Curtains up!

Berlinale Bloggers 2021 Credit: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

There's no red carpet at the 71st Berlinale - but our eleven film journalists still had plenty to report about. Here, they present their cinematic discoveries and reflections on Germany's biggest film festival in this Coronavirus-dominated year.

Berlinale’s house of talents

Podcast Berlinale Talents © Goethe-Institut, Berlinale Talents
The podcast Berlinale’s house of talents presents selected perspectives from acclaimed filmmakers as well as international participants of the Berlinale Talents on a monthly basis: this is one of the world's key forums for international up-and-coming filmmakers and an immensely important platform for networking and qualifying young talents. Here they have the opportunity to interact with experienced film industry leaders and to engage intensively with the medium of film. The House of talents podcast picks up on this atmosphere and offers insights into worldwide production conditions, artistic creative processes and personal lives of filmmakers from around the world.

The first episode features a conversation between Brazilian director, screenwriter and festival director Kleber Mendonça Filho and the head of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund, Vincenzo Bugno. The actors behind the realisation of the visions of American filmmaker Wes Anderson have their say, and it is about various forms of collaboration between different trades.

The Berlinale Bloggers 2021

Jutta Brendemühl Photo (Detail): © Michelle Kay

Jutta Brendemühl

is programme curator of the Goethe-Institut Toronto and blogger at German Film @ Canada.

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Philipp Bühler

has been reporting on the Berlinale as a freelance film critic since 2000.

CHEN Yun-hua

Yun-hua Chen

is a film scholar, curator, critic, and co-host of the film podcast Reel Chats.

Lucia Conti Foto: © Marco Zaccaria

Lucia Conti

is a freelance journalist and editor of Il Mitte, online magazine for Italians abroad.

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Elena Gabella

is studying multimedia design in Rome and is a graphic designer for a video podcast project

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Camila Gonzatto

is a screenwriter and director for film and television.

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Regine Hader

is a media culture scholar and editor at the Goethe-Institut. As a freelance journalist, she writes about pop culture and queer feminism.

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Hyejin Lee

is a film scholar and filmmaker. She works as an Overseas Correspondent at KOFIC and studies at the Film University Babelsberg.

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Egor Moskvitin

is a film critic, programme director of the “Pilot” film festival and lecturer at the Moscow Film Academy.

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Hyunjin Park

has worked in South Korea as an editor specializing in visual culture and is currently studying East Asian art history in Berlin.

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Ieva Šukytė

is a freelance film journalist and art historian, covering films for online and print magazines.