Tauihu Media principal Tui Ruwhiu has been invited to visit the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in February on an information tour as an official guest of the German Government.
Ruwhiu will join 24 other international guests on the visit from 8 – 16 February, which has been organised as part of the German Government’s Visitor Programme. He will tour the various Festival venues, attend the broadcast of the opening ceremony and opening film, and discussion on cultural policy with up-and-coming young film directors, and network with international film guests.
Ruwhiu’s visit will include the European Film Market (EFM).
The visit provides the opportunity for Ruwhiu to develop contacts to help advance Tauihu Media feature film project Iron Tears, a potential NZ – Germany co-production, as well as other films and TV series on the company’s slate.
Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin is one of the top four film festivals in the world, showing around 400 films each year. With around 300,000 tickets sold and 500,000 admissions it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide based on actual attendance rates. Up to 400 films are shown in several sections, representing a comprehensive array of the cinematic world. Around twenty films compete for the awards called the Golden and Silver Bears.
To learn about the Berlin International Film Festival go here.
European Film Market
Each year the European Film Market sees around 550 companies and more than 9,000 professionals from 110 countries come together to build and foster contacts here, strengthen their position in the industry or negotiate film rights. For the film industry, it is one of the three key film markets along with Cannes and Toronto.
Discover more about the European Film Market here.