The Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale, is among the major film markets and one of three main international film festivals alongside those in Cannes and Venice.
Québec-based filmmaker Denis Côté will be a jury member for the Encounters category. This competitive section is devoted to new cinematic visions, thereby promoting new perspectives in cinema.
At previous Berlinale festivals, almost eight of Denis’s films have been chosen for various sections; four of these films were chosen for official competition. Some of his most successful films include the 2013 Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, the 2019 Ghost Town Anthology and the 2023 Mademoiselle Kenopsia.
The Berlinale has invited Québec-based poster artist Karine Savard to participate in The Big Screen: Film Posters of All Time exhibition at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Karine Savard is famous for designing a number of posters for Québec and international films, including C.R.A.Z.Y. by Jean-Marc Vallée, Blue Is the Warmest Colour by Abdellatif Kechiche and Viking by Stéphane Lafleur. Most recently, she designed posters for Who by Fire by Philippe Lesage and Reinas by Klaudia Reynicke, both selected for the festival’s official competition.
The Doc Toolbox and Fiction Toolbox programmes are two initiatives introduced by the European Film Market (EFM). These initiatives promote, enable and foster networking among documentary and fiction creators who come from underrepresented or marginalized groups.
This year, SODEC will help Québec-based producers travelling to and participating in the festival.
Québec-based producer Rosalie Chicoine-Perreault (Metafilms) will be part of Berlinale Talents, a prestigious annual networking platform.