and skillfully crafted narrative. It features fine performances, multifaceted realism and dramatic ironies that make this particular true story truly worth telling. Despite [...]