57th Berlinale 2007

  • Ron Holloway


EUROPEAN Film MarketNow in his sixth year as director of the Berlin International Film Festival, Dieter Kosslick takes particular pride in changing the image of the festival each time around. This year, for the 57th Berlinale (8-18 February 2007), he expanded the European Film Market (EFM) beyond the environs of the roomy Martin Gropius Bau, a short three-minute walk from festival headquarters on the Potsdamer Platz. "Last year, we offered buyers and sellers 5000 square metres of space in the Gropius Bau," he said in an interview, "but this year every nook and cranny of the building couldn't accommodate all of the market professionals who requested stands." So, to handle the overflow, the fifth floor of the Berlinale Service Center in the Debis atrium was reserved for latecomers. Altogether, more than 5000 market professionals were accredited for the Berlinale, while over 250 films from 51 countries were programmed...