Berlinale Blogger*innen 2024

"We are particularly proud of this year's selection, which brings together long-established filmmakers and strong new voices in independent cinema," enthuses Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director, about the Berlinale-films. Germany's largest film festival was held in Berlin from 15 to 25 February 2024. Our bloggers from all over the world reported on new films and the people behind them, on award ceremonies and more. Read along!

Berlinale Blogger*innen 2024 © Goethe-Institut

All Change for the Film Festival

Berlinale 2024

The festival has slimmed down: two sections have been dropped, fewer films are showing overall. Meanwhile the international competition is represented by a promising selection of entries. Maybe the management team is heralding the future of the Berlinale with this last hurrah?

”From Hilde, with Love“ (Director: Andreas Dresen) with Johannes Hegemann, Liv Lisa Fries Photo (detail): © Frederic Batier / Pandora Film


Contributions from Collège Maisonneuve students

Berlinale Bloggers 2024

In February 2024, 15 film students from Collège de Maisonneuve travelled to Berlin to take part in the Berlinale. As part of a partnership with the Goethe-Institut Montreal, they undertook to produce a series of texts on their experience in the German capital and some of the films they saw during their stay.

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Berlinale 2024 Retrospective

The students of the Collège Maisonneuve report on their time at the Berlinale. 

 Collège Maisonneuve © Collège Maisonneuve / Goethe-Institut Montreal

A balance with mixed feelings

Berlinale 2024

The jury has decided: a Golden Bear for Mati Diop, and a Silver Bear went to Germany too. The last festival under the direction of Chatrian and Rissenbeek gave the impression of being especially political and diverse. So what happens next?

Golden Bear for Best Film “Dahomey” by Mati Diop, here with jury president Lupita Nyong'o Photo (detail): @ Ali Ghandtschti, Berlinale 2024

Berlinale Bloggers 2024

is programme curator for film and new media at the Goethe-Institut Montreal. She wrote for the online magazines Berliner Filmfestivals and FRAGMENTFILM and runs the podcast mémoire poétique.

is programme curator for the Goethe-Institut Toronto.

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

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

is a screenwriter and director for film and television.

has graduated from DAMS (Discipline delle arti, della Musica e dello spettacolo) at the University of Bologna and is a future critic and curator.

is a film critic, film festival programmer and holds many offices in the Egyptian film industry. He has served on film festival juries and writes regularly about cinema and the entertainment industry.

Thomas Asnong, Félix Brunette, William Bui, Léo Cecchetti, Victoria César, Éliane Doré, Félix Dufort, Sarah Ethier, Arnaud Fréchette, Laurance Ladouceur-Darby, Myriam Landry, Albert Pomerleau, Alicia Salvucci, Maya Sapronov, Samuel Trépanier and teachers Stéphanie Boutin and Olivier Belleau.

is a Culture Editor at the Goethe-Institut Athens and a freelance journalist for online media and television.

is founder of CiakClub (2015) – the largest Italian community for film and television. As editor-in-chief of the Club, he visits all the major film festivals.

is a journalist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2023.Finalist in the SOPA 2023 Awards. Her screenplay for Yang Tidak Tertangkap Layar dari Rekaman KBGO received a special award.

is a creative head of CiakClub, Italy's widest-reaching film and television online platform.

Berlinale Classics

Here the students of the Collège Maisonneuve present short reviews of films that they have selected from 72 years of Berlinale and presented to the public as part of the Goethe-Institut Montreal's in-house cinema series.

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