Friday, February 5, 2010

Berlin Begins

Berlin begins for me with a two day seminar at Deutsche Welle Akademie aimed at acquainting film festival directors from Africa and Asia with EFM and networking opportunities.  An arresting array of festivals, large and small include Vilole Images from Zambia, Thai Short Film & Video Festival, Zanzibar International Film Festival, KwaZulu Natal African Film Festival, Encounters South African International Documentary FF from Capetown, Cinemalaya from the Philippines, Festival International du Cinema d'Auteurs from Rabat Morocco, Jakarta International Film Festival, Hello Festival of Motion Picture Arts from Jakarta, Ahmedabad International Film Festival from India, Southern Pocket Film Festival from Guangzhou, China and Burundi International Film Festival.

Any readers looking to network during the Berlinale, especially Film Festivals looking to expand and partner up, these festivals are all specially selected by German news agency Deutsche Welle.  You are invited to their reception February 17 6-8 at the Helene Schwarz Cafe in the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz.  Hope to see you there!

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