The Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale, is the third largest film market in the world and a film festival that attracts thousands of movie fans to Berlin, Germany, for two weeks each February. The festivities have ended for this year, but you can get a sense of the excitement of attending this annual event by listening to the captivating interviews by BuZZ Producer, Cirina Catania.

BERLINALE 2012 REPORT

Buzz Producer, Cirina Catania, and host, Larry Jordan, discuss the highlights of the Berlinale 2012 Film Festival. Interviews include Billy Bob Thornton, Alexander Rodnayansky, Umberto Passolini, Kim Nguyen, and Pierre Even talking about their award-nominated films.

Listen to this segment first, before listening to the interviews below.


“Jayne Mansfield’s Car”
Billy Bob Thornton, Director
Alexander Rodnyansky, Producer
Geyer Kosinski, Producer
John Hurt, Actor
Jayne Mansfield’s Car on imdb

Billy Bob Thornton, Alexander Rodnyansky, Geyer Kosinski, and John Hurt discuss the challenges of writing, directing, and funding the film “Jayne Mansfield’s Car,” in competition at the Berlinale Film Festival 2012.


Robert Pattinson & Uberto Pasolini
Lead Actor & Producer
Bel Ami

Robert Pattinson, lead actor in the film, “Bel Ami“, discusses his role and his goals as an actor. In addition, the Producer of the film,Uberto Pasolini shares how he financed “Bel Ami“.

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Albert Milgram
Artistic Director
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

Albert Milgram discusses what types of films he’s looking to add to the calendar of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.


Alain Gomis & Saul Williams
Director & Actor
Aujourd’hui

Director Alain Gomis and Star Saul Williams talked with BuZZ producer Cirina Catania about their film, “Aujourd’hui,” which was filmed in Senegal on a very modest budget. This beautifully crafted and well-received story is about a man in a small village experiencing his last day on earth and the friends and family who interact with him throughout the day.


Manfred Hornung
Jury Member
Berlinale Film Festival

Manfred Hornung is a jury member at the Berlinale. He discusses which films he has seen and which are his favorites and what he looks for in judging a film.


Srinivasan Narayan
Festival Director
Mumbai Film Festival

The Mumbai Film Festival is approaching its 14th successful year and Festival Director, Srinivasan Narayanan took a moment away from his busy schedule scouting films at the Berlinale to tell us more about it.


Olga Tchekyna
Journalist
Moscow

The fans were lining up around the block to catch a glimpse of Robert Pattison, star of “Bel Ami,” as he promoted his film at the 62nd Annual Berlinale.  The film was directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, produced by Uberto Passolini and stars Robert Pattison, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci.

Olga Tchekyna discusses her interests at the Berlinale Film Festival and her reaction to the film “Bel Ami.”


Dennis Pankowski
Sales Representative
Cyberport Store

Dennis Pankowski of Cyberport Store describes the technology products that are sold at their Berlin store and its role with the Berlinale.


Catherine Buresi
Co-Director
European Film Market

The European Film Market, which starts in two weeks and runs in conjunction with the Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, is the third-largest film market in the world; after Cannes and the American Film Market. Catherine Buresi, Co-director of the EFM, joins us this week in the first of two interviews explaining what the market is, how film makers can use it to sell their projects, and suggestions on what genres are popular today.

This is part two of our look ahead at the European Film Market (EFM). Catherine Buresi explains what producers need to know to be successful at a film market.


Sydney Levine
Author
“SydneysBuzz”

Last week, we spoke with the Belic brothers on how they are using alternative distribution methods to make money on their films. This week, we talk with Sydney Levine, author of the widely-respected blog: “SydneysBuzz.” Sydney is an expert at international film distribution. This week, she joins us from Berlin, where she is attending the Berlinale Film Festival, with her insights on how filmmakers can make up to 70% of their revenue through international distribution. Tune in to learn how to turn your creative ideas into cold cash.