The 48th Berlin Intl. Film Festival will unspool Feb. 11-22, festival organizers announced Monday.
The organizing committee is negotiating a five-year extension of fest director Moritz de Hadeln’s contract, which expires in April.
Pic board formed
German states Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia on Friday announced the formation of the Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung, a film subsidy fund that will have a budget of DM15 million ($8.2 million) in its first year. It will start distributing money to filmmakers in 1998.